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ERDDAP > wms > GLODAPv2_2016b_MappedClimatologies

Dataset Title:  Global Ocean Data Analysis Project for Carbon (GLODAP) - Mapped Climatologies
v2 2016b
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Institution:  Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP)   (Dataset ID: GLODAPv2_2016b_MappedClimatologies)
Information:  Summary ? | License ? | FGDC | ISO 19115 | Metadata | Background (external link) | Data Access Form | Files | Make a graph

This web page is using Leaflet (external link) to display maps which are created on-the-fly by ERDDAP's Web Map Server (WMS) version 1.3.0.
The control on the left of the map lets you zoom in (+) or out (-).
The control on the right manages the layers.
You can select different values for the data variable's dimension(s):

The Cant_Input_std legend.

The Cant_Input_N legend.

The Cant_relerr legend.

The NO3 legend.

The NO3_error legend.

The NO3_Input_std legend.

The NO3_Input_N legend.

The NO3_relerr legend.

The OmegaA_error legend.

The OmegaA_Input_std legend.

The OmegaA_Input_N legend.

The OmegaA_relerr legend.

The OmegaC_error legend.

The OmegaC_Input_std legend.

The OmegaC_Input_N legend.

The OmegaC_relerr legend.

The oxygen_error legend.

The oxygen_Input_std legend.

The oxygen_Input_N legend.

The oxygen_relerr legend.

The pHts25p0_error legend.

The pHts25p0_Input_std legend.

The pHts25p0_Input_N legend.

The pHts25p0_relerr legend.

The pHtsinsitutp_error legend.

The pHtsinsitutp_Input_std legend.

The IpHtsinsitutp_nput_N legend.

The pHtsinsitutp_relerr legend.

The PI_TCO2_error legend.

The PI_TCO2_Input_std legend.

The PI_TCO2_Input_N legend.

The PI_TCO2_relerr legend.

The PO4 legend.

The PO4_error legend.

The PO4_Input_std legend.

The PO4_Input_N legend.

The PO4_relerr legend.

The salinity legend.

The salinity_error legend.

The salinity_Input_std legend.

The salinity_Input_N legend.

The salinity_relerr legend.

The silicate legend.

The silicate_error legend.

The silicate_Input_std legend.

The silicate_Input_N legend.

The silicate_relerr legend.

The temperature_error legend.

The Input_std legend.

The temperature_Input_N legend.

The temperature_relerr legend.

The TAlk_error legend.

The TAlk_Input_std legend.

The TAlk_Input_N legend.

The TAlk_relerr legend.

The TCO2_error legend.

The TCO2_Input_std legend.

The TCO2_Input_N legend.

The TCO2_relerr legend.

What is WMS?

ERDDAP's Web Map Service (WMS) lets you request an image with data plotted on a map. WMS (external link) is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) (external link) and ISO (19128) (external link) standard for "the creation and display of registered and superimposed map-like views of information that come simultaneously from multiple remote and heterogeneous sources." See the list of datasets available via WMS at this ERDDAP installation.

Three Ways to Make Maps with WMS

  1. In theory, anyone can download, install, and use WMS client software.
    Some clients are: ArcGIS (external link) and uDig (external link). To make a client work, you would install the software on your computer. Then, you would enter the URL of the WMS service into the client. For example, in ArcGIS (not yet fully working because it doesn't handle time!), use
    "Arc Catalog : Add Service : Arc Catalog Servers Folder : GIS Servers : Add WMS Server". In ERDDAP, this dataset has its own WMS service, which is located at
    (Some WMS client programs don't want the ? at the end of that URL.) See the list of datasets available via WMS at this ERDDAP installation.

    In practice, we haven't found any WMS clients that properly handle dimensions other than longitude and latitude (e.g., time), a feature which is specified by the WMS specification and which is utilized by most datasets in ERDDAP's WMS servers. You may find that using Make A Graph and selecting the .kml file type (an OGC standard) to load images into Google Earth (external link) provides a good (non-WMS) map client. See the list of datasets with Make A Graph at this ERDDAP installation.

  2. Web page authors can embed a WMS client in a web page.
    For the map above, ERDDAP is using Leaflet (external link), which is a very versatile WMS client. Leaflet doesn't automatically deal with dimensions other than longitude and latitude (e.g., time), so you will have to write JavaScript (or other scripting code) to do that. (Adventurous JavaScript programmers can look at the Souce Code for this web page.) Another commonly used JavaScript WMS client is OpenLayers (external link).
  3. A person with a browser or a computer program can generate special WMS URLs.
    For example, See the list of datasets available via WMS at this ERDDAP installation.
    For more information about generating WMS URLs, see ERDDAP's WMS Documentation .

    In practice, it is easier, more versatile, and more efficient to use this dataset's Make A Graph web page than to use WMS for this purpose. See the list of datasets with Make A Graph at this ERDDAP installation.

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