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 data       graph  M    Ocean Surface Currents Monthly Averaged - CORDC High-Frequency Radar (US West Coast), 6 km    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL _CoordSysBuilder String ucar.nc2.dataset.conv.CF1Convention
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgment String The West Coast Ocean Observing System (OOS) Regional Associations collect and disseminate real-time information on oceanographic parameters, including ocean surface currents velocity based on a system of high-frequency-radar (HFR) nodes. Regional partners aid in node maintenance and data collection, but all data is processed through the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String Surveys of west coast marine managers, researchers and general users, from both the marine debris and OA communities, have expressed interest in a) general information on coastal oceanographic information across seasons, and b) specific information on how surface currents move along the West Coast at any given time, to track various components of the water (e.g. floating debris). CORDC HFR data provides near-real-time information on actual surface currents data off the West Coast. Compared to satellite-based data collection (e.g. SST, SSH), the CORDC HFR system provides the advantage of being able to collect data even on cloudy days. The CORDC HFR system provides a robust, long-term dataset that can be used for: 1) Studying surface water movements off the West Coast, 2) Identifying persistent eddies and frontal features at various locations, 3) Applications to fisheries tracking/management, and 4) Applications to point-source movements (e.g. debris, contaminants). This is a research project and may contain errors. Please contact with the providers of these products to ensure accuracy before making any critical judgements. Please provide proper source citation when using these products.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, COARDS, Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String darren at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Darren Wright
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2014-09-15
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -115.83630000000001
attribute NC_GLOBAL GDAL String GDAL 1.9.0, released 2011/12/29
attribute NC_GLOBAL GDAL_AREA_OR_POINT String Area
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 49.8211
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 30.276699999999998
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.05340000000000001
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -115.83630000000001
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -130.3289
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.062199999999999984
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Fri Oct 31 11:42:55 2014: ncap2 -s time(:)={14,45,73,104,134,165,195,226,257,287,318,348}
Thu Oct 16 15:00:40 2014: GDAL CreateCopy( ./, ... )
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String Southern California Coastal Observing System
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String averaged, california, circulation, coast, coastal, cordc, current, currents, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents, eastward, eastward_sea_water_velocity, frequency, high, high-frequency, meridional, monthly, northward, northward_sea_water_velocity, observing, ocean, oceans, radar, sea, seawater, southern, surface, system, velocity, water, west, west coast, zonal
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 Metadata_Conventions String CF-1.6, COARDS, Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL NCO String 4.0.9
attribute NC_GLOBAL nco_openmp_thread_number int 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 49.8211
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String darren at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 30.276699999999998
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF-12
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_vocabulary_name String CF Standard Names Vocabulary V27
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset consists of monthly-averaged plots of near-real-time ocean surface currents using 6 km resolution data from the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Each monthly average consists of data from 2011-2014 (3 year monthly composites).
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_duration String P1M
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 1970-12-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1970-01-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Ocean Surface Currents Monthly Averaged - CORDC High-Frequency Radar (US West Coast), 6 km
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -130.3289
dimension time   double nValues=12, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=30 days 8h 43m 38s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1209600.0, 3.00672E7
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
dimension latitude   double nValues=367, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=-0.05340000000000001
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range double 30.276699999999998, 49.8211
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
dimension longitude   double nValues=234, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.062199999999999984
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double -130.3289, -115.83630000000001
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable v   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute v _FillValue float -1.0
attribute v colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute v colorBarMinimum double -0.5
attribute v grid_mapping String crs
attribute v ioos_category String Currents
attribute v long_name String Meridional Current
attribute v standard_name String northward_sea_water_velocity
attribute v units String m.s-1
variable u   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute u _FillValue float -1.0
attribute u colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute u colorBarMinimum double -0.5
attribute u grid_mapping String crs
attribute u ioos_category String Currents
attribute u long_name String Zonal Current
attribute u standard_name String eastward_sea_water_velocity
attribute u units String m.s-1

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