|OceanSites user's manual, NetCDF conventions and reference tables, version 1.2, June 29th, 2010|
(2010). OceanSites user's manual, NetCDF conventions and reference tables, version 1.2, June 29th, 2010. Version 1.2. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 34 pp.
The OceanSITES program is the global network of open-ocean sustained time series sites,called ocean reference stations, being implemented by an international partnership ofresearchers. OceanSITES provides fixed-point time series of various physical,biogeochemical, and atmospheric variables at different locations around the globe, from theatmosphere and sea surface to the seafloor. The program’s objective is to build and maintain amultidisciplinary global network for a broad range of research and operational applicationsincluding climate, carbon, and ecosystem variability and forecasting and ocean statevalidation.All OceanSITES data are publicly available. More information about the project is availableat: http://www.oceansites.org.The main purpose of this document is to specify the format of the files that are used todistribute OceanSITES data, and to document the standards used therein. This includesnaming conventions, or taxonomy, as well as metadata content.