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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String TimeSeriesProfile
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_profile_variables String time
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_timeseries_variables String station, longitude, latitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -119.66934
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String TimeSeriesProfile
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 34.059275
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 33.89511
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -119.66934
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -120.352284
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double 17.4
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double -2.7
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String down
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Created by the NCDDC PISCO ADCP Profile to converter on 2009/00/11 15:00 CST.
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/activities/wcos (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA NMSP
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents,
adcp, atmosphere, circulation, coast, current, currents, data, depth, eastward, eastward_sea_water_velocity, eastward_sea_water_velocity status_flag, error, flag, height, identifier, intensity, nmsp, noaa, northward, northward_sea_water_velocity, northward_sea_water_velocity status_flag, observing, ocean, oceans, quality, sea, seawater, station, status, system, time, upward, upward_sea_water_velocity, upwards, velocity, water, wcos, west, west coast
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 Northernmost_Northing double 34.059275
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/thredds/catalog/nmsp/wcos/catalog.xml (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 33.89511
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String station, longitude, latitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String The West Coast Observing System (WCOS) project provides access to temperature and currents data collected at four of the five National Marine Sanctuary sites, including Olympic Coast, Gulf of the Farallones, Monterey Bay, and Channel Islands. A semi-automated end-to-end data management system transports and transforms the data from source to archive, making the data acessible for discovery, access and analysis from multiple Internet points of entry.

The stations (and their code names) are San Miguel North (BAY), Santa Rosa North (BEA), Cuyler Harbor (CUY), Pelican/Prisoners Area (PEL), San Miguel South (SMS), Santa Rosa South (SRS), Valley Anch (VAL).
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2008-07-02T09:37:35Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2004-10-11T16:11:53Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String West Coast Observing System (WCOS) ADCP Currents Data
attribute NC_GLOBAL Version String 2
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -120.352284
variable station   String  
attribute station cf_role String timeseries_id
attribute station ioos_category String Identifier
attribute station long_name String Station
variable longitude   double  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double -120.352284, -119.66934
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 latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range double 33.89511, 34.059275
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
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time _FillValue double NaN
attribute time actual_range double 1.097511113E9, 1.214991455E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time cf_role String profile_id
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
variable depth   double  
attribute depth _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute depth _CoordinateZisPositive String down
attribute depth _FillValue double 9999.0
attribute depth actual_range double -2.7, 17.4
attribute depth axis String Z
attribute depth description String Relative to Mean Sea Level (MSL)
attribute depth ioos_category String Location
attribute depth long_name String Depth
attribute depth positive String down
attribute depth standard_name String depth
attribute depth units String m
variable DataQuality   int  
attribute DataQuality _FillValue int 9999
attribute DataQuality actual_range int 0, 100
attribute DataQuality description String A post-processing quantitative data quality indicator. Specifically, RDI percent-good #4, in earth coordinates (percentage of successful 4-beam transformations), expressed as a percentage, 50, 80, 95, etc.
attribute DataQuality ioos_category String Quality
attribute DataQuality long_name String Data Quality
attribute DataQuality units String %
variable DataQuality_flag   byte  
attribute DataQuality_flag actual_range byte 0, 9
attribute DataQuality_flag description String flag for data column, 0: no problems, 1: bad data due to malfunction or fouling, 2: suspicious data, 9: missing data
attribute DataQuality_flag ioos_category String Quality
attribute DataQuality_flag long_name String Data Quality Flag
variable Eastward   double  
attribute Eastward _FillValue double 9999.0
attribute Eastward actual_range double -1.811, 2.358
attribute Eastward colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute Eastward colorBarMinimum double -0.5
attribute Eastward description String True eastward velocity measurements. Negative values represent westward velocities.
attribute Eastward ioos_category String Currents
attribute Eastward long_name String Eastward Current
attribute Eastward standard_name String eastward_sea_water_velocity
attribute Eastward units String m s-1
variable Eastward_flag   byte  
attribute Eastward_flag actual_range byte 0, 9
attribute Eastward_flag description String flag for data column, 0: no problems, 1: bad data due to malfunction or fouling, 2: suspicious data, 9: missing data
attribute Eastward_flag ioos_category String Quality
attribute Eastward_flag long_name String Eastward Flag
attribute Eastward_flag standard_name String eastward_sea_water_velocity status_flag
variable ErrorVelocity   double  
attribute ErrorVelocity _FillValue double 9999.0
attribute ErrorVelocity actual_range double -1.592, 2.008
attribute ErrorVelocity description String The difference of two vertical velocities, each measured by an opposing pair of ADCP beams.
attribute ErrorVelocity ioos_category String Currents
attribute ErrorVelocity long_name String Error Velocity
attribute ErrorVelocity units String m s-1
variable ErrorVelocity_flag   byte  
attribute ErrorVelocity_flag actual_range byte 0, 9
attribute ErrorVelocity_flag description String flag for data column, 0: no problems, 1: bad data due to malfunction or fouling, 2: suspicious data, 9: missing data
attribute ErrorVelocity_flag ioos_category String Quality
attribute ErrorVelocity_flag long_name String Error Velocity Flag
variable Intensity   int  
attribute Intensity _FillValue int 9999
attribute Intensity actual_range int 44, 236
attribute Intensity description String ADCP echo intensity (or backscatter), in RDI counts. This value represents the average of all 4 beams, rounded to the nearest whole number.
attribute Intensity ioos_category String Currents
attribute Intensity long_name String Intensity
attribute Intensity units String count
variable Intensity_flag   byte  
attribute Intensity_flag actual_range byte 0, 9
attribute Intensity_flag description String flag for data column, 0: no problems, 1: bad data due to malfunction or fouling, 2: suspicious data, 9: missing data
attribute Intensity_flag ioos_category String Quality
attribute Intensity_flag long_name String Intensity Flag
variable Northward   double  
attribute Northward _FillValue double 9999.0
attribute Northward actual_range double -2.424, 2.578
attribute Northward colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute Northward colorBarMinimum double -0.5
attribute Northward description String True northward velocity measurements. Negative values represent southward velocities.
attribute Northward ioos_category String Currents
attribute Northward long_name String Northward Current
attribute Northward standard_name String northward_sea_water_velocity
attribute Northward units String m s-1
variable Northward_flag   byte  
attribute Northward_flag actual_range byte 0, 9
attribute Northward_flag description String flag for data column, 0: no problems, 1: bad data due to malfunction or fouling, 2: suspicious data, 9: missing data
attribute Northward_flag ioos_category String Quality
attribute Northward_flag long_name String Northward Flag
attribute Northward_flag standard_name String northward_sea_water_velocity status_flag
variable Upwards   double  
attribute Upwards _FillValue double 9999.0
attribute Upwards actual_range double -0.678, 0.596
attribute Upwards description String True upwards velocity measurements. Negative values represent downward velocities.
attribute Upwards ioos_category String Currents
attribute Upwards long_name String Upward Current
attribute Upwards standard_name String upward_sea_water_velocity
attribute Upwards units String m s-1
variable Upwards_flag   byte  
attribute Upwards_flag actual_range byte 0, 9
attribute Upwards_flag description String flag for data column, 0: no problems, 1: bad data due to malfunction or fouling, 2: suspicious data, 9: missing data
attribute Upwards_flag ioos_category String Quality
attribute Upwards_flag long_name String Upwards Flag
attribute Upwards_flag standard_name String upward_sea_water_velocity

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