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   set  data   graph     files  public North Pacific High, 1967 - present    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe NOAA ERD erdNph

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Point
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultDataQuery String time,year,month,longitude,latitude,area,maxSLP
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultGraphQuery String longitude,latitude,month&.draw=markers
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 233.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String Point
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 39.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 23.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 233.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 201.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String erdNph
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50100/abstract (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA ERD
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String area, areal, california, ccs, center, centered, contour, current, data, extent, high, hpa, level, maximum, month, north, nph, pacific, pressure, sea, system, time, year
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 Northernmost_Northing double 39.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL reference String Schroeder, Isaac D., Bryan A. Black, William J. Sydeman, Steven J. Bograd, Elliott L. Hazen, Jarrod A. Santora, and Brian K. Wells. "The North Pacific High and wintertime pre-conditioning of California current productivity", Geophys. Res. Letters, VOL. 40, 541-546, doi:10.1002/grl.50100, 2013
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 23.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String time, year, month
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Variations in large-scale atmospheric forcing influence upwelling dynamics and ecosystem productivity in the California Current System (CCS). In this paper, we characterize interannual variability of the North Pacific High over 40 years and investigate how variation in its amplitude and position affect upwelling and biology. We develop a winter upwelling "pre-conditioning" index and demonstrate its utility to understanding biological processes. Variation in the winter NPH can be well described by its areal extent and maximum pressure, which in turn is predictive of winter upwelling. Our winter pre-conditioning index explained 64% of the variation in biological responses (fish and seabirds). Understanding characteristics of the NPH in winter is therefore critical to predicting biological responses in the CCS.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2014-01-16
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1967-01-16
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String North Pacific High, 1967 - present
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 201.3
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double -9.33984E7, 1.3898304E9
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 time_precision String 1970-01-01
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable year   short  
attribute year actual_range short 1967, 2014
attribute year ioos_category String Time
attribute year long_name String Year
variable month   byte  
attribute month actual_range byte 1, 12
attribute month ioos_category String Time
attribute month long_name String Month (1 - 12)
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float 201.3, 233.5
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute longitude colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude of the Center of the NPH
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float 23.3, 39.3
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute latitude colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude of the Center of the NPH
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable area   float  
attribute area actual_range float 0.0, 7810500.0
attribute area ioos_category String Pressure
attribute area long_name String Areal Extent of the 1020 hPa Contour
attribute area units String km2
variable maxSLP   float  
attribute maxSLP actual_range float 1016.7, 1033.3
attribute maxSLP ioos_category String Pressure
attribute maxSLP long_name String Maximum Sea Level Pressure
attribute maxSLP units String hPa

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