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 data       graph  M    public NOAA/NCDC Blended Monthly Global 0.25° Sea Surface Winds, 1987-2011    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe NOAA NCEI ncdcOwMon

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 acknowledgment String The gridded data were generated from the multiple satellite observations of DOD, NOAA and NASA (and future others) and wind retrievals of the Remote Sensing Systems, Inc. (, using scientific methods such as objective analysis (OA). The OA is only truly objective when the needed statistics are completely known, which may not be always the case.
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL Comment String The time in the netCDF should be the center of a calendar month, and chosen as Day 15 for all months for simplicity
attribute NC_GLOBAL Contact String Huai-Min.Zhang AT or satorder AT; ph:1+828-271-4090
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String NOAA NCDC
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String Source of data.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Huai-Min Zhang
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String person
attribute NC_GLOBAL Data_Calendar_Month String 2011-08
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultGraphQuery String &.draw=vectors
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 359.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 89.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -89.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.25
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 359.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.25
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double 10.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double 10.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String up
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Simple spatiotemporally weighted Interpolation (SI), V.1.2. Version 1.2 uses updated satellite retrievals by Remote Sensing System, released in September 2006: SSMI V06, TMI V04, QSCAT V03a. AMSRE V05 was also updated using the new SSMI rain rate
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA NCEI
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String 0.25-degree,
Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds,
air-sea flux, air-sea interaction, atmosphere, atmospheric, blended, component, degree, earth science, ekman pumping, ekman transport, means, monthly, ncdc, noaa, ocean upwelling, ocean winds, oceans, scalar, sea, sea surface winds, sea winds, speed, surface, wind, wind stress, wind-driven circulation, wind_speed, winds, windstress, x-component, x_wind, y-component, y_wind
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 location String Proto fmrc:Aggregation
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 89.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String Multiple satellite observations: DMSP SSMI F08, F10, F11, F13,F14 F15; TMI; QuikSCAT; AMSR-E; Direction from NCEP Reanalysis-2
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -89.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Gridded and blended sea surface vector winds from multiple satellites with direction from NCEP Reanalysis-2; Global ocean coverage with a 0.25-degree resolution; The whole datasets covers from July 1987 to present, monthly resolution in this dataset; 6-hourly and daily are also available in other directories; See and links within for details. Include (u,v) means and scalar mean speed w for comparison
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2011-09-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1987-07-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String NOAA/NCDC Blended Monthly Global 0.25° Sea Surface Winds, 1987-2011
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 0.0
dimension time   double nValues=291, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=30 days 10h 35m 35s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 5.533056E8, 1.3160448E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time calendar String proleptic_gregorian
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Center Time
attribute time missing_value double NaN
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   float nValues=1, onlyValue=10.0
attribute altitude _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute altitude _CoordinateZisPositive String up
attribute altitude actual_range float 10.0, 10.0
attribute altitude axis String Z
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   float nValues=719, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.25
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -89.75, 89.75
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   float nValues=1440, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.25
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float 0.0, 359.75
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 u   float time, altitude, latitude, longitude
attribute u _FillValue float -9999.0
attribute u colorBarMaximum double 15.0
attribute u colorBarMinimum double -15.0
attribute u coordinates String time_run time zlev lat lon
attribute u ioos_category String Wind
attribute u long_name String Sea Surface Wind: x-component
attribute u standard_name String x_wind
attribute u units String m s-1
variable v   float time, altitude, latitude, longitude
attribute v _FillValue float -9999.0
attribute v colorBarMaximum double 15.0
attribute v colorBarMinimum double -15.0
attribute v coordinates String time_run time zlev lat lon
attribute v ioos_category String Wind
attribute v long_name String Sea Surface Wind: y-component
attribute v standard_name String y_wind
attribute v units String m s-1
variable w   float time, altitude, latitude, longitude
attribute w _FillValue float -9999.0
attribute w colorBarMaximum double 15.0
attribute w colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute w coordinates String time_run time zlev lat lon
attribute w ioos_category String Wind
attribute w long_name String Sea Surface Wind: speed as scalar means
attribute w standard_name String wind_speed
attribute w units String m s-1

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