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Dataset Title:  TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, 1992-present, Sea Surface
Salinity
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Institution:  NOAA PMEL, TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA   (Dataset ID: pmelTaoQrtSss)
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Variable ?   Optional
Constraint #1 ?
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Constraint #2 ?
   Minimum ?
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   Maximum ?
 
 array ?      
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 station ?      
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 wmo_platform_code ?      
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 longitude (Nominal Longitude, degrees_east) ?      
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 latitude (Nominal Latitude, degrees_north) ?      
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 time (Centered Time, UTC) ?          1992-02-15T12:00:00Z    2018-04-16T12:00:00Z
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 depth (m) ?          1.0    3.0
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 S_41 (PSU) ?          31.04315    37.67862
 QS_5041 (Salinity Quality) ?          -9.0    4.0
 SS_6041 (Salinity Source) ?          0.0    5.0
 SIC_7041 (Salinity Instrument Code) ?              
 
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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
 s {
  array {
    String ioos_category "Identifier";
    String long_name "Array";
  }
  station {
    String cf_role "timeseries_id";
    String ioos_category "Identifier";
    String long_name "Station";
  }
  wmo_platform_code {
    Int32 actual_range 13001, 56055;
    String ioos_category "Identifier";
    String long_name "WMO Platform Code";
    Int32 missing_value 2147483647;
  }
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float32 actual_range 0.0, 350.0;
    String axis "X";
    Int32 epic_code 502;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Nominal Longitude";
    Float32 missing_value 1.0e+35;
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String type "EVEN";
    String units "degrees_east";
  }
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float32 actual_range -25.0, 21.0;
    String axis "Y";
    Int32 epic_code 500;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Nominal Latitude";
    Float32 missing_value 1.0e+35;
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String type "EVEN";
    String units "degrees_north";
  }
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 6.981552e+8, 1.52388e+9;
    String axis "T";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Centered Time";
    String point_spacing "uneven";
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String type "UNEVEN";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  }
  depth {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Height";
    String _CoordinateZisPositive "down";
    Float32 actual_range 1.0, 3.0;
    String axis "Z";
    Int32 epic_code 3;
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Depth";
    Float32 missing_value 1.0e+35;
    String positive "down";
    String standard_name "depth";
    String type "UNEVEN";
    String units "m";
  }
  S_41 {
    Float32 actual_range 31.04315, 37.67862;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 37.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 32.0;
    Int32 epic_code 41;
    String generic_name "sal";
    String ioos_category "Salinity";
    String long_name "Sea Water Practical Salinity";
    Float32 missing_value 1.0e+35;
    String name "S";
    String standard_name "sea_water_practical_salinity";
    String units "PSU";
  }
  QS_5041 {
    Float32 actual_range -9.0, 4.0;
    String colorBarContinuous "false";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 6.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String description "Quality: 0=missing data, 1=highest, 2=standard, 3=lower, 4=questionable, 5=bad, -9=contact Dai.C.McClurg@noaa.gov.  To get probably valid data only, request QS_5041>=1 and QS_5041<=3.";
    Int32 epic_code 5041;
    String generic_name "qs";
    String ioos_category "Quality";
    String long_name "Salinity Quality";
    Float32 missing_value 1.0e+35;
    String name "QS";
  }
  SS_6041 {
    Float32 actual_range 0.0, 5.0;
    String colorBarContinuous "false";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 8.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String description 
"Source Codes:
0 = No Sensor, No Data
1 = Real Time (Telemetered Mode)
2 = Derived from Real Time
3 = Temporally Interpolated from Real Time
4 = Source Code Inactive at Present
5 = Recovered from Instrument RAM (Delayed Mode)
6 = Derived from RAM
7 = Temporally Interpolated from RAM";
    Int32 epic_code 6041;
    String generic_name "ss";
    String ioos_category "Other";
    String long_name "Salinity Source";
    Float32 missing_value 1.0e+35;
    String name "SS";
  }
  SIC_7041 {
    String description 
"Instrument Codes:
 0 = No Sensor
 4 = Conductivity (FSI)
14 = NextGen Conductivity
24 = NextGen Conductivity (Firmware version 5.03+)
70 = Seacat Conductivity
71 = Microcat Conductivity   
99 = Unknown";
    String ioos_category "Other";
    String long_name "Salinity Instrument Code";
    Float32 missing_value 1.0e+35;
  }
 }
  NC_GLOBAL {
    String cdm_data_type "TimeSeries";
    String cdm_timeseries_variables "array, station, wmo_platform_code, longitude, latitude";
