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Dataset Title:  AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5.3 L3-Collated (L3C) SST, Global, 0.0417°, 1981-
2014, Nighttime (1 Day Composite)
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Institution:  NCEI   (Dataset ID: nceiPH53sstn1day)
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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 3.675888e+8, 1.4200272e+9;
    String axis "T";
    String calendar "gregorian";
    String comment "This is the centered, reference time.";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "reference time of SST file";
    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";
    Float32 actual_range -89.97916, 89.97917;
    String axis "Y";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String reference_datum "Geographical coordinates, WGS84 datum";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
    Float32 valid_max 90.0;
    Float32 valid_min -90.0;
  }
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float32 actual_range -179.9792, 179.9792;
    String axis "X";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String reference_datum "Geographical coordinates, WGS84 datum";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
    Float32 valid_max 180.0;
    Float32 valid_min -180.0;
  }
  sea_surface_temperature {
    String ancillary_variables "quality_level pathfinder_quality_level l2p_flags";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 32.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String comment "Skin temperature of the ocean";
    String coverage_content_type "physicalMeasurement";
    String grid_mapping "crs";
    String ioos_category "Temperature";
    String long_name "NOAA Climate Data Record of sea surface skin temperature";
    String platform "NOAA-11";
    String source "AVHRR_GAC-CLASS-L1B-NOAA_11-v1";
    String standard_name "sea_surface_skin_temperature";
    String units "degree_C";
  }
  dt_analysis {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 5.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String comment "The difference between this SST and the previous day's SST.";
    String coverage_content_type "auxiliaryInformation";
    String grid_mapping "crs";
    String ioos_category "Statistics";
    String long_name "deviation from last SST analysis";
    String platform "NOAA-11";
    String references "AVHRR_OI, with inland values populated from AVHRR_Pathfinder daily climatological SST. For more information on this reference field see https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0071180.";
    String source "NOAA Daily 25km Global Optimally Interpolated Sea Surface Temperature (OISST)";
    String units "degree_C";
  }
  wind_speed {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 15.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String comment "These wind speeds were created by NCEP-DOE Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP-II) reanalysis (R-2) and represent winds at 10 metres above the sea surface.";
    String coverage_content_type "auxiliaryInformation";
    String grid_mapping "crs";
    String height "10 m";
    String ioos_category "Wind";
    String long_name "10m wind speed";
    String source "NCEP/DOE AMIP-II Reanalysis (Reanalysis-2): u_wind.10m.gauss.1990.nc, v_wind.10m.gauss.1990.nc";
    String standard_name "wind_speed";
    Float64 time_offset 2.4048;
    String units "m s-1";
  }
  sea_ice_fraction {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 1.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String comment "Sea ice concentration data are taken from the EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSISAF) Global Daily Sea Ice Concentration Reprocessing Data Set (https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0068294) when these data are available. The data are reprojected and interpolated from their original polar stereographic projection at 10km spatial resolution to the 4km Pathfinder Version 5.3 grid. When the OSISAF data are not available for both hemispheres on a given day, the sea ice concentration data are taken from the sea_ice_fraction variable found in the L4 GHRSST DailyOI SST product from NOAA/NCDC, and are interpolated from the 25km DailyOI grid to the 4km Pathfinder Version 5.3 grid.";
    String coverage_content_type "auxiliaryInformation";
    String grid_mapping "crs";
    String ioos_category "Ice Distribution";
    String long_name "sea ice fraction";
    String references "Reynolds, et al.(2006) Daily High-resolution Blended Analyses. Available at http://doi.org/10.7289/V5SQ8XB5";
    String source "NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC Daily optimum interpolation(OI) SST on 1/4-degree grid: 19901230-NCDC-L4LRblend-GLOB-v01-fv02_0-AVHRR_OI.nc.gz";
    String standard_name "sea_ice_area_fraction";
    Float64 time_offset 10.0;
    String units "percent";
  }
  quality_level {
    String ancillary_variables "pathfinder_quality_level";
    String colorBarContinuous "false";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 6.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    Int32 colorBarNSections 6;
    String comment 
"These are the overall quality indicators and are used for all GHRSST SSTs. Note, the native Pathfinder processing system returns quality levels ranging from 0 to 7 (7 is best quality; -1 represents missing data) and has been converted to the extent possible into the six levels required by the GDS2 (ranging from 0 to 5, where 5 is best). Below is the conversion table: 
