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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 29-Sep-2004 10:22:04
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 Buoy B
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2017-04-11T22:18:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2017-04-11T22:18:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_metadata_modified String 2017-04-11T22:18:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2017-04-11T22:18:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL DELTA_T String 300
attribute NC_GLOBAL DEPTH_CONST int 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL DRIFTER int 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -70.78489
attribute NC_GLOBAL EXPERIMENT String Boston Longterm
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL FILL_FLAG int 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds String POINT(-70.7848892211914 42.36722183227539)
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds_crs String EPSG:4326
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 42.36722
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 42.36722
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution long 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -70.78489
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -70.78489
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution long 0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double -31.7
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double -31.7
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 20:20:22 2019: ncatted -a project,global,a,c,, CMG_Portal MBAY_LT/
Extra variables deleted by dolly.m.:Trimmed using truncate.m to select records in the range 1 to 56467. :Converted from ascii to EPIC by asc2epic.m
2017-04-11T22:18:00Z - pyaxiom - File created using pyaxiom
attribute NC_GLOBAL history2 String Trimmed using truncate.m; extra variables deleted using dolly.m; created by read7172-m2.m; Oxygen corrected for in-situ temperature
attribute NC_GLOBAL history3 String Tripod tipped over 1/15; 8 hour gap in oxygen saturation.
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String 7172aa-a
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL inst_depth float 31.7
attribute NC_GLOBAL INST_TYPE String Aanderaa Optode
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String crs, feature_type_instance, latitude, longitude, O_65, OST_62, platform, T_28, time, z
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL latitude float 42.36722
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 -70.78489
attribute NC_GLOBAL magnetic_variation float -16.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL MOORING long 717
attribute NC_GLOBAL moortype String tripod
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 42.36722
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 samp_rate float 300.0
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 42.36722
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL start_time String 24-Sep-2003 14:45:00
attribute NC_GLOBAL stop_time String 07-Apr-2004 16:15:00
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 717 and package 7172aa-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 PT16939800S
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2004-04-07T16:15:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2003-09-24T14:45:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String USGS-CMG time-series data: MBAY_LT - 717 - 7172aa-a
attribute NC_GLOBAL tstart float 2003.0, 9.0, 24.0, 14.0, 45.0, 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL VAR_DESC String T:O:OST
attribute NC_GLOBAL water_depth float 31.7
attribute NC_GLOBAL WATER_MASS String ?
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -70.78489
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 42.36722, 42.36722
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 42.36722
attribute latitude valid_min float 42.36722
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -70.78489, -70.78489
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 -70.78489
attribute longitude valid_min float -70.78489
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 7172aa-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 717 and package 7172aa-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 - 717 - 7172aa-a
attribute platform type String fixed
variable time   double  
attribute time _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.0644147E9, 1.0813545E9
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 -31.7, -31.7
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 -31.7
attribute altitude valid_min float -31.7
variable OST_62   float  
attribute OST_62 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute OST_62 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute OST_62 actual_range float 61.39, 101.1
attribute OST_62 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute OST_62 colorBarMaximum double 101.1
attribute OST_62 colorBarMinimum double 61.39
attribute OST_62 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute OST_62 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute OST_62 epic_code int 62
attribute OST_62 generic_name String ox
attribute OST_62 grid_mapping String crs
attribute OST_62 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute OST_62 long_name String Dissolved Oxygen (saturation)
attribute OST_62 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute OST_62 platform String platform
attribute OST_62 sensor_depth double 31.7
attribute OST_62 serial_number String AAO-123
attribute OST_62 standard_name String volume_fraction_of_oxygen_in_sea_water
attribute OST_62 units String percent
variable O_65   float  
attribute O_65 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute O_65 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute O_65 actual_range float 225.6, 428.5
attribute O_65 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute O_65 colorBarMaximum double 428.5
attribute O_65 colorBarMinimum double 225.6
attribute O_65 coordinates String time z latitude longitude
attribute O_65 coverage_content_type String physicalMeasurement
attribute O_65 epic_code int 65
attribute O_65 FORTRAN_format String f10.2
attribute O_65 generic_name String ox
attribute O_65 grid_mapping String crs
attribute O_65 ioos_category String Unknown
attribute O_65 long_name String Dissolved Oxygen (mole contentration)
attribute O_65 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute O_65 platform String platform
attribute O_65 sensor_depth double 31.7
attribute O_65 serial_number String AAO-123
attribute O_65 standard_name String mole_concentration_of_dissolved_molecular_oxygen_in_sea_water
attribute O_65 units String µmol/kg
variable T_28   float  
attribute T_28 _ChunkSizes uint 1000
attribute T_28 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute T_28 actual_range float 1.440002, 11.47
attribute T_28 ancillary_variables String platform
attribute T_28 colorBarMaximum double 11.470001
attribute T_28 colorBarMinimum double 1.4400024
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 double 31.7
attribute T_28 serial_number String AAO-123
attribute T_28 standard_name String sea_water_temperature
attribute T_28 units String degree_Celsius

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