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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL _CoordSysBuilder String ucar.nc2.dataset.conv.CF1Convention
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgement String The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is a Regional Association within the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). PacIOOS is coordinated by the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String Model runs produced by Dr. Brian Powell (
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String Dr. Brian Powell, Dr. Jim Potemra
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String Principal Investigator, Data Manager
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3, COARDS
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String powellb at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_institution String University of Hawaii
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Dr. Brian Powell
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String person
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2014-02-11
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2014-02-11
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_metadata_modified String 2017-01-30
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2015-05-28
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -168.8088
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds String POLYGON ((-15.5 -174.0, -12.4985 -174.0, -12.4985 -168.809, -15.5 -168.809, -15.5 -174.0))
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds_crs String EPSG:4326
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double -12.49855
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -15.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.02704009009009009
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -168.8088
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -174.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.02806054054054059
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String New grid (04/2015) ;
FMRC Best Dataset
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String pacioos.roms_assim.samoa.ROMS_Samoa_Regional_Ocean_Model_Assimilation_best.ncd
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String University of Hawaii
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument String Not Applicable > Not Applicable
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument_vocabulary String GCMD Instrument Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL ISO_Topic_Categories String oceans
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String /regional, advanced, analysis, archiving, argo, array, assimilating, assimilation, avhrr, aviso, best, binary, circulation, coordinate, currents, data, density, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Potential Temperature, Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity, Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Surface Topography > Sea Surface Height, Earth Science Services > Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)/Regional Ocean Models, Earth Science Services > Models > Weather Research/Forecast Models, experiment, field, forecast, forecasting, general, geostrophic, hawaii, height, high, hybrid, hycom, ice, identifier, imaging, interpretation, latitude, longitude, mask, model, modeling, models, moderate, modis, ocean, oceanic, oceanography, oceans, ogcm, operational, oregon, ostia, osu, potential, radiometer, real, real time, real-time, realtime, regional, regional ocean model, research, research/forecast, resolution, roms, salinity, salinity/density, samoa, satellite, science, sea, sea_binary_mask, services, spectroradiometer, ssh, sst, state, surface, system, temperature, time, topex, topography, university, validation, very, vhrr, weather, wrf
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String These model data were generated as part of an academic research project, and the principal investigator, Brian Powell (, asks to be informed of intent for scientific use and appropriate acknowledgment given in any publications arising therefrom. The data are provided free of charge, without warranty of any kind.
attribute NC_GLOBAL location String Proto fmrc:ROMS_Samoa_Regional_Ocean_Model_Assimilation
attribute NC_GLOBAL locations String Ocean > Pacific Ocean > South Pacific Ocean > Polynesia > American Samoa, Ocean > Pacific Ocean > South Pacific Ocean > Polynesia > Samoa
attribute NC_GLOBAL locations_vocabulary String GCMD Location Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL Metadata_Link String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String org.pacioos
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double -12.49855
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform String Models/Analyses > > Operational Models
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform_vocabulary String GCMD Platform Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL program String Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String info at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_institution String University of Hawaii
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String group
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String,, (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS),
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -15.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v39
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS): Samoa: Data Assimilating. Best time series, taking the data from the most recent run available. Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) 3-day, 3-hourly data assimilating hindcast for the region surrounding the islands of Samoa at approximately 3-km resolution. Boundary conditions provided by the global, 1/12-degree (~9-km) HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM). Atmospheric forcing generated by the Weather Research and Forecasting (Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF)) model for the region surrounding the islands of Samoa (WRF_Samoa) at approximately 3-km resolution. Tide forcing uses the Oregon State University (OSU) Tidal Prediction Software (OTPS) Topography Experiment (TOPEX)/Poseidon global inverse solution (TPXO) to derive barotropic tidal elevation and velocity. Data are assimilated over the previous 3 days using all available observations to improve the model estimate of current ocean state (its "nowcast"). Assimilated observations may include satellite-based sea surface temperatures from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), or Operational Sea Surface Temperature and Sea Ice Analysis (OSTIA); satellite-based sea surface height from Archiving, Validation and Interpretation of Satellite Data in Oceanography (AVISO); and in-situ water temperature and salinity profiles from Array for Real-time Geostrophic Oceanography (ARGO) floats. While considerable effort has been made to implement all model components in a thorough, correct, and accurate manner, numerous sources of error are possible. As such, please use these data with the caution appropriate for any ocean related activity.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_resolution String PT3H
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String ROMS: Samoa: Data Assimilating (ROMS Samoa Regional Ocean Model Assimilation best) [lat][lon]
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -174.0
dimension latitude   float nValues=112, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.02704009009009009
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -15.5, -12.49855
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
dimension longitude   float nValues=186, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.02806054054054059
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -174.0, -168.8088
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable mask   short latitude, longitude
attribute mask colorBarMaximum double 1.5
attribute mask colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute mask flag_meanings String land, water
attribute mask flag_values String 0, 1
attribute mask ioos_category String Identifier
attribute mask long_name String field mask
attribute mask standard_name String sea_binary_mask
attribute mask units String 1
attribute mask value String 0-land, 1-water

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