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Dataset Title:  Sea Surface Salinity, Near Real Time, Miras SMOS 3-Day
Mean (smosSSS3Scan3DayAggLoM), CoastWatch v6.62, 0.25°, 2010-present
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Institution:  NOAA NESDIS STAR   (Dataset ID: coastwatchSMOSv662SSS3day)
Information:  Summary ? | License ? | FGDC | ISO 19115 | Metadata | Background (external link) | Data Access Form
 
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Things You Can Do With Your Graphs

Well, you can do anything you want with your graphs, of course. But some things you might not have considered are:

The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 1.2755664e+9, 1.552824e+9;
    String axis "T";
    String calendar "gregorian";
    String coverage_content_type "coordinate";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Centered Time";
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  }
  altitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Height";
    String _CoordinateZisPositive "up";
    Float64 actual_range 0.0, 0.0;
    String axis "Z";
    String coverage_content_type "coordinate";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Altitude";
    String positive "up";
    String standard_name "altitude";
    String units "m";
  }
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float32 actual_range -89.875, 89.875;
    String axis "Y";
    String comment "Latitude values are the centers of the grid cells";
    String coverage_content_type "coordinate";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
    Float32 valid_max 90.0;
    Float32 valid_min -90.0;
  }
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float32 actual_range -179.875, 179.875;
    String axis "X";
    String comment "Longitude values are the centers of the grid cells";
    String coverage_content_type "coordinate";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
    Float32 valid_max 180.0;
    Float32 valid_min -180.0;
  }
  sss {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    String C_format "%.4g";
    String cell_methods "time: mean (interval: 3 day)";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 37.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 32.0;
    String coverage_content_type "physicalMeasurement";
    String grid_mapping "coord_ref";
    String ioos_category "Salinity";
    String long_name "Sea Surface Salinity";
    String standard_name "sea_water_practical_salinity";
    String units "PSU";
    Float32 valid_max 40.0;
    Float32 valid_min 25.0;
  }
  sss_dif {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    String C_format "%.4g";
    String cell_methods "time: mean (interval: 3 day)";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 5.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -5.0;
    String comment "SMOS Sea Surface Salinity minus World Ocean Atlas Monthly Analyzed Sea Surface Salinity, generated for QA and validation";
    String coverage_content_type "qualitifyInformation";
    String grid_mapping "coord_ref";
    String ioos_category "Salinity";
    String long_name "SMOS Sea Surface Salinity minus World Ocean Atlas Value";
    String standard_name "sea_water_practical_salinity";
    String units "PSU";
  }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String Conventions "CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3, COARDS";
    String creator_email "coastwatch.info@noaa.gov";
    String creator_name "NOAA CoastWatch";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "https://coastwatch.noaa.gov";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 179.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 89.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min -89.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.25;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 179.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -179.875;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 0.25;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_max 0.0;
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_min 0.0;
    String geospatial_vertical_positive "up";
    String geospatial_vertical_units "m";
    String history 
"Tue Mar 19 18:30:04 2019
: /data/data001/development/hgu/4sqm/bin/l3smos_gen_new -m -t -a 2 -w /data/data001/development/hgu/4sqm/NODC_salinity/WOA13/woa13_decav_s03_04v2.nc /data/data001/development/hgu/4sqm/config/.Config.input /data/www/socd/mecb/coastwatch/miras/nc/SM_D2019073_Map_SATSSS_data_3days.nc
2019-03-25T10:52:04Z https://coastwatch.noaa.gov/thredds/dodsC/smosSSS3Scan3DayAggLoM
2019-03-25T10:52:04Z http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/griddap/coastwatchSMOSv662SSS3day.das";
    String infoUrl "https://coastwatch.noaa.gov/cw/satellite-data-products/sea-surface-salinity/miras-smos.html";
