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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. Most of the acronyms are entirely
upper case. Some common variants with different cases are included (e.g.,
ESPRESSO and ESPreSSO).
Not Perfect -
This service isn't perfect. Many acronyms could be expanded to two or more
full names. This service includes acronyms that fairly reliably (> 95% confidence?)
expand to a particular name, but that doesn't mean it will be correct for your use
of the acronym. This service doesn't include acronyms that commonly expand to more than
one full name (e.g., SAF, which could be expanded to Synthetic Aperture Focusing
or Satellite Application Facility).
This service's list of acronyms is not complete. If you want to add a common
acronym or make a correction, please email it to bob.simons at noaa.gov.
Percent Encoded -
The constraints in the URL must be properly
all characters other than A-Za-z0-9_-!.~'()* (other than the initial '&' and the main '=', if any)
must be encoded as %HH, where HH is the 2 digit hexadecimal value of the character.
Usually, you just need to convert a few of the punctuation characters: % into %25,
& into %26, " into %22, < into %3C, = into %3D, > into %3E, + into %2B,
| into %7C, [ into %5B, ] into %5D, space into %20, and convert all characters above
#127 into their UTF-8 form and then percent encode each byte of the UTF-8 form into
the %HH format (ask a programmer for help).
For example, fullName=National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration becomes fullName=National%20Oceanic%20and%20Atmospheric%20Administration Note that percent encoding is generally required when you access ERDDAP via
software other than a browser. Browsers usually handle percent encoding for you.
web sites that percent encode and decode for you.