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Compliance Checker Glider DAC plugin

Project description

GliderDAC Compliance Checker Plugin

Build Status

This ioos/compliance-checker plugin supports the following sources and standards:

Standard Checker Name
Glider DAC gliderdac



$ conda install -c conda-forge cc-plugin-glider


$ pip install cc-plugin-glider

See the ioos/compliance-checker for additional Installation notes


$ compliance-checker -l
IOOS compliance checker available checker suites (code version):
  - gliderdac (x.x.x)
$ compliance-checker -t gliderdac [dataset_location]

See the ioos/compliance-checker for additional Usage notes

Summary of the Checks

The checks have been designed to help data providers submit the highest quality data to the GliderDAC. Submitting uncompliant data to the DAC may result in services not working. For example, not providing the correct Sea Name in the GLobal atttributes may put your glider depoyment into the wrong region on the GliderMap. Not providing proper metadata about the platform and instruments, and attribution may prevent NCEI from archiving your data. And not making your files CF compliant could prevent the files from showing up on ERDDAP and THREDDS servers all together.

High priority checks

Failures in these checks should be addressed before submitting to the GliderDAC!

  • check_required_variables
  • check_dimensions
  • check_lat_lon_attributes
  • check_time_attributes
  • check_pressure_depth_attributes
  • check_ctd_variable_attributes
  • check_profile_variable_attributes_and_types
  • check_global_attributes
  • check_standard_names
  • check_monotonically_increasing_time
  • check_dim_no_data
  • check_depth_array

Medium priority checks:

  • check_qc_variables
  • check_primary_variable_attributes
  • check_trajectory_variables
  • check_container_variables
  • check_qartod
  • check_ancillary_variables
  • check_dtype
  • check_valid_min_dtype
  • check_valid_max_dtype

Low priority checks

  • check_ioos_ra
  • check_valid_lon
  • check_ncei_tables

Optional environment variables

Paths for cached text files for institution, project, instrument, and platform authority tables can be set with the following environment variables


Additionally, a cached version of the NCEI seanames.xml file can be provided with a filesystem path in SEA_NAME_TABLE environment variable.

The table below indicates the relationship of the environment variables for cached table locations on disk to their usual remote locations.

Environment Variable Remote Table Location

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