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Dataset Title:  Wind Stress, Metop-B ASCAT, 0.25°, Global, Near Real Time, 2013-present (3
Day), Lon+/-180
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Institution:  NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD   (Dataset ID: erdQBstress3day_LonPM180)
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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 1.3779936e+9, 1.5398208e+9;
    String axis "T";
    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 ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Altitude";
    String positive "up";
    String standard_name "altitude";
    String units "m";
  }
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float64 actual_range -75.0, 75.0;
    String axis "Y";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    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 -180.0, 179.75;
    String axis "X";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String point_spacing "even";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  }
  taux {
    Float32 _FillValue -99999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.5;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -0.5;
    String coordsys "geographic";
    String ioos_category "Wind";
    String long_name "Zonal Wind Stress";
    Float32 missing_value -99999.0;
    String standard_name "surface_downward_eastward_stress";
    String units "Pa";
  }
  tauy {
    Float32 _FillValue -99999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.5;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -0.5;
    String coordsys "geographic";
    String ioos_category "Wind";
    String long_name "Meridional Wind Stress";
    Float32 missing_value -99999.0;
    String standard_name "surface_downward_northward_stress";
    String units "Pa";
  }
  curl {
    Float32 _FillValue -99999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 3.0e-6;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -3.0e-6;
    String coordsys "geographic";
    String ioos_category "Wind";
    String long_name "Curl of Wind Stress";
    Float32 missing_value -99999.0;
    String units "Pa m-1";
  }
  modStress {
    Float32 _FillValue -99999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 0.5;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String colorBarPalette "WhiteRedBlack";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    String ioos_category "Wind";
    String long_name "Modulus of Wind Stress";
    Float32 missing_value -99999.0;
    String units "Pa";
  }
  upwelling {
    Float32 _FillValue -99999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 2.0e-5;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -2.0e-5;
    String coordsys "geographic";
    String ioos_category "Currents";
    String long_name "Ekman Upwelling";
    Float32 missing_value -99999.0;
    String units "m s-1";
  }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String contact "erd.data@noaa.gov";
    String Conventions "CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3";
    String creation_date "Fri Oct 19 23:05:53 2018";
    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 defaultGraphQuery "&.draw=vectors";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 179.75;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 75.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min -75.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.25;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 179.75;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -180.0;
    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 
"1-day geographic projection composites, created by erd.data@noaa.gov from L2 swath data obtained from NOAA|NESDIS, are used to create multi-day composites via the composite script in the dalesLibAscatB.py library by erd.data@noaa.gov at NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD.
2018-10-21T17:26:18Z (local files)
2018-10-21T17:26:18Z http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/griddap/erdQBstress3day_LonPM180.das";
    String infoUrl "https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/infog/QB_taux_las.html";
    String institution "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String keywords "advanced, altitude, ascat, atmosphere, atmospheric, coast, coastwatch, data, degrees, downward, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Stress, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Wind Stress, eastward, eumetsat, european, exploitation, global, meteorological, metop, near, near real time, noaa, node, ocean, oceans, organisation, QBtaux, real, satellites, scatterometer, stress, surface, surface_downward_eastward_stress, time, wcn, west, wind, winds, zonal";
    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 75.0;
    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 "NOAA/NESDIS https://manati.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/products/ASCAT.php .";
    String source_data "3-day composite mean of files: QB2018292_2018292_taux.grd.gz, QB2018291_2018291_taux.grd.gz, QB2018290_2018290_taux.grd.gz";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing -75.0;
    String spatial_resolution "0.25 degree";
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v55";
    String summary "NOAA CoastWatch distributes science quality wind stress data in zonal, meridional, modulus, and wind stress curl sets.  This data begins with wind velocity measurements from the ASCAT instrument onboard EUMETSAT's Metop-B satellite.  ASCAT is a microwave scatterometer designed to measure surface winds over the global ocean.  NOAA CoastWatch processes wind velocity to wind stress and wind stress curl. (This is a 3 day composite.)";
    String testOutOfDate "now-5days";
    String time_coverage_end "2018-10-18T00:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "2013-09-01T00:00:00Z";
    String title "Wind Stress, Metop-B ASCAT, 0.25°, Global, Near Real Time, 2013-present (3 Day), Lon+/-180";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -180.0;
  }
}

 

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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