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Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
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 Brian Powell (
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String powellb at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_institution String University of Hawaii at Manoa
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Brian S. Powell
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String person
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2018-11-27
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_issued String 2018-11-27
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_metadata_modified String 2023-03-08
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2023-03-08
attribute NC_GLOBAL drawLandMask String off
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -152.5193
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds String POLYGON ((17.0184 -163.831, 23.9824 -163.831, 23.9824 -152.519, 17.0184 -152.519, 17.0184 -163.831))
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_bounds_crs String EPSG:4326
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 23.98239
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 17.01843
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.03589670103092783
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -152.5193
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -163.8307
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.03847414965986402
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String 2018-11-27T00:00:00Z New dataset.\n2023-03-08T16:32:00Z Dataset replaced with new version (v2); prior (v1) time coverage: 2007-07-11T00:00:00Z to 2017-05-04T21:00:00Z; new (v2) time coverage: 2009-01-01T00:00:00Z to 2020-12-28T21:00:00Z.
attribute NC_GLOBAL id String roms_hiig_reanalysis
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
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 > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents, Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Potential Temperature, Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity, Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Surface Topography > Sea Surface Height, Earth Science Services > Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)/Regional Ocean Models, Earth Science Services > Models > Weather Research/Forecast Models
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 locations String Continent > North America > United States Of America > Hawaii, Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands
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 23.98239
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform String Models/Analyses > > Reanalysis Models
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform_vocabulary String GCMD Platform Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL product_version String 2.0
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 info at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_institution String Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS),
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 17.01843
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v39
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) 3-hourly data assimilating reanalysis for the region surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands at approximately 4-km resolution. Boundary conditions provided by the global, 1/12-degree (~9-km) HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM). Atmospheric forcing generated by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for the region surrounding the main Hawaiian Islands (wrf_hi) at approximately 6-km resolution. Tide forcing uses the Oregon State University (OSU) Tidal Prediction Software (OTPS) TOPEX/Poseidon global inverse solution (TPXO) to derive barotropic tidal elevation and velocity. Data are assimilated over the previous 3 days using all available observations to improve the model estimate of current ocean state (its nowcast). Assimilated observations may include satellite-based sea surface temperatures from MODIS, AVHRR, or OSTIA; satellite-based sea surface height from AVISO; surface currents from PacIOOS high-frequency radios (HFR); and in-situ water temperature and salinity profiles from ARGO floats and ocean glider autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). 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 2020-12-28T21:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_resolution String PT3H
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2009-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS): Main Hawaiian Islands: Reanalysis: 2-D Variables
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -163.8307
dimension time double nValues=35040, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=3h 0m 0s
attribute time _ChunkSizes int 1024
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.230768E9, 1.6091892E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String time since initialization
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 float nValues=195, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.03589670103092783
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float 17.01843, 23.98239
attribute latitude axis String Y
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 float nValues=295, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.03847414965986402
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -163.8307, -152.5193
attribute longitude axis String X
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 zeta float time, latitude, longitude
attribute zeta _ChunkSizes int 1, 195, 295
attribute zeta _FillValue float 9.96921E36
attribute zeta colorBarMaximum double 1.0
attribute zeta colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute zeta ioos_category String Sea Level
attribute zeta long_name String free-surface
attribute zeta standard_name String sea_surface_height
attribute zeta units String meter

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