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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL author String Laurindo, Mariano, and Lumpkin (2017), Deep-Sea Res. I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2017.04.009
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.10, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String aoml.webmaster at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String NOAA/AOML & Univ. Miami
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL datadate String Climatology uses data through 28-Feb-2023
attribute NC_GLOBAL date2 String File created 21-Aug-2023 09:38:21
attribute NC_GLOBAL description String Monthly Means of Drifter Data
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 179.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 84.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -72.875
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 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA/AOML & Univ. Miami
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String aoml, atlantic, data, drifter, earth, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature, error, eSST, european, laboratory, latitude, longitude, meridional, meteorological, miami, monthlymeans, noaa, ocean, oceanographic, oceans, science, sea, sea_surface_temperature, SST, standard, surface, temperature, time, union, university, velocity, zonal
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 Northernmost_Northing double 84.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -72.875
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v70
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Monthly Means of Drifter Data. Please note, this dataset does not include the variable N, or number of drifter-days per square degree. To retrieve the variable N, use the variable N in the Climatology - Annual Means dataset. NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) & Univ. Miami data from a local source. Cite dataset using
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Global Drifter Program - Climatology - Monthly Means
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String 3.10
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.875
dimension ClimatologicalMonth   int nValues=12, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=1.0
attribute ClimatologicalMonth actual_range int 0, 11
attribute ClimatologicalMonth long_name String Climatological Month with values ranging 0-11, 0-January, 1-February, 2-March, etc
attribute ClimatologicalMonth standard_name String time
attribute ClimatologicalMonth units String count
dimension longitude   double nValues=1440, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.25
attribute longitude _ChunkSizes uint 1440
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range double -179.875, 179.875
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude coordinates String Lat
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
attribute longitude valid_max double 179.875
attribute longitude valid_min double -179.875
dimension latitude   double nValues=632, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.25
attribute latitude _ChunkSizes uint 632
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range double -72.875, 84.875
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude coordinates 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
attribute latitude valid_max double 84.875
attribute latitude valid_min double -72.875
variable U   double ClimatologicalMonth, longitude, latitude
attribute U colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute U colorBarMinimum double -0.5
attribute U long_name String Zonal velocity
attribute U units String meters per second
attribute U valid_max double 2.5308
attribute U valid_min double -1.748
variable V   double ClimatologicalMonth, longitude, latitude
attribute V colorBarMaximum double 0.5
attribute V colorBarMinimum double -0.5
attribute V long_name String Meridional velocity
attribute V units String meters per second
attribute V valid_max double 2.1109
attribute V valid_min double -1.9596
variable SST   double ClimatologicalMonth, longitude, latitude
attribute SST colorBarMaximum double 32.0
attribute SST colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute SST long_name String Sea surface temperature
attribute SST standard_name String sea_surface_temperature
attribute SST units String degree_C
attribute SST valid_max double 40.8471
attribute SST valid_min double -35.9601
variable eU   double ClimatologicalMonth, longitude, latitude
attribute eU colorBarMaximum double 0.1
attribute eU colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute eU long_name String Standard error of zonal velocity
attribute eU units String meters per second
attribute eU valid_max double 3.4677
attribute eU valid_min double 0.0014787
variable eV   double ClimatologicalMonth, longitude, latitude
attribute eV colorBarMaximum double 0.1
attribute eV colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute eV long_name String Standard error of meridional velocity
attribute eV units String meters per second
attribute eV valid_max double 2.8693
attribute eV valid_min double 0.0051301
variable eSST   double ClimatologicalMonth, longitude, latitude
attribute eSST colorBarMaximum double 1.0
attribute eSST colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute eSST long_name String Standard error of sea surface temperature
attribute eSST units String degree_C
attribute eSST valid_max double 59.9411
attribute eSST valid_min double 0.017175

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