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Dataset Title:  Wind-wave and suspended-sediment data from Liberty Island and Little Holland
Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California (ver. 2.0, September 2019),
DL516HWCrbr-s
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Institution:  USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program   (Dataset ID: DL516HWCrbr-s)
Range: longitude = -121.65867 to -121.65867°E, latitude = 38.30854 to 38.30854°N, time = 2016-04-12T17:00:00Z to 2016-06-08T14:40:00Z
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Well, you can do anything you want with your graphs, of course. But some things you might not have considered are:

The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
 s {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 1.4604804e+9, 1.4653968e+9;
    String axis "T";
    String calendar "proleptic_gregorian";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "time of measurement";
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  }
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float64 actual_range 38.30854, 38.30854;
    String axis "Y";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 90.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -90.0;
    Float64 epic_code 500.0;
    String FORTRAN_format "F10.4";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "sensor latitude";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String type "EVEN";
    String units "degrees_north";
  }
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float64 actual_range -121.65867, -121.65867;
    String axis "X";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 180.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -180.0;
    Float64 epic_code 502.0;
    String FORTRAN_format "F10.4";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "sensor longitude";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String type "EVEN";
    String units "degrees_east";
  }
  depth {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Height";
    String _CoordinateZisPositive "down";
    Float64 _FillValue 9.969209968386869e+36;
    String axis "Z";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 8000.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -8000.0;
    String colorBarPalette "TopographyDepth";
    Float64 epic_code 3.0;
    Float64 initial_sensor_height 0.25;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "mean water depth";
    String positive "down";
    String source_name "z";
    String standard_name "depth";
    String units "m";
  }
  burst {
    Float64 _FillValue 1.0e+35;
    Float64 actual_range 37.0, 8231.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 100.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String coverage_content_type "physicalMeasurement";
    String generic_name "burst";
    String ioos_category "Statistics";
    String long_name "Burst Number";
    String units "1";
  }
  P_1 {
    Float64 _FillValue 1.0e+35;
    Float64 actual_range 0.030828516996094634, 9.990234375000024e+34;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 5000.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String coverage_content_type "physicalMeasurement";
    Float64 epic_code 1.0;
    String FORTRAN_format "F10.1";
    String generic_name "pres";
    Float64 initial_sensor_height 0.25;
    String ioos_category "Pressure";
    String long_name "PRESSURE (DB)";
    String name "P";
    Float64 serial_number 51001.0;
    String standard_name "sea_water_pressure";
    String type "EVEN";
    String units "dbar";
    Float64 valid_range 0.0, 10000.0;
  }
  SDP_850 {
    Float64 _FillValue 1.0e+35;
    Float64 actual_range 8.448937439636749e-5, 5.002433654433521e+34;
    String cell_methods "time: standard_deviation";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 5000.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String coverage_content_type "physicalMeasurement";
    Float64 epic_code 850.0;
    String FORTRAN_format "F10.1";
    String generic_name "pres";
    Float64 initial_sensor_height 0.25;
    String ioos_category "Pressure";
    String long_name "STAND. DEV. (PRESS)";
    String name "SDP";
    Float64 serial_number 51001.0;
    String standard_name "sea_water_pressure";
    String type "EVEN";
    String units "dbar";
    Float64 valid_range 0.0, 10000.0;
  }
  feature_type_instance {
    String cf_role "timeseries_id";
    String coverage_content_type "physicalMeasurement";
    String ioos_category "Identifier";
    String long_name "Feature Type Instance";
  }
 }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String _NCProperties "version=2,netcdf=4.7.4,hdf5=1.10.6";
    String atmospheric_pressure_correction_file "J:\\DEL15\\DL516\\met_data\\met.nc";
    String atmospheric_pressure_correction_method "Time Series";
    String basefilename "051001_DL516HWC01";
    Float64 burst_interval 600.0;
    Float64 burst_length 171.008;
    String cdm_data_type "TimeSeries";
    String cdm_timeseries_variables "feature_type_instance, latitude, longitude";
    String CollaboratingAgency "NRP, CA WSC";
    Float64 COMPOSITE 0.0;
    String Conventions "CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3, COARDS";
    String COORD_SYSTEM "GEOGRAPHICAL";
    String creation_date "11-Aug-2016 18:14:39";
    String creator_name "USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "https://www.usgs.gov/";
    String CruiseID "2016-623-FA";
    String DATA_ORIGIN "original";
    String DATA_SUBTYPE "MOORED";
    String DATA_TYPE "TIME";
    String datasetID "DL516HWCrbr-s";
    String date_created "2016-08-11T18:14:39Z";
    String Deployment_date "12-APR-2016 16:54";
    Float64 DEPTH_CONST 1.0;
    String DESCRIPTION "weight stand";
    Float64 DRIFTER 0.0;
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting -121.65867;
    String EXPERIMENT "DL516HWC";
    String experiment_id "DL516";
    String featureType "TimeSeries";
    Float64 FILL_FLAG 1.0e+35;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 38.30854;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min 38.30854;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max -121.65867;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -121.65867;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    String geospatial_vertical_positive "down";
    String geospatial_vertical_units "m";
    String history 
"Imported from ScienceBase data release and converted to CF using process_F73R0R07.ipynb;
2024-07-15T19:55:18Z (local files)
2024-07-15T19:55:18Z https://geoport.usgs.esipfed.org/tabledap/DL516HWCrbr-s.das";
    String id "DL516HWCrbr-s";
    String infoUrl "https://doi.org/10.5066/F73R0R07";
    Float64 initial_instrument_height 0.25;
    String INST_TYPE "RBRduo";
    String institution "USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program";
    String instnum "01";
    String instrument_manufacturer "RBR";
    String instrument_number "DL516HWC01";
    String keywords "burst, california, coastal, data, delta, depth, dev, dl516hwcrbr, dl516hwcrbr-s, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Water Pressure, feature, feature_type_instance, geological, geology, holland, identifier, instance, island, joaquin, latitude, liberty, little, longitude, marine, measurement, number, ocean, oceanography, oceans, P_1, press, pressure, program, sacramento, sacramento-san, san, science, SDP_850, sea, sea_water_pressure, seawater, sediment, sediment transport, sensor, stand, states, statistics, survey, suspended, suspended-sediment, time, tract, type, united, usgs, water, wave, wind, wind-wave";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    Float64 latitude 38.30854;
    String license 
"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.";
    Float64 longitude -121.65867;
    Float64 magnetic_variation 13.65;
    String metadata_link "https://doi.org/10.5066/F73R0R07";
    String metadatafile_author "Emily Carlson, USGS - Santa Cruz";
    String mode "wave";
    String MOORING "DL516HWC";
    String naming_authority "gov.usgs.cmgp";
    String ncFilename "DL516HWCrbr_c.nc";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 38.30854;
    Float64 number_of_bursts 8195.0;
    String OFAFunding "USBR";
    String platform_type "Tripod";
    Float64 POS_CONST 0.0;
    String program "Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments";
    String project "CMG_Portal";
    String publisher_url "https://www.usgs.gov/";
    String Recovery_date "08-JUN-2016 14:41";
    String Region "Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta";
    Float64 sample_interval 0.167;
    Float64 samples_per_burst 1024.0;
    String SciPi "Jessica Lacy";
    Float64 serial_number 51001.0;
    String Site "HWC";
    String source "USGS";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing 38.30854;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v66";
    String subsetVariables "latitude, longitude, depth, feature_type_instance";
    String summary 
"Wind-wave and suspended-sediment data from Liberty Island and Little Holland Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California (ver. 2.0, September 2019) - DL516HWCrbr-s. Data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (United States Geological Survey (USGS)) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center to investigate the influence of wind waves on sediment dynamics in two flooded agricultural tracts in the northern Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Little Holland Tract and Liberty Island. This effort is part of a large interdisciplinary study led by the USGS California Water Science Center and funded by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to investigate how shallow-water habitats in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta function and whether they provide good habitat for native fish species, including the Delta smelt. Elevated turbidity is a requirement for Delta smelt habitat, and turbidity is largely comprised of suspended sediment. Wind waves develop in large open-water regions with large fetch, and can increase turbidity by mobilizing bottom sediments.

