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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL author String Lumpkin (2016), J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, doi:10.1002/2015JC011435
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Other
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
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL datadate String Climatology uses data through 05-Mar-2023
attribute NC_GLOBAL date2 String File created 15-Aug-2023 16:18:12
attribute NC_GLOBAL description String Nonlooper trajectory segments in Global Drifter Program data base
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 180.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 89.984
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -78.305
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_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA/AOML
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String 1/1/1979, aoml, atlantic, correlation, data, days, drifter, drogue, drogued, function, global, identification, integral, julian, laboratory, latitude, longitude, looper, loopers, looping, meridional, meteorological, noaa, noaa/aoml, number, oceanographic, omega, orbital, perFit, period, persist, persistence, presence, program, radius, scale, since, spin, time, trajectories, u, uncertain, undrogued, unique, v, velocity, zonal
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 89.984
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 v70
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Global Drifter Program product derived from drifting buoy data containing nonlooper trajectory segments
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Global Drifter Program - Nonlooper Trajectories
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String 2.4
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.999
variable drogue   double  
attribute drogue actual_range double 0.0, 1.0
attribute drogue colorBarMaximum double 1.5
attribute drogue colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute drogue long_name String drogue presence (1=drogued, 0=undrogued, .5=uncertain)
attribute drogue valid_max double 1.0
attribute drogue valid_min double 0.0
variable id   double  
attribute id actual_range double 1831.0, 3.005340679025E14
attribute id colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute id colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute id long_name String unique Global Drifter Program identification number
attribute id valid_max double 3.005340679025E14
attribute id valid_min double 1831.0
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
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 ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude (negative = south)
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max double 89.984
attribute latitude valid_min double -78.305
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 (negative = west)
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
attribute longitude valid_max double 180.0
attribute longitude valid_min double -179.999
variable omega   double  
attribute omega actual_range double -2.3873376766480199E-4, 2.092400608673687E-4
attribute omega colorBarMaximum double 0.1
attribute omega colorBarMinimum double -0.1
attribute omega long_name String spin omega
attribute omega standard_name String omega
attribute omega units String s^-1
attribute omega valid_max double 2.0924E-4
attribute omega valid_min double -2.3873E-4
variable persist   double  
attribute persist actual_range double 0.0, 126.25
attribute persist colorBarMaximum double 400.0
attribute persist colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute persist long_name String persistence of looping
attribute persist units String days
attribute persist valid_max double 126.25
attribute persist valid_min double 0.0
variable radius   double  
attribute radius actual_range double 17.78343516329514, 4.772509029339156E9
attribute radius colorBarMaximum double 4.0E9
attribute radius colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute radius long_name String orbital radius
attribute radius units String m
attribute radius valid_max double 4.7725090293392E9
attribute radius valid_min double 17.7834
variable t   double  
attribute t actual_range double 50.75, 16135.0
attribute t colorBarMaximum double 20000.0
attribute t colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute t long_name String Julian days since 12/31/1978
attribute t units String m
attribute t valid_max double 16135.0
attribute t valid_min double 50.75
variable u   double  
attribute u actual_range double -9.167175613947297, 211.16129164755287
attribute u colorBarMaximum double 3.0
attribute u colorBarMinimum double -3.0
attribute u long_name String zonal velocity
attribute u units String m/s
attribute u valid_max double 211.1613
attribute u valid_min double -9.1672
variable v   double  
attribute v actual_range double -7.774243266340346, 175.99210730241188
attribute v colorBarMaximum double 3.0
attribute v colorBarMinimum double -3.0
attribute v long_name String meridional velocity
attribute v units String m/s
attribute v valid_max double 175.9921
attribute v valid_min double -7.7742

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