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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 TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_timeseries_variables String array, station, wmo_platform_code, longitude, latitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String Dai.C.McClurg at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String GTMBA Project Office/NOAA/PMEL
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String group
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Data_Source String Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array Project Office/NOAA/PMEL
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultGraphQuery String longitude,latitude,U_320,V_320&time>=now-7days&orderByMax("station,time")&.draw=vectors&.color=0xFF0000
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 350.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL File_info String Contact:
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 21.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -25.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 350.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 8.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double 2000.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double 3.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String down
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String This dataset has data from the TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA projects.
This dataset is a product of the TAO Project Office at NOAA/PMEL.
2024-05-08 Bob Simons at NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/ERD ( fully refreshed ERD's copy of this dataset by downloading all of the .cdf files from the PMEL TAO FTP site. Since then, the dataset has been partially refreshed everyday by downloading and merging the latest version of the last 25 days worth of data.
attribute NC_GLOBAL idhis int 14, 10, 14, 31, 31, 19, 27, 21
attribute NC_GLOBAL ihhis int 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12
attribute NC_GLOBAL imhis int 11, 1, 6, 1, 1, 11, 11, 10
attribute NC_GLOBAL iminhis int 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA PMEL, TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA
attribute NC_GLOBAL iyhis int 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String buoys, centered, circulation, code, current, currents, daily, depth, direction, direction_of_sea_water_velocity, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents, eastward, eastward_sea_water_velocity, identifier, instrument, noaa, northward, northward_sea_water_velocity, ocean, oceans, pirata, pmel, quality, rama, sea, seawater, source, speed, station, tao, time, triton, velocity, water
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String Request for Acknowledgement: If you use these data in publications or presentations, please acknowledge the GTMBA Project Office of NOAA/PMEL. Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint and/or reprint of publications utilizing the data for inclusion in our bibliography. Relevant publications should be sent to: GTMBA Project Office, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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 nhis int 8
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 21.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA
attribute NC_GLOBAL Request_for_acknowledgement String If you use these data in publications or presentations, please acknowledge the GTMBA Project Office of NOAA/PMEL. Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint and/or reprint of publications utilizing the data for inclusion in our bibliography. Relevant publications should be sent to: GTMBA Project Office, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -25.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v70
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String array, station, wmo_platform_code, longitude, latitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset has daily Currents data from the
TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, ),
RAMA (Indian Ocean, ), and
PIRATA (Atlantic Ocean, )
arrays of moored buoys which transmit oceanographic and meteorological data to shore in real-time via the Argos satellite system. These buoys are major components of the CLIVAR climate analysis project and the GOOS, GCOS, and GEOSS observing systems. Daily averages are computed starting at 00:00Z and are assigned an observation 'time' of 12:00Z. For more information, see .
attribute NC_GLOBAL testOutOfDate String now-3days
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2024-05-06T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1977-11-06T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Daily, 1977-present, Currents
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 8.0
variable array   String  
attribute array ioos_category String Identifier
attribute array long_name String Array
variable station   String  
attribute station cf_role String timeseries_id
attribute station ioos_category String Identifier
attribute station long_name String Station
variable wmo_platform_code   int  
attribute wmo_platform_code actual_range int 13001, 2147483647
attribute wmo_platform_code ioos_category String Identifier
attribute wmo_platform_code long_name String WMO Platform Code
attribute wmo_platform_code missing_value int 2147483647
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float 8.0, 350.0
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude epic_code int 502
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Nominal Longitude
attribute longitude missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude type String EVEN
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -25.0, 21.0
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude epic_code int 500
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Nominal Latitude
attribute latitude missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude type String EVEN
