Parameters#

About Parameters#

The CCHDO works frequently with many parameters common in hydrography. Provided here is a description of many common parameters encountered in exchange files.

Warning

This list may not contain every parameter which may be encountered in an exchange file. CCHDO is working on providing a machine readable list of ALL parameters which may be encountered in all files. This list will include parameters which CCHDO lacks a description for (known unknown parameters).

Until that time, parameters may appear in exchange formats from the CCHDO which are not documented here. No undocumented parameter or field will cause data integrity or usefulness issues (i.e. all undocumented parameters may be safely ignored).

Definitions#

Provided with each parameter is a set of information in a table, the information included in that table should be interpreted as follows:

Units

These are the common units encountered for this parameter as it will appear in the exchange document itself. The special units of “None” means the field will be either blank or contain only whitespace.

Data Type

Specifies the allowed type of data in the data records for this parameter. There are three types of data, string (str), integers (int), and decimal. String data types may be any printing character except a comma , which is the field seperator. Integer data types may only contain numbers without a decimal point, quality flags are usually integers. Decimal data types may be any real number (including an integer) and may include decimal point, the precision is not specified.

Quality Flags

Specifies which set of quality flag definitions should be used to interpret a quality flag column for this parameter (if present). Current quality flags are: bottle, water, ctd. See the Quality Codes section for more information

Error Column Label

A parameter might contain an error or uncertanty value associated with it. The column which contains the error/uncertanty values for this parameter will have the name listed in this field.

CF/netCDF Attributes

When this parameter appears in a CF netCDF file, the units and standard name are determined by the units of the WHP parameter. Not all parameter/unit pairs have CF standard names yet. Some WHP units are not allowed in the units attribute of valid CF netCDF files, of particular note are the temperature units of ITS-90 and IPTS-68 which are both mapped to degC in CF files. These “units” will instead appear in a reference_scale attribute of the variable rather than in the units attribute.

Unlisted Parameters#

Otherwise valid exchange files which contain parameters, units, or parameter/unit pairs that are not listed in the Parameters list SHALL NOT cause the file to be invalid so long as the rest of the specification is adhered to.

Pass Through#

Authors of software which read and write exchange files SHOULD pass though unlisted parameters, units, parameter/unit pairs, and the associated data columns.

Note

This section is intended for software which is used in data management, it does not impose a requirement on authors only wishing to do analysis.

Parameters#

This section was generated automatically from a machine readable list of parameters, there is also a validation schema for the parameters json.

EXPOCODE#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

expocode

None

None

None

The expedition code, assigned by the CCHDO or generated by the user. Used as the unique identifier for the cruise. Usual generation formula is ICES 4 character platform code then the cruise departure date in YYYYMMDD format. The underscore _ character may also be present.


SECT_ID#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

section_id

None

None

None

If a repeat of a WOCE section, this is the WHP section identifier. Examples include: A12, A13.5, P02.

Note

There may be inconsistency in the how line numbers are represented. For example, P02 might be present as P2, these represent the same SECT_ID. Two digit zero padded line numbers are the canonical representation, please inform the CCHDO if non zero padded line numbers are encountered.


LINE#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

line_id

None

None

None

A transect line identifier, examples include CalCOFI Lines or an id assigned to the lines of a cruise doing grid type work

Warning

Use the SECT_ID parameter for WOCE/GO-SHIP section ids


STNNBR#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

station

None

None

None

The originator’s station identifier. Allowed characters are U+0030 to U+0039, U+0041 to U+005A, U+0061 to U+007A, and U+005F (0-9, a-z, A-Z, and _)

Note

Numeric-only station identifiers are preferred by many data users, but provision for non numeric station identifiers is retained to maintain compatibility with WOCE records.


CASTNO#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cast

None

None

None

The originator’s cast number.

Note

Where cast number is unknown a default value of 1 MAY be inserted by data processors.


BIOS_CASTID#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bios_castid

None

None

None

BIOS cast number. Used by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences in the BATS and Hydrostation S timeseries.


SAMPNO#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

sample

None

None

None

The sample number. Often it is the rosette position, however, groups may use their own sampling identification scheme. Allowed characters are U+0030 to U+0039, U+0041 to U+005A, U+0061 to U+007A, and U+005F (0-9, a-z, A-Z, and _)

Warning

The value may not be numeric, ensure that any software reading the file can handle UTF-8 data of the specified allowed code points.


GEOTR_EVENT#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

geotraces_event

None

None

None

The GEOTRACES Event number. Along with the GEOTRACES sample number, it is used by the GEOTRACES community for sample identification.


