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Dataset Title:  Color Producing Agent (CPA) Monthly Average KDPAR, VIIRS, Lake Ontario (2018-
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Institution:  CoastWatch Great Lakes Node   (Dataset ID: LO_KDPAR_VIIRS_Monthly_Avg)
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Dimensions ? Start ? Stride ? Stop ?  Size ?    Spacing ?
 time (Easten Time, UTC) ?      64    30 days 10h 40m 0s (uneven)
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 latitude (degrees_north) ?      210    0.007106965 (even)
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 longitude (degrees_east) ?      562    0.007106965 (even)
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Grid Variables (which always also download all of the dimension variables)
 kdpar (KDPAR, VIIRS Science Quality, EXPERIMENTAL, Kd(PAR) m^-1) ?

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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
  time {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Time";
    Float64 actual_range 1.5263856e+9, 1.6921008e+9;
    String axis "T";
    String calendar "Gregorian";
    Int32 fraction_digits 0;
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Easten 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";
    Float64 actual_range 43.1018959037844, 44.5872516676337;
    String axis "Y";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float64 actual_range -79.9943010509482, -76.0072934743002;
    String axis "X";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  kdpar {
    Float32 _FillValue -999.0;
    Float32 colorBarMaximum 1.0;
    Float32 colorBarMinimum 0.05;
    String grid_mapping "crs";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "KDPAR, VIIRS Science Quality, EXPERIMENTAL";
    String units "Kd(PAR) m^-1";
    String cdm_data_type "Grid";
    Float32 colorBarMaximum 1.0;
    Float32 colorBarMinimum 0.05;
    String colorBarScale "Log";
    String Conventions "CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting -76.0072934743002;
    String GDAL "GDAL 2.1.3, released 2017/20/01";
    String GDAL_AREA_OR_POINT "Area";
    String GDAL_TIFFTAG_SOFTWARE "IDL 8.7.2, Harris Geospatial Solutions, Inc.";
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 44.5872516676337;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min 43.1018959037844;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_resolution 0.007106965377269372;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max -76.0072934743002;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min -79.9943010509482;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_resolution 0.007106965377269157;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    String history 
"Tue Sep 12 13:04:21 2023: ncrename -v Band1,kdpar /home/cw/opr/mk_mn_cpa/output/
Tue Sep 12 13:04:21 2023: GDAL CreateCopy( /home/cw/opr/mk_mn_cpa/output/, ... )
2023-10-03T17:06:33Z (local files)
    String infoUrl "";
    String institution "CoastWatch Great Lakes Node";
    String keywords "agent, color, cpa, data, experimental, imager, imager/radiometer, imaging, infrared, kdpar, lake, ontario, producing, quality, radiometer, science, suite, time, viirs, visible";
    String license 
"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.";
    String NCO "netCDF Operators version 4.7.5 (Homepage =, Code =";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 44.5872516676337;
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing 43.1018959037844;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v29";
    String summary "Color Producing Agent (CPA) KDPAR, Lake Ontario";
    String testOutOfDate "now-65days";
    String time_coverage_end "2023-08-15T12:00:00Z";
    String time_coverage_start "2018-05-15T12:00:00Z";
    String title "Color Producing Agent (CPA) Monthly Average KDPAR,  VIIRS, Lake Ontario (2018-present)";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting -79.9943010509482;


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