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Dataset Title:  Calibrated CTD salinity and oxygen and Niskin bottle water samples from the R/
V Ka'imikai-o-Kanaloa KOK1108 cruise in June 2011 in the Northwest Pacific
Ocean (Fukushima Radionuclide Levels project)
Institution:  BCO-DMO   (Dataset ID: bcodmo_dataset_3566)
Range: longitude = 141.399 to 147.119°E, latitude = 33.982 to 38.002°N, depth = 6.7 to 1977.5m
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The Dataset Attribute Structure (.das) for this Dataset

Attributes {
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  cast {
    Byte _FillValue 127;
    Byte actual_range 2, 41;
    String description "cast number";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Cast";
    String units "dimensionless";
  event {
    String description "Event id";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Event";
    String units "dimensionless";
  date {
    Int32 _FillValue 2147483647;
    Int32 actual_range 20110606, 20110617;
    String description "Date of cast. format:�YYYYmmdd";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Date";
    String units "unitless";
  time2 {
    String description "Time of cast";
    String ioos_category "Time";
    String long_name "Time";
    String units "hhmm";
  latitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lat";
    Float64 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 actual_range 33.982, 38.002;
    String axis "Y";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 90.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -90.0;
    String description "latitude of cast";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Latitude";
    String standard_name "latitude";
    String units "degrees_north";
  longitude {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Lon";
    Float64 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 actual_range 141.399, 147.119;
    String axis "X";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 180.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -180.0;
    String description "longitude of cast";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Longitude";
    String standard_name "longitude";
    String units "degrees_east";
  prmax {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 112.0, 2002.0;
    String description "maximum pressure recorded during cast";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Prmax";
    String units "decibars";
  bot_Nis {
    Byte _FillValue 127;
    Byte actual_range 1, 24;
    String description "Niskin bottle number";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Bot Nis";
    String units "dimensionless";
  depth {
    String _CoordinateAxisType "Height";
    String _CoordinateZisPositive "down";
    Float64 _FillValue NaN;
    Float64 actual_range 6.7, 1977.5;
    String axis "Z";
    Float64 colorBarMaximum 8000.0;
    Float64 colorBarMinimum -8000.0;
    String colorBarPalette "TopographyDepth";
    String description "sample depth";
    String ioos_category "Location";
    String long_name "Depth";
    String positive "down";
    String standard_name "depth";
    String units "m";
  press {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 6.7, 2001.6;
    String description "pressure";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Press";
    String units "decibars";
  temp {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 1.918, 21.152;
    String description "temperature";
    String ioos_category "Temperature";
    String long_name "Temperature";
    String units "degrees C";
  potemp {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 1.783, 21.153;
    String description "potential temperature";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Potemp";
    String units "degrees C";
  sigma_0 {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 1024.066, 1027.665;
    String description "potential density";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Sigma 0";
    String units "kilograms/meter^3";
  sal_cal {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 33.51, 34.796;
    String description "salinity from CTD sensor calibrated to Niskin water samples";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Sal Cal";
    String units "PSU";
  O2_cal {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 0.672, 7.35;
    String description "oxygen from CTD sensor calibrated to water samples";
    String ioos_category "Dissolved O2";
    String long_name "O2 Cal";
    String units "milliliters/liter";
  sal_nis {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 33.561, 34.769;
    String description "Salinity from Niskin bottle sample";
    String ioos_category "Unknown";
    String long_name "Sal Nis";
    String units "PSA";
  o2_nis {
    Float32 _FillValue NaN;
    Float32 actual_range 0.837, 6.914;
    String description "Dissolved oxygen from Niskin bottle sample";
    String ioos_category "Dissolved O2";
    String long_name "O2 Nis";
    String units "milliliters/liter";
    String access_formats ".htmlTable,.csv,.json,.mat,.nc,.tsv,.esriCsv,.geoJson";
    String acquisition_description "\"\"";
    String awards_0_award_nid "54674";
    String awards_0_award_number "OCE-1136693";
    String awards_0_data_url "http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1136693";
