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Global Ocean Currents NetCDF Format Description Version 3

Feature Type: Time Series Profile

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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 B. Butman, M. Bothner, and R. Signell
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 2016-08-11T13:50:18Z
date_issued 2016-08-11T13:50:18Z
date_metadata_modified 2016-08-11T13:50:18Z
date_modified 2016-08-11T13:50:18Z
featureType timeSeriesProfile
geospatial_bounds POLYGON((42.3746681213379 -70.78466796875, 42.3746681213379 -70.78466796875, 42.3746681213379 -70.78466796875, 42.3746681213379 -70.78466796875, 42.3746681213379 -70.78466796875))
geospatial_bounds_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_bounds_vertical_crs EPSG:4326
geospatial_lat_min 42.3746681213379
geospatial_lat_max 42.3746681213379
geospatial_lon_min -70.78466796875
geospatial_lon_max -70.78466796875
geospatial_lat_units degrees_north
geospatial_lat_resolution point
geospatial_lon_units degrees_east
geospatial_lon_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_min 0.479999780654907
geospatial_vertical_max 22.4799995422363
geospatial_vertical_units meters
geospatial_vertical_resolution point
geospatial_vertical_positive down
history 2016-08-11T13:50:18Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 4.0,
2016-06-06T13:12:54Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 3.0,
Thu Jan 7 14:29:28 2016: ncatted -a valid_max,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0060062/gocd_a0060062_4381adc-a.nc,
Thu Jan 7 14:29:28 2016: ncatted -a valid_min,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0060062/gocd_a0060062_4381adc-a.nc,
Thu Jan 7 14:29:28 2016: ncatted -a missing_value,seafloor_depth,d,, ../V3/a0060062/gocd_a0060062_4381adc-a.nc,
Thu Jan 7 14:29:28 2016: ncatted -a missing_value,sampling_interval,d,, ../V3/a0060062/gocd_a0060062_4381adc-a.nc,
2016-01-07T14:01:54Z csun updateGOCD.R Version 1.0,
2015-05-04T19:19:46Z csun convUSGSnc.f90 Version 1.3
id 0093183
institution NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
instrument RD Instruments ADCP
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 WHITE HEATH, ASTERIAS, CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, MARCUS HANNA, ABBIE BURGESS, LOONEY, and ARGO MAINE
platform_vocabulary NCEI Ocean Archive System database
processing_level Level 3
product_version GOCD 3.0
program unknown
project USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
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 1994-04-04T14:00:00Z
time_coverage_end 1994-04-07T05:00:00Z
time_coverage_duration P0Y002DT15H00M00S
time_coverage_resolution R000126/1994-04-04T14:00:00Z/P0Y002DT15H00M00
title Global Ocean Currents Database - gocd_a0060062_4381adc-a.nc
ncei_template_version NCEI_NetCDF_TimeSerie_Orthogonal_Template_v2.0
gocd_id gocd_a0060062_4381adc-a.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, 1, 1
QC_indicator 1
QC_Software qcscd.R, 1.3, 2015-03-09
uuid 7c54ed7e-3066-4245-a85b-4f225dba09b9

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 1
3 depth_quality_flag int 4 1
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 2
12 u_quality_flag int 6 2
13 v float 15 2
14 v_quality_flag int 6 2

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 ( z ) float  
    long_name Depth
    units meters
    postive down
    valid_min 0.f
    valid_max 15000.f
    data_min 0.48
    data_max 22.48
    C_format %7.2f
    FORTRAN_format F7.2
    standard_name depth
    positive down
    coverage_content_type coordinate
depth_quality_flag ( z ) 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 42.3747
    data_max 42.3747
    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 -70.7847
    data_max -70.7847
    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 34426.5833333335
    data_max 34429.2083333335
    C_format %9.4f
    FORTRAN_format F9.4
    calendar julian
    cf_role timeseries_id
    coverage_content_type coordinate
    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 , z ) 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 z:point
    ancillary_variables u_quality_flag
    data_min -0.2508
    data_max 0.256651611328125
    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 , z ) 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
    cell_methods time:point z:point
v ( time , z ) 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 z:point
    ancillary_variables v_quality_flag
    data_min -0.1336
    data_max 0.252
    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 , z ) 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
    cell_methods time:point z:point