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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL _NCProperties String version=1|netcdflibversion=|hdf5libversion=1.8.17
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_timeseries_variables String latitude, longitude, altitude, feature_type_instance
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String R. Signell
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String principalInvestigator
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6,ACDD-1.3, COARDS
attribute NC_GLOBAL CREATION_DATE String 28-May-2008 16:31:41
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String rsignell at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Rich Signell
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_phone String +1 (508) 548-8700
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2017-04-11T22:21:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2017-04-11T22:21:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_metadata_modified String 2017-04-11T22:21:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2017-04-11T22:21:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -70.18233
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds String POINT(-70.18233489990234 42.2933349609375)
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds_crs String EPSG:4326
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 42.29333
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 42.29333
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution long 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -70.18233
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -70.18233
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution long 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double -42.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double -42.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String up
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_resolution String 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL grid_mapping_epsg_code String EPSG:4326
attribute NC_GLOBAL grid_mapping_inverse_flattening double 298.257223563
attribute NC_GLOBAL grid_mapping_long_name String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL grid_mapping_name String latitude_longitude
attribute NC_GLOBAL grid_mapping_semi_major_axis double 6378137.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Fri Nov 1 20:16:09 2019: ncatted -a project,global,a,c,, CMG_Portal MBAY_STELL/4393-a.cdf
corrected sign of lon using fix_poslon.m:
2017-04-11T22:21:00Z - pyaxiom - File created using pyaxiom
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String 4393-a
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String bearing, crs, east, feature_type_instance, latitude, longitude, north, platform, rotor, temperature, time, vdir_1, vspd_1, z
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL latitude float 42.293335
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 longitude float -70.182335
attribute NC_GLOBAL magnetic_variation float -16.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL MOORING long 439
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String gov.usgs.cmgp
attribute NC_GLOBAL ncei_template_version String NCEI_NetCDF_TimeSeries_Orthogonal_Template_v2.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL NCO String netCDF Operators version 4.8.1 (Homepage =, Code =
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 42.29333
attribute NC_GLOBAL original_filename String 4393-a.cdf
attribute NC_GLOBAL original_folder String MBAY_STELL
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data, CMG_Portal
attribute NC_GLOBAL project_summary String A year-long series of current measurements on the eastern flank of Stellwagen Bank to document the currents at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay driven by the Maine Coastal current.
attribute NC_GLOBAL project_title String Monitoring on Stellwagen Bank
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String emontgomery at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Ellyn Montgomery
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_phone String +1 (508) 548-8700
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL sampling_interval int 450
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String USGS
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 42.29333
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL start_time String 94- VII-11 19.33.45
attribute NC_GLOBAL stop_time String 94- X -25 14.03.45
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String latitude, longitude, altitude, feature_type_instance
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String USGS-CMG time-series data from the Monitoring on Stellwagen Bank project, mooring 439 and package 4393-a. A year-long series of current measurements on the eastern flank of Stellwagen Bank to document the currents at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay driven by the Maine Coastal current.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_duration String PT9138600S
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 1994-10-25T14:03:45Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1994-07-11T19:33:45Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String USGS-CMG time-series data: MBAY_STELL - 439 - 4393-a
attribute NC_GLOBAL WATER_DEPTH int 48
attribute NC_GLOBAL water_depth float 48.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -70.18233
variable rotor   float  
attribute rotor _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute rotor _FillValue float -9999.9
attribute rotor actual_range float 3.233417, 57.40528
attribute rotor ancillary_variables String platform
attribute rotor colorBarMaximum double 57.4053
attribute rotor colorBarMinimum double 3.23342
attribute rotor coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute rotor coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute rotor epic_code int 4006
attribute rotor grid_mapping String crs
attribute rotor ioos_category String Unknown
attribute rotor long_name String ROTOR SPEED
attribute rotor missing_value float -9999.9
attribute rotor platform String platform
attribute rotor sensor_depth float 42.0
attribute rotor serial_number String V-626
attribute rotor units String cm/s
variable north   float  
attribute north _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute north _FillValue float -9999.9
attribute north actual_range float -0.3546253, 0.2215159
attribute north ancillary_variables String platform
attribute north colorBarMaximum double 0.221516
attribute north colorBarMinimum double -0.354625
attribute north coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute north coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute north epic_code int 1206
attribute north grid_mapping String crs
attribute north ioos_category String Unknown
attribute north long_name String Northward (v) velocity
attribute north missing_value float -9999.9
attribute north platform String platform
attribute north sensor_depth float 42.0
attribute north serial_number String V-626
attribute north standard_name String northward_sea_water_velocity
attribute north units String m/s
variable vspd_1   float  
attribute vspd_1 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute vspd_1 _FillValue float -9999.9
attribute vspd_1 actual_range float 0.001144332, 0.5724263
attribute vspd_1 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute vspd_1 colorBarMaximum double 0.572426
