Parameter: time_zone

Master parameters information
Short Name:
 timezone
Short Description:
 timezone
Official Name:
 timezone
No Data Value:
Description:
 

per GLOBEC, a time zone in the Western Hemisphere is defined as the number of hours added to local time to convert to GMT;
but (March 2009) Cyndy proposes that we change this parameter definition to be consistent with ISO stds, so that GMT +timezone = local_time (Western hemisphere timezones are less than zero)

Dataset-parameters information
Supplied Name: 
time_zone
Supplied Units: 
unitless
Conversion Necessary: 
no
No Data Value: 
nd
Description: 

Local time zone used for columns Date_sampled and Time_sampled.