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 data       graph  M    files  public Photosynthetically Available Radiation, Aqua MODIS, NPP, L3SMI, Global, 4km, Science
Quality (8 Day Composite)
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL _CoordSysBuilder String ucar.nc2.dataset.conv.CF1Convention
attribute NC_GLOBAL _lastModified String 2016-12-02T02:54:26.000Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String data@oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String NASA/GSFC/OBPG
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String http://oceandata.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2016-12-02T02:54:26.000Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 179.9792
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 89.97916
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -89.97918
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 179.9792
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -179.9792
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL grid_mapping_name String latitude_longitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Files downloaded daily from http://oceandata.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/MODIS-Aqua/L3SMI to NOAA SWFSC ERD (erd.data@noaa.gov)
ERD uses .ncml to add a time dimension.
Direct read of HDF4 file through CDM library
attribute NC_GLOBAL identifier_product_doi String 10.5067/AQUA/MODIS_OC.2014.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL identifier_product_doi_authority String http://dx.doi.org (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/infog/MH1_par_las.html
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NASA/GSFC OBPG
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument String MODIS
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String active, air, available, biology, biosphere,
Biosphere > Vegetation > Photosynthetically Active Radiation,
center, chemistry, chlorophyll, color, data, downwelling, flight, flux, frouin, goddard, group, gsfc, heat, heat flux, image, imaging, L3, level, level-3, mapped, moderate, modis, nasa, obpg, ocean, oceans,
Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chlorophyll; Oceans > Ocean Optics > Ocean Color,
optics, par, photon, photosynthetic, photosynthetically, processing, radiation, resolution, smi, space, spectroradiometer, standard, surface, surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_photon_flux_in_air, time, vegetation
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL l2_flag_names String LAND,NAVFAIL,FILTER,HIGLINT
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 map_projection String Equidistant Cylindrical
attribute NC_GLOBAL measure String Mean
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String gov.nasa.gsfc.sci.oceandata
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 89.97916
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform String Aqua
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_apply_pal String yes
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_central_meridian String -999
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_deflate String 4
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_east String 180.000
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_fudge String 1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_ifile String A20163132016320.L3b_8D_PAR.nc
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_interp String area
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_north String 90.000
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_ofile String A20163132016320.L3m_8D_PAR_par_4km.nc
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_oformat String 2
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_oformat2 String png
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_palette_dir String $OCDATAROOT/common/palette
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_par String A20163132016320.L3m_8D_PAR_par_4km.nc.param
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_product String par
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_product_rgb String rhos_645,rhos_555,rhos_469
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_projection String smi
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_pversion String 2014.0.1
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_quiet String false
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_resolution String 4km
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_south String -90.000
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_threshold String 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_use_quality String yes
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_use_rgb String no
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_input_parameters_west String -180.000
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_l2_flag_names String LAND,NAVFAIL,FILTER,HIGLINT
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_software_name String l3mapgen
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_software_version String 1.0.1-r13111
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_control_source String A20163132016320.L3b_8D_PAR.nc
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_level String L3 Mapped
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_version String 2014.0.1
attribute NC_GLOBAL product_name String A20163132016320.L3m_8D_PAR_par_4km.nc
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String Ocean Biology Processing Group (NASA/GSFC/OBPG)
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 sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -89.97918
attribute NC_GLOBAL spatialResolution String 4.64 km
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset has Level 3, Standard Mapped Image, 4km, photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) data from NASA's Aqua Spacecraft. Measurements are gathered by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) carried aboard the spacecraft. This is Science Quality data. This is the August 2015 version of this dataset.
attribute NC_GLOBAL temporal_range String 8-day
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2016-11-12T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2003-01-05T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Photosynthetically Available Radiation, Aqua MODIS, NPP, L3SMI, Global, 4km, Science Quality (8 Day Composite)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.9792
dimension time   double nValues=638, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=7 days 22h 38m 37s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.0417248E9, 1.4789088E9
attribute time axis String T
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 latitude   float nValues=4320, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=-0.04166666821023385
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float 89.97916, -89.97918
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max float 90.0
attribute latitude valid_min float -90.0
dimension longitude   float nValues=8640, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=0.041666674383609215
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -179.9792, 179.9792
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
attribute longitude valid_max float 180.0
attribute longitude valid_min float -180.0
variable par   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute par colorBarMaximum double 70.0
attribute par colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute par ioos_category String Ocean Color
attribute par long_name String Photosynthetically Available Radiation, R. Frouin
attribute par reference String Frouin, R., Ligner, D.W., and Gautier, C., 1989: A Simple analytical formula to compute clear sky total and photosynthetically available solar irradiance at the ocean surface. J. Geophys. Res., 94, 9731-9742.
attribute par standard_name String surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_photon_flux_in_air
attribute par units String einstein m^-2 day^-1

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