    String awards_0_funder_name "NSF Division of Ocean Sciences";
    String awards_0_funding_acronym "NSF OCE";
    String awards_0_funding_source_nid "355";
    String awards_0_program_manager "Dr Donald  L. Rice";
    String awards_0_program_manager_nid "51467";
    String awards_1_award_nid "55020";
    String awards_1_award_number "unknown Fukushima Radionuclide Levels MooreMarMicro";
    String awards_1_funder_name "Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Initiative";
    String awards_1_funding_acronym "MooreMarMicro";
    String awards_1_funding_source_nid "385";
    String cdm_data_type "Other";
    String comment 
"version  27 October 2011 
  PI: Steve Jayne 
  project:  Fukushima Radiation in the Pacific 
  Niskin bottle samples of salinity and oxygen 
    merged with calibrated CTD measurements at sample depths";
    String Conventions "COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3";
    String creator_email "info@bco-dmo.org";
    String creator_name "BCO-DMO";
    String creator_type "institution";
    String creator_url "https://www.bco-dmo.org/";
    String data_source "extract_data_as_tsv version 2.2d  13 Jun 2019";
    String date_created "2011-10-21T17:45:42Z";
    String date_modified "2016-08-20T03:10:46Z";
    String defaultDataQuery "&time";
    String doi "10.1575/1912/5258";
    Float64 Easternmost_Easting 147.119;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_max 38.002;
    Float64 geospatial_lat_min 33.982;
    String geospatial_lat_units "degrees_north";
    Float64 geospatial_lon_max 147.119;
    Float64 geospatial_lon_min 141.399;
    String geospatial_lon_units "degrees_east";
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_max 1977.5;
    Float64 geospatial_vertical_min 6.7;
    String geospatial_vertical_positive "down";
    String geospatial_vertical_units "m";
    String history 
"2019-08-21T13:37:36Z (local files)
2019-08-21T13:37:36Z https://erddap.bco-dmo.org/tabledap/bcodmo_dataset_3566.das";
    String infoUrl "https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/3566";
    String institution "BCO-DMO";
    String instruments_0_acronym "Niskin bottle";
    String instruments_0_dataset_instrument_nid "5497";
    String instruments_0_description "A Niskin bottle (a next generation water sampler based on the Nansen bottle) is a cylindrical, non-metallic water collection device with stoppers at both ends.  The bottles can be attached individually on a hydrowire or deployed in 12, 24 or 36 bottle Rosette systems mounted on a frame and combined with a CTD.  Niskin bottles are used to collect discrete water samples for a range of measurements including pigments, nutrients, plankton, etc.";
    String instruments_0_instrument_external_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/L22/current/TOOL0412/";
    String instruments_0_instrument_name "Niskin bottle";
    String instruments_0_instrument_nid "413";
    String instruments_0_supplied_name "Niskin Bottle";
    String instruments_1_acronym "CTD SBE 911plus";
    String instruments_1_dataset_instrument_nid "5680";
    String instruments_1_description "The Sea-Bird SBE 911plus is a type of CTD instrument package for continuous measurement of conductivity, temperature and pressure.  The SBE 911plus includes the SBE 9plus Underwater Unit and the SBE 11plus Deck Unit (for real-time readout using conductive wire) for deployment from a vessel. The combination of the SBE 9plus and SBE 11plus is called a SBE 911plus.  The SBE 9plus uses Sea-Bird's standard modular temperature and conductivity sensors (SBE 3plus and SBE 4). The SBE 9plus CTD can be configured with up to eight auxiliary sensors to measure other parameters including dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, fluorescence, light (PAR), light transmission, etc.). more information from Sea-Bird Electronics";
    String instruments_1_instrument_external_identifier "https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/L22/current/TOOL0058/";
    String instruments_1_instrument_name "CTD Sea-Bird SBE 911plus";
    String instruments_1_instrument_nid "591";
    String instruments_1_supplied_name "CTD Sea-Bird SBE 911plus";
    String keywords "altimetry, bco, bco-dmo, biological, bot, bot_Nis, cal, cast, chemical, data, dataset, date, depth, dissolved, dissolved o2, dmo, erddap, event, laboratory, latitude, longitude, management, nis, O2, O2_cal, o2_nis, oceanography, office, oxygen, potemp, preliminary, press, prmax, sal, sal_cal, sal_nis, satellite, sigma, sigma_0, temperature, time, time2";
    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 metadata_source "https://www.bco-dmo.org/api/dataset/3566";
    Float64 Northernmost_Northing 38.002;
    String param_mapping "{'3566': {'lat': 'master - latitude', 'depth': 'flag - depth', 'lon': 'master - longitude'}}";
    String parameter_source "https://www.bco-dmo.org/mapserver/dataset/3566/parameters";
    String people_0_affiliation "Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution";
    String people_0_affiliation_acronym "WHOI";
    String people_0_person_name "Dr Kenneth  O. Buesseler";
    String people_0_person_nid "50522";
    String people_0_role "Principal Investigator";
    String people_0_role_type "originator";