GEOTR_SAMPNO#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

geotraces_sample

None

None

None

The GEOTRACES Sample number. Along with the GEOTRACES Event number, it is used by the GEOTRACES community for sample identification.


BIONBR#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bionbr

None

None

None

Sample identification number used by the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO)


EVENT_NUMBER#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

event_number

None

None

None

Non program specific event number. Some cruises or programs keep track of sequential events that occur on a cruise or across multiple cruises of the same program. There exists program specific event number names of GEOTR_EVENT, BIONBR, and BIOS_CASTID that should be used if they are more appropriate.


BTLNBR#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

BTLNBR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Bottle Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bottle_number

None

None

None

The bottle identification number. This is intended to be a permanent, unique serial number fixed to the sampling device. It may also be the an identifier fixed for the duration of a single expedition. Allowed characters are U+0030 to U+0039, U+0041 to U+005A, U+0061 to U+007A, and U+005F (0-9, a-z, A-Z, and _)

Note

The bottle number MAY have quality flags.

Warning

Despite the name, the value IS NOT numeric, ensure that any software reading the file can handle UTF-8 data of the specified allowed code points. The CF/netCDF files force the data type to be char, but for historic reasons, the variable name is maintained as bottle_number.


DATE#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

date

None

None

None

The UTC date in zero padded YYYYMMDD format. The date reported is usually cast bottom for Bottle files and cast start for CTD files. Valid range for YYYY: 0001-9999. Valid range for MM: 01-12. Valid range for DD: 01-31 (depends on month and year). The format of dates corresponds to the C-strftime format of %Y%m%d.

The date should be read as a string, but be able to be cast unambiguously to an integer. To convert from integer representation, left pad zeros to match the date format description. For example, the integer 8020202 is the date 08020202 or Feb 2nd, 802. This is a very unlikely situation.


TIME#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

time

None

None

None

The UTC time in zero padded hhmm format. A single time should be reported for each cast, usually the time at cast bottom (deepest) is used. The order of preference for the reported time is: cast bottom, cast start, cast end (i.e if cast bottom is not available, the cast start time should be used).

Valid range for hh: 00-24 Valid range for mm: 00-59 The format of times corresponds to the C-strftime format of %H%M.

The time should be read as a string, but be able to be cast unambiguously into an integer. To convert from an integer, left pad zeros to match the time format description.

Note

Times represented as integers will be present in whp COARDS netcdf files. Times in netcdf files will be anywhere from 1 to 4 digits. E.g. a time of 6 as in integer represents 6 minutes after midnight or 0006

Midnight is a special case in that it has two valid representations: 0000 and 2400. The date 20140202 at time 0000 is the same instant as the date 20140201 at time 2400. This corresponds to times allowed by ISO 8601.

Use BTL_TIME to report the time of individual bottle closures.

CF netCDF files will use the standard Time Coordinate as specified in the conventions

Warning

Time is not a required parameter! If time is not present, then the temporal resolution of the data is reduced to a 24 hour period. It is the responsibility of the user of the data to omit files/casts which do not meet their temporal resolution requirements.


LATITUDE#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

latitude

None

None

latitude

The latitude as a signed decimal number. By convention, is positive in the northern hemisphere and negative in the southern hemisphere. Positive values do not include a + character (U+002B), negative values are prefixed with a - character (U+002D).

Note

Only one latitude SHOULD be reported for a cast, typically this is the ship position when the cast is at the bottom (deepest), but this is not guaranteed.

Use BTL_LAT to include positions of individual bottle closures.

Warning

Since this parameter has no units, the positive in the northern hemisphere and negative in the southern hemisphere MUST be strictly adhered to.

The geographic coordinate system is not currently reported.


LONGITUDE#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

longitude

None

None

longitude

The longitude as a signed decimal number. By convention, is positive in the eastern hemisphere and negative in the western hemisphere. Positive values do not include a + character (U+002B), negative values are prefixed with a - character (U+002D).

Note

Only one longitude SHOULD be reported for a cast, typically this is the ship position when the cast is at the bottom (deepest), but this is not guaranteed.

Use BTL_LON to include positions of individual bottle closures.

The longitudes of -180 and 180 describe the same meridian.

Warning

Since this parameter has no units, the positive in the eastern hemisphere and negative in the western hemisphere convention MUST be strictly adhered to.

The geographic coordinate system is not currently reported.


DEPTH#

Units
  • METERS

Data Type

decimal

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

btm_depth

METERS

meters

sea_floor_depth_below_sea_surface

The reported depth to the bottom. Corrected depths are preferred to uncorrected depths.

