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Dataset Title:  Currents, HFRadar, Ano Nuevo, 1 hr, 2006-2009, EXPERIMENTAL Subscribe RSS
Institution:  NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD   (Dataset ID: erdCAsfc)
Information:  Summary ? | License ? | FGDC | ISO 19115 | Metadata | Background (external link) | Make a graph
 
Dimensions ? Start ? Stride ? Stop ?  Size ?    Spacing ?
 time (Centered Time, UTC) ?      17836    1h 9m 36s (uneven)
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 altitude (m) ?      1    (just one value)
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 latitude (degrees_north) ?      18    0.02702824 (even)
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 longitude (degrees_east) ?      44    0.03375814 (even)
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Grid Variables (which always also download all of the dimension variables)
 eastCurrent (Eastward Sea Water Velocity, m s-1) ?
 northCurrent (Northward Sea Water Velocity, m s-1) ?

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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 1.1567808e+9, 1.2312684e+9;
    String axis "T";
    Int32 fraction_digits 0;
    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";
    Int32 fraction_digits 0;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Altitude";
    String positive "up";
    String standard_name "altitude";
    String units "m";
  }
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float64 actual_range 37.01711, 37.47659;
    String axis "Y";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 4;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String point_spacing "even";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  }
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float64 actual_range 236.3116, 237.7632;
    String axis "X";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 4;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String point_spacing "even";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  }
  eastCurrent {
    Float32 _FillValue -9999999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.5;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -0.5;
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 4;
    String ioos_category "Currents";
    String long_name "Eastward Sea Water Velocity";
    Float32 missing_value -9999999.0;
    String standard_name "eastward_sea_water_velocity";
    String units "m s-1";
  }
  northCurrent {
    Float32 _FillValue -9999999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.5;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -0.5;
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 4;
    String ioos_category "Currents";
    String long_name "Northward Sea Water Velocity";
    Float32 missing_value -9999999.0;
    String standard_name "northward_sea_water_velocity";
    String units "m s-1";
  }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String acknowledgement "NOAA NESDIS COASTWATCH, NOAA SWFSC ERD";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String composite "false";
    String contributor_name "Prof. Jeffrey Paduan, NPS, COCMP";
    String contributor_role "Source of level 2 data.";
    String Conventions "COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3";
    String creator_email "erd.data@noaa.gov";
    String creator_name "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "https://www.pfeg.noaa.gov";
    String data_source "HF Radio-derived";
    String date_created "2009-01-06";
    String date_issued "2009-01-06";
    String defaultGraphQuery "&.draw=vectors";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 237.7632;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 37.47659;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min 37.01711;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.027028235294117603;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 237.7632;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min 236.3116;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 0.03375813953488403;
    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 
"Prof. Jeffrey Paduan, NPS, COCMP
2009-01-06T20:24:41Z NOAA CoastWatch (West Coast Node) and NOAA SFSC ERD
2018-09-24T16:11:45Z https://oceanwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/thredds/dodsC/satellite/CA/usfc/hday
2018-09-24T16:11:45Z http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/erdCAsfc.das";
    String infoUrl "https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/infog/CA_usfc_las.html";
    String institution "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String keywords "ano, circulation, coastwatch, currents, derived, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents, eastward, eastward_sea_water_velocity, experimental, hf radar, meridional, noaa, northward, northward_sea_water_velocity, nuevo, ocean, oceans, radio, radio-derived, scan, sea, seawater, single, velocity, water, wcn, zonal";
    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 naming_authority "gov.noaa.pfeg.coastwatch";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 37.47659;
    String origin "Prof. Jeffrey Paduan, NPS, COCMP";
    String processing_level "3";
    String project "CoastWatch (https://coastwatch.noaa.gov/)";
    String projection "geographic";
    String projection_type "mapped";
    String publisher_email "erd.data@noaa.gov";
    String publisher_name "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String publisher_type "institution";
    String publisher_url "https://www.pfeg.noaa.gov";
    String references "Project information: http://newark.cms.udel.edu/~brucel/realtimemaps/overview.html .";
    String source "observation from HF Radio-derived";
    String sourceUrl "https://oceanwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/thredds/dodsC/satellite/CA/usfc/hday";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing 37.01711;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v55";
    String summary "The data is the 1 hour average of the zonal component of ocean surface currents derived from High Frequency Radio-derived measurements. THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT: intended strictly for scientific evaluation by professional marine scientists.";
    String time_coverage_end "2009-01-06T19:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "2006-08-28T16:00:00Z";
    String title "Currents, HFRadar, Ano Nuevo, 1 hr, 2006-2009, EXPERIMENTAL";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting 236.3116;
  }
}

 

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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
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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)]
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