    String people_1_affiliation "Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution";
    String people_1_affiliation_acronym "WHOI BCO-DMO";
    String people_1_person_name "Dr Steven  R. Jayne";
    String people_1_person_nid "51384";
    String people_1_role "Co-Principal Investigator";
    String people_1_role_type "originator";
    String people_2_affiliation "Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution";
    String people_2_affiliation_acronym "WHOI BCO-DMO";
    String people_2_person_name "Theresa McKee";
    String people_2_person_nid "51103";
    String people_2_role "BCO-DMO Data Manager";
    String people_2_role_type "related";
    String project "Establishing Radionuclide Levels in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Originating from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Facility";
    String projects_0_acronym "Fukushima Radionuclide Levels";
    String projects_0_description 
"The March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan and the subsequent tsunami damaged and disrupted cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility causing contamination of land and seas surrounding the site, as well as food supplies and drinking water. Small but measurable quantities of radioactivity have been detected in the atmosphere over the United States, including aerosol samples collected at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where I-131 was seen to increase to detectable levels as of March 21-22, 2011.
With major funding from the Moore Foundation, as well as a contribution from the National Science Foundation through a 2011 Grant for Rapid Response Research (RAPID) and support from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, collaborating investigators from the United States, Japan, Spain, Monaco, and the United Kingdom were able to obtain samples off Japan for an early assessment of impacts.
From June 4 through June 19, 2011, a research cruise was carried out aboard the RV Kaimikai-O-Kanaloa, a research vessel operated by the University of Hawaii. During the cruise, hundreds of samples were collected in an area off the coast of Japan as close as 30 kilometers from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and extending as far out as 600 kilometers off shore. The essential components of the program include: radionuclide measurements of water and particles; a radioecological study of biota, especially species at the base of the food chain and key fish species and a physical oceanographic study to characterize transport and water masses. A baseline radionuclide data set for the Atlantic and Pacific was obtained along an east to west network of sampling stations.  Three hundred sampling events took place at thirty major stations for a total of more than 1500 samples.  Along with 41 CTD stations, bottle samples of salinity, oxygen, radionuclides, and particulates were taken to depths of about 1000 meters. A list of the radionuclides sampled and a sampling summary map is available. One hundred net tows resulted in approximately fifty pounds of biological samples, including plankton and small fish.  Daily samples of aerosol were also taken.
Early investigation following an accidental release of man-made radionuclides is key to understanding the magnitude of the release and the relationship to public health issues  The research results also set the stage for the use of the longer lived radionuclides as tracers in subsequent studies by the community to understand ocean processes.";
    String projects_0_end_date "2012-04";
    String projects_0_geolocation "Northwest Pacific Ocean";
    String projects_0_name "Establishing Radionuclide Levels in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Originating from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Facility";
    String projects_0_project_nid "2171";
    String projects_0_project_website "https://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=67796";
    String projects_0_start_date "2011-05";
    String publisher_name "Theresa McKee";
    String publisher_role "BCO-DMO Data Manager(s)";
    String sourceUrl "(local files)";
    Float64 Southernmost_Northing 33.982;
    String standard_name_vocabulary "CF Standard Name Table v29";
    String summary 
"Calibrated CTD measurements of salinity and oxygen at water sample depths and
Niskin bottle water samples of salinity and oxygen.
Potential temperature and density were derived from calibrated CTD
    String title "Calibrated CTD salinity and oxygen and Niskin bottle water samples from the R/V Ka'imikai-o-Kanaloa KOK1108 cruise in June 2011 in the Northwest Pacific Ocean (Fukushima Radionuclide Levels project)";
    String version "1";
    Float64 Westernmost_Easting 141.399;
    String xml_source "osprey2erddap.update_xml() v1.5-beta";


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The URL specifies what you want: the dataset, a description of the graph or the subset of the data, and the file type for the response.

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Thus, the query is often a comma-separated list of desired variable names, followed by a collection of constraints (e.g., variable<value), each preceded by '&' (which is interpreted as "AND").

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