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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Other
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String Daniel Rudnick, Jennifer Sevadjian
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String principalInvestigator, resourceProvider
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String idgdata at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Scripps Institution of Oceanography
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultGraphQuery String time%2Cscti&.draw=lines&.color=0x0099FF&.bgColor=0xffffffff
attribute NC_GLOBAL doi String 10.21238/S8SPRAY7292
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String Scripps Institution of Oceanography
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String california, ocean, oni, temperature
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 publisher_email String idgdata at
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Instrument Development Group
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String group
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_url String
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v70
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String The Southern California Temperature Index (SCTI) is derived from the sea water temperature records of the California Underwater Glider Network (CUGN), a collection of over 15 years of Spray underwater glider measurements. The CUGN data provides climatologies and the interannual anomaly of the sea water temperature near the California Coast which are used to generate the SCTI.
The Southern California Temperature Index represents a smoothed temperature anomaly variability near the coast of California, similar to the Oceanic Nino Index (ONI), using local in-situ data to provide a regional index. The Socal Index is calculated using a subset of the CUGN Line 90 glider climatology data. The index is created using water temperature data at 50-m depth for the nearhsore 200-km section of all Line 90 data extending back to 2006. These data are averaged over the 200-km section to provide a time-series of the average temperature for this area at 50-m depth. The glider data is then averaged at a 3-month (90-day) interval. This aligns the time signature of the index with the ONI and allows for comparison of the two data products. The SCTI data are updated monthly after the monthly NOAA Nino 3.4 data are released.
An Oceanic Niño Index variable is included with the SCTI. This variable is calculated using the Niño 3.4 index, and applying a 3-month average to it. The Niño 3.4 index is obtained from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2024-04-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 2007-01-15T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Southern California Water Temperature Index, Monthly, v1.0
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 1.1688192E9, 1.7131392E9
attribute time axis String T
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 scti   double  
attribute scti actual_range double -1.31376680671587, 3.32451360782862
attribute scti ioos_category String Temperature
attribute scti long_name String SoCal Temperature Index
attribute scti missing_value double NaN
attribute scti standard_name String sea_water_temperature_anomaly
variable oni   double  
attribute oni actual_range double -1.64333333333333, 2.64
attribute oni ioos_category String Temperature
attribute oni long_name String Oceanic Niño Index
attribute oni missing_value double NaN
attribute oni standard_name String sea_water_temperature_anomaly

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