 GDS2 required quality_level 5  =  native Pathfinder quality level 7 == best_quality 
 GDS2 required quality_level 4  =  native Pathfinder quality level 4-6 == acceptable_quality 
 GDS2 required quality_level 3  =  native Pathfinder quality level 2-3 == low_quality 
 GDS2 required quality_level 2  =  native Pathfinder quality level 1 == worst_quality 
 GDS2 required quality_level 1  =  native Pathfinder quality level 0 = bad_data 
 GDS2 required quality_level 0  =  native Pathfinder quality level -1 = missing_data 
 The original Pathfinder quality level is recorded in the optional variable pathfinder_quality_level.";
    String coverage_content_type "qualityInformation";
    String flag_meanings "no_data bad_data worst_quality low_quality acceptable_quality best_quality";
    Byte flag_values 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5;
    String grid_mapping "crs";
    String ioos_category "Quality";
    String long_name "quality level of SST pixel";
    String platform "NOAA-11";
    String source "AVHRR_GAC-CLASS-L1B-NOAA_11-v1";
    String units "1";
  }
  pathfinder_quality_level {
    String colorBarContinuous "false";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 8.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    Int32 colorBarNSections 8;
    String comment "This variable contains the native Pathfinder processing system quality levels, ranging from 0 to 7, where 0 is worst and 7 is best. And value -1 represents missing data.";
    String coverage_content_type "qualityInformation";
    String flag_meanings "bad_data worst_quality low_quality low_quality acceptable_quality acceptable_quality acceptable_quality best_quality";
    Byte flag_values 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7;
    String grid_mapping "crs";
    String ioos_category "Quality";
    String long_name "Pathfinder SST quality flag";
    String platform "NOAA-11";
    String source "AVHRR_GAC-CLASS-L1B-NOAA_11-v1";
    String units "1";
  }
  l2p_flags {
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 300.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String comment "Bit zero (0) is always set to zero to indicate infrared data. Bit one (1) is set to zero for any pixel over water (ocean, lakes and rivers). Land pixels were determined by rasterizing the Global Self-consistent Hierarchical High-resolution Shoreline (GSHHS) Database from the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Any 4 km Pathfinder pixel whose area is 50% or more covered by land has bit one (1) set to 1. Bit two (2) is set to 1 when the sea_ice_fraction is 0.15 or greater. Bits three (3) and four (4) indicate lake and river pixels, respectively, and were determined by rasterizing the US World Wildlife Fund's Global Lakes and Wetlands Database. Any 4 km Pathfinder pixel whose area is 50% or more covered by lake has bit three (3) set to 1. Any 4 km Pathfinder pixel whose area is 50% or more covered by river has bit four (4) set to 1. Bits six (6) indicates the daytime unrealistic SST values (>39.8°C) that remain in pf_quality_level 4 to 7. Users are recommended to avoid these values.";
    String coverage_content_type "auxiliaryInformation";
    Int16 flag_masks 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256;
    String flag_meanings "microwave land ice lake river reserved_for_future_use extreme_sst unused_currently unused_currently";
    String grid_mapping "crs";
    String ioos_category "Quality";
    String long_name "L2P flags";
    String platform "NOAA-11";
    String source "AVHRR_GAC-CLASS-L1B-NOAA_11-v1";
    String units "1";
  }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String _CoordSysBuilder "ucar.nc2.dataset.conv.CF1Convention";
    String acknowledgement "Please acknowledge the use of these data with the following statement: These data were provided by GHRSST and the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). This project was supported in part by a grant from the NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program for satellites.";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String cdr_id "gov.noaa.ncdc:C00983";
    String cdr_program "NOAA Climate Data Record Program for satellites";
    String cdr_variable "sea_surface_temperature";
    String comment "SST from AVHRR Pathfinder";
    String contributor_name "Robert Evans";
    String contributor_role "Principal Investigator";
    String Conventions "CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3, COARDS";
    String creator_email "Kenneth.Casey@noaa.gov";
    String creator_institution "US DOC; NOAA; National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service; National Centers for Environmental Information";
    String creator_name "Kenneth S. Casey";
    String creator_type "person";
    String creator_url "https://pathfinder.nodc.noaa.gov";
    String date_created "2016-05-12T22:05:37Z";
    String date_issued "2016-03-01T00:00:00Z";
    String date_metadata_modified "2016-01-25T00:00:00Z";
    String date_modified "2016-05-12T22:05:37Z";
    String day_or_night "Night";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 179.9792;
    String gds_version_id "2.0";
    String geospatial_bounds "-180.0000 -90.0000, 180.0000 90.0000";
    String geospatial_bounds_crs "EPSG:4326";