    String Conventions "COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3, NCCSV-1.0";
    String CREATION_DATE "07:40  3-MAY-2018";
    String creator_email "Dai.C.McClurg@noaa.gov";
    String creator_name "GTMBA Project Office/NOAA/PMEL";
    String creator_type "group";
    String creator_url "https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/gtmba/mission";
    String Data_Source "Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array Project Office/NOAA/PMEL";
    String defaultGraphQuery "longitude,latitude,S_41&time>=now-6months";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 350.0;
    String featureType "TimeSeries";
    String File_info "Contact: Dai.C.McClurg@noaa.gov";
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 21.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min -25.0;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 350.0;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min 0.0;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_max 3.0;
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_min 1.0;
    String geospatial_vertical_positive "down";
    String geospatial_vertical_units "m";
    String history 
"This dataset has data from the TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA projects.
This dataset is a product of the TAO Project Office at NOAA/PMEL.
2018-05-03 Bob Simons at NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/ERD (bob.simons@noaa.gov) fully refreshed ERD's copy of this dataset by downloading all of the .cdf files from the PMEL TAO FTP site.
2018-05-24T10:05:34Z (local files)
2018-05-24T10:05:34Z http://upwell.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/tabledap/pmelTaoQrtSss.html";
    String infoUrl "https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/gtmba/mission";
    String institution "NOAA PMEL, TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA";
    String keywords "buoys, centered, code, density, depth, Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity, identifier, instrument, noaa, oceans, pirata, pmel, quality, quarterly, rama, salinity, sea, sea_water_practical_salinity, seawater, source, station, surface, tao, time, triton, water";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    String license 
"Request for Acknowledgement: If you use these data in publications or presentations, please acknowledge the GTMBA Project Office of NOAA/PMEL. Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint and/or reprint of publications utilizing the data for inclusion in our bibliography. Relevant publications should be sent to: GTMBA Project Office, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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 21.0;
    String project "TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA";
    String Request_for_acknowledgement "If you use these data in publications or presentations, please acknowledge the GTMBA Project Office of NOAA/PMEL. Also, we would appreciate receiving a preprint and/or reprint of publications utilizing the data for inclusion in our bibliography. Relevant publications should be sent to: GTMBA Project Office, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing -25.0;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v29";
    String subsetVariables "array, station, wmo_platform_code, longitude, latitude";
    String summary 
"This dataset has quarterly Sea Surface Salinity data from the
TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/gtmba/ ),
RAMA (Indian Ocean, https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/gtmba/pmel-theme/indian-ocean-rama ), and
PIRATA (Atlantic Ocean, https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/gtmba/pirata/ )
arrays of moored buoys which transmit oceanographic and meteorological data to shore in real-time via the Argos satellite system.  These buoys are major components of the CLIVAR climate analysis project and the GOOS, GCOS, and GEOSS observing systems.  Quarterly data is an average of monthly values collected during a 3 month period.  A minimum of 2 monthly values are required to compute a quarterly average.  This dataset contains realtime and delayed mode data (see the 'source' variable).  For more information, see
https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/gtmba/mission .";
    String testOutOfDate "now-130days";
    String time_coverage_end "2018-04-16T12:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "1992-02-15T12:00:00Z";
    String title "TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Quarterly, 1992-present, Sea Surface Salinity";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting 0.0;
  }
}

 

Using tabledap to Request Data and Graphs from Tabular Datasets

tabledap lets you request a data subset, a graph, or a map from a tabular dataset (for example, buoy data), via a specially formed URL. tabledap uses the OPeNDAP (external link) Data Access Protocol (DAP) (external link) and its selection 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.

Tabledap request URLs must be in the form
https://upwell.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/tabledap/datasetID.fileType{?query}
For example,
https://upwell.pfeg.noaa.gov/erddap/tabledap/pmelTaoDySst.htmlTable?longitude,latitude,time,station,wmo_platform_code,T_25&time>=2015-05-23T12:00:00Z&time<=2015-05-31T12:00:00Z
Thus, the query is often a comma-separated list of desired variable names, followed by a collection of constraints (e.g., variable<value), each preceded by '&' (which is interpreted as "AND").

For details, see the tabledap Documentation.


 
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