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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Point
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 179.99900000000002
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String Point
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 78.198
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -75.201
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 179.99900000000002
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -179.99900000000002
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String http://www.argodatamgt.org/DMQC/Reference-data-base (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String Argo
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String cycle, cycle_number, data, density, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Water Pressure, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature, Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity, equals, float, identifier, in-situ, its, its-90, latitude, level, local, longitude, number, ocean, oceans, pi_name, platform_number, practical, PRES, pressure, PSAL, ptmp, salinity, scale, science, sea, sea-level, sea_water_practical_salinity, sea_water_pressure, sea_water_temperature, seawater, situ, source, TEMP, temperature, time, unique, 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 Northernmost_Northing double 78.198
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -75.201
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v55
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String pi_name, platform_number
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Argo float vertical profiles from Coriolis Global Data Assembly Centres (GDAC). Argo is an international collaboration that collects high-quality temperature and salinity profiles from the upper 2000m of the ice-free global ocean and currents from intermediate depths. The data come from battery-powered autonomous floats that spend most of their life drifting at depth where they are stabilised by being neutrally buoyant at the "parking depth" pressure by having a density equal to the ambient pressure and a compressibility that is less than that of sea water. At present there are several models of profiling float used in Argo. All work in a similar fashion but differ somewhat in their design characteristics. At typically 10-day intervals, the floats pump fluid into an external bladder and rise to the surface over about 6 hours while measuring temperature and salinity. Satellites or GPS determine the position of the floats when they surface, and the floats transmit their data to the satellites. The bladder then deflates and the float returns to its original density and sinks to drift until the cycle is repeated. Floats are designed to make about 150 such cycles. Data Management URL: http://www.argodatamgt.org/Documentation
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2018-09-24T11:52:30Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2000-06-09T00:08:14Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Argo Reference Measurements
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String 2019V3
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.99900000000002
variable pres   double  
attribute pres _FillValue double NaN
attribute pres actual_range double -0.20000000298023224, 2650.0
attribute pres colorBarMaximum double 5000.0
attribute pres colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute pres missing_value double 99999.0
variable temp   double  
attribute temp _FillValue double NaN
attribute temp actual_range double -1.8880000114440918, 33.38999938964844
attribute temp colorBarMaximum double 32.0
attribute temp colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute temp missing_value double 99999.0
variable ptmp   double  
attribute ptmp _FillValue double NaN
attribute ptmp actual_range double -1.8880352559081022, 33.38918683999088
attribute ptmp long_name String PTMP
attribute ptmp missing_value double NaN
variable psal   double  
attribute psal _FillValue double NaN
attribute psal actual_range double 0.0, 39.54999923706055
attribute psal colorBarMaximum double 37.0
attribute psal colorBarMinimum double 32.0
attribute psal missing_value double 99999.0
attribute psal standard_name String sea_water_practical_salinity
attribute psal units String PSU
variable pi_name   String  
variable platform_number   String  
variable cycle_number   String  
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _FillValue double NaN
attribute latitude actual_range double -75.201, 78.198
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute latitude colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude missing_value double 99999.0
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable longitude   double  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude _FillValue double NaN
attribute longitude actual_range double -179.99900000000002, 179.99900000000002
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute longitude colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude missing_value double 99999.0
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 9.60509294E8, 1.53778995E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time
attribute time source_name String JULD
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

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