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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 B. Butman
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 10-Feb-2009 11:16:35
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 DATA_CMNT String Boston VMCM
attribute NC_GLOBAL DATA_ORIGIN String USGS WHFC Sed Trans Grp
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2017-04-11T22:16:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2017-04-11T22:16:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_metadata_modified String 2017-04-11T22:16:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2017-04-11T22:16:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL DELTA_T String 225
attribute NC_GLOBAL DESCRIPT String FFA 4A4E 27 403 10 -1 -1 -2 8192
Mooring # 682-4
VMCM # 306
Thermistor # 206
Record I = 3.75 min
Sample I = .25 sec
45050 records processed -- Wed Apr 08 19:35:32 1981
Errors: 5 parity, 9 long records,
0 short records, 5 tape errors
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -70.7816
attribute NC_GLOBAL EXPERIMENT String Boston Long Term
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL FILL_FLAG double 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds String POINT(-70.78160095214844 42.37739944458008)
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds_crs String EPSG:4326
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 42.3774
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 42.3774
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution long 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -70.7816
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -70.7816
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution long 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double -23.63
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double -23.63
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 20:20:04 2019: ncatted -a project,global,a,c,, CMG_Portal MBAY_LT/
WATER_DEPTH related attributes corrected by fix_mooringdepth: Trimmed using truncate.m to select records in the range 31145 to 39883. :8 pad values replaced by linear interpolations using EPIC_interp.m :Variables comp_1404, upr_4000, lowr_4002, u_1205, v_1206, CD_310, CS_300, T_20, edited using rangedit.m to select lowr_4002 in the range -1000 to 1000. :Time fixed in dolly.m by increasing time -1 hours from record 35445 thru 35445.:Trimmed using truncate.m to select records in the range 2000 to 41882. : Edited using range_delete.m to delete records unless time is in the range 2452300 to 2452440. :Calibrated using runVMCM.m :Raw file converted to NetCDF by vmcm2cdf 1.0 1/3/03
2017-04-11T22:16:00Z - pyaxiom - File created using pyaxiom
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String 6824Bvm-a
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL inst_depth float 23.63
attribute NC_GLOBAL inst_depth_note String inst_depth = (water_depth - inst_height); nominal depth below the surface
attribute NC_GLOBAL inst_height float 10.23
attribute NC_GLOBAL inst_height_note String height in meters above bottom: nominal for moorings
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument_number String VM306
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String CD_310, comp_1404, crs, CS_300, feature_type_instance, latitude, longitude, lowr_4002, platform, T_20, time, u_1205, upr_4000, v_1206, z
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL latitude double 42.37739999983046
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 double -70.78159999953375
attribute NC_GLOBAL magnetic_variation double -16.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL MOORING long 682
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 42.3774
attribute NC_GLOBAL original_filename String
attribute NC_GLOBAL original_folder String MBAY_LT
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data, CMG_Portal
attribute NC_GLOBAL project_summary String Measurements of currents and other oceanographic properties were made to assess the impact of sewage discharge from the proposed outfall site.
attribute NC_GLOBAL project_title String Long-term observations in Massachusetts Bay; Site A-Boston Harbor
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 source String USGS
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 42.3774
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL start_time String 28-Apr-2002 19:45:00
attribute NC_GLOBAL stop_time String 21-May-2002 13:52:30
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String latitude, longitude, altitude, feature_type_instance
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String USGS-CMG time-series data from the Long-term observations in Massachusetts Bay; Site A-Boston Harbor project, mooring 682 and package 6824Bvm-a. Measurements of currents and other oceanographic properties were made to assess the impact of sewage discharge from the proposed outfall site.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_duration String PT1966050S
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2002-05-21T13:52:30Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2002-04-28T19:45:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String USGS-CMG time-series data: MBAY_LT - 682 - 6824Bvm-a
attribute NC_GLOBAL VAR_DESC String comp:upr:upr:u:v:CD:CS:T
attribute NC_GLOBAL VAR_FILL String NaN
attribute NC_GLOBAL WATER_DEPTH float 33.83
attribute NC_GLOBAL WATER_DEPTH_NOTE String determined from pressure measured on tripod (; WD = sensor height above bottom + (average pressure/10)-10.13: (m)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -70.7816
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 latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float 42.3774, 42.3774
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 42.3774
attribute latitude valid_min float 42.3774
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -70.7816, -70.7816
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 -70.7816
attribute longitude valid_min float -70.7816
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 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 6824Bvm-a
attribute platform long_name String USGS-CMG time-series data from the Long-term observations in Massachusetts Bay; Site A-Boston Harbor project, mooring 682 and package 6824Bvm-a. Measurements of currents and other oceanographic properties were made to assess the impact of sewage discharge from the proposed outfall site.
