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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgement String Elipot et al. (2016). Global Drifter Program quality-controlled hourly interpolated data from ocean surface drifting buoys, version 1.04c. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Accessed [date].
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Trajectory
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_trajectory_variables String ID
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String Global Drifter Program hourly data
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String NOAA Global Drifter Program
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String Data Acquisition Center
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3, COARDS
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String aoml.dftr at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String GDP drifter DAC
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2021-01-22T05:01:47Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2021-01-22T01:01:03Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2021-01-22T01:01:03Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL doi String 10.1002/2016JC011716TBA
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 180.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String Trajectory
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 89.89858
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -78.30718
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution String tbd
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 180.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -180.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution String tbd
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Version 1.04c. Metadata from dirall.dat and deplog.dat
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
attribute NC_GLOBAL interpolation_method String Locally Weighted Scatterplot Smoothing
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String aground, alive, atlantic, attached, bad, batteries, beginning, between, buoy, circulation, collection, confidence, currents, data, date, death, deploy_date, deploy_lat, deploy_lon, deployment, drifter, drifting, drogue, drogue_lost_date, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents, eastward, end, end_date, end_lat, end_lon, err_lat, err_lon, err_ve, err_vn, experiment, expno, fix, gap, global, hour, hourly, identification, inactive, interpolated, interval, laboratory, latitude, lon360, longitude, loss, meteorological, missing, next, noaa, northward, number, obs, observations, ocean, oceanographic, oceans, organisation, organization, percent, picked, previous, program, ran, rowsize, science, sea, seawater, see, sporadic, status, still, stop, surface, surface current, surface_eastward_sea_water_velocity, surface_northward_sea_water_velocity, time, trajectory, transmissions, transmitting, type, typebuoy, typedeath, uncertain, value, velocity, vessel, water, WMO, world
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL licence String freely available
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 metadata_link String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 89.89858
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_level String Level 2 QC by GDP drifter DAC
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String aoml.dftr at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String GDP Drifter DAC
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String source description
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -78.30718
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v30
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String ID, location_type, WMO, expno
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Global Drifter Program hourly data
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2020-06-30T23:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1987-10-02T13:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Global Drifter Program hourly drifting buoy collection
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -180.0
variable ID   String  
attribute ID cf_role String trajectory_id
attribute ID long_name String Global Drifter Program Buoy ID
variable location_type   String  
attribute location_type long_name String Location Type - GPS or Argos
variable WMO   int  
attribute WMO actual_range int 0, 8800888
attribute WMO colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute WMO colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute WMO history String From dirall.dat
attribute WMO long_name String World Meteorological Organization buoy identification number
attribute WMO missing_value int -999
variable expno   int  
attribute expno actual_range int 46, 31599
attribute expno colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute expno colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute expno history String From dirall.dat
attribute expno long_name String Experiment number
attribute expno missing_value int -999
attribute expno units String count
variable deploy_date   double  
attribute deploy_date actual_range double 5.601312E8, 1.58526694E9
attribute deploy_date history String From deplog.dat
attribute deploy_date ioos_category String Time
attribute deploy_date long_name String Deployment date and time
attribute deploy_date standard_name String time
attribute deploy_date time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute deploy_date units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable deploy_lat   double  
attribute deploy_lat actual_range double -77.81, 89.142
attribute deploy_lat colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute deploy_lat colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute deploy_lat history String From deplog.dat
attribute deploy_lat long_name String Deployment latitude
attribute deploy_lat missing_value double -1.0E34
attribute deploy_lat units String degrees_north
variable deploy_lon   double  
attribute deploy_lon actual_range double -180.0, 180.0
attribute deploy_lon colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute deploy_lon colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute deploy_lon history String From deplog.dat
attribute deploy_lon long_name String Deployment longitude
attribute deploy_lon missing_value double -1.0E34
attribute deploy_lon units String degrees_east
variable end_date   double  
attribute end_date actual_range double 5.626368E8, 1.601424E9
attribute end_date history String From dirall.dat
attribute end_date ioos_category String Time
attribute end_date long_name String End date and time
attribute end_date standard_name String time
attribute end_date time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute end_date units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable end_lat   double  
attribute end_lat actual_range double -77.49, 99.54
attribute end_lat colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute end_lat colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute end_lat history String From dirall.dat
attribute end_lat long_name String End latitude
attribute end_lat missing_value double -1.0E34
attribute end_lat units String degrees_north
variable end_lon   double  
attribute end_lon actual_range double -179.99, 179.98
attribute end_lon colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute end_lon colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute end_lon history String From dirall.dat
attribute end_lon long_name String End longitude
attribute end_lon missing_value double -1.0E34
attribute end_lon units String degrees_east
variable drogue_lost_date   double  
attribute drogue_lost_date actual_range double 0.0, 1.60038694E9
