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Dataset Title:  Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR), SeaWIFS - Monthly, 1997-2010. v.
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Institution:  NASA/GSFC OBPG   (Dataset ID: sw_par_monthly_2018_0)
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time (UTC) ?     specify just 1 value →
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latitude (degrees_north) ?
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longitude (degrees_east) ?
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Graph Settings
Color Bar:   Continuity:   Scale: 
   Minimum:   Maximum:   N Sections: 
Draw land mask: 
Y Axis Minimum:   Maximum:   
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Then set the File Type: (File Type information)
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Things You Can Do With Your Graphs

Well, you can do anything you want with your graphs, of course. But some things you might not have considered are:

The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 8.744112e+8, 1.2925008e+9;
    String axis "T";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Centered Time";
    String standard_name "time";
    String time_origin "01-JAN-1970 00:00:00";
    String units "seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z";
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range -89.95834, 89.95834;
    String axis "Y";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
    Float32 valid_max 90.0;
    Float32 valid_min -90.0;
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 0.04166667, 359.9583;
    String axis "X";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
    Float32 valid_max 360.0;
    Float32 valid_min 0.0;
  par {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 70.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum 0.0;
    String ioos_category "Heat Flux";
    String long_name "Photosynthetically Available Radiation, R. Frouin";
    String references "Frouin, R., Ligner, D.W., and Gautier, C., 1989: A Simple analytical formula to compute clear sky total and photosynthetically available solar irradiance at the ocean surface. J. Geophys. Res., 94, 9731-9742.";
    String standard_name "surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_photon_flux_in_air";
    String units "einstein m-2 day-1";
    Float32 valid_max 130.0;
    Float32 valid_min 0.0;
    String _lastModified "2018-01-31T05:00:03.000Z";
    String _NCProperties "version=1|netcdflibversion=|hdf5libversion=1.8.18";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    String Conventions "CF-1.6 ACDD-1.3, COARDS";
    String creator_email "";
    String creator_name "NASA/GSFC/OBPG";
    String creator_type "group";
    String creator_url "";
    String date_created "2018-01-31T05:00:03Z";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 359.9583;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 89.95834;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min -89.95834;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 359.9583;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min 0.04166667;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    String grid_mapping_name "latitude_longitude";
    String history 
"Thu Mar  7 16:07:35 2019: ncatted -O -a sw_point_longitude,global,o,f,0.04166667
Thu Mar  7 16:07:35 2019: ncatted -O -a geospatial_lon_min,global,o,f,0.0
Thu Mar  7 16:07:35 2019: ncatted -O -a geospatial_lon_max,global,o,f,360.0
Thu Mar  7 16:07:35 2019: ncatted -O -a easternmost_longitude,global,o,f,360.0
Thu Mar  7 16:07:35 2019: ncatted -O -a westernmost_longitude,global,o,f,0.0
Thu Mar  7 16:07:35 2019: ncatted -O -a valid_max,lon,o,f,360.0
Thu Mar  7 16:07:35 2019: ncatted -O -a valid_min,lon,o,f,0.0
Thu Mar  7 16:07:34 2019: ncap2 -O -s where(lon<0) lon=lon+360
Thu Mar  7 16:07:33 2019: ncks -O --msa_usr_rdr -d lon,0.0,180.0 -d lon,-180.0,0.0
2023-10-02T21:00:16Z (local files)
    String id "";
    String identifier_product_doi "10.5067/ORBVIEW-2/SEAWIFS/L3M/PAR/2018";
    String identifier_product_doi_authority "";
    String infoUrl "";
    String institution "NASA/GSFC OBPG";
    String instrument "SeaWiFS";
    String keywords "active, air, available, biology, biosphere, center, color, data, downwelling, earth, Earth Science > Biosphere > Vegetation > Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Photosynthetically Available Radiation, eightbitcolor, field, field-of-view, flight, flux, frouin, goddard, group, gsfc, heat, heat flux, image, L3, level, level-3, mapped, nasa, obpg, ocean, oceans, optics, palette, par, photon, photosynthetic, photosynthetically, processing, radiation, rgb, science, sea, sea-wide, seawifs, sensor, smi, space, standard, surface, surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_photon_flux_in_air, vegetation, view, wide";
    String keywords_vocabulary "GCMD Science Keywords";
    String l2_flag_names "LAND,NAVFAIL,FILTER,HIGLINT";
    String license "";
    String map_projection "Equidistant Cylindrical";
    String measure "Mean";
    String naming_authority "gov.nasa.gsfc.sci.oceandata";
    String NCO "4.3.7";
    Int32 nco_openmp_thread_number 1;
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 89.95834;
    String platform "Orbview-2";
    String processing_level "L3 Mapped";
    String processing_version "2018.0";
    String product_name "";
    String project "Ocean Biology Processing Group (NASA/GSFC/OBPG)";
    String publisher_email "";
    String publisher_name "NASA/GSFC/OBPG";
    String publisher_type "group";
    String publisher_url "";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing -89.95834;
    String spatialResolution "9.28 km";
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v36";
    String summary "Sea-Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS) - Monthly Ocean Color. Photosynthetically Available Radiation. 1997 - 2010. spatial resolution = 9.28km";
    String temporal_range "10-day";
    String time_coverage_end "2010-12-16T12:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "1997-09-16T12:00:00Z";
    String title "Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR), SeaWIFS - Monthly, 1997-2010. v.2018.0";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting 0.04166667;


Using griddap to Request Data and Graphs from Gridded Datasets

griddap lets you request a data subset, graph, or map from a gridded dataset (for example, sea surface temperature data from a satellite), via a specially formed URL. griddap uses the OPeNDAP (external link) Data Access Protocol (DAP) (external link) and its projection constraints (external link).

The URL specifies what you want: the dataset, a description of the graph or the subset of the data, and the file type for the response.

griddap request URLs must be in the form{?query}
For example,[(2015-06-09T09:00:00Z)][(-89.99):1000:(89.99)][(-179.99):1000:(180.0)]
Thus, the query is often a data variable name (e.g., analysed_sst), followed by [(start):stride:(stop)] (or a shorter variation of that) for each of the variable's dimensions (for example, [time][latitude][longitude]).

For details, see the griddap Documentation.

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