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 data       graph  M    Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) Regional Wave Model: Tutuila, American Samoa    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe University of Hawaii SWAN_Tutuila_Best

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL _CoordSysBuilder String ucar.nc2.dataset.conv.CF1Convention
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgement String The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) is funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Regional Association within the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). PacIOOS is coordinated by the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String Model runs produced by Dr. Kwok Fai Cheung (
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String Jim Potemra
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String distributor
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_institution String University of Hawaii
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Kwok Fai Cheung
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String person
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2013-02-19
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2013-02-19
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_metadata_modified String 2017-01-30
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2014-06-23
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultGraphQuery String shgt
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 189.6
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds String POLYGON ((-14.40 -171.0, -14.15 -171.0, -14.15 -170.4, -14.40 -170.4, -14.40 -171.0))
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds_crs String EPSG:4326
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double -14.15
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -14.4
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.005
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 189.6
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 189.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.004999999999999952
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String FMRC Best Dataset
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String swan_tutuila
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String University of Hawaii
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument String Not Applicable > Not Applicable
attribute NC_GLOBAL instrument_vocabulary String GCMD Instrument Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL ISO_Topic_Categories String oceans
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String Earth Science Services > Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)/Regional Ocean Models, Earth Science Services > Models > Weather Research/Forecast Models, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Significant Wave Height, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Period, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Speed/Direction
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, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii 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 location String Proto fmrc:SWAN_Tutuila_Regional_Wave_Model
attribute NC_GLOBAL locations String Ocean > Pacific Ocean > South Pacific Ocean > Polynesia > American Samoa > Tutuila
attribute NC_GLOBAL locations_vocabulary String GCMD Location Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL Metadata_Link String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL naming_authority String org.pacioos
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double -14.15
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform String Models/Analyses > > Operational Models
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform_vocabulary String GCMD Platform Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL program String Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_email String
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_institution String University of Hawaii
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String group
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String, (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) numerical wave model
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String http://localhost:8080/thredds/dodsC/hioos/model/wav/swan/samoa/SWAN_Tutuila_Regional_Wave_Model_best.ncd (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -14.4
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v39
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) regional wave model 7-day output with a 5-day hourly forecast for the island of Tutuila, American Samoa at approximately 500-m resolution. This high-resolution model is utilized to capture shallow water effects and nearshore coastal dynamics such as refracting, shoaling, and smaller scale shadowing. It is run directly after the Samoa regional WaveWatch III (WW3) wave model has completed. Please note that this nested model setup is in the testing and validation phase. While considerable effort has been made to implement all model components in a thorough, correct, and accurate manner, numerous sources of error are possible. As such, please use these data with the caution appropriate for any ocean related activity.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2017-04-03T09:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_resolution String PT1H
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2013-02-18T21:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) Regional Wave Model: Tutuila, American Samoa
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 189.0
dimension time   double nValues=33822, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=1h 4m 3s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.3612212E9, 1.49121E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time calendar String proleptic_gregorian
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Forecast time for ForecastModelRunCollection
attribute time missing_value double NaN
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
dimension depth   float nValues=1, onlyValue=0.0
attribute depth _CoordinateAxisType String Height
attribute depth _CoordinateZisPositive String down
attribute depth actual_range float 0.0, 0.0
attribute depth axis String Z
attribute depth ioos_category String Location
attribute depth long_name String Depth
attribute depth positive String down
attribute depth short_name String depth
attribute depth standard_name String depth
attribute depth units String m
dimension latitude   float nValues=51, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.005
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -14.4, -14.15
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude short_name String lat
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
dimension longitude   float nValues=121, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.004999999999999952
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float 189.0, 189.6
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude short_name String lon
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable mdir   float time, depth, latitude, longitude
attribute mdir _FillValue float NaN
attribute mdir colorBarMaximum double 360.0
attribute mdir colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute mdir coordinates String time_run time z lat lon
attribute mdir ioos_category String Surface Waves
attribute mdir long_name String mean wave direction
attribute mdir short_name String mdir
attribute mdir standard_name String sea_surface_wave_from_direction
attribute mdir units String degrees
attribute mdir valid_range float 0.0, 360.0
variable mper   float time, depth, latitude, longitude
attribute mper _FillValue float NaN
attribute mper colorBarMaximum double 15.0
attribute mper colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute mper coordinates String time_run time z lat lon
attribute mper ioos_category String Surface Waves
attribute mper long_name String mean wave period
attribute mper short_name String mper
attribute mper standard_name String sea_surface_wave_mean_period_from_variance_spectral_density_second_frequency_moment
attribute mper units String seconds
attribute mper valid_range float 0.0, 30.0
variable pdir   float time, depth, latitude, longitude
attribute pdir _FillValue float NaN
attribute pdir colorBarMaximum double 360.0
attribute pdir colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute pdir coordinates String time_run time z lat lon
attribute pdir ioos_category String Surface Waves
attribute pdir long_name String peak wave direction
attribute pdir short_name String pdir
attribute pdir standard_name String sea_surface_wave_from_direction
attribute pdir units String degrees
attribute pdir valid_range float 0.0, 360.0
variable pper   float time, depth, latitude, longitude
attribute pper _FillValue float NaN
attribute pper colorBarMaximum double 20.0
attribute pper colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute pper coordinates String time_run time z lat lon
attribute pper ioos_category String Surface Waves
attribute pper long_name String peak wave period
attribute pper short_name String pper
attribute pper standard_name String sea_surface_wave_period_at_variance_spectral_density_maximum
attribute pper units String seconds
attribute pper valid_range float 0.0, 30.0
variable shgt   float time, depth, latitude, longitude
attribute shgt _FillValue float NaN
attribute shgt colorBarMaximum double 1.0
attribute shgt colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute shgt coordinates String time_run time z lat lon
attribute shgt ioos_category String Surface Waves
attribute shgt long_name String significant wave height
attribute shgt short_name String hs
attribute shgt standard_name String sea_surface_wave_significant_height
attribute shgt units String meters
attribute shgt valid_range float 0.0, 20.0

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