    String institution "NOAA NESDIS STAR";
    String instrument "Microwave Imaging Radiometer with Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS)";
    String keywords "3-day, agencies, agencies-u.s, altitude, atlas, atmospheric, atmospheric/ocean, climate, coastwatch, commerce, common, data, day, density, department, doc, doc/noaa/nesdis/star, earth, earth observation satellites>earth explorers>smos>soil moisture and ocean salinity, earth remote sensing instruments>passive remote sensing>profilers/sounders>interferometers>miras, Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Atmospheric/Ocean Indicators > Surface Salinity, Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity, federal, format, gcmd, GCMD:EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY, government, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES-U.S. FEDERAL AGENCIES > DOC > NOAA, indicators, latitude, longitude, mean, microwave imaging radiometer with aperture synthesis, minus, miras, near, near real time, network, noaa, none:soil moisture ocean salinity, nrt, ocean, oceans, practical, pss, real, salinity, salinity/density, scale, science, sea, sea surface salinity, sea_water_practical_salinity, seawater, smos, smossss3scan3dayagglom, sss, sss_dif, star, surface, time, US, value, water, world";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    String license 
"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.";
    String mission "Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS)";
    String naming_authority "gov.noaa.coastwatch";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 89.875;
    String platform "PROTEUS";
    String product_name "SM_D2019073_Map_SATSSS_data_3days.nc";
    String product_version "662";
    String project "STAR Sea Surface Salinity Team (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/SSS)";
    String publisher_email "coastwatch.info@noaa.gov";
    String publisher_name "NOAA CoastWatch";
    String publisher_type "institution";
    String publisher_url "https://coastwatch.noaa.gov";
    String references "SMOS Level 2 and Auxiliary Data Products Specifications https://earth.esa.int/documents/10174/1854583/SMOS_L2_Aux_Data_Product_Specification";
    String source "European Space Agency(ESA)";
    String sourceUrl "https://coastwatch.noaa.gov/thredds/dodsC/smosSSS3Scan3DayAggLoM";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing -89.875;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v55";
    String summary "Sea Surface Salinity - Near Real Time - Miras SMOS 3-Day Mean. CoastWatch/OceanWatch Level-3 SSS products are generated directly from the ESA MIRAS SMOS Level-2 swath Network Common Data Format (NetCDF) files (currently V6.62; see release \"https://earth.esa.int/documents/10174/1854503/SMOS-Level-2-Ocean-Salinity-v662-release-note\" ). There are two SSS variables in V6.62 L2 NetCDF files, SSS_corr (corrected for land-sea contamination) and SSS_uncorr. The CoastWatch L3 product ingests the SSS_corr  with values between 25 - 40 Practical Salinity Scale (PSS). These products improve the application of satellite SSS products in NOAA by minimizing the data latency to within 24 hours of Level-2 data availability.";
    String testOutOfDate "now-11days";
    String time_coverage_end "2019-03-17T12:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "2010-06-03T12:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_stop "2019-03-17T00:14:07Z";
    String title "Sea Surface Salinity, Near Real Time, Miras SMOS 3-Day Mean (smosSSS3Scan3DayAggLoM), CoastWatch v6.62, 0.25°, 2010-present";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -179.875;
  }
}

 

Using griddap to Request Data and Graphs from Gridded Datasets

griddap lets you request a data subset, graph, or map from a gridded dataset (for example, sea surface temperature data from a satellite), via a specially formed URL. griddap uses the OPeNDAP (external link) Data Access Protocol (DAP) (external link) and its projection constraints (external link).

The URL specifies what you want: the dataset, a description of the graph or the subset of the data, and the file type for the response.

griddap request URLs must be in the form
https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/datasetID.fileType{?query}
For example,
https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/jplMURSST41.htmlTable?analysed_sst[(2002-06-01T09:00:00Z)][(-89.99):1000:(89.99)][(-179.99):1000:(180.0)]
Thus, the query is often a data variable name (e.g., analysed_sst), followed by [(start):stride:(stop)] (or a shorter variation of that) for each of the variable's dimensions (for example, [time][latitude][longitude]).

For details, see the griddap Documentation.


 
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