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Dataset Title:  Chlorophyll, NOAA S-NPP VIIRS, Near Real-Time, 750m Sector VW, Daily   RSS
Institution:  NOAA NESDIS CoastWatch   (Dataset ID: noaacwNPPVIIRSchlaSectorVWDaily)
Information:  Summary ? | License ? | FGDC | ISO 19115 | Metadata | Background | Files | Make a graph
Dimensions ? Start ? Stride ? Stop ?  Size ?    Spacing ?
 time (UTC) ?      62    1 day 9h 4m 13s (uneven)
  < slider >
 altitude (m) ?      1    (just one value)
  < slider >
 latitude (degrees_north) ?      6000    -0.0075 (even)
  < slider >
 longitude (degrees_east) ?      8010    0.0075 (even)
  < slider >
Grid Variables (which always also download all of the dimension variables) 
 chlor_a (Chlorophyll Concentration, OC3 Algorithm, mg m^-3) ?
 swath_latitude (Latitude, degrees_north) ?
 swath_longitude (Longitude, degrees_east) ?
 graphics (graphics overlay planes) ?

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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 1.7126080398215e+9, 1.7198703004955e+9;
    String axis "T";
    String bounds "time_bounds";
    String calendar "gregorian";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Time";
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  altitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Height";
    String _CoordinateZisPositive "up";
    Float64 actual_range 0.0, 0.0;
    String axis "Z";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Altitude";
    String positive "up";
    String standard_name "altitude";
    String units "m";
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float64 actual_range -89.77125, -44.77875;
    String axis "Y";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String source_name "rows";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float64 actual_range -120.03375, -59.96624999999998;
    String axis "X";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String source_name "cols";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  chlor_a {
    Float32 _FillValue -999.0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 100.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.001;
    String colorBarScale "Log";
    String coverage_content_type "physical_measurement";
    String cw_atmospheric_correction "NOAA MECB BMW Atmospheric Correction";
    Int32 cw_fraction_digits 16;
    String cw_processing_algorithm "OC3 Algorithm";
    String cw_product_status "Experimental";
    String grid_mapping "coord_ref";
    String ioos_category "Ocean Color";
    String long_name "Chlorophyll Concentration, OC3 Algorithm";
    Float32 missing_value -999.0;
    String standard_name "mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water";
    String units "mg m^-3";
    Float32 valid_max 1000.0;
    Float32 valid_min 0.001;
  swath_latitude {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 90.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -90.0;
    String grid_mapping "coord_ref";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    Float32 missing_value NaN;
    String units "degrees_north";
  swath_longitude {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 180.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -180.0;
    String grid_mapping "coord_ref";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    Float32 missing_value NaN;
    String units "degrees_east";
  graphics {
    Int16 _FillValue 0;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 20.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String grid_mapping "coord_ref";
    String ioos_category "Other";
    String long_name "graphics overlay planes";
    Int16 missing_value 0;
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String Conventions "CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3";
    String creator_email "";
    String creator_name "NOAA/NESDIS/STAR";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "";
    String date_created "2024-07-05T21:47:33Z";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting -59.96624999999998;
    String geospatial_bounds "POLYGON((-120.03375 -44.77875,-105.016875 -44.77875,-90.0 -44.77875,-74.983125 -44.77875,-59.96625 -44.77875,-59.96625 -56.026875,-59.96625 -67.275,-59.96625 -78.523125,-59.96625 -89.77125,-74.983125 -89.77125,-90.0 -89.77125,-105.016875 -89.77125,-120.03375 -89.77125,-120.03375 -78.523125,-120.03375 -67.275,-120.03375 -56.026875,-120.03375 -44.77875))";
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max -44.77875;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min -89.77125;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.007499999999999999;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max -59.96624999999998;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -120.03375;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 0.007500000000000002;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_max 0.0;
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_min 0.0;
    String geospatial_vertical_positive "up";
    String geospatial_vertical_units "m";
    String history 
"[MSL12 1.30][cwutils 20200520_165650]
2024-07-23T09:03:33Z (local files)
    String id "noaacwNPPVIIRSchlaSectorVWDaily";
    String infoUrl "";
    String institution "NOAA NESDIS CoastWatch";
    String instrument "VIIRS";
    String keywords "algorithm, altitude, available, chemistry, chla, chlor_a, chlora, chlorophyll, chlorophyll-a, coefficients, color, color/ocean, cols, concentration, daily, data, day, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Chlorophyll, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Ocean Color/Ocean Turbidity/Water-Leaving Radiance/Extinction Coefficients, extinction, graphics, imager, imager/radiometer, imaging, infrared, latitude, leaving, longitude, mass, mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water, merge, national, npp, oc3, ocean, ocean color, oceans, optical, optical properties, optics, orbiting, overlay, par, partnership, photosynthetically, planes, polar, polar-orbiting, properties, radiance, radiance/extinction, radiation, radiometer, rows, s-npp, science, sea, seawater, star, suite, swath_latitude, swath_longitude, time, turbidity, turbidity/water-leaving, viirs, visible, water";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    String license 
"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.";
    String naming_authority "gov.noaa.coastwatch";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing -44.77875;
    String OBSERVED_PROPERTY "chlor_a";
    String platform "S-NPP";
    String processing_level "L2";
    String project "Ocean Color Science Team (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/OCST)";
    String publisher_email ";";
    String publisher_name "NOAA CoastWatch; National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)";
    String publisher_type "group";
    String publisher_url ";";
    String source "S-NPP_VIIRS_chlora";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing -89.77125;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v29";
    String summary "Ocean color standard products include normalized water-leaving radiances, chlorophyll-a concentration, diffusive attenuation coefficient at 490 nm and diffusive attenuation coefficient of the photosynthetically available radiation (PAR).";
    String time_coverage_end "2024-07-01T21:45:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "2024-04-08T20:27:19Z";
    String title "Chlorophyll, NOAA S-NPP VIIRS, Near Real-Time, 750m Sector VW, Daily";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -120.03375;


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