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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 Trajectory
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_trajectory_variables String cruise_id
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -122.9683
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String Trajectory
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 44.6855
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 37.917
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -122.9683
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -126.0422
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String Globec_cetaceans
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String GLOBEC
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String animals, aquatic, best, biological, biosphere, california, cetacean, classification, coastal, code, common, cruise, current, data, Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Mammals > Cetacean, Earth Science > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Coastal Habitat, Earth Science > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Marine Habitat, ecosystems, effort, estimate, globec, habitat, identifier, mammals, marine, name, nep, nh0005, northern, number, sighted, species, survey, taxonomy, time, type, vertebrates
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 naming_authority String gov.noaa.pfeg.coastwatch
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 44.6855
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String Cynthia T. Tynan, David G. Ainley, John A. Barth, Timothy J. Cowles, Stephen D. Pierce and Larry B. Spear, 2005. Cetacean distributions relative to ocean processes in the northern California Current System Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 52, Issues 1-2, January 2005, Pages 145-167
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files; contact
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 37.917
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v70
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String cruise_id, longitude, latitude, time, common_name, species, species_code, effort_type, number
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String GLOBEC (GLOBal Ocean ECosystems Dynamics) NEP (Northeast Pacific)
Northern California Current Cetacean Survey Data from R/V New Horizon cruises NH0005 and 0007.

Line-transect surveys of cetaceans were conducted during two cruises of the GLOBEC Northeast Pacific Northern California Current (NCC) program in 2000: May 29 -June 13 and July 27 - August 12. Surveys were conducted across the shelf and slope off Oregon and northern California (41.9 - 44.65N) from the coast to ~125.5W. Surveys were conducted in passing mode while the R/V New Horizon was in transit between stations for hydrographic and zooplankton sampling. Observations were conducted from the flying bridge during daylight (~0600 to 2030) whenever sufficient visibility (i.e., > 2 nm) and weather (i.e., < Beaufort 6) allowed. Two observers simultaneously surveyed to the horizon with 25 x 150 binoculars, equipped with compass and reticle. Each observer surveyed a 100 degree arc from 10 degrees off the bow (opposite side) to 90 degrees on their side of the ship. A third observer focused on the track-line by eye, aided with 7 x 50 hand-held binoculars. Sightings were entered immediately on a laptop computer connected to the ship's GPS system. Positions of all sightings were corrected to reflect the actual location of the cetaceans, rather than the ship's position. The height from the surface of the water to the eyes of observers on the 25 x 150 binoculars was 10.87 m.

For more information, see:

Contact PIs:
Cynthia T. Tynan,, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
David G. Ainley,, H.T. Harvey & Associates
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2000-08-12T02:55:11Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2000-05-31T20:49:40Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String GLOBEC NEP Northern California Current Cetacean Survey Data, NH0005, 2000-2000, 0007
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -126.0422
variable cruise_id   String  
attribute cruise_id cf_role String trajectory_id
attribute cruise_id comment String NH = R/V New Horizon
attribute cruise_id ioos_category String Identifier
attribute cruise_id long_name String Cruise ID
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude _FillValue float 214748.36
attribute longitude actual_range float -126.0422, -122.9683
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude missing_value float 214748.36
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _FillValue float 214748.36
attribute latitude actual_range float 37.917, 44.6855
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude missing_value float 214748.36
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 9.5980618E8, 9.66048911E8
attribute time axis String T
attribute time colorBarMaximum double 9.661248E8
attribute time colorBarMinimum double 9.597312E8
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 common_name   String  
attribute common_name ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute common_name long_name String Common Name
variable species   String  
attribute species ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute species long_name String Species
variable species_code   byte  
attribute species_code _FillValue byte 127
attribute species_code actual_range byte 21, 76
attribute species_code colorBarMaximum double 80.0
attribute species_code colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute species_code ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute species_code long_name String Species Code
attribute species_code missing_value byte 127
variable effort_type   byte  
attribute effort_type _FillValue byte 127
attribute effort_type actual_range byte 1, 2
attribute effort_type colorBarMaximum double 2.0
attribute effort_type colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute effort_type comment String 1 for sighting from 25 x 150 binoculars, 2 for sighting with 7 x 50 binoculars or by eye
attribute effort_type ioos_category String Other
attribute effort_type long_name String Effort Type
attribute effort_type missing_value byte 127
variable number   byte  
attribute number _FillValue byte 127
attribute number actual_range byte 1, 120
attribute number colorBarMaximum double 125.0
attribute number colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute number ioos_category String Other
attribute number long_name String Best Estimate of Number of Animals Sighted
attribute number missing_value byte 127
attribute number units String count

The information in the table above is also available in other file formats (.csv, .htmlTable, .itx, .json, .jsonlCSV1, .jsonlCSV, .jsonlKVP, .mat, .nc, .nccsv, .tsv, .xhtml) via a RESTful web service.

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