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NC META.DAT

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Basic Information

File-Type

nc_meta.dat

Version

October 2015

Description-Date

June 2012

Significance of the File

File-Contents (in Catchwords)

  1. institutional metadata
    • naming_authority = Recommend using the reverse URL of the institution. (ex., de.baw)
    • publisher_name = Name of the person or group that distributes the data files.
    • publisher_email = The email address of the person or group that distributes the data files.
    • publisher_url = URL of the person or group that distributes the data files.
    • institution = The institution of the person or group that collected the data.
  2. other general informations
    • id = Unique identifier for the data set represented in the file. The combination of the "naming authority" and the "id" should be a globally unique identifier for the dataset.
    • project = The scientific project that the data was collected under.
    • title = One sentence about the data contained within the file.
    • references = Published or web-based references that describe the data or methods used to produce it. (e.g. URL in BAWiki)
    • source = The method of production of the original data.
  3. summary (one or more lines):
    • summary = One paragraph describing the data set.
  4. staff related metadata
    • creator_name = Name of the person who collected the data.
    • creator_url = The URL of the institution that collected the data.
    • creator_email = Email address of the person or institution that collected the data.
    • contributor_name = The name of any individuals or institutions that contributed to the creation of this data.
    • contributor_role = The role of the individual or institution that contributed to the creation of this data.
    • acknowledgment = This optional free text field identifies the funding agency and other relevant information.

For further informations and explanations see NODC NetCDF Templates.

Programs using this Type of File

DATACONVERT, GRIDCONVERT, NCANALYSE, NCAGGREGATE, NCDELTA, UNK, UNTRIM2, UNTRIM2007

Additional Information

Language

Fortran90

File-Form

FORMATTED

File-Access

SEQUENTIAL

File-Extension

.dat

WRITE-Subroutine(s)/Module(s)

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READ-Subroutine(s)/Module(s)

$PROGHOME/fortran/lib/base-library/*/mod_b_meta.f90

Original Version

G. Lang, S. Spohr

Maintenance

G. Lang, S. Spohr

Example-File

$PROGHOME/examples/nc_meta/nc_meta.dat (template file for users)
$PROGHOME/cfg/nc_meta.dat (used in case no user file is present in the working directory).


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