attribute platform nodc_name String FIXED PLATFORM, MOORINGS
attribute platform short_name String USGS-CMG time-series data: MBAY_LT - 682 - 6824Bvm-a
attribute platform type String fixed
variable time   double  
attribute time _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.0200231E9, 1.02198915E9
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 altitude   float  
attribute altitude _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute altitude _CoordinateZisPositive String up
attribute altitude _FillValue float -9999.9
attribute altitude actual_range float -23.63, -23.63
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 -23.63
attribute altitude valid_min float -23.63
variable CD_310   float  
attribute CD_310 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute CD_310 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute CD_310 actual_range float 0.0, 359.9454
attribute CD_310 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute CD_310 colorBarMaximum double 359.9454
attribute CD_310 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute CD_310 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute CD_310 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
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 grid_mapping String crs
attribute CD_310 interp_note String 1 pad values interpolated.
attribute CD_310 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute CD_310 long_name String Current direction
attribute CD_310 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute CD_310 platform String platform
attribute CD_310 sensor_depth float 23.63
attribute CD_310 sensor_hab float 10.23
attribute CD_310 sensor_type String VMCM
attribute CD_310 serial_number String VM306
attribute CD_310 standard_name String direction_of_sea_water_velocity
attribute CD_310 units String degree
variable CS_300   float  
attribute CS_300 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute CS_300 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute CS_300 actual_range float 0.0, 0.3097683
attribute CS_300 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute CS_300 colorBarMaximum double 0.30976832
attribute CS_300 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute CS_300 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute CS_300 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
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 grid_mapping String crs
attribute CS_300 interp_note String 1 pad values interpolated.
attribute CS_300 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute CS_300 long_name String Current speed
attribute CS_300 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute CS_300 platform String platform
attribute CS_300 sensor_depth float 23.63
attribute CS_300 sensor_hab float 10.23
attribute CS_300 sensor_type String VMCM
attribute CS_300 serial_number String VM306
attribute CS_300 standard_name String sea_water_speed
attribute CS_300 units String m/s
variable T_20   float  
attribute T_20 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute T_20 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute T_20 actual_range float 5.886597, 8.659698
attribute T_20 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute T_20 colorBarMaximum double 8.6596985
attribute T_20 colorBarMinimum double 5.8865967
attribute T_20 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute T_20 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute T_20 epic_code int 20
attribute T_20 FORTRAN_format String f10.2
attribute T_20 generic_name String temp
attribute T_20 grid_mapping String crs
attribute T_20 interp_note String 1 pad values interpolated.
attribute T_20 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute T_20 long_name String Water Temperature
attribute T_20 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute T_20 platform String platform
attribute T_20 sensor_depth float 23.63
attribute T_20 sensor_hab float 10.23
attribute T_20 sensor_type String VMCM
attribute T_20 serial_number String T-0206
attribute T_20 standard_name String sea_water_temperature
attribute T_20 units String degree_Celsius
variable comp_1404   float  
attribute comp_1404 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute comp_1404 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute comp_1404 actual_range float 0.0, 358.5938
attribute comp_1404 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute comp_1404 colorBarMaximum double 358.59375
attribute comp_1404 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute comp_1404 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute comp_1404 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute comp_1404 epic_code int 1404
attribute comp_1404 FORTRAN_format String f10.1
attribute comp_1404 generic_name String comp
attribute comp_1404 grid_mapping String crs
attribute comp_1404 interp_note String 1 pad values interpolated.
