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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 COMPOSITE int 0
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 11:25:09
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 New VMCM
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2017-04-11T22:17:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2017-04-11T22:17:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_metadata_modified String 2017-04-11T22:17:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2017-04-11T22:17:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL DELTA_T String 60
attribute NC_GLOBAL DEPTH_CONST int 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL DRIFTER int 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -70.9152
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL FILL_FLAG int 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds String POINT(-70.91519927978516 42.37730026245117)
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds_crs String EPSG:4326
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 42.3773
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 42.3773
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution long 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -70.9152
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -70.9152
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution long 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double -9.48
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double -9.48
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 20:20:19 2019: ncatted -a project,global,a,c,, CMG_Portal MBAY_LT/
WATER_DEPTH related attributes corrected by fix_mooringdepth: Magnetic variation applied by dolly.m.:CD_310 and CS_300 calculated from u_1205 and v_1206 by Dolly.m :Trimmed using truncate.m to select records in the range 18631 to 211445. :Converted from ascii to EPIC by asc2epic.m
2017-04-11T22:17:00Z - pyaxiom - File created using pyaxiom
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String 7162vm-a
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL inst_depth float 9.48
attribute NC_GLOBAL inst_depth_note String inst_depth = (water_depth - inst_height); nominal depth below the surface
attribute NC_GLOBAL inst_height float 25.03
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 keywords String CD_310, comp_1404, crs, CS_300, feature_type_instance, latitude, longitude, lowr_4002, platform, T_28, time, u_1205, upr_4000, v_1206, z
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL latitude float 42.3773
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 -70.9152
attribute NC_GLOBAL magnetic_variation float -16.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL MOORING long 716
attribute NC_GLOBAL moortype String subsurface
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 42.3773
attribute NC_GLOBAL original_filename String
attribute NC_GLOBAL original_folder String MBAY_LT
attribute NC_GLOBAL POS_CONST int 0
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 scipi String Brad Butman
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String USGS
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 42.3773
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL start_time String 24-Sep-2003 16:00:30
attribute NC_GLOBAL stop_time String 05-Feb-2004 13:34:30
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 716 and package 7162vm-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 PT11568840S
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2004-02-05T13:34:30Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2003-09-24T16:00:30Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String USGS-CMG time-series data: MBAY_LT - 716 - 7162vm-a
attribute NC_GLOBAL VAR_DESC String u:v:upr:upr:comp:T:CS:CD:CS:CD:u:v
attribute NC_GLOBAL WATER_DEPTH float 34.51
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 WATER_MASS String ?
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -70.9152
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 42.3773, 42.3773
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 42.3773
attribute latitude valid_min float 42.3773
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -70.9152, -70.9152
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 -70.9152
attribute longitude valid_min float -70.9152
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 7162vm-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 716 and package 7162vm-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 - 716 - 7162vm-a
attribute platform type String fixed
variable time   double  
attribute time _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.06441923E9, 1.07598807E9
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 -9.48, -9.48
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 -9.48
attribute altitude valid_min float -9.48
variable CD_310   float  
attribute CD_310 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute CD_310 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute CD_310 actual_range float 0.01324081, 359.9915
attribute CD_310 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute CD_310 colorBarMaximum double 359.99152
attribute CD_310 colorBarMinimum double 0.013240814
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 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 9.48
attribute CD_310 sensor_hab float 25.03
attribute CD_310 serial_number String VM-071
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, 0.4369634
attribute CS_300 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute CS_300 colorBarMaximum double 0.43696338
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 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 9.48
attribute CS_300 sensor_hab float 25.03
attribute CS_300 serial_number String VM-071
attribute CS_300 standard_name String sea_water_speed
attribute CS_300 units String m/s
variable T_28   float  
attribute T_28 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute T_28 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute T_28 actual_range float 1.820007, 17.48999
attribute T_28 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute T_28 colorBarMaximum double 17.48999
attribute T_28 colorBarMinimum double 1.8200073
attribute T_28 comment String ITS-1990 Standard
attribute T_28 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute T_28 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute T_28 epic_code int 28
attribute T_28 FORTRAN_format String f10.2
attribute T_28 generic_name String temp
attribute T_28 grid_mapping String crs
attribute T_28 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute T_28 long_name String Water Temperature
attribute T_28 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute T_28 platform String platform
attribute T_28 sensor_depth float 9.48
attribute T_28 sensor_hab float 25.03
attribute T_28 serial_number String VM-071
attribute T_28 standard_name String sea_water_temperature
attribute T_28 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, 359.9
attribute comp_1404 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute comp_1404 colorBarMaximum double 359.9
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 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 9.48
attribute comp_1404 sensor_hab float 25.03
attribute comp_1404 serial_number String VM-071
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 -690.0, 812.0
attribute lowr_4002 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute lowr_4002 colorBarMaximum double 812.0
attribute lowr_4002 colorBarMinimum double -690.0
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 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 9.48
attribute lowr_4002 sensor_hab float 25.03
attribute lowr_4002 serial_number String VM-071
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 -0.291944, 0.3195353
attribute u_1205 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute u_1205 colorBarMaximum double 0.31953534
attribute u_1205 colorBarMinimum double -0.291944
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 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 9.48
attribute u_1205 sensor_hab float 25.03
attribute u_1205 serial_number String VM-071
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 -911.0, 718.0
attribute upr_4000 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute upr_4000 colorBarMaximum double 718.0
attribute upr_4000 colorBarMinimum double -911.0
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 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 9.48
attribute upr_4000 sensor_hab float 25.03
attribute upr_4000 serial_number String VM-071
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 -0.3975003, 0.3183989
attribute v_1206 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute v_1206 colorBarMaximum double 0.3183989
attribute v_1206 colorBarMinimum double -0.39750028
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 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 9.48
attribute v_1206 sensor_hab float 25.03
attribute v_1206 serial_number String VM-071
attribute v_1206 standard_name String northward_sea_water_velocity
attribute v_1206 units String m/s

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