attribute vspd_1 colorBarMinimum double 0.00114433
attribute vspd_1 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute vspd_1 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute vspd_1 epic_code int 300
attribute vspd_1 grid_mapping String crs
attribute vspd_1 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute vspd_1 long_name String Current speed
attribute vspd_1 missing_value float -9999.9
attribute vspd_1 platform String platform
attribute vspd_1 sensor_depth float 42.0
attribute vspd_1 serial_number String V-626
attribute vspd_1 standard_name String sea_water_speed
attribute vspd_1 units String m/s
variable crs   int  
attribute crs actual_range int -2147483647, -2147483647
attribute crs epsg_code String EPSG:4326
attribute crs grid_mapping_name String latitude_longitude
attribute crs inverse_flattening double 298.257223563
attribute crs ioos_category String Unknown
attribute crs long_name String (external link)
attribute crs semi_major_axis double 6378137.0
variable altitude   float  
attribute altitude _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute altitude _CoordinateZisPositive String up
attribute altitude _FillValue float -9999.9
attribute altitude actual_range float -42.0, -42.0
attribute altitude axis String Z
attribute altitude colorBarMaximum double 8000.0
attribute altitude colorBarMinimum double -8000.0
attribute altitude grid_mapping String crs
attribute altitude ioos_category String Location
attribute altitude long_name String z of the sensor relative to the water surface
attribute altitude positive String up
attribute altitude standard_name String altitude
attribute altitude units String m
attribute altitude valid_max float -42.0
attribute altitude valid_min float -42.0
variable vdir_1   float  
attribute vdir_1 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute vdir_1 _FillValue float -9999.9
attribute vdir_1 actual_range float 0.893719, 359.8901
attribute vdir_1 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute vdir_1 colorBarMaximum double 359.89
attribute vdir_1 colorBarMinimum double 0.893719
attribute vdir_1 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute vdir_1 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute vdir_1 epic_code int 310
attribute vdir_1 grid_mapping String crs
attribute vdir_1 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute vdir_1 long_name String Current direction
attribute vdir_1 missing_value float -9999.9
attribute vdir_1 platform String platform
attribute vdir_1 sensor_depth float 42.0
attribute vdir_1 serial_number String V-626
attribute vdir_1 standard_name String direction_of_sea_water_velocity
attribute vdir_1 units String degree
variable east   float  
attribute east _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute east _FillValue float -9999.9
attribute east actual_range float -0.4543756, 0.5711636
attribute east ancillary_variables String platform
attribute east colorBarMaximum double 0.571164
attribute east colorBarMinimum double -0.454376
attribute east coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute east coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute east epic_code int 1205
attribute east grid_mapping String crs
attribute east ioos_category String Unknown
attribute east long_name String Eastward (u) velocity
attribute east missing_value float -9999.9
attribute east platform String platform
attribute east sensor_depth float 42.0
attribute east serial_number String V-626
attribute east standard_name String eastward_sea_water_velocity
attribute east units String m/s
variable time   double  
attribute time _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 7.73955225E8, 7.83093825E8
attribute time axis String T
attribute time calendar String gregorian
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String time of measurement
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 feature_type_instance   String  
attribute feature_type_instance cf_role String timeseries_id
attribute feature_type_instance ioos_category String Unknown
attribute feature_type_instance long_name String Identifier for each feature type instance
variable temperature   float  
attribute temperature _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute temperature _FillValue float -9999.9
attribute temperature actual_range float 5.118225, 12.80353
attribute temperature ancillary_variables String platform
attribute temperature colorBarMaximum double 12.8035
attribute temperature colorBarMinimum double 5.11823
attribute temperature coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute temperature coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute temperature epic_code int 32
attribute temperature grid_mapping String crs
attribute temperature ioos_category String Unknown
attribute temperature long_name String Water Temperature
attribute temperature missing_value float -9999.9
attribute temperature platform String platform
attribute temperature sensor_depth float 42.0
attribute temperature serial_number String T- 7505
attribute temperature standard_name String sea_water_temperature
attribute temperature units String degree_Celsius
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -70.18233, -70.18233
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute longitude colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String sensor longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
attribute longitude valid_max float -70.182335
attribute longitude valid_min float -70.182335
variable bearing   float  
attribute bearing _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute bearing _FillValue float -9999.9
attribute bearing actual_range float 0.875, 358.0625
attribute bearing ancillary_variables String platform
attribute bearing colorBarMaximum double 358.062
attribute bearing colorBarMinimum double 0.875
attribute bearing coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute bearing coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute bearing epic_code int 1411
attribute bearing grid_mapping String crs
attribute bearing ioos_category String Unknown
attribute bearing long_name String Instrument Heading (magnetic north)
attribute bearing missing_value float -9999.9
attribute bearing platform String platform
attribute bearing sensor_depth float 42.0
attribute bearing serial_number String V-626
attribute bearing standard_name String platform_orientation
attribute bearing units String degree
variable latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float 42.29333, 42.29333
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute latitude colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String sensor latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max float 42.293335
attribute latitude valid_min float 42.293335
variable platform   int  
attribute platform actual_range int -2147483647, -2147483647
attribute platform definition String (external link)
attribute platform ioos_category String Unknown
attribute platform ioos_code String 4393-a
attribute platform long_name String USGS-CMG time-series data from the Monitoring on Stellwagen Bank project, mooring 439 and package 4393-a. A year-long series of current measurements on the eastern flank of Stellwagen Bank to document the currents at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay driven by the Maine Coastal current.
attribute platform nodc_name String FIXED PLATFORM, MOORINGS
attribute platform short_name String USGS-CMG time-series data: MBAY_STELL - 439 - 4393-a
attribute platform type String fixed

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