Note

Documentation should be provided describing how the depth was calculated/corrected, typically in the comment fields.

Warning

This is NOT the depth of bottle closures.


CTDPRS#

Units
  • DBAR

Data Type

decimal

CTDPRS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

pressure

DBAR

dbar

sea_water_pressure

The corrected pressure as measured by the CTD.

Note

Typically does not have quality flags.


CTDRAW#

Units
  • DBAR

Data Type

decimal

CTDRAW_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_pressure_raw

DBAR

dbar

sea_water_pressure

The uncorrected pressure as measured by the CTD. Uncorrected means that no processing has been done (e.g. deck pressure offsets) other than manufacturer calibrations applied.

Note

Typically does not have quality flags.


CTDTMP#

Units
  • ITS-90

  • IPTS-68

  • DEG C

Data Type

decimal

CTDTMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_temperature

ITS-90

degC

sea_water_temperature

ctd_temperature_68

IPTS-68

degC

sea_water_temperature

ctd_temperature_unk

DEG C

degC

sea_water_temperature

The corrected temperature as measured by the CTD.

Note

Typically does not have quality flags.


CTDSAL#

Units
  • PSS-78

Data Type

decimal

CTDSAL_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_salinity

PSS-78

1

sea_water_practical_salinity

The corrected practical salinity as measured (calculated) by the CTD.


CTDSA#

Units
  • G/KG

Data Type

decimal

CTDSA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_absolute_salinity

G/KG

g/kg

sea_water_absolute_salinity

Absolute salinity calculated using TEOS-10

Warning

This is provided as a convienence, the TEOS-10 manual strongly recomends against including this in observational data.


CTDCT#

Units
  • ITS-90

Data Type

decimal

CTDCT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_conservative_temperature

ITS-90

degC

sea_water_conservative_temperature

Conservative temperature calcualted using TEOS-10

Warning

This is provided as a convienence, the TEOS-10 manual strongly recomends against including this in observational data.


SALNTY#

Units
  • PSS-78

Data Type

decimal

SALNTY_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bottle_salinity

PSS-78

1

sea_water_practical_salinity

The practical salinity measured from a bottle sample.


DNSSAL#

Units
  • G/KG

Data Type

decimal

DNSSAL_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

density_salinity

G/KG

g/kg

sea_water_absolute_salinity

Absolute salinity calculated from direct density measurements, also called absolute salinity.


RIANOMALY#

Units
  • ND

Data Type

decimal

RIANOMALY_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

refractive_index_anomaly

ND

1

None

Refractive indxe anomanly from pure water. Typically reported at the sodium D lines of 589.6 nm and 589.0nm


DNSSAL2#

Units
  • G/KG

Data Type

decimal

DNSSAL2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

density_salinity2

G/KG

g/kg

sea_water_absolute_salinity

Replicate measuremnet of DNSSAL, used in TEOS-10 verification work


SALNTY_DNSSAL#

Units
  • PSS-78

Data Type

decimal

SALNTY_DNSSAL_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

density_salinity_practical_salinity

PSS-78

1

sea_water_practical_salinity

A practical salinity measurement in the lab of the same water sample as DNSSAL, used in TEOS-10 verification work


SALNTY_DNSSAL2#

Units
  • PSS-78

Data Type

decimal

SALNTY_DNSSAL2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

density_salinity_practical_salinity2

PSS-78

1

sea_water_practical_salinity

Replicate of SALNTY_DNSSAL


CTDSVLSAL#

Units
  • G/KG

Data Type

decimal

CTDSVLSAL_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_sound_velocity_salinity

G/KG

g/kg

sea_water_absolute_salinity

Absolute salinity calculated from sound velocity and temperature, also called absolute salinity.


CTDOXY#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

  • ML/L

  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

CTDOXY_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_oxygen

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_oxygen_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

ctd_oxygen_ml_l

ML/L

ml/l

volume_fraction_of_oxygen_in_sea_water

ctd_oxygen_umol_l

UMOL/L

umol l-1

mole_concentration_of_dissolved_molecular_oxygen_in_sea_water

The corrected oxygen measured by the CTD.


CTDOPTOXY#

Units
  • VOLTS

  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CTDOPTOXY_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_optode_oxygen_raw

VOLTS

volts

None

ctd_optode_oxygen

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

In situ oxygen from an oxygen optode

Note

This parameter was common when optodes were newer. Today this is often just reported as CTDOXY.


OXYGEN#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

  • ML/L

Data Type

decimal

OXYGEN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

oxygen

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_oxygen_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

oxygen_ml_l

ML/L

ml/l

volume_fraction_of_oxygen_in_sea_water

The dissolved oxygen measured in a discrete sample, typically using the Winkler test for dissolved oxygen.


