[netcdf-java] featureType usage question

Hi folks-

I manage some data that's "grid" by default, but would better be represented in CF as Discrete Sample data. When I open the attached ncml in toolsUI V4.3, I get a generally good result, in that the result is understood as a Point Feature (see Screenshot.png). However, shouldn't the featureType show up as "timeSeries" since that's what's in the ncml featureType attribute? Is the name displayed related to what's part of the Unidata CDM and what's part of CF? I still have trouble distinguishing where one stops and the other starts...

If any of you experts notice anything that could be improved in how the ncml is formed, I'd appreciate your comments.

Thanks! Ellyn

Ellyn T. Montgomery, Oceanographer and Data Manager
U.S. Geological Survey
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
384 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1598

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<netcdf xmlns="http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/namespaces/netcdf/ncml-2.2"; 
<variable name="time" shape="time" type="double">
  <attribute name="units" value="milliseconds since 1858-11-17 00:00:00 UTC"/>
  <attribute name="long_name" value="Modified Julian Day"/>
  <values start="4451040303000" increment="300000"/>
<remove type="variable" name="time2" />
<variable name="depth" shape="">
  <attribute name="positive" value="down"/>
  <attribute name="standard_name" value="depth"/>
<variable name="lon" shape="">
  <attribute name="units" value="degree_east"/>
  <attribute name="standard_name" value="longitude"/>
<variable name="lat" shape="">
  <attribute name="units" value="degree_north"/>
  <attribute name="standard_name" value="latitude"/>
<variable name="site" shape="" type="String">
<attribute name="standard_name" value="station_id"/>
<variable name="T_20" shape="time">
<attribute name="standard_name" value="sea_water_temperature"/>
<variable name="C_51" shape="time">
<attribute name="standard_name" value="sea_water_electrical_conductivity"/>
<variable name="S_40" shape="time">
<attribute name="standard_name" value="sea_water_salinity"/>
<variable name="STH_71" shape="time">
<attribute name="standard_name" value="sea_water_sigma_theta"/>
  <attribute name="Conventions" value="Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0, CF-1.6" 
  <attribute name="featureType" value="timeSeries"/>
<attribute name="id" value="HUDSON_SVALLEY/5941mc-a.nc" />
<attribute name="naming_authority" value="gov.usgs.whsc" />
<attribute name="institution" value="U.S.Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal 
and Marine Science Center" />
<attribute name="creator_name" value="Ellyn Montgomery" />
<attribute name="publisher_name" value="USGS Coastal Marine Geology Program 
Sediment Transport group" />
<attribute name="publisher_url" value="http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov"; />
<attribute name="processing_level" value="Best Basic Version" />
<attribute name="project" value="USGS Coastal Marine Geology Program Sediment 
Transport group" />
<attribute name="contributor_name" value="B. Butman" />
<attribute name="contributor_role" value="Project Investigator" />
<attribute name="title" value="5941mc-a.nc - Circulation and Sediment Transport 
in the Hudson Shelf Valley" />
<attribute name="summary" value="Field experiments have been carried out to 
understand the transport of sediments and associated contaminants in the Hudson 
Shelf Valley" />
<attribute name="standard_name_vocabulary" value="CF-1.6" />
<attribute name="Metadata_Conventions" value="Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0" />
<attribute name="date_created" value="10-Feb-2011 17:08:41" />
<attribute name="start_time" value="1999-12-04 16:05:03Z" />
<attribute name="stop_time" value="2000-04-16 17:10:03Z" />

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