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Dataset Title:  Wind, QuikSCAT SeaWinds, 0.25°, Global, Science Quality, 1999-2009, Divergence
and Modulus (8 Day), Lon+/-180
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Institution:  NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD   (Dataset ID: erdQSdivmod8day_LonPM180)
Information:  Summary ? | License ? | FGDC | ISO 19115 | Metadata | Background (external link) | Make a graph
 
Dimensions ? Start ? Stride ? Stop ?  Size ?    Spacing ?
 time (Centered Time, UTC) ?      3770    1 day (even)
  < slider >
 altitude (m) ?      1    (just one value)
  < slider >
 latitude (degrees_north) ?      1201    0.125 (even)
  < slider >
 longitude (degrees_east) ?      2880    0.125 (even)
  < slider >
 
Grid Variables (which always also download all of the dimension variables)
 divw (Wind Divergence, s-1) ?
 mod (Modulus of Wind, m s-1) ?

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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 9.328608e+8, 1.2585024e+9;
    String axis "T";
    Int32 fraction_digits 0;
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Centered Time";
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  }
  altitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Height";
    String _CoordinateZisPositive "up";
    Float64 actual_range 10.0, 10.0;
    String axis "Z";
    Int32 fraction_digits 0;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Altitude";
    String positive "up";
    String standard_name "altitude";
    String units "m";
  }
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float64 actual_range -75.0, 75.0;
    String axis "Y";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 2;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String point_spacing "even";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  }
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float64 actual_range -180.0, 179.875;
    String axis "X";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 2;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String point_spacing "even";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  }
  divw {
    Float32 _FillValue -9999999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.002;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -0.002;
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 7;
    String ioos_category "Wind";
    String long_name "Wind Divergence";
    Float32 missing_value -9999999.0;
    String units "s-1";
  }
  mod {
    Float32 _FillValue -9999999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 18.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String colorBarPalette "WhiteRedBlack";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 1;
    String ioos_category "Wind";
    String long_name "Modulus of Wind";
    Float32 missing_value -9999999.0;
    String units "m s-1";
  }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String acknowledgement "NOAA NESDIS COASTWATCH, NOAA SWFSC ERD";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String composite "true";
    String contributor_name "Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.";
    String contributor_role "Source of level 2 data.";
    String Conventions "COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3";
    String creator_email "erd.data@noaa.gov";
    String creator_name "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "https://www.pfeg.noaa.gov";
    String date_created "2010-10-30";
    String date_issued "2010-10-30";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 179.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 75.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min -75.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.125;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 179.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -180.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 0.125;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_max 10.0;
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_min 10.0;
    String geospatial_vertical_positive "up";
    String geospatial_vertical_units "m";
    String history 
"Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.
2010-10-30T03:40:05Z NOAA CoastWatch (West Coast Node) and NOAA SFSC ERD
2018-08-21T12:02:02Z (local files)
2018-08-21T12:02:02Z http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/erdQSdivmod8day_LonPM180.das";
    String infoUrl "https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/infog/QS_divw_las.html";
    String institution "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String keywords "altitude, coast, coastwatch, data, degrees, divergence, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds, global, noaa, node, ocean, oceans, QSdivw, quality, quikscat, science, science quality, seawinds, surface, time, wcn, west, wind, winds";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    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 naming_authority "gov.noaa.pfeg.coastwatch";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 75.0;
    String origin "Remote Sensing Systems, Inc.";
    String processing_level "3";
    String project "CoastWatch (https://coastwatch.noaa.gov/)";
    String projection "geographic";
    String projection_type "mapped";
    String publisher_email "erd.data@noaa.gov";
    String publisher_name "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String publisher_type "institution";
    String publisher_url "https://www.pfeg.noaa.gov";
    String references "NASA/JPL Winds: https://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/ .";
    String satellite "QuikSCAT";
    String sensor "SeaWinds";
    String source "satellite observation: QuikSCAT, SeaWinds";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing -75.0;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v55";
    String summary "Remote Sensing Inc. distributes science quality wind divergence and modulus data from the SeaWinds instrument onboard NASA's QuikSCAT satellite.  SeaWinds is a microwave scatterometer designed to measure surface winds over the global ocean.  The reference height is 10 meters. (This is an 8 day composite.)";
    String time_coverage_end "2009-11-18T00:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "1999-07-25T00:00:00Z";
    String title "Wind, QuikSCAT SeaWinds, 0.25°, Global, Science Quality, 1999-2009, Divergence and Modulus (8 Day), Lon+/-180";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -180.0;
  }
}

 

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
https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/datasetID.fileType{?query}
For example,
https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/jplMURSST41.htmlTable?analysed_sst[(2002-06-01T09:00:00Z)][(-89.99):1000:(89.99)][(-179.99):1000:(180.0)]
Thus, the query is often a data variable name (e.g., analysed_sst), followed by [(start):stride:(stop)] (or a shorter variation of that) for each of the variable's dimensions (for example, [time][latitude][longitude]).

For details, see the griddap Documentation.


 
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