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Dataset Title:  GHCN version 2 Land Precipitation Anomalies (ghcngridded, precip.mon.anom), 5.
0°, 1900-2015
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Institution:  NOAA ESRL   (Dataset ID: noaa_esrl_856c_d040_ccf7)
Information:  Summary ? | License ? | FGDC | ISO 19115 | Metadata | Background (external link) | Make a graph
Dimensions ? Start ? Stride ? Stop ?  Size ?    Spacing ?
 time (UTC) ?      1385    30 days 10h 27m 24s (uneven)
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 latitude (degrees_north) ?      36    -5.0 (even)
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 longitude (degrees_east) ?      72    5.0 (even)
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Grid Variables (which always also download all of the dimension variables)
 precip (GHCN V2 Gridded Precipitation, mm) ?

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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range -2.2089888e+9, 1.4304384e+9;
    String avg_period "0000-01-00 00:00:00";
    String axis "T";
    String climo_timeperiod "1971-2000";
    String coordinate_defines "start";
    String delta_t "0000-01-00 00:00:00";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Time";
    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 -87.5, 87.5;
    String axis "Y";
    String coordinate_defines "point";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float32 actual_range 2.5, 357.5;
    String axis "X";
    String coordinate_defines "point";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  precip {
    Float32 actual_range -761.46, 1275.4;
    String cell_methods "time: anomaly (monthly from values)";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 10.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -10.0;
    String ioos_category "Meteorology";
    String level_desc "Surface";
    String long_name "GHCN V2 Gridded Precipitation";
    Float32 missing_value -9.96921e+36;
    String parent_stat "Observation";
    Int16 precision 2;
    String standard_name "precip_anomaly";
    String statistic "Anomaly";
    String units "mm";
    Float32 valid_range -1000.0, 2000.0;
    String var_desc "Precipitation Anomaly";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String Conventions "CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3";
    String creator_email "";
    String creator_name "NOAA ESRL PSD";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "";
    String dataset_title "GHCN Version 3 Land Temperature and Version 2 Land Precipitation Dataset";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 357.5;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 87.5;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min -87.5;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 5.0;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 357.5;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min 2.5;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 5.0;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    String history 
"Originally created at NOAA/ESRL PSD by CAS 10/2011 from files obtained at NCDC
    String id "";
    String infoUrl "";
    String institution "NOAA ESRL";
    String keywords "anomalies, anomaly, climatology, data, earth, esrl, ghcn, ghcngridded, global, gridded, historical, laboratory, land, latitude, longitude, meteorology, network, noaa, precip.mon.anom, precip_anomaly, precipitation, rain, rainfall, research, system, time, version";
    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 Northernmost_Northing 87.5;
    String platform "Surface Land";
    String references "";
    String source "Obtained from via ftp";
    String sourceUrl "";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing -87.5;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v29";
    String summary "Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) version 2 Land Precipitation Anomalies (ghcngridded, precip.mon.anom)";
    String time_coverage_end "2015-05-01T00:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "1900-01-01T00:00:00Z";
    String title "GHCN version 2 Land Precipitation Anomalies (ghcngridded, precip.mon.anom), 5.0°, 1900-2015";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting 2.5;


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