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Dataset Title:  Chlorophyll-a, Terra MODIS, OSU DB, West US, 2006-2007, EXPERIMENTAL (1 Day
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Institution:  NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD   (Dataset ID: erdMOchla1day)
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Dimensions ? Start ? Stride ? Stop ?  Size ?    Spacing ?
 time (Centered Time, UTC) ?      332    1 day 3h 41m 52s (uneven)
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 altitude (m) ?      1    (just one value)
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 latitude (degrees_north) ?      2321    0.0125 (even)
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 longitude (degrees_east) ?      4001    0.0125 (even)
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Grid Variables (which always also download all of the dimension variables)
 chlorophyll (Concentration Of Chlorophyll In Sea Water, mg m-3) ?

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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 1.1394864e+9, 1.1724912e+9;
    String axis "T";
    Int32 fraction_digits 0;
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Centered Time";
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  altitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Height";
    String _CoordinateZisPositive "up";
    Float32 actual_range 0.0, 0.0;
    String axis "Z";
    Int32 fraction_digits 0;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Altitude";
    String positive "up";
    String standard_name "altitude";
    String units "m";
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float32 actual_range 22.0, 51.0;
    String axis "Y";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 4;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String point_spacing "even";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float32 actual_range 205.0, 255.0;
    String axis "X";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 4;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String point_spacing "even";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  chlorophyll {
    Float32 _FillValue -9999999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 30.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.03;
    String colorBarScale "Log";
    String coordsys "geographic";
    Int32 fraction_digits 2;
    String ioos_category "Ocean Color";
    String long_name "Concentration Of Chlorophyll In Sea Water";
    Float32 missing_value -9999999.0;
    String standard_name "concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water";
    String units "mg m-3";
    String acknowledgement "NOAA NESDIS";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String composite "true";
    String contributor_name "OSU/COAS";
    String contributor_role "Source of level 2 data.";
    String Conventions "COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3";
    String creator_email "";
    String creator_name "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "";
    String date_created "2007-02-26";
    String date_issued "2007-02-26";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 255.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 51.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min 22.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.0125;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 255.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min 205.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 0.0125;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_max 0.0;
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_min 0.0;
    String geospatial_vertical_positive "up";
    String geospatial_vertical_units "m";
    String history 
2007-02-26T02:13:50Z NOAA NESDIS CoastWatch WCRN
    String infoUrl "";
    String institution "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String keywords "1-day, chemistry, chlorophyll, chlorophyll-a, chlorophyll_concentration_in_sea_water, coas, color, concentration, day, degrees, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chlorophyll, experimental, modis, ocean, ocean color, oceans, osu, sea, seawater, terra, water, west";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    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.";
    String naming_authority "gov.noaa.pfeg.coastwatch";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 51.0;
    String origin "OSU/COAS";
    String processing_level "3";
    String project "CoastWatch (";
    String projection "geographic";
    String projection_type "mapped";
    String publisher_email "";
    String publisher_name "NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD";
    String publisher_type "institution";
    String publisher_url "";
    String references "Terra/MODIS information: . MODIS information: .";
    String satellite "Terra";
    String sensor "MODIS";
    String source "satellite observation: Terra, MODIS";
    String sourceUrl "";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing 22.0;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v29";
    String summary "NOAA CoastWatch distributes chlorophyll-a concentration data from NASA's Terra satellite.  Measurements are gathered by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) carried aboard the spacecraft.  Data is received from the satellite and processed to level 2 by the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS). THIS IS AN EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT: intended strictly for scientific evaluation by professional marine scientists.";
    String time_coverage_end "2007-02-26T12:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "2006-02-09T12:00:00Z";
    String title "Chlorophyll-a, Terra MODIS, OSU DB, West US, 2006-2007, EXPERIMENTAL (1 Day Composite)";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting 205.0;


Using griddap to Request Data and Graphs from Gridded Datasets

griddap lets you request a data subset, graph, or map from a gridded dataset (for example, sea surface temperature data from a satellite), via a specially formed URL. griddap uses the OPeNDAP (external link) Data Access Protocol (DAP) (external link) and its projection 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.

griddap request URLs must be in the form{?query}
For example,[(2002-06-01T09:00:00Z)][(-89.99):1000:(89.99)][(-179.99):1000:(180.0)]
Thus, the query is often a data variable name (e.g., analysed_sst), followed by [(start):stride:(stop)] (or a shorter variation of that) for each of the variable's dimensions (for example, [time][latitude][longitude]).

For details, see the griddap Documentation.

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