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 data       graph  M    public Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity, Version 4, Global, 2011-2015, Monthly    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe NASA/GSFC OBPG jplAquariusSSSMonthlyV4

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
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
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 Data_Bins int 31473
attribute NC_GLOBAL Data_Center String NASA/GSFC OBPG
attribute NC_GLOBAL Data_Maximum float 38.88177
attribute NC_GLOBAL Data_Minimum float 21.45647
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 179.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Longitude float 180.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL End_Day short 336
attribute NC_GLOBAL End_Millisec int 2972861
attribute NC_GLOBAL End_Orbit int 7937
attribute NC_GLOBAL End_Time String 2012336004932861
attribute NC_GLOBAL End_Year short 2012
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 infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NASA/GSFC OBPG
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String density, gsfc, image, level, level-3, mapped, nasa, obpg, oceans,
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity,
salinity, sea, sea_surface_salinity, standard, surface
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL Latitude_Step float 1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Latitude_Units String degrees North
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 Longitude_Step float 1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Longitude_Units String degrees East
attribute NC_GLOBAL Map_Projection String Equidistant Cylindrical
attribute NC_GLOBAL Mission String SAC-D Aquarius
attribute NC_GLOBAL Mission_Characteristics String Nominal orbit: inclination=98.0 (Sun-synchronous); node=6PM (ascending); eccentricity=<0.002; altitude=657 km; ground speed=6.825 km/sec
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Latitude float 90.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 89.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL Number_of_Columns int 360
attribute NC_GLOBAL Number_of_Lines int 180
attribute NC_GLOBAL Period_End_Day short 336
attribute NC_GLOBAL Period_End_Year short 2012
attribute NC_GLOBAL Period_Start_Day short 306
attribute NC_GLOBAL Period_Start_Year short 2012
attribute NC_GLOBAL Processing_Time String 2015155224932000
attribute NC_GLOBAL Processing_Version String V2.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Product_Name String Q20123062012335.L3m_MO_SCI_V4.0_SSS_1deg
attribute NC_GLOBAL Product_Type String MO
attribute NC_GLOBAL Scaling_Equation String (Slope*l3m_data) + Intercept = Parameter value
attribute NC_GLOBAL Sensor String Aquarius
attribute NC_GLOBAL Sensor_Characteristics String Number of beams=3; channels per receiver=4; frequency 1.413 GHz; bits per sample=16; instatntaneous field of view=6.5 degrees; science data block period=1.44 sec
attribute NC_GLOBAL Sensor_Name String Aquarius
attribute NC_GLOBAL Software_Name String smigen
attribute NC_GLOBAL Software_Version String 4.30
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Latitude float -90.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -89.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL Start_Day short 306
attribute NC_GLOBAL Start_Millisec int 6313003
attribute NC_GLOBAL Start_Orbit int 7497
attribute NC_GLOBAL Start_Time String 2012306014513003
attribute NC_GLOBAL Start_Year short 2012
attribute NC_GLOBAL Suggested_Image_Scaling_Applied String No
attribute NC_GLOBAL Suggested_Image_Scaling_Maximum float 70.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Suggested_Image_Scaling_Minimum float 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Suggested_Image_Scaling_Type String ATAN
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset has monthly composites of Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity data, version 4. 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 SW_Point_Latitude float -89.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL SW_Point_Longitude float -179.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2015-06-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2011-08-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Aquarius Sea Surface Salinity, Version 4, Global, 2011-2015, Monthly
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Longitude float -180.0
dimension time   double nValues=47, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=30 days 10h 26m 5s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.3121568E9, 1.4331168E9
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 Measure String Mean
attribute sss Scaling_Equation String (Slope*l3m_data) + Intercept = Parameter value
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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