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 data       graph  M    public Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity, L3 SMI, Version 5, 1.0°, Global, 2011-2015, 3-Month    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe NASA/GSFC OBPG jplAquariusSSS3MonthV5

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL _lastModified String 2017-10-22T01:49:03.000Z
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 at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String NASA/GSFC/OBPG
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String group
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2017-10-22T01:48:05Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 179.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 89.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -89.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 179.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -179.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL grid_mapping_name String latitude_longitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String smigen par=Q20123562013079.L3m_SNWI_SCI_V5.0_SSS_1deg.param
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String jplAquariusSSS3MonthV5
attribute NC_GLOBAL identifier_product_doi String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL identifier_product_doi_authority String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NASA/GSFC OBPG
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument String Aquarius
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String 3month, aquarius, aquarius radiometer, aquarius sac-d, aquarius scatterometer, biology, center, color, data, density, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity, flight, goddard, group, gsfc,, image, jet propulsion laboratory, L3, latitude, level, level-3, longitude, mapped, nasa, obpg, ocean, oceans, practical, processing, salinity, science, sea, sea_water_practical_salinity, seawater, smi, space, sss, standard, surface salinity, time, water
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL map_projection String Equidistant Cylindrical
attribute NC_GLOBAL measure String Mean
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String gov.noaa.pfeg.coastwatch
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 89.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform String SAC-D Aquarius
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_level String L3 Mapped
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_version String V5.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL product_name String Q20123562013079.L3m_SNWI_SCI_V5.0_SSS_1deg
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String Ocean Biology Processing Group (NASA/GSFC/OBPG)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String data at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String NASA/GSFC/OBPG
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String group
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL software_name String smigen
attribute NC_GLOBAL software_version String 5.20
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String Q20123562013079.L3b_SNWI_SCI_V5.0.main
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -89.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL spatialResolution String 1.00 deg
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset has 3-month composites of Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity data, version 5. Part of NASA's Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Mission International Partnership between NASA & CONAE, Aquarius provides unprecedented global maps of surface sea water salinity (SSS) to discover how our oceans respond to climate change and the water cycle. Sea surface salinity, along with sea surface temperature, determines the sea surface density. This controls the formation of water masses in the ocean and regulates the 3-dimensional ocean circulation. Aquarius documentation is at
attribute NC_GLOBAL temporal_range String SNWI
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2015-03-21T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2011-06-21T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity, L3 SMI, Version 5, 1.0°, Global, 2011-2015, 3-Month
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.5
dimension time   double nValues=16, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=91 days 6h 24m 0s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.3086144E9, 1.426896E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String 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   double nValues=180, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=-1.0
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range double -89.5, 89.5
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
dimension longitude   double nValues=360, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=1.0
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double -179.5, 179.5
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
variable sss   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute sss _FillValue float -32767.0
attribute sss colorBarMaximum double 37.0
attribute sss colorBarMinimum double 32.0
attribute sss ioos_category String Salinity
attribute sss long_name String Sea Water Practical Salinity
attribute sss standard_name String sea_water_practical_salinity
attribute sss units String PSU
attribute sss valid_min float 0.0

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