attribute comp_1404 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute comp_1404 long_name String Instrument Heading (magnetic north)
attribute comp_1404 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute comp_1404 platform String platform
attribute comp_1404 sensor_depth float 23.63
attribute comp_1404 sensor_hab float 10.23
attribute comp_1404 sensor_type String VMCM
attribute comp_1404 serial_number String VM306
attribute comp_1404 standard_name String platform_orientation
attribute comp_1404 units String degree
variable lowr_4002   float  
attribute lowr_4002 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute lowr_4002 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute lowr_4002 actual_range float -716.0, 625.0
attribute lowr_4002 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute lowr_4002 colorBarMaximum double 625.0
attribute lowr_4002 colorBarMinimum double -716.0
attribute lowr_4002 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute lowr_4002 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute lowr_4002 epic_code int 4002
attribute lowr_4002 FORTRAN_format String f10.1
attribute lowr_4002 generic_name String rotor
attribute lowr_4002 grid_mapping String crs
attribute lowr_4002 interp_note String 1 pad values interpolated.
attribute lowr_4002 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute lowr_4002 long_name String LOWER ROTOR SPEED
attribute lowr_4002 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute lowr_4002 platform String platform
attribute lowr_4002 sensor_depth float 23.63
attribute lowr_4002 sensor_hab float 10.23
attribute lowr_4002 sensor_type String VMCM
attribute lowr_4002 serial_number String VM306
attribute lowr_4002 units String counts
variable u_1205   float  
attribute u_1205 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute u_1205 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute u_1205 actual_range float -0.2327535, 0.3065853
attribute u_1205 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute u_1205 colorBarMaximum double 0.30658534
attribute u_1205 colorBarMinimum double -0.23275353
attribute u_1205 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute u_1205 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute u_1205 epic_code int 1205
attribute u_1205 generic_name String u
attribute u_1205 grid_mapping String crs
attribute u_1205 interp_note String 1 pad values interpolated.
attribute u_1205 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute u_1205 long_name String Eastward (u) velocity
attribute u_1205 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute u_1205 platform String platform
attribute u_1205 sensor_depth float 23.63
attribute u_1205 sensor_hab float 10.23
attribute u_1205 sensor_type String VMCM
attribute u_1205 serial_number String VM306
attribute u_1205 standard_name String eastward_sea_water_velocity
attribute u_1205 units String m/s
variable upr_4000   float  
attribute upr_4000 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute upr_4000 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute upr_4000 actual_range float -671.0, 469.0
attribute upr_4000 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute upr_4000 colorBarMaximum double 469.0
attribute upr_4000 colorBarMinimum double -671.0
attribute upr_4000 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute upr_4000 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute upr_4000 epic_code int 4000
attribute upr_4000 FORTRAN_format String f10.1
attribute upr_4000 generic_name String rotor
attribute upr_4000 grid_mapping String crs
attribute upr_4000 interp_note String 1 pad values interpolated.
attribute upr_4000 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute upr_4000 long_name String UPPER ROTOR SPEED
attribute upr_4000 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute upr_4000 platform String platform
attribute upr_4000 sensor_depth float 23.63
attribute upr_4000 sensor_hab float 10.23
attribute upr_4000 sensor_type String VMCM
attribute upr_4000 serial_number String VM306
attribute upr_4000 units String counts
variable v_1206   float  
attribute v_1206 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute v_1206 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute v_1206 actual_range float -0.1599845, 0.2060071
attribute v_1206 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute v_1206 colorBarMaximum double 0.20600714
attribute v_1206 colorBarMinimum double -0.15998453
attribute v_1206 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute v_1206 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute v_1206 epic_code int 1206
attribute v_1206 generic_name String v
attribute v_1206 grid_mapping String crs
attribute v_1206 interp_note String 1 pad values interpolated.
attribute v_1206 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute v_1206 long_name String Northward (v) velocity
attribute v_1206 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute v_1206 platform String platform
attribute v_1206 sensor_depth float 23.63
attribute v_1206 sensor_hab float 10.23
attribute v_1206 sensor_type String VMCM
attribute v_1206 serial_number String VM306
attribute v_1206 standard_name String northward_sea_water_velocity
attribute v_1206 units String m/s

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