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Global Ocean Currents NetCDF Format Description Version 3

Feature Type: Time Series

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Global Attribute Section
Attribute Name Attribute Value
acknowledgment The most important contributors are the collectors of the original data. Without their efforts, this compilation of data would not have been possible. These data were acquired from the US NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). This work was supported by the NCEI management.
cdm_data_type Station
comment Data that have been undergone additional QA/QC procedures at the same resolution and location as Level 2 source data.
contributor_name E.Fahrbach
contributor_role data originator
Conventions CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
creator_email Charles.Sun@noaa.gov
creator_institution NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
creator_name Charles Sun
creator_type person
creator_url http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/gocd/
date_created 2016-08-15T18:41:17Z
date_issued 2016-08-15T18:41:17Z
date_metadata_modified 2016-08-15T18:41:17Z
date_modified 2016-08-15T18:41:17Z
featureType timeSeries
geospatial_bounds POLYGON((-54.3432998657227 -3.29329991340637, -54.3432998657227 -3.29329991340637, -54.3432998657227 -3.29329991340637, -54.3432998657227 -3.29329991340637, -54.3432998657227 -3.29329991340637))
geospatial_bounds_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_bounds_vertical_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_lat_min -54.3432998657227
geospatial_lat_max -54.3432998657227
geospatial_lon_min -3.29329991340637
geospatial_lon_max -3.29329991340637
geospatial_lat_units degrees_north
geospatial_lat_resolution point
geospatial_lon_units degrees_east
geospatial_lon_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_min 2625.
geospatial_vertical_max 2625.
geospatial_vertical_units meters
geospatial_vertical_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_positive down
history 2016-08-15T18:41:17Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 4.0,
2016-06-06T13:42:49Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 3.0,
2016-01-18T04:11:33Z csun updateOCD.R Version 2.0,
Thu Jan 7 14:22:46 2016: ncatted -a valid_max,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0000841/gocd_a0000841_rcm54251.nc,
Thu Jan 7 14:22:46 2016: ncatted -a valid_min,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0000841/gocd_a0000841_rcm54251.nc,
Thu Jan 7 14:22:46 2016: ncatted -a missing_value,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0000841/gocd_a0000841_rcm54251.nc,
Thu Jan 7 14:22:46 2016: ncatted -a missing_value,sampling_interval,d,, ../V3/a0000841/gocd_a0000841_rcm54251.nc,
2016-01-07T14:01:54Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 1.0,
2014-12-09T19:05:10Z csun modGOCDnc.f90 Version 1.0
id 0093183
institution NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
instrument Aanderaa RCM
instrument_vocabulary NCEI Ocean Archive System database
keywords EARTH SCIENCE,OCEANS,OCEAN CIRCULATION,OCEAN CURRENTS
keywords_vocabulary GCMD Science Keywords
license These data are openly available to the public Please acknowledge the use of these data with the text given in the acknowledgment attribute.
metadata_link http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/OAS/prd/text/query
naming_authority gov.noaa.nodc
platform Multiple platforms from WOCE
platform_vocabulary NCEI Ocean Archive System database
processing_level Level 3
product_version GOCD 3.0
program unknown
project SCM2
publisher_email NCEI.info@noaa.gov
publisher_institution US DOC; NESDIS; NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - IN295
publisher_name US DOC; NESDIS; NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION - IN295
publisher_type institution
publisher_url http://www.nodc.noaa.gov
references http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
source global ocean currents in the NCEI archive holdings
standard_name_vocabulary NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention
summary global ocean currents in the NCEI archive holdings
time_coverage_start 1996-04-07T16:00:00Z
time_coverage_end 1997-01-08T18:00:00Z
time_coverage_duration P0Y276DT02H00M00S
time_coverage_resolution R003314/1996-04-07T16:00:00Z/P0Y276DT02H00M00
title Global Ocean Currents Database - gocd_a0000841_rcm54251.nc
ncei_template_version NCEI_NetCDF_TimeSerie_Orthogonal_Template_v2.0
gocd_id gocd_a0000841_rcm54251.nc
gocd_format_version GOCD-3.0
QC_Manual Reference Manual for Quality Control Subsurface Currents Data, Version 1.0
QC_test_names Platform_Identification, Impossible_Date/Time, Impossible_Location, Position_on_Land, Global_Impossible_Parameter_Values, Spike, Constant_Speed, Constant_Direction, Rate_of_Change_in_Time
QC_test_codes 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
QC_test_results 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1
QC_indicator 2
QC_Software qcscd_WOCE.R, 1.0, 2014-09-10
uuid 1da8b805-ab6e-4b4d-a9b5-479e65c14abf

