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=Highly Recommended Variable Attributes=
 
=Highly Recommended Variable Attributes=
 
<table width="95%" border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2">
 
<table width="95%" border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2">
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            <tr>
      <th valign="top">Attribute</th>
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                <th valign="top" width="200px">Attribute</th>
      <th valign="top">Description</th>
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                <th valign="top">Description</th>
      <th valign="top">THREDDS</th>
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            </tr>
      <th valign="top">ISO 19115-2</th>
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                <td valign="top">long_name</td>
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                <td valign="top">A long descriptive name for the variable (not necessarily from a controlled vocabulary). <font color="green">If a "standard_name" attribute is not given (and a "standard_name_vocabulary" is given), the "long_name" attribute value will be used by THREDDS as the variable's name in the variable mapping. The "long_name" attribute is recommended by the "NetCDF Users Guide", the COARDS convention, and the CF convention.</font></td>
      <td valign="top">[http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf-java/formats/DataDiscoveryAttConvention.html#long_name_Attribute long_name]</td>
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      <td valign="top">A long descriptive name for the variable (not necessarily from a controlled vocabulary).</td>
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      <td valign="top">metadata/variables/[email protected]_name</td>
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                <td valign="top">standard_name</td>
      <td rowspan="2" valign="top">At present the ISO 19115-2 Standard supports only one name for a variable. Standard names can be provided as keywords with the appropriate thesaurus.</td>
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                <td>A long descriptive name for the variable taken from a controlled vocabulary of variable names.<font color="green">We recommend using the CF convention and the variable names from the CF standard name table. Use of this attribute is highly recommended and its value will be used by THREDDS as the variable's name in the variable mapping. (For THREDDS use, this attribute takes precedence over the "long_name" attribute.) This attribute is recommended by the CF convention.</font></td>
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      <td valign="top">[http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf-java/formats/DataDiscoveryAttConvention.html#standard_name_Attribute standard_name]<br></td>
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                <td valign="top">units</td>
      <td valign="top">A long descriptive name for the variable taken from a controlled vocabulary of variable names.</td>
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                <td valign="top">The units of the variables data values. This attributes value should be a valid [[http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/udunits/ | udunits]] string. <font color="green"> Its value will be used by THREDDS as the variable's units in the variable mapping. The "units" attribute is recommended by the "NetCDF Users Guide", the COARDS convention, and the CF convention.</font></td>
      <td valign="top">metadata/variables/variable@vocabulary_name</td>
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                <td valign="top">coverage_content_type</td>
      <td valign="top">[http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf-java/formats/DataDiscoveryAttConvention.html#units_Attribute units]</td>
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                <td valign="top">An ISO 19115-1 code to indicate the source of the data <font color="green">(image, thematicClassification, physicalMeasurement, auxiliaryInformation, qualityInformation, referenceInformation, modelResult, or coordinate)</font>.</td>
      <td valign="top">The units of the variables data values. This attributes value should be a valid udunits string.</td>
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            </tr>
      <td valign="top">metadata/variables/variable@units</td>
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        </table>
      <td valign="top">/gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:contentInfo/gmi:MI_CoverageDescription/gmd:dimension/gmd:MD_Band/gmd:units</td>
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      <td valign="top">coverage_content_type</td>
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      <td valign="top">An ISO 19115-1 code to indicate the source of the data.</td>
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      <td valign="top"></td>
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      <td valign="top">The valid values in the MD_CoverageContentTypeCode list are image, thematicClassification, physicalMeasurement, auxiliaryInformation, qualityInformation, referenceInformation, modelResult, coordinate</td>
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</table>
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=Conformance Test=
 
=Conformance Test=

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