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attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgement String Lumpkin, Rick; Centurioni, Luca (2019). Global Drifter Program quality-controlled 6-hour interpolated data from ocean surface drifting buoys. [indicate subset used].NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. 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 6h 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, NCCSV-1.2
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String aoml.dftr at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String AOML drifter DAC
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL CurrentProgram String 9325
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2024-05-01T12:06:04Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2024-05-01T12:06:04Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2024-05-01T12:06:04Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL doi String 10.25921/7ntx-z961
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 180.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String Trajectory
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds String polygon (  180.000  -4.133,  101.886  -4.133,  101.886  -0.788, 180.000  -0.788, 180.000  -4.133
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 89.984
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -78.305
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 -179.999
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution String tbd
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String From buoydata_15001_dec23.dat with metadata from dirall.dat and deplog.dat
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String Global Drifter Program ID 114574
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String aground, alive, atlantic, attached, bad, batteries, beginning, bulk, buoy, centered, circulation, collection, control, currents, dac, data, date, death, deploy_date, deploy_lat, deploy_lon, deployment, derived, difference, drifter, drifting, drogue, drogue_lost_date, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature, eastward, end_date, end_lat, end_lon, err_lat, err_lon, err_temp, error, experiment, expno, fillvalue, first, global, good, identification, inactive, interpolated, laboratory, latitude, lon360, longitude, loss, meteorological, noaa, northward, number, obs, observations, ocean, oceanographic, oceans, organisation, organization, picked, program, quality, ran, science, sea, sea surface temperature, sea_surface_subskin_temperature, seawater, see, sporadic, standard, start_date, start_lat, start_lon, status, still, stopped, subskin, surface, surface current, surface_eastward_sea_water_velocity, surface_northward_sea_water_velocity, temperature, time, trajectory, transmissions, transmitting, type, typebuoy, typedeath, uncertain, velocity, vessel, water, WMO, world
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 ( This study used data collected and made freely available by the NOAA Global Drifter Program ( accessed from
attribute NC_GLOBAL ManufactureSensorType String BD2A3
attribute NC_GLOBAL ManufactureVoltage String BD2A3 volts
attribute NC_GLOBAL metadata_link String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 89.984
attribute NC_GLOBAL processing_level String Level 2 QC by AOML drifter DAC
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String aoml.dftr at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String AOML 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 -78.305
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v30
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String ID,WMO, expno,typedeath, typebuoy,SensorUpgrade,BuoyTypeManufacturer,BuoyTypeSensorArray,FloatDiameter,PurchaserFunding,Transmissions,DeployingCountry,ManufactureYear,ManufactureMonth,DrogueLength,DrogueBallast,DrogueDetectSensor, DeploymentStatus, DeployingShip
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Global Drifter Program 6-hourly drifting buoy collection. Quality control krigged (interpolation method) data. 6-Hour Drifter data product exists from 1979 to present, well suited for observing larger-scale oceanic processes. NOAA-Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) data from a local source. The six-hourly QC dataset is updated on a quarterly basis, i.e. every 3 months, in delayed mode. Please reference the acknowledgment attribute to cite the dataset's DOI.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2024-01-18T18:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1979-02-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Global Drifter Program - 6 Hour Interpolated QC Drifter Data
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.999
attribute NC_GLOBAL wmo_platform_code String 2300974
variable ID String
attribute ID cf_role String trajectory_id
attribute ID history String From buoydata_15001_dec23.dat
attribute ID ioos_category String Identifier
attribute ID long_name String Global Drifter Program Buoy ID
variable WMO int
attribute WMO _FillValue int -999999
attribute WMO actual_range int 0, 2147483647
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 -999999
variable expno int
attribute expno _FillValue int -999999
attribute expno actual_range int 40, 2147483647
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 -999999
attribute expno units String count
variable time double
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 2.878848E8, 1.7056008E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time colorBarMaximum double 4.0E10
attribute time colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute time history String From buoydata_15001_dec23.dat
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 String 3.0E10
attribute time valid_min String 2.0E8
variable latitude double
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _FillValue double -999999.0
attribute latitude actual_range double -78.305, 89.984
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute latitude colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute latitude history String From buoydata_15001_dec23.dat
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude missing_value double -999999.0
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max double 90.0
attribute latitude valid_min double -90.0
variable longitude double
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double -179.999, 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 standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable lon360 double
attribute lon360 _FillValue double -999999.0
attribute lon360 actual_range double 0.0, 359.999
attribute lon360 axis String X
attribute lon360 colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute lon360 colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute lon360 history String Computed from buoydata_15001_dec23.dat