Variable Metadata Section
Variable ID Number Variable Name Variable Type Number of Attributes Number of Dimensions
1 crs int 6 0
2 depth float 12 0
3 depth_quality_flag int 4 0
4 latitude float 10 0
5 latitude_quality_flag int 4 0
6 longitude float 10 0
7 longitude_quality_flag int 4 0
8 seafloor_depth float 4 0
9 time double 12 1
10 time_quality_flag int 4 1
11 u float 15 1
12 u_quality_flag int 5 1
13 v float 15 1
14 v_quality_flag int 5 1

Data Metadata Section
Variable Name (Dimension Name(s)) Variable Type Attribute Name Attribute Value
crs int  
    long_name Coordinate Reference System
    grid_mapping_name latitude_longitude
    epsg_code EPSG:4326
    longitude_of_prime_meridian 0.0f
    semi_major_axis 6378137.0
    inverse_flattening 298.257223563
depth float  
    long_name Depth
    units meters
    postive down
    valid_min 0.f
    valid_max 15000.f
    data_min 2625.
    data_max 2625.
    C_format %7.2f
    FORTRAN_format F7.2
    standard_name depth
    positive down
    coverage_content_type coordinate
depth_quality_flag int  
    long_name Depth QC Flags
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
latitude float  
    long_name latitude
    standard_name latitude
    units degrees_north
    grid_mapping crs
    ancillary_variables latitude_quality_flag
    valid_min -90.f
    valid_max 90.f
    data_min -54.3433
    data_max -54.3433
    coverage_content_type coordinate
latitude_quality_flag int  
    long_name Latitude Quality Flag
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
longitude float  
    long_name longitude
    standard_name longitude
    units degrees_east
    grid_mapping crs
    ancillary_variables longitude_quality_flag
    valid_min -180.f
    valid_max 180.f
    data_min -3.2933
    data_max -3.2933
    coverage_content_type coordinate
longitude_quality_flag int  
    long_name Longitude Quality Flag
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
seafloor_depth float  
    long_name Seafloor Depth
    units meters
    postive down
    _FillValue 9999.9f
time ( time ) double  
    long_name time
    standard_name time
    units days since 1900-01-01 00:00:00
    axis T
    ancillary_variables time_quality_flag
    data_min 35160.6666666665
    data_max 35436.75
    C_format %9.4f
    FORTRAN_format F9.4
    calendar julian
    cf_role timeseries_id
    coverage_content_type coordinate
time_quality_flag ( time ) int  
    long_name Time Quality Flag
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
u ( time ) float  
    long_name Eastward Velocity Component
    standard_name eastward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods time:point
    ancillary_variables u_quality_flag
    data_min -0.113
    data_max 0.103100004196167
    valid_min -5.
    valid_max 5.
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
    _FillValue 9999.9f
    coverage_content_type physicalMeasurement
u_quality_flag ( time ) int  
    long_name Eastward Velocity component QC Flags
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
v ( time ) float  
    long_name Northward Velocity Component
    standard_name northward_sea_water_velocity
    units m s-1
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth
    grid_mapping crs
    cell_methods time:point
    ancillary_variables v_quality_flag
    data_min -0.1051
    data_max 0.1181
    valid_min -5.
    valid_max 5.
    C_format %7.4f
    FORTRAN_format F7.4
    _FillValue 9999.9f
    coverage_content_type physicalMeasurement
v_quality_flag ( time ) int  
    long_name Northward Velocity component QC Flags
    flag_values 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    flag_meanings good_value probably_good probably_bad bad_value modified_value not_used not_used not_used missing_value
    _FillValue -9
    coordinates time latitude longitude depth