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 data       graph     public Ice Coverage, Aqua AMSR-E, Near Real Time, Global, 2003-2011 (Monthly Composite)    ?   F   I   M   background RSS Subscribe NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD erdAIicovmday

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgement String NOAA NESDIS COASTWATCH, NOAA SWFSC ERD
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL composite String true
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String NSIDC
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String Source of level 2 data.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String erd.data@noaa.gov
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String http://www.pfeg.noaa.gov (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2011-12-01Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2011-12-01Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 360.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 85.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -85.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.125
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 360.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.125
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String up
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String NSIDC
2011-12-01T05:20:30Z NOAA CoastWatch (West Coast Node) and NOAA SFSC ERD
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/infog/AI_icov_las.html
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Extent,
Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Extent,
amsr, amsr-e, aqua, area, coastwatch, coverage, cryosphere, degrees, distribution, extent, fraction, global, ice, ice distribution, monthly, noaa, oceans, sea, sea_ice_area_fraction, wcn
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String 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.
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String gov.noaa.pfel.coastwatch
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 85.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL origin String NSIDC
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_level String 3
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String CoastWatch (http://coastwatch.noaa.gov/)
attribute NC_GLOBAL projection String geographic
attribute NC_GLOBAL projection_type String mapped
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String erd.data@noaa.gov
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String http://www.pfeg.noaa.gov (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String Aqua/AMSR-E: http://aqua.nasa.gov/news/nasa_release.php?id=7 . Ice coverage: http://nsidc.org/data/ae_si25.html .
attribute NC_GLOBAL satellite String Aqua
attribute NC_GLOBAL sensor String AMSR-E
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String satellite observation: Aqua, AMSR-E
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String http://oceanwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/thredds/dodsC/satellite/AI/icov/mday (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -85.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Ice Coverage is measured by the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for the Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2011-09-16T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2004-01-16T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Ice Coverage, Aqua AMSR-E, Near Real Time, Global, 2003-2011 (Monthly Composite)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 0.0
dimension time   double nValues=92, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=30 days 18h 19m 47s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.0742544E9, 1.3161312E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time fraction_digits int 0
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Centered Time
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
dimension altitude   double nValues=1, onlyValue=0.0
attribute altitude _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute altitude _CoordinateZisPositive String up
attribute altitude actual_range double 0.0, 0.0
attribute altitude axis String Z
attribute altitude fraction_digits int 0
attribute altitude ioos_category String Location
attribute altitude long_name String Altitude
attribute altitude positive String up
attribute altitude standard_name String altitude
attribute altitude units String m
dimension latitude   double nValues=1361, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.125
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range double -85.0, 85.0
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude coordsys String geographic
attribute latitude fraction_digits int 3
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude point_spacing String even
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
dimension longitude   double nValues=2881, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.125
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double 0.0, 360.0
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude coordsys String geographic
attribute longitude fraction_digits int 3
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude point_spacing String even
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable ice   float time, altitude, latitude, longitude
attribute ice _FillValue float -9999999.0
attribute ice colorBarMaximum double 1.0
attribute ice colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute ice colorBarPalette String BlackBlueWhite
attribute ice coordsys String geographic
attribute ice fraction_digits int 0
attribute ice ioos_category String Ice Distribution
attribute ice long_name String Sea Ice Area Fraction
attribute ice missing_value float -9999999.0
attribute ice standard_name String sea_ice_area_fraction
attribute ice units String unitless

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