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Dataset Title:  US National Weather Service - NCEP(WMC) Forecast products Subscribe RSS
Institution:  WMC (7)   (Dataset ID: RAPID_REFRESH_SKIN_TEMP)
Information:  Summary ? | License ? | Metadata | Background (external link) | Make a graph
Dimensions ? Start ? Stride ? Stop ?  Size ?    Spacing ?
 time (forecast time, UTC) ?      20760    1h 47m 21s (uneven)
  < slider >
 y (km) ?      1049    3.0 (even)
  < slider >
 x (km) ?      1049    3.0 (even)
  < slider >
Grid Variables (which always also download all of the dimension variables) 
 Temperature (Temperature @ surface, degree_Celsius) ?

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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 1.295136e+9, 1.42884e+9;
    String axis "T";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "forecast time";
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  y {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "GeoY";
    Float64 actual_range 2053.199205821662, 5197.199205821662;
    String grid_spacing "3.0 km";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "y coordinate of projection";
    String standard_name "projection_y_coordinate";
    String units "km";
  x {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "GeoX";
    Float64 actual_range -5296.605213552961, -2152.605213552961;
    String grid_spacing "3.0 km";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "x coordinate of projection";
    String standard_name "projection_x_coordinate";
    String units "km";
  Temperature {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 40.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -10.0;
    String GRIB_generating_process_type "Forecast";
    Int32 GRIB_level_type 1;
    String GRIB_level_type_name "surface";
    String GRIB_param_category "Temperature";
    String GRIB_param_discipline "Meteorological_products";
    Int32 GRIB_param_id 2, 0, 0, 0;
    String GRIB_param_name "Temperature";
    Int32 GRIB_product_definition_template 0;
    String GRIB_product_definition_template_desc "Analysis/forecast at horizontal level/layer at a point in time";
    String GRIB_VectorComponentFlag "gridRelative";
    String grid_mapping "Lambert_Conformal";
    String ioos_category "Temperature";
    String long_name "Temperature @ surface";
    Float32 missing_value NaN;
    String standard_name "surface_temperature";
    String units "degree_Celsius";
    String _CoordinateModelRunDate "2011-01-17T06:00:00Z";
    String _CoordSysBuilder "ucar.nc2.internal.dataset.conv.CF1Convention";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String CF_feature_type "GRID";
    String Conventions "CF-1.6, COARDS, Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0";
    String creator_name "WMC (7)";
    String file_format "GRIB-2";
    String history 
"Direct read of GRIB-2 into NetCDF-Java 4 API
2023-02-05T21:20:14Z (local files)
    String infoUrl "???";
    String institution "WMC (7)";
    String keywords "Earth Science > Land Surface > Land Temperature > Land Surface Temperature, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature, forecast, land, national, ncep, ocean, oceans, products, sea, service, surface, surface_temperature, temperature, weather, wmc";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    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 location "/export/data/netCDF/rapid_refresh/SKINTEMP//ARSCHRRR_201101170600_FM0180_SKINTEMP.gr2";
    String Metadata_Conventions "CF-1.6, COARDS, Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0";
    String original_institution "Center US National Weather Service - NCEP(WMC) (7)";
    String Originating_center "US National Weather Service - NCEP(WMC) (7)";
    String Product_Status "Operational products";
    String Product_Type "Forecast products";
    String source "Type: Forecast products Status: Operational products";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF-12";
    String summary "US National Weather Service - NCEP(WMC) Forecast products";
    String time_coverage_end "2015-04-12T12:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "2011-01-16T00:00:00Z";
    String title "US National Weather Service - NCEP(WMC) Forecast products";


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{?query}
For example,[(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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