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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 commonName, yearDeployed, project, toppID, serialNumber, isDrifter
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.4, Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0, NCCSV-1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String Lynn.Dewitt at
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 359.971
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String Trajectory
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 73.667
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -77.891
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 359.971
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 0.01
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Provided daily by ATN to Pacific Fisheries Environmental Lab Reformatted by Lynn Dewitt (
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String Animal Telemetry Network
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 Metadata_Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.4, Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 73.667
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -77.891
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF-12
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String commonName, yearDeployed, project, toppID, serialNumber, isDrifter
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String These data (updated daily) are from the Animal Telemetry Network (ATN) program. Begun as one of the field projects in the international Census of Marine Life, the Pacific-focused TOPP (Tagging of Pacific Predators) program was an international multidisciplinary collaboration of more than 75 scientists from 7 nations. Over the decade beginning in 2000, TOPP researchers deployed more than 4,300 electronic tags on 23 different species of marine animals - yielding a dataset of more than 335,000 tracking days. To learn more please visit
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2021-03-04T08:42:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2002-06-26T21:10:31Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Animal Telemetry Network (ATN)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 0.01
variable commonName   String  
attribute commonName ioos_category String Taxonomy
attribute commonName long_name String Common Name
variable yearDeployed   int  
attribute yearDeployed actual_range int 1995, 9999
attribute yearDeployed ioos_category String Time
attribute yearDeployed long_name String Year Deployed
variable project   int  
attribute project actual_range int 0, 1
attribute project description String Project:
0=TOPPP - 'TOPP Partner' species
1=GTOPP - 'TOPP' designated species
2=TAGAG - 'TagAGiant'
5=CMRCL - commercial species
attribute project ioos_category String Identifier
attribute project long_name String Project
variable toppID   String  
attribute toppID cf_role String trajectory_id
attribute toppID comment String This ID is unique to a given tagged animal.
attribute toppID ioos_category String Identifier
attribute toppID long_name String TOPP ID (unique)
variable serialNumber   String  
attribute serialNumber comment String Tags were reused, so this is not a unique identifier.
attribute serialNumber ioos_category String Identifier
attribute serialNumber long_name String The Tag's Serial Number (not unique)
variable isDrifter   int  
attribute isDrifter actual_range int 0, 1
attribute isDrifter comment String 0=no, 1=yes=tag popped off animal then drifted
attribute isDrifter ioos_category String Other
attribute isDrifter long_name String Is Drifter?
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.025125831E9, 1.61484732E9
attribute time axis String T
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 longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude _FillValue float -1.0E34
attribute longitude actual_range float 0.01, 359.971
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _FillValue float -1.0E34
attribute latitude actual_range float -77.891, 73.667
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable LC   String  
attribute LC comment String Quality codes from the ARGOS satellite (in meters): 0,A,B,Z=no claim, 1=1000m, 2=350m, 3=150m. See
attribute LC ioos_category String Quality
attribute LC long_name String Location Quality Code

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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