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Dataset Title:  AEC GOMEX SST and CHL Climatology   RSS
Institution:  Naval Research Laboratory   (Dataset ID: AEC_gomex_satellite_climo)
Information:  Summary ? | License ? | Metadata | Background | Make a graph
Dimensions ? Start ? Stride ? Stop ?  Size ?    Spacing ?
 time (UTC) ?      366    1 day (even)
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 latitude (degrees_north) ?      1264    0.01 (even)
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 longitude (degrees_east) ?      1900    0.01 (even)
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Grid Variables (which always also download all of the dimension variables) 
 SST (Sea Surface Temperature, degree_Celsius,) ?
 Chlorophyll (Chlorophyll Concentration, OC3 Algorithm, mg m^-3) ?

File type: (more information)

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(Please be patient. It may take a while to get the data.)


The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 9.466848e+8, 9.782208e+8;
    String axis "T";
    String calendar "proleptic_gregorian";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Forecast time for ForecastModelRunCollection";
    Float64 missing_value NaN;
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float32 actual_range 18.1, 30.73;
    String axis "Y";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float32 actual_range -98.0, -79.01;
    String axis "X";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  SST {
    Float32 _FillValue -1.0e+34;
    String coordinates "time_run time lat lon";
    String ioos_category "Temperature";
    String long_name "Sea Surface Temperature";
    String units "degree_Celsius,";
  Chlorophyll {
    Float32 _FillValue -1.0e+34;
    String coordinates "time_run time lat lon";
    String ioos_category "Biology";
    String long_name "Chlorophyll Concentration, OC3 Algorithm";
    String units "mg m^-3";
    String _CoordSysBuilder "ucar.nc2.dataset.conv.CF1Convention";
    String acknowledgment "NASA AWARD # 12-ECOF12-0023";
    String authors "Penta, B., deRada S., McCarthy S., Gould R.";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String Conventions "CF-1.4";
    String date_of_last_change "Tue Sep 30 16:58:54 CDT 2014";
    String distribution "Satellite Data provided on an AS IS basis. This is a research product in beta version";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting -79.01;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 30.73;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min 18.1;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.009999999999999998;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max -79.01;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -98.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 0.009999999999999997;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    String history 
"FMRC Best Dataset
    String infoUrl "";
    String institution "Naval Research Laboratory";
    String license 
"The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended
for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data
Contributor, ERD, NOAA, nor the United States Government, nor any
of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or
implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness, of this information.";
    String location "Proto fmrc:AEC_GoMex_Satellite_Climatology";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 30.73;
    String reference "Adaptive Ecosystem Climatology (AEC). Satellite Version: Beta";
    String references "";
    String source "MODIS Aqua D.L4.GOM.v10.1000m; daily climatological mean from 2003-01-01 to 2013-12-31";
    String sourceUrl "";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing 18.1;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF-1.0";
    String summary "Adaptive climatology Ocean Color Climatology";
    String time_coverage_end "2000-12-31T00:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "2000-01-01T00:00:00Z";
    String title "AEC GOMEX SST and CHL Climatology";
    String usage "Distribution Unlimited";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -98.0;


Using griddap to Request Data and Graphs from Gridded Datasets

griddap lets you request a data subset, graph, or map from a gridded dataset (for example, sea surface temperature data from a satellite), via a specially formed URL. griddap uses the OPeNDAP (external link) Data Access Protocol (DAP) (external link) and its projection constraints (external link).

The URL specifies what you want: the dataset, a description of the graph or the subset of the data, and the file type for the response.

griddap request URLs must be in the form{?query}
For example,[(2007-10-21T00:00:00)][0][(-75):100:(75)][(180):100:(360)]
Thus, the query is often a data variable name (e.g., sst), followed by [(start):stride:(stop)] (or a shorter variation of that) for each of the variable's dimensions (for example, [time][altitude][latitude][longitude]).

For details, see the griddap Documentation.

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