DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY -
No person or organization associated with this web site
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 any information at this web site.
Exact Match -
This service requires case-sensitive, exact matches. If there is no exact match,
you will get an error error message. All of the variable names are all lower case.
Not Perfect -
This service is far from perfect. Most variable names could be expanded to a large number
of different full names. This service includes some commonly used variable names
that fairly reliably
(> 60% confidence?) expand to a particular name (ignoring minor variations),
but that doesn't mean the service will be correct for your use of the variable name.
The service only includes the most common full name related to a given variable
name (e.g., SST expands here to Sea Surface Temperature, not Surface Skin Temperature).
This service's list of variable names is not complete. If you want to add a
commonly used variable name or make a correction,
please email it to bob.simons at noaa.gov.
Percent Encoding - The parameter values in the URL (the parts after '=' signs) must be properly
all characters other than A-Za-z0-9_-!.~'()* must be encoded as %HH,
where HH is the 2 digit hexadecimal value of the character, for example, a space becomes
%20. Characters above #127 must be converted to UTF-8 bytes, then each UTF-8 byte must
be percent encoded (ask a programmer for help). There are
web sites that percent encode and decode for you.