attribute drogue_lost_date history String From dirall.dat
attribute drogue_lost_date ioos_category String Time
attribute drogue_lost_date long_name String Date of drogue loss (missing value=drogue still attached; 0=drogue status uncertain from beginning)
attribute drogue_lost_date standard_name String time
attribute drogue_lost_date time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute drogue_lost_date units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable typedeath   int  
attribute typedeath actual_range int 0, 6
attribute typedeath history String From dirall.dat
attribute typedeath long_name String Type of death (0=buoy still alive, 1=buoy ran aground, 2=picked up by vessel, 3=stop transmitting, 4=sporadic transmissions, 5=bad batteries, 6=inactive status)
attribute typedeath missing_value int -999
variable typebuoy   String  
attribute typebuoy history String From dirall.dat
attribute typebuoy long_name String Buoy type (see
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -180.0, 180.0
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 float -1.0E34
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
attribute longitude valid_max float 180.0
attribute longitude valid_min float -180.0
variable latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -78.30718, 89.89858
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 float -1.0E34
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max float 90.0
attribute latitude valid_min float -90.0
variable lon360   float  
attribute lon360 actual_range float 0.0, 360.0
attribute lon360 axis String X
attribute lon360 colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute lon360 colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute lon360 long_name String Longitude
attribute lon360 missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute lon360 standard_name String longitude
attribute lon360 units String degrees_east
attribute lon360 valid_max float 360.0
attribute lon360 valid_min float 0.0
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 5.60178E8, 1.593558E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute time colorBarMinimum double -100.0
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time
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
attribute time valid_max double 90.0
attribute time valid_min double -90.0
variable ve   float  
attribute ve actual_range float -8.3641, 50.1599
attribute ve colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute ve colorBarMinimum double -0.5
attribute ve long_name String Eastward velocity
attribute ve missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute ve standard_name String surface_eastward_sea_water_velocity
attribute ve units String m/s
variable vn   float  
attribute vn actual_range float -7.5208, 4.5053
attribute vn colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute vn colorBarMinimum double -0.5
attribute vn long_name String Northward velocity
attribute vn missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute vn standard_name String surface_northward_sea_water_velocity
attribute vn units String m/s
variable err_lat   float  
attribute err_lat actual_range float 0.0, 1.08302
attribute err_lat colorBarMaximum double 50.0
attribute err_lat colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute err_lat long_name String 95% confidence interval in latitude
attribute err_lat missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute err_lat units String degrees_north
variable err_lon   float  
attribute err_lon actual_range float 0.0, 359.9995
attribute err_lon colorBarMaximum double 50.0
attribute err_lon colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute err_lon long_name String 95% confidence interval in longitude
attribute err_lon missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute err_lon units String degrees_east
variable err_ve   float  
attribute err_ve actual_range float 0.0, 201.9779
attribute err_ve colorBarMaximum double 50.0
attribute err_ve colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute err_ve long_name String 95% confidence interval in eastward velocity
attribute err_ve missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute err_ve units String m/s
variable err_vn   float  
attribute err_vn actual_range float 0.0, 6.6311
attribute err_vn colorBarMaximum double 50.0
attribute err_vn colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute err_vn long_name String 95% confidence interval in northward velocity
attribute err_vn missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute err_vn units String m/s
variable gap   float  
attribute gap actual_range float 0.0, 43200.0
attribute gap long_name String time interval between previous and next location fix
attribute gap missing_value float -1.0E34
attribute gap units String seconds
variable rowsize   int  
attribute rowsize actual_range int 13, 66417
attribute rowsize colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute rowsize colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute rowsize long_name String number of obs for this trajectory
attribute rowsize sample_dimension String obs
variable DeployingShip   String  
attribute DeployingShip long_name String Deploying Ship
variable DeploymentStatus   String  
attribute DeploymentStatus long_name String Status of Deployment
variable BuoyTypeManufacturer   String  
attribute BuoyTypeManufacturer long_name String Buoy Type Manufacturer
variable BuoyTypeSensorArray   String  
attribute BuoyTypeSensorArray long_name String Buoy Type Sensor Array
variable CurrentProgram   String  
attribute CurrentProgram long_name String Current Program
variable PurchaserFunding   String  
attribute PurchaserFunding long_name String Purchaser Funding
variable SensorUpgrade   String  
attribute SensorUpgrade long_name String Sensor Upgrade
variable Transmissions   String  
attribute Transmissions long_name String Transmissions
variable DeployingCountry   String  
attribute DeployingCountry long_name String Deploying Country
variable DeploymentComments   String  
attribute DeploymentComments long_name String Deployment Comments
variable ManufactureYear   String  
attribute ManufactureYear long_name String Manufacture Year
variable ManufactureMonth   String  
attribute ManufactureMonth long_name String Manufacture Month
variable ManufactureSensorType   String  
attribute ManufactureSensorType long_name String Manufacture Sensor Type
variable ManufactureVoltage   String  
attribute ManufactureVoltage long_name String Manufacture Voltage
variable FloatDiameter   String  
attribute FloatDiameter long_name String Float Diameter
variable SubsfcFloatPresence   String  
attribute SubsfcFloatPresence long_name String Subsfc Float Presence
variable DrogueType   String  
attribute DrogueType long_name String Drogue Type
variable DrogueLength   String  
attribute DrogueLength long_name String Drogue Length
variable DrogueBallast   String  
attribute DrogueBallast long_name String Drogue Ballast
variable DragAreaAboveDrogue   String  
attribute DragAreaAboveDrogue long_name String Drag Area Above Drogue
variable DragAreaOfDrogue   String  
attribute DragAreaOfDrogue long_name String Drag Area Of Drogue
variable DragAreaRatio   String  
attribute DragAreaRatio long_name String Drag Area Ratio
variable DrogueCenterDepth   String  
attribute DrogueCenterDepth long_name String Drogue Center Depth
variable DrogueDetectSensor   String  
attribute DrogueDetectSensor long_name String Drogue Detect Sensor

The information in the table above is also available in other file formats (.csv, .htmlTable, .itx, .json, .jsonlCSV1, .jsonlCSV, .jsonlKVP, .mat, .nc, .nccsv, .tsv, .xhtml) via a RESTful web service.

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