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 2.476656E8, 1.7149968E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Centered Time
attribute time point_spacing String even
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time type String EVEN
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable depth   float  
attribute depth _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute depth _CoordinateZisPositive String down
attribute depth actual_range float 3.0, 2000.0
attribute depth axis String Z
attribute depth epic_code int 3
attribute depth ioos_category String Location
attribute depth long_name String Depth
attribute depth missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute depth positive String down
attribute depth standard_name String depth
attribute depth type String UNEVEN
attribute depth units String m
variable U_320   float  
attribute U_320 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute U_320 actual_range float -173.8956, 233.2375
attribute U_320 colorBarMaximum double 150.0
attribute U_320 colorBarMinimum double -150.0
attribute U_320 epic_code int 320
attribute U_320 generic_name String u
attribute U_320 ioos_category String Currents
attribute U_320 long_name String Eastward Sea Water Velocity
attribute U_320 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute U_320 name String U
attribute U_320 standard_name String eastward_sea_water_velocity
attribute U_320 units String cm s-1
variable V_321   float  
attribute V_321 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute V_321 actual_range float -125.5, 155.0
attribute V_321 colorBarMaximum double 150.0
attribute V_321 colorBarMinimum double -150.0
attribute V_321 epic_code int 321
attribute V_321 generic_name String v
attribute V_321 ioos_category String Currents
attribute V_321 long_name String Northward Sea Water Velocity
attribute V_321 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute V_321 name String V
attribute V_321 standard_name String northward_sea_water_velocity
attribute V_321 units String cm s-1
variable CS_300   float  
attribute CS_300 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute CS_300 actual_range float 0.0, 233.2748
attribute CS_300 colorBarMaximum double 200.0
attribute CS_300 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute CS_300 epic_code int 300
attribute CS_300 FORTRAN_format String f8.2
attribute CS_300 generic_name String vspd
attribute CS_300 ioos_category String Currents
attribute CS_300 long_name String Sea Water Velocity
attribute CS_300 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute CS_300 name String CS
attribute CS_300 units String cm s-1
variable CD_310   float  
attribute CD_310 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute CD_310 actual_range float 0.0, 360.0
attribute CD_310 colorBarMaximum double 60.0
attribute CD_310 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute CD_310 epic_code int 310
attribute CD_310 FORTRAN_format String f8.2
attribute CD_310 generic_name String vdir
attribute CD_310 ioos_category String Currents
attribute CD_310 long_name String Direction of Sea Water Velocity
attribute CD_310 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute CD_310 name String CD
attribute CD_310 standard_name String direction_of_sea_water_velocity
attribute CD_310 units String degrees_true
variable QCS_5300   float  
attribute QCS_5300 actual_range float 0.0, 5.0
attribute QCS_5300 colorBarContinuous String false
attribute QCS_5300 colorBarMaximum double 6.0
attribute QCS_5300 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute QCS_5300 description String Quality: 0=missing data, 1=highest, 2=standard, 3=lower, 4=questionable, 5=bad, -9=contact To get probably valid data only, request QCS_5300>=1 and QCS_5300<=3.
attribute QCS_5300 ioos_category String Quality
attribute QCS_5300 long_name String Current Speed Quality
attribute QCS_5300 missing_value float 1.0E35
variable QCD_5310   float  
attribute QCD_5310 actual_range float 0.0, 5.0
attribute QCD_5310 colorBarContinuous String false
attribute QCD_5310 colorBarMaximum double 6.0
attribute QCD_5310 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute QCD_5310 description String Quality: 0=missing data, 1=highest, 2=standard, 3=lower, 4=questionable, 5=bad, -9=contact To get probably valid data only, request QCD_5310>=1 and QCD_5310<=3.
attribute QCD_5310 ioos_category String Quality
attribute QCD_5310 long_name String Current Direction Quality
attribute QCD_5310 missing_value float 1.0E35
variable SCS_6300   float  
attribute SCS_6300 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute SCS_6300 actual_range float 0.0, 6.0
attribute SCS_6300 colorBarContinuous String false
attribute SCS_6300 colorBarMaximum double 8.0
attribute SCS_6300 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute SCS_6300 description String Source Codes:
0 = No Sensor, No Data
1 = Real Time (Telemetered Mode)
2 = Derived from Real Time
3 = Temporally Interpolated from Real Time
4 = Source Code Inactive at Present
5 = Recovered from Instrument RAM (Delayed Mode)
6 = Derived from RAM
7 = Temporally Interpolated from RAM
attribute SCS_6300 epic_code int 6300
attribute SCS_6300 generic_name String scs
attribute SCS_6300 ioos_category String Other
attribute SCS_6300 long_name String Current Speed Source
attribute SCS_6300 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute SCS_6300 name String SCS
variable CIC_7300   float  
attribute CIC_7300 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute CIC_7300 actual_range float 0.0, 48.0
attribute CIC_7300 description String Instrument Codes:
40 = Sontek
70 = Seacat Temperature
71 = Microcat Temperature
99 = Unknown
attribute CIC_7300 epic_code int 7300
attribute CIC_7300 generic_name String cic
attribute CIC_7300 ioos_category String Currents
attribute CIC_7300 long_name String Current Instrument Code
attribute CIC_7300 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute CIC_7300 name String CIC

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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