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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, depth
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL CREATION_DATE String 07:18 7-MAY-2024
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,RN_485&time>=now-6months
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 357.0
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 357.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double -2.8
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double -4.0
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.
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA PMEL, TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String amount, atmosphere, buoys, centered, depth, deviation, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount, identifier, meteorology, noaa, percent, pirata, pmel, precipitation, precipitation_amount, quality, quarterly, raining, rama, source, standard, station, statistics, tao, time, triton
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 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, depth
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset has quarterly Precipitation 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. Quarterly data is an average of monthly values collected during a 3 month period. A minimum of 2 monthly values are required to compute a quarterly average. This dataset contains realtime and delayed mode data (see the 'source' variable). For more information, see .
attribute NC_GLOBAL testOutOfDate String now-130days
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2022-10-16T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1997-05-16T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, 1997-present, Precipitation
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 0.0
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 0.0, 357.0
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 8.63784E8, 1.6659216E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Centered Time
attribute time point_spacing String uneven
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time type String UNEVEN
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 -4.0, -2.8
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 EVEN
attribute depth units String m
variable RN_485   float  
attribute RN_485 actual_range float -0.02305128, 2.214048
attribute RN_485 colorBarMaximum double 1.0
attribute RN_485 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute RN_485 epic_code int 485
attribute RN_485 FORTRAN_format String rain
attribute RN_485 ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute RN_485 long_name String Precipitation
attribute RN_485 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute RN_485 name String RN
attribute RN_485 standard_name String precipitation_amount
attribute RN_485 units String MM/HR
variable QRN_5485   float  
attribute QRN_5485 actual_range float 0.0, 4.0
attribute QRN_5485 colorBarContinuous String false
attribute QRN_5485 colorBarMaximum double 6.0
attribute QRN_5485 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute QRN_5485 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 QRN_5485>=1 and QRN_5485<=3.
attribute QRN_5485 epic_code int 5485
attribute QRN_5485 generic_name String qrn
attribute QRN_5485 ioos_category String Quality
attribute QRN_5485 long_name String Precipitation Quality
attribute QRN_5485 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute QRN_5485 name String QRN
variable SRN_6485   float  
attribute SRN_6485 actual_range float 0.0, 7.0
attribute SRN_6485 colorBarContinuous String false
attribute SRN_6485 colorBarMaximum double 8.0
attribute SRN_6485 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute SRN_6485 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 SRN_6485 epic_code int 6485
attribute SRN_6485 generic_name String srn
attribute SRN_6485 ioos_category String Other
attribute SRN_6485 long_name String Precipitation Source
attribute SRN_6485 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute SRN_6485 name String SRN
variable RNS_486   float  
attribute RNS_486 actual_range float 0.0, 21.37599
attribute RNS_486 colorBarMaximum double 200.0
attribute RNS_486 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute RNS_486 epic_code int 486
attribute RNS_486 generic_name String stdev
attribute RNS_486 ioos_category String Statistics
attribute RNS_486 long_name String Precipitation Standard Deviation
attribute RNS_486 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute RNS_486 name String RNS
attribute RNS_486 units String MM/HR
variable RNP_487   float  
attribute RNP_487 actual_range float 0.0, 32.61607
attribute RNP_487 colorBarMaximum double 20.0
attribute RNP_487 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute RNP_487 epic_code int 487
attribute RNP_487 ioos_category String Statistics
attribute RNP_487 long_name String Percent Time Raining
attribute RNP_487 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute RNP_487 name String RNP
attribute RNP_487 units String percent

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