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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL _NCProperties String version=2,netcdf=4.6.3,hdf5=1.10.4
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_timeseries_variables String profile
attribute NC_GLOBAL contact_email String DFO.PAC.SCI.IOSData-DonneesISO.SCI.PAC.MPO at
attribute NC_GLOBAL contact_name String Institute of Oceans Sciences
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Institute of Ocean Sciences, 9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney, B.C., Canada
attribute NC_GLOBAL description String The daily sampling strategy at BC shore stations was designed long ago by Dr. John P. Tully. We have chosen not to change the strategy in the interests of a homogeneous data set. A sea water sample is collected by immersing a bucket in the seawater and measuring the temperature and salinity of the water in the bucket; sampling occurs at or near the daytime high tide. Sampling at the daytime high tide means, for example, that if an observer starts sampling one day at 6 a.m.(local time) and continues to sample at the daytime hightide then on the 2nd day the sample will be taken at about 06:50, the next day at 07:40 and so on. When the daytime high tide occurs in the late afternoon the sampling time reverts to the next morning and the cycle starts again. Since there is a diurnal signal in sea-surface temperature the sampling creates a 14-day signal as an artifact in the daily data. The monthly data are calculated by averaging the daily data of each month.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -122.8
attribute NC_GLOBAL featureType String TimeSeries
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 54.255
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 48.298
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -122.8
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -133.059
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String Institute of Ocean Sciences
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String salinity, seaSurfaceSalinity, seaSurfaceTemperature, temperature
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_fra String salinité sous la surface,température sous la surface,salinité,température
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL language String eng
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, 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.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 54.255
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform String land/onshore structure
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform_vocabulary String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Hakai Institute
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 48.298
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v79
attribute NC_GLOBAL subsetVariables String agency, scientist, country, profile, status
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String "Daily sea surface temperature and salinity observations have been carried out at several locations on the coast of British Columbia since the early part of the 20th century. Observations started at the Pacific Biological Station (Departure Bay) in 1914; 11 stations were added in the mid-1930s and several more in the 1960s. The number of stations reporting at any given time has varied as sampling has been discontinued at some stations and started or resumed at others.
Presently termed the British Columbia Shore Station Oceanographic Program (BCSOP), there are 12 participating stations where daily sea-surface temperature and salinity measurements have been collected from 1914 to present. Due to unfavourable sampling conditions, there are some gaps in the daily data.
Observations are made daily using seawater collected in a bucket lowered into the surface water at or near the daytime high tide. This sampling method was designed long ago by Dr. John P. Tully and has not been changed in the interests of a homogeneous data set. This means, for example, that if an observer starts sampling one day at 6 a.m., and continues to sample at the daytime high tide on the second day the sample will be taken at about 06:50 the next day, 07:40 the day after etc. When the daytime high-tide gets close to 6 p.m. the observer will then begin again to sample early in the morning, and the cycle continues. Since there is a day/night variation in the sea surface temperatures the daily time series will show a signal that varies with the 14-day tidal cycle. This artifact does not affect the monthly sea surface temperature data.
The monthly data are calculated by averaging the daily data of each month."
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1921-01-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String BC Lightstation data
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -133.059
variable profile   String  
attribute profile cf_role String timeseries_id
variable status   String  
variable country   String  
variable mission_id   String  
variable scientist   String  
variable agency   String  
variable latitude   float  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float 48.298, 54.255
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute latitude colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute latitude FillValue double NaN
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable longitude   float  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -133.059, -122.8
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute longitude colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute longitude FillValue double NaN
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 time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double -1.5450912E9, 1.576368E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time FillValue double NaN
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time
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
variable TEMPTC01   float  
attribute TEMPTC01 actual_range float 3.38, 21.33
attribute TEMPTC01 colorBarMaximum double 32.0
attribute TEMPTC01 colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute TEMPTC01 FillValue double NaN
attribute TEMPTC01 long_name String Sea Water Temperature
attribute TEMPTC01 standard_name String sea_water_temperature
attribute TEMPTC01 units String degC
variable PSALPR01   float  
attribute PSALPR01 actual_range float 17.12, 34.64
attribute PSALPR01 colorBarMaximum double 37.0
attribute PSALPR01 colorBarMinimum double 20.0
attribute PSALPR01 FillValue double NaN
attribute PSALPR01 long_name String Sea Water Practical Salinity
attribute PSALPR01 standard_name String sea_water_practical_salinity
attribute PSALPR01 units String PSS-78

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