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 89.97917;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min -89.97916;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.04166666589488307;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 179.9792;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -179.9792;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 0.041666674383609215;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    String history 
"smigen_both ifile=1990364.b4kd1-pf53ap-n11-sst.hdf ofile=1990364.i4kd1-pf53ap-n11-sst.hdf prod=sst datamin=-3.0 datamax=40.0 precision=I projection=RECT resolution=4km gap_fill=2 ; /srv/disk1t/PFV5.3CONV/bin/Converter/hdf2nc_PFV53_L3C.x -v /srv/disk1t/PFV5.3CONV/Data_PFV53/PFV53_HDF_L3C/1990/1990364.i4kd1-pf53ap-n11-sst.hdf
2018-07-18T22:32:30Z (local files)
2018-07-18T22:32:30Z http://upwell.pfeg.noaa.gov/griddap/nceiPH53sstn1day.das";
    String id "AVHRR_Pathfinder-NCEI-L3C-v5.3";
    String infoUrl "https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:AVHRR_Pathfinder-NCEI-L3C-v5.3";
    String institution "NCEI";
    String instrument "AVHRR-2";
    String instrument_vocabulary "NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords v8.4";
    String keywords "10m, advanced, aerosol, aerosol_dynamic_indicator, analysis, area, atmosphere, atmospheric, avhrr, bias, centers, climate, collated, cryosphere, data, deviation, difference, distribution, dt_analysis, dynamic, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds, Earth Science > Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Extent, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature, Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Extent, environmental, error, estimate, extent, flag, flags, fraction, ghrsst, global, high, high-resolution, ice, ice distribution, indicator, information, l2p, l2p_flags, l3-collated, l3c, level, national, ncei, noaa, ocean, oceans, optical, optical properties, pathfinder, pathfinder_quality_level, pixel, properties, quality, quality_level, radiometer, record, reference, resolution, sea, sea_ice_area_fraction, sea_ice_fraction, sea_surface_skin_temperature, sea_surface_temperature, sensor, single, skin, speed, sses, sses_bias, sses_standard_deviation, sst, sst_dtime, standard, statistics, surface, temperature, time, version, very, vhrr, wind, wind_speed, winds";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    String license 
"These data are available for use without restriction.
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 metadata_link "https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:AVHRR_Pathfinder-NCEI-L3C-v5.3";
    String naming_authority "org.ghrsst";
    String ncei_template_version "NCEI_NetCDF_Grid_Template_v2.0";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 89.97917;
    String orbit_node "Descending";
    String platform "NOAA-11";
    String platform_vocabulary "NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords v8.4";
    String principal_year_day_for_collated_orbits "1990364";
    String processing_level "L3C";
    String product_version "PFV5.3";
    String program "NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program for satellites";
    String project "Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature";
    String publisher_email "ghrsst-po@nceo.ac.uk";
    String publisher_name "GHRSST Project Office";
    String publisher_type "group";
    String publisher_url "https://www.ghrsst.org";
    String references "https://pathfinder.nodc.noaa.gov and Casey, K.S., T.B. Brandon, P. Cornillon, and R. Evans: The Past, Present and Future of the AVHRR Pathfinder SST Program, in Oceanography from Space: Revisited, eds. V. Barale, J.F.R. Gower, and L. Alberotanza, Springer, 2010. DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-8681-5_16.";
    String sea_name "World-Wide Distribution";
    String sensor "AVHRR-2";
    String source "AVHRR_GAC-CLASS-L1B-NOAA_11-v1";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing -89.97916;
    String spatial_resolution "0.0416667 degree";
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v55";
    String summary "Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Pathfinder Version 5.3 L3-Collated (L3C) sea surface temperature. This netCDF-4 file contains sea surface temperature (SST) data produced as part of the AVHRR Pathfinder SST Project. These data were created using Version 5.3 of the Pathfinder algorithm and the file is nearly but not completely compliant with the Global High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) Data Specifications V2.0 (GDS2). The sses_bias and sses_standard_deviation variables are empty. Full compliance with GDS2 specifications will be achieved in the future Pathfinder Version 6. These data were created by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).";
    String time_coverage_duration "P1D";
    String time_coverage_end "2014-12-31T12:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_resolution "P1D";
    String time_coverage_start "1981-08-25T12:00:00Z";
    String title "AVHRR Pathfinder Version 5.3 L3-Collated (L3C) SST, Global, 0.0417°, 1981-2014, Nighttime (1 Day Composite)";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -179.9792;
  }
}

 

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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
https://upwell.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/datasetID.fileType{?query}
For example,
https://upwell.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/griddap/jplMURSST41.htmlTable?analysed_sst[(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]).

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