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   set  data   graph     TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Daily, 1992-present, Sigma-Theta    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_timeseries_variables String array, station, wmo_platform_code, longitude, latitude, depth
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3, NCCSV-1.2
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String Dai.C.McClurg at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String GTMBA Project Office/NOAA/PMEL
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String group
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Data_Source String Global Tropical Moored Buoy Array Project Office/NOAA/PMEL
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultGraphQuery String longitude,latitude,STH_71&time>=now-7days
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 357.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL File_info String Contact:
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 21.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -25.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 357.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 0.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_max double 3.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_min double 1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_positive String down
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_vertical_units String m
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String 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.
2024-06-03 Bob Simons at NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC/ERD ( fully refreshed ERD's copy of this dataset by downloading all of the .cdf files from the PMEL TAO FTP site. Since then, the dataset has been partially refreshed everyday by downloading and merging the latest version of the last 25 days worth of data.
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA PMEL, TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String buoys, centered, code, daily, density, depth, Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Density, identifier, instrument, noaa, oceans, pirata, pmel, pressure, quality, rama, salinity, sea, sea_water_sigma_theta, seawater, sigma, sigma-theta, source, station, tao, theta, time, triton, water
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license 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

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 21.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String TAO/TRITON, RAMA, PIRATA
attribute NC_GLOBAL Request_for_acknowledgement String 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
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -25.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v70
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String array, station, wmo_platform_code, longitude, latitude, depth
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset has daily Sigma-Theta (Potential Density Anomaly) data from the
TAO/TRITON (Pacific Ocean, ),
RAMA (Indian Ocean, ), and
PIRATA (Atlantic Ocean, )
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. Daily averages are computed starting at 00:00Z and are assigned an observation 'time' of 12:00Z. For more information, see .
attribute NC_GLOBAL testOutOfDate String now-3days
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2024-05-06T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1992-02-08T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String TAO/TRITON, RAMA, and PIRATA Buoys, Daily, 1992-present, Sigma-Theta
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 0.0
variable array   String  
attribute array ioos_category String Identifier
attribute array long_name String Array
variable station   String  
attribute station cf_role String timeseries_id
attribute station ioos_category String Identifier
attribute station long_name String Station
variable wmo_platform_code   int  
attribute wmo_platform_code actual_range int 13001, 56055
attribute wmo_platform_code ioos_category String Identifier
attribute wmo_platform_code long_name String WMO Platform Code
attribute wmo_platform_code missing_value int 2147483647
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float 0.0, 357.0
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude epic_code int 502
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Nominal Longitude
attribute longitude missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude type String EVEN
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -25.0, 21.0
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude epic_code int 500
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Nominal Latitude
attribute latitude missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude type String EVEN
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 6.975504E8, 1.7149968E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Centered Time
attribute time point_spacing String even
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time type String EVEN
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable depth   float  
attribute depth _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute depth _CoordinateZisPositive String down
attribute depth actual_range float 1.0, 3.0
attribute depth axis String Z
attribute depth epic_code int 3
attribute depth ioos_category String Location
attribute depth long_name String Depth
attribute depth missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute depth positive String down
attribute depth standard_name String depth
attribute depth type String UNEVEN
attribute depth units String m
variable STH_71   float  
attribute STH_71 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute STH_71 actual_range float 15.8844, 26.24
attribute STH_71 colorBarMaximum double 30.0
attribute STH_71 colorBarMinimum double 15.0
attribute STH_71 epic_code int 71
attribute STH_71 FORTRAN_format String f10.2
attribute STH_71 generic_name String potden
attribute STH_71 ioos_category String Pressure
attribute STH_71 long_name String Sigma-Theta
attribute STH_71 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute STH_71 name String STH
attribute STH_71 standard_name String sea_water_sigma_theta
attribute STH_71 units String kg m-3
variable QST_5071   float  
attribute QST_5071 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute QST_5071 actual_range float -9.0, 5.0
attribute QST_5071 colorBarContinuous String false
attribute QST_5071 colorBarMaximum double 6.0
attribute QST_5071 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute QST_5071 description String Quality: 0=missing data, 1=highest, 2=standard, 3=lower, 4=questionable, 5=bad, -9=contact To get probably valid data only, request QST_5071>=1 and QST_5071<=3.
attribute QST_5071 epic_code int 5071
attribute QST_5071 generic_name String qst
attribute QST_5071 ioos_category String Quality
attribute QST_5071 long_name String Sigma-Theta Quality
attribute QST_5071 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute QST_5071 name String QST
variable SST_6071   float  
attribute SST_6071 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute SST_6071 actual_range float 0.0, 7.0
attribute SST_6071 colorBarContinuous String false
attribute SST_6071 colorBarMaximum double 8.0
attribute SST_6071 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute SST_6071 description String 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
attribute SST_6071 epic_code int 6071
attribute SST_6071 generic_name String sst
attribute SST_6071 ioos_category String Other
attribute SST_6071 long_name String Sigma-Theta Source
attribute SST_6071 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute SST_6071 name String SST
variable DIC_7071   float  
attribute DIC_7071 _FillValue float 1.0E35
attribute DIC_7071 actual_range float 0.0, 99.0
attribute DIC_7071 description String 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
attribute DIC_7071 epic_code int 7071
attribute DIC_7071 generic_name String dic
attribute DIC_7071 ioos_category String Other
attribute DIC_7071 long_name String Sigma-Theta Instrument Code
attribute DIC_7071 missing_value float 1.0E35
attribute DIC_7071 name String DIC

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