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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 TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_timeseries_variables String array, station, wmo_platform_code, longitude, latitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL CREATION_DATE String 07:14 2-DEC-2015
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String TAO Project Office/NOAA/PMEL
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String group
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Data_info String Contact Paul Freitag: 206-526-6727
attribute NC_GLOBAL Data_Source String TAO Project Office/NOAA/PMEL
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultGraphQuery String longitude,latitude,RD_495&time>=now-6months
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 350.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL File_info String Contact:
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 21.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -25.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 350.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double -2.8
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double -3.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String down
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String This dataset has data from the TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA projects.
This dataset is a product of the TAO Project Office at NOAA/PMEL.
2015-12-02 Bob Simons at NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/ERD ( fully refreshed ERD's copy of this dataset by downloading all of the .cdf files from the PMEL TAO FTP site.
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA PMEL, TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Shortwave Radiation,
atmosphere, atmospheric, buoys, centered, depth, deviation, downgoing, downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_sea_water, identifier, noaa, peak, pirata, pmel, quality, quarterly, radiation, rama, shortwave, source, standard, station, statistics, surface, surface waves, tao, time, triton, waves
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String Request for Acknowledgement: If you use these data in publications or presentations, please acknowledge the TAO Project Office of NOAA/PMEL. Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint and/or reprint of publications utilizing the data for inclusion in our bibliography. Relevant publications should be sent to: TAO Project Office, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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 21.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA
attribute NC_GLOBAL Request_for_acknowledgement String If you use these data in publications or presentations, please acknowledge the TAO Project Office of NOAA/PMEL. Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint and/or reprint of publications utilizing the data for inclusion in our bibliography. Relevant publications should be sent to: TAO Project Office, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -25.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String array, station, wmo_platform_code, longitude, latitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset has quarterly Downgoing Shortwave Radiation data from the
TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean,,
RAMA (Indian Ocean,, and
PIRATA (Atlantic Ocean,
arrays of moored buoys which transmit oceanographic and meteorological data to shore in real-time via the Argos satellite system. These buoys are major components of the CLIVAR climate analysis project and the GOOS, GCOS, and GEOSS observing systems. Quarterly data is an average of monthly values collected during a 3 month period. A minimum of 2 monthly values are required to compute a quarterly average. This dataset contains realtime and delayed mode data (see the 'source' variable). For more information, see .
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2015-11-16T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1991-11-16T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, 1901-present, Downgoing Shortwave Radiation
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 0.0
variable array   String  
attribute array ioos_category String Identifier
attribute array long_name String Array
variable station   String  
attribute station cf_role String timeseries_id
attribute station ioos_category String Identifier
attribute station long_name String Station
variable wmo_platform_code   int  
attribute wmo_platform_code actual_range int 13001, 56055
attribute wmo_platform_code ioos_category String Identifier
attribute wmo_platform_code long_name String WMO Platform Code
attribute wmo_platform_code missing_value int 2147483647
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float 0.0, 350.0
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude epic_code int 502
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Nominal Longitude
attribute longitude missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude type String EVEN
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -25.0, 21.0
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude epic_code int 500
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Nominal Latitude
attribute latitude missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude type String EVEN
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 6.902928E8, 1.4476752E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Centered Time
attribute time point_spacing String uneven
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time type String UNEVEN
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable depth   float  
attribute depth _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute depth _CoordinateZisPositive String down
attribute depth actual_range float -3.5, -2.8
attribute depth axis String Z
attribute depth epic_code int 3
attribute depth ioos_category String Location
attribute depth long_name String Depth
attribute depth missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute depth positive String down
attribute depth standard_name String depth
attribute depth type String EVEN
attribute depth units String m
variable RD_495   float  
attribute RD_495 actual_range float 141.214, 326.5506
attribute RD_495 colorBarMaximum double 450.0
attribute RD_495 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute RD_495 epic_code int 495
attribute RD_495 ioos_category String Surface Waves
attribute RD_495 long_name String Downgoing Shortwave Radiation
attribute RD_495 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute RD_495 name String RD
attribute RD_495 standard_name String downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_sea_water
attribute RD_495 units String W/M**2
variable QSW_5495   float  
attribute QSW_5495 actual_range float -9.0, 4.0
attribute QSW_5495 colorBarContinuous String false
attribute QSW_5495 colorBarMaximum double 6.0
attribute QSW_5495 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute QSW_5495 description String Quality: 0=missing data, 1=highest, 2=standard, 3=lower, 4=questionable, 5=bad, -9=contact To get probably valid data only, request QSW_5495>=1 and QSW_5495<=3.
attribute QSW_5495 epic_code int 5495
attribute QSW_5495 generic_name String qsw
attribute QSW_5495 ioos_category String Quality
attribute QSW_5495 long_name String Shortwave Radiation Quality
attribute QSW_5495 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute QSW_5495 name String QSW
variable SSW_6495   float  
attribute SSW_6495 actual_range float 0.0, 5.0
attribute SSW_6495 colorBarContinuous String false
attribute SSW_6495 colorBarMaximum double 8.0
attribute SSW_6495 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute SSW_6495 description String Source Codes:
0 = No Sensor, No Data
1 = Real Time (Telemetered Mode)
2 = Derived from Real Time
3 = Temporally Interpolated from Real Time
4 = Source Code Inactive at Present
5 = Recovered from Instrument RAM (Delayed Mode)
6 = Derived from RAM
7 = Temporally Interpolated from RAM
attribute SSW_6495 epic_code int 6495
attribute SSW_6495 generic_name String ssw
attribute SSW_6495 ioos_category String Other
attribute SSW_6495 long_name String Shortwave Radiation Source
attribute SSW_6495 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute SSW_6495 name String SSW
variable RDS_496   float  
attribute RDS_496 actual_range float 194.0574, 411.8294
attribute RDS_496 colorBarMaximum double 1800.0
attribute RDS_496 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute RDS_496 epic_code int 496
attribute RDS_496 ioos_category String Statistics
attribute RDS_496 long_name String Shortwave Radiation Standard Deviation
attribute RDS_496 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute RDS_496 name String RDS
attribute RDS_496 units String W/M**2
variable RDP_497   float  
attribute RDP_497 actual_range float 652.5002, 1476.812
attribute RDP_497 colorBarMaximum double 10000.0
attribute RDP_497 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute RDP_497 epic_code int 497
attribute RDP_497 ioos_category String Other
attribute RDP_497 long_name String Shortwave Radiation Peak
attribute RDP_497 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute RDP_497 name String RDP
attribute RDP_497 units String W/M**2

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