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Title Sum-
Institution Dataset ID
 data       graph  M    public Top Dataset, cpcsoil, soilw.mon.mean (CPC Soil Moisture), 0.5°, 1948-present    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe NOAA/ESRL PSD noaa_esrl_2935_5d72_82c5

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String NOAA ESRL PSD
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL dataset_title String CPC Soil Moisture
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 359.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 89.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -89.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 359.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 0.25
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Wed Oct 18 15:13:37 2017: ncks -d time,,-2
Wed Oct 18 15:12:08 2017: ncks -d time,,-3
CPC Soil Moisture
Obtained on Nov 2004 from CPC's website
and written to netCDF by Cathy Smith 12/2004.
he CPC Global monthly soil moisture dataset is a 1/2 degree resolution grid from 1948 to the present.
The file is written in COARDS and CF compliant netCDF at NOAA ESRL/PSD
Converted to chunked, deflated non-packed NetCDF4 Jul 2014
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String Datasets/cpcsoil/soilw.mon.mean.nc
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA/ESRL PSD
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String calculated, center, climate, content, cpc, cpcsoil, data, dataset, division, earth, Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content, esrl, laboratory, land, latitude, longitude, lwe, lwe_thickness_of_soil_moisture_content, mean, model, model-calculated, moisture, month, monthly, noaa, physical, prediction, psd, research, science, sciences, soil, soils, soilw, soilw.mon.mean, surface, system, thickness, time, top, water
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String 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.
attribute NC_GLOBAL NCO String 4.6.9
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 89.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -89.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v55
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Soil Moisture (Top Dataset, cpcsoil, soilw.mon.mean)
attribute NC_GLOBAL testOutOfDate String now-86days
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2018-06-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1948-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Top Dataset, cpcsoil, soilw.mon.mean (CPC Soil Moisture), 0.5°, 1948-present
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 0.25
dimension time   double nValues=846, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=30 days 10h 28m 50s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double -6.943104E8, 1.5278112E9
attribute time avg_period String 0000-01-00 00:00:00
attribute time axis String T
attribute time coordinate_defines String start
attribute time delta_t String 0000-01-00 00:00:00
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time
attribute time prev_avg_period String 0000-00-01 00:00:00
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
dimension latitude   float nValues=360, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=-0.5
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -89.75, 89.75
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude coordinate_defines String point
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=720, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.5
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float 0.25, 359.75
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude coordinate_defines String point
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 soilw   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute soilw actual_range float 0.0, 756.0046
attribute soilw cell_methods String time: mean (monthly from values)
attribute soilw colorBarMaximum double 800.0
attribute soilw colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute soilw ioos_category String Soils
attribute soilw level_desc String Surface
attribute soilw long_name String Model-Calculated Monthly Mean Soil Moisture
attribute soilw missing_value float -9.96921E36
attribute soilw parent_stat String Other
attribute soilw standard_name String lwe_thickness_of_soil_moisture_content
attribute soilw statistic String Monthly Mean
attribute soilw units String mm
attribute soilw valid_range float 0.0, 1000.0
attribute soilw var_desc String Soil Moisture

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