Data were collected from several sites in Little Holland Tract (LHT) and Liberty Island (LI), including the Liberty Island Conservation Bank (LICB), from 2015 to 2017. Table 1 (below) lists the deployment name (DLXXX) and dates for each sampling station location. Station names starting with 'H' are in LHT; station names starting with 'L' are in LI, and the station name starting with 'W' is in LICB. At stations with a 'W' as the second character of the station name, we collected water-level, wind-wave, and turbidity time-series data. At stations with a 'V' as the second character of the station name, we collected water-level, wind-wave, and turbidity, as well as velocity time-series data. The turbidity sensors were calibrated to suspended-sediment concentration measured in water samples collected on site (tables 2a,b) for LHT and LI. Details on instrumentation and sampling are included on the individual pages for each station (see links below). Data were sequentially added to this data release as they were retrieved and post-processed.";
    String time_coverage_duration "P56DT21H40M0S";
    String time_coverage_end "2016-06-08T14:40:00Z";
    String time_coverage_resolution "P0DT0H10M0S";
    String time_coverage_start "2016-04-12T17:00:00Z";
    String title "Wind-wave and suspended-sediment data from Liberty Island and Little Holland Tract, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California (ver. 2.0, September 2019), DL516HWCrbr-s";
    Float64 WATER_DEPTH 0.8360769180707481;
    String WATER_DEPTH_SOURCE "mean pressure";
    String WATER_DEPTH_source "Mean Pressure Data corrected for Atmospheric Pressure";
    String WATER_MASS "Little Holland Tract";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -121.65867;
  }
}

 

Using tabledap to Request Data and Graphs from Tabular Datasets

tabledap lets you request a data subset, a graph, or a map from a tabular dataset (for example, buoy data), via a specially formed URL. tabledap uses the OPeNDAP (external link) Data Access Protocol (DAP) (external link) and its selection constraints (external link).

The URL specifies what you want: the dataset, a description of the graph or the subset of the data, and the file type for the response.

Tabledap request URLs must be in the form
https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/tabledap/datasetID.fileType{?query}
For example,
https://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/tabledap/pmelTaoDySst.htmlTable?longitude,latitude,time,station,wmo_platform_code,T_25&time>=2015-05-23T12:00:00Z&time<=2015-05-31T12:00:00Z
Thus, the query is often a comma-separated list of desired variable names, followed by a collection of constraints (e.g., variable<value), each preceded by '&' (which is interpreted as "AND").

For details, see the tabledap Documentation.


 
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