attribute lon360 long_name String Longitude
attribute lon360 missing_value double -999999.0
attribute lon360 standard_name String longitude
attribute lon360 units String degrees_east
attribute lon360 valid_max double 360.0
attribute lon360 valid_min double 0.0
variable sst double
attribute sst _FillValue double -999999.0
attribute sst actual_range double -13.25, 36.669
attribute sst colorBarMaximum double 32.0
attribute sst colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute sst history String From buoydata_15001_dec23.dat
attribute sst long_name String Sea Surface Bulk Temperature
attribute sst missing_value double -999999.0
attribute sst standard_name String sea_surface_subskin_temperature
attribute sst units String degree_C
attribute sst valid_max double 40.0
attribute sst valid_min double -15.0
variable err_sst double
attribute err_sst actual_range double 0.03, 31.623
attribute err_sst colorBarMaximum double 5.0
attribute err_sst colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute err_sst units String degree_C
variable ve double
attribute ve actual_range double -999999.0, 8.25232
attribute ve colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute ve colorBarMinimum double -0.5
variable vn double
attribute vn actual_range double -999999.0, 3.30508
attribute vn colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute vn colorBarMinimum double -0.5
variable err_lat double
attribute err_lat actual_range double 0.0, 9530.215
attribute err_lat colorBarMaximum double 50.0
attribute err_lat colorBarMinimum double 0.0
variable err_lon double
attribute err_lon actual_range double 0.0, 31.623
attribute err_lon colorBarMaximum double 50.0
attribute err_lon colorBarMinimum double 0.0
variable typebuoy String
attribute typebuoy history String From directory file dirall.dat
attribute typebuoy long_name String Buoy type (see
variable deploy_date double
attribute deploy_date actual_range double 2.877984E8, 1.7009568E9
attribute deploy_date history String From deployment log 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 _FillValue double -999999.0
attribute deploy_lat actual_range double -77.81, 89.9
attribute deploy_lat colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute deploy_lat colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute deploy_lat history String From deployment log deplog.dat
attribute deploy_lat long_name String Deployment latitude
attribute deploy_lat missing_value double -999999.0
attribute deploy_lat units String degrees_north
variable deploy_lon double
attribute deploy_lon _FillValue double -999999.0
attribute deploy_lon actual_range double -183.52, 180.0
attribute deploy_lon colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute deploy_lon colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute deploy_lon history String From deployment log deplog.dat
attribute deploy_lon long_name String Deployment longitude
attribute deploy_lon missing_value double -999999.0
attribute deploy_lon units String degrees_east
variable start_date double
attribute start_date actual_range double 2.877984E8, 1.701216E9
attribute start_date colorBarMaximum double 150.0
attribute start_date colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute start_date history String From directory file dirall.dat
attribute start_date ioos_category String Time
attribute start_date long_name String First good date and time derived by DAC quality control
attribute start_date standard_name String time
attribute start_date time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute start_date units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
variable start_lat double
attribute start_lat _FillValue double -999999.0
attribute start_lat actual_range double -77.81, 89.9
attribute start_lat colorBarMaximum double 150.0
attribute start_lat colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute start_lat history String From directory file dirall.dat
attribute start_lat long_name String First good latitude derived by DAC quality control
attribute start_lat missing_value double -999999.0
attribute start_lat units String degrees_north
variable start_lon float
attribute start_lon _FillValue float -999999.0
attribute start_lon actual_range float -179.99, 180.0
attribute start_lon colorBarMaximum double 150.0
attribute start_lon colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute start_lon history String From directory file dirall.dat
attribute start_lon long_name String First good longitude derived by DAC quality control
attribute start_lon missing_value float -999999.0
attribute start_lon units String degrees_east
variable end_date double
attribute end_date actual_range double 2.897856E8, 1.7048448E9
attribute end_date colorBarMaximum double 150.0
attribute end_date colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute end_date history String From directory file dirall.dat
attribute end_date ioos_category String Time
attribute end_date long_name String Last good date and time derived by DAC quality control
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 _FillValue double -999999.0
attribute end_lat actual_range double -77.49, 99.54
attribute end_lat colorBarMaximum double 150.0
attribute end_lat colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute end_lat history String From directory file dirall.dat
attribute end_lat long_name String Last good latitude derived by DAC quality control
attribute end_lat missing_value double -999999.0
attribute end_lat units String degrees_north
variable end_lon double
attribute end_lon _FillValue double -999999.0
attribute end_lon actual_range double -179.99, 179.99
attribute end_lon colorBarMaximum double 150.0
attribute end_lon colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute end_lon history String From directory file dirall.dat
attribute end_lon long_name String Last good longitude derived by DAC quality control
attribute end_lon missing_value double -999999.0
attribute end_lon units String degrees_east
variable drogue_lost_date double
attribute drogue_lost_date actual_range double 0.0, 1.7049312E9
attribute drogue_lost_date history String From directory file dirall.dat
attribute drogue_lost_date ioos_category String Time
attribute drogue_lost_date long_name String Date of drogue loss (_FillValue=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 _FillValue int -999999
attribute typedeath actual_range int 0, 2147483647
attribute typedeath history String From directory file dirall.dat
attribute typedeath long_name String Type of death (0=buoy still alive, 1=buoy ran aground, 2=picked up by vessel, 3=stopped transmitting, 4=sporadic transmissions, 5=bad batteries, 6=inactive status)
attribute typedeath missing_value int -999999
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 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 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

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