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 data       graph  M  F16 SSMIS daily products (SSMI F16)      meta background RSS     NOAA RSS_F16SSMIS_AOML

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgement String These SSM/I and SSMIS data are produced by Remote Sensing Systems with support NASA. Data are available at We are grateful to NOAA for access to SSM/I and SSMIS TDR data.
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL contact String
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String ATLANTIC OCEANWATCH
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 179.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 89.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -89.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.25
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 179.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -179.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.25
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String ascending, atmosphere, Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor,Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Liquid Water/Ice,Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate, Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain, atmosphere_mass_content_of_cloud_liquid_water, atmosphere_mass_content_of_water_vapor, atmospheric, cloud, cloud cover, Cloud_LW_Ascending, Cloud_LW_Descending, cloudiness, clouds, content, cover, daily, data, day, decimal, defined, descending, earth, environments, f16, frequency, hour, ice, liquid, making, mass, measures, medium, meteorology, noaa, not, not defined, passes, precipitation, products, rain, Rain_Rate_Ascending, Rain_Rate_Descending, rainfall, rainfall_rate, rate, records, remote, remss, research, sensing, speed, ssm, ssmi, surface, system, systems, time, Time_Ascending, Time_Descending, use, vapor, water, Water_Vapor_Ascending, Water_Vapor_Descending, wind, WSPD_MF_Ascending, WSPD_MF_Descending
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, 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 nco_openmp_thread_number int 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 89.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL source_data String Remote Sensing Systems
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -89.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL spatial_resolution String 0.25 degrees
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v32
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String These Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder (SSMIS) data products are produced as part of the NASA's Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program. Remote Sensing Systems generates SSM/I and SSMIS data products using a unified, physically based algorithm to simultaneously retrieve the products. This algorithm is a product of 20 years of refinements, improvements, and verifications.nThe daily files consist of over-ocean measurements (geophysical retrievals or parameters) mapped to a regular 0.25-degree grid complete with data gaps between orbits. Two maps exist for each parameter, one of ascending orbit segments and the other of descending orbit segments. Data on each of the segment maps are averaged where successive orbits cross and are overwritten at the seam or region where the last orbit of the day overlaps the first orbit of the day. Daily data files contain time maps consisting of the UTC observation time for each set of passes (ascending and descending).n Gridded data are organized according to observation date. All dates and times are Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), Zulu Time (Z), Universal Time (UT), and World Time.
attribute NC_GLOBAL temporal_extent double 86400.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL temporal_extent_unit String seconds
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2017-08-22T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2017-01-01T12:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String F16 SSMIS daily products (SSMI F16)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.875
dimension time   double nValues=144, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=1 day 15h 6m 18s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time _Netcdf4Dimid int 2
attribute time actual_range double 1.483272E9, 1.5034032E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time calendar String Gregorian
attribute time CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Reference 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
dimension latitude   double nValues=720, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.25
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _Netcdf4Dimid int 0
attribute latitude actual_range double -89.875, 89.875
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
dimension longitude   double nValues=1440, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.25
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude _Netcdf4Dimid int 1
attribute longitude actual_range double -179.875, 179.875
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude CoordinateAxisType String Lon
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 Time_Ascending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute Time_Ascending _FillValue float NaN
attribute Time_Ascending actual_range float 0.0, 17.0
attribute Time_Ascending colorBarMaximum double 24.0
attribute Time_Ascending colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute Time_Ascending coordsys String geographic
attribute Time_Ascending ioos_category String Time
attribute Time_Ascending long_name String Decimal Hour of the Day, Ascending Passes
attribute Time_Ascending standard_name String not defined
attribute Time_Ascending units String hour
attribute Time_Ascending variable_info String Hour of the Day, Ascending Passes
variable WSPD_MF_Ascending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending _FillValue float NaN
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending actual_range float 0.0, 28.4
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending colorBarMaximum double 50.0
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending coordsys String geographic
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending ioos_category String Wind
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending long_name String Surface Wind Speed, Medium Frequency, Ascending Passes
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending standard_name String Wind
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending units String m s-1
attribute WSPD_MF_Ascending variable_info String 10-meter Surface Wind Speed, Medium Frequency, Ascending Passes
variable Water_Vapor_Ascending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending _FillValue float NaN
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending actual_range float 0.6, 70.8
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending colorBarMaximum double 75.0
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending coordsys String geographic
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending long_name String Atmospheric Water Vapor, Ascending Passes
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending standard_name String atmosphere_mass_content_of_water_vapor
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending units String mm
attribute Water_Vapor_Ascending variable_info String Atmospheric Water Vapor, Ascending Passes
variable Cloud_LW_Ascending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending _FillValue float NaN
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending actual_range float -0.05, 1.74
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending colorBarMaximum double 2.45
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending colorBarMinimum double -0.05
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending coordsys String geographic
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending long_name String Cloud Liquid Water, Ascending Passes
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending standard_name String atmosphere_mass_content_of_cloud_liquid_water
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending units String mm
attribute Cloud_LW_Ascending variable_info String Cloud Liquid Water, Ascending Passes
variable Rain_Rate_Ascending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending _FillValue float NaN
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending actual_range float 0.0, 25.0
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending colorBarMaximum double 25.0
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending coordsys String geographic
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending long_name String Rain Rate, Ascending Passes
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending standard_name String rainfall_rate
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending units String mm hr-1
attribute Rain_Rate_Ascending variable_info String Rain Rate, Ascending Passes
variable Time_Descending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute Time_Descending _FillValue float NaN
attribute Time_Descending actual_range float 0.0, 16.1
attribute Time_Descending colorBarMaximum double 24.0
attribute Time_Descending colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute Time_Descending coordsys String geographic
attribute Time_Descending ioos_category String Time
attribute Time_Descending long_name String Decimal Hour of the Day, Descending Passes
attribute Time_Descending standard_name String not defined
attribute Time_Descending units String hour
attribute Time_Descending variable_info String Hour of the Day, Descending Passes
variable WSPD_MF_Descending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending _FillValue float NaN
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending actual_range float 0.0, 29.2
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending colorBarMaximum double 50.0
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending coordsys String geographic
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending ioos_category String Wind
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending long_name String Surface Wind Speed, Medium Frequency, Descending Passes
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending standard_name String Wind
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending units String m s-1
attribute WSPD_MF_Descending variable_info String 10-meter Surface Wind Speed, Medium Frequency, Descending Passes
variable Water_Vapor_Descending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending _FillValue float NaN
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending actual_range float 0.6, 75.0
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending colorBarMaximum double 75.0
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending coordsys String geographic
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending long_name String Atmospheric Water Vapor, Descending Passes
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending standard_name String atmosphere_mass_content_of_water_vapor
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending units String mm
attribute Water_Vapor_Descending variable_info String Atmospheric Water Vapor, Descending Passes
variable Cloud_LW_Descending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending _FillValue float NaN
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending actual_range float -0.05, 1.74
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending colorBarMaximum double 2.45
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending colorBarMinimum double -0.05
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending coordsys String geographic
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending long_name String Cloud Liquid Water, Descending Passes
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending standard_name String atmosphere_mass_content_of_cloud_liquid_water
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending units String mm
attribute Cloud_LW_Descending variable_info String Cloud Liquid Water, Descending Passes
variable Rain_Rate_Descending   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending _FillValue float NaN
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending actual_range float 0.0, 19.9
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending colorBarMaximum double 25.0
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending coordsys String geographic
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending long_name String Rain Rate, Descending Passes
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending standard_name String rainfall_rate
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending units String mm hr-1
attribute Rain_Rate_Descending variable_info String Rain Rate, Descending Passes

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