SILCAT#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

SILCAT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

SILUNC

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

silicate

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_silicate_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

silicate_l

UMOL/L

umol l-1

mole_concentration_of_silicate_in_sea_water

The concentration of dissolved silicate in sea water.


NH4#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

NH4_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

NH4UNC

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ammonium

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

The concentration of dissolved ammonium in sea water.


NITRAT#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

NITRAT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

NRAUNC

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

nitrate

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_nitrate_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

The concentration of dissolved nitrate in sea water. The chemical formula for the nitrate anion is NO3-.


CTDNITRATE#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CTDNITRATE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_nitrate

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_nitrate_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

The concentration of dissolved nitrate in sea water measured by an in situ sensor. The chemical formula for the nitrate anion is NO3-.


NITRIT#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

NITRIT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

NRIUNC

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

nitrite

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_nitrite_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

The concentration of dissolved nitrite in sea water. The chemical formula for the nitrite anion is NO2-.


PHSPHT#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

PHSPHT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

PHPUNC

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

phosphate

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_phosphate_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

phosphate_l

UMOL/L

umol l-1

mole_concentration_of_phosphate_in_sea_water

The concentration of dissolved phosphate in sea water. The chemical formula for the phosphate anion is PO4.


NO2+NO3#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

NO2+NO3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

nitrite_nitrate

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_nitrate_and_nitrite_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

nitrite_nitrate_l

UMOL/L

umol l-1

mole_concentration_of_nitrate_and_nitrite_in_sea_water

The concentration of dissolved nitrate plus nitrite in sea water. The chemical formula for the nitrite anion is NO2-.

Note

Most modern techniques for determining dissolved nitrate return a value of nitrate (NO3) plus nitrite (NO2). A separate determination is then done for nitrite and the result subtracted by the data originator to obtain nitrate. If no separate nitrite determination was carried out - or in rare cases the nitrite number was not subtracted - data providers should list the result as NO2+NO3. Because nitrite values are in most regions small compared to nitrate, most data users will not adversely affect their results by relabeling NO2+NO3 as NITRAT.


CFC-11#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

CFC-11_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

CF11ER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cfc_11

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

moles_of_cfc11_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

cfc_11_l

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

The concentration of dissolved CFC11 in sea water. The chemical formula of CFC11 is CFCl3. The IUPAC name for CFC11 is trichloro(fluoro)methane.


CFC-12#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

CFC-12_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

CF12ER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cfc_12

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

cfc_12_l

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

The concentration of dissolved CFC12 in sea water. The chemical formula for CFC12 is CF2Cl2. The IUPAC name for CFC12 is dichloro(difluoro)methane.


CFC113#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

CFC113_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

CF113ER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cfc_113

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

cfc_113_

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

The concentration of dissolved CFC113 in sea water. The chemical formula of CFC113 is CCl2FCClF2. The IUPAC name for CFC113 is 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane.


HCFC-141b#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

HCFC-141b_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dichlorofluoroethane

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

The concentration of dissolved HCFC-141b in sea water. The chemical formula of HCFC-141b is C2H3Cl2F. The IUPAC name for HCFC-141b is 1,1-Dichloro-1-fluoroethane.


HCFC-142b#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

HCFC-142b_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

chlorodifluoroethane

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

The concentration of dissolved HCFC-142b in sea water. The chemical formula of HCFC-142b is CH3CClF2. The IUPAC name for HCFC-142b is 1-Chloro-1,1-difluoroethane.


HCFC-22#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

HCFC-22_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

chlorodifluoromethane

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

The concentration of dissolved HCFC-22 in sea water. The chemical formula of HCFC-22 is CHClF2. The IUPAC name for HCFC-22 is Chloro(difluoro)methane.


SF6#

Units
  • FMOL/KG

  • FMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

SF6_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

sulfur_hexifluoride

FMOL/KG

fmol/kg

None

sulfur_hexifluoride_l

FMOL/L

fmol/l

None

The concentration of SF6 (Sulfur hexafluoride) in sea water.


TCARBN#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

TCARBN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

total_carbon

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_dissolved_inorganic_carbon_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

None


ALKALI#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

ALKALI_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

total_alkalinity

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

The total alkalinity equivalent concentration (including carbonate, nitrogen, silicate, and borate components).


FCO2#

Units
  • UATM

Data Type

decimal

FCO2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

fco2

UATM

uatm

fugacity_of_carbon_dioxide_in_sea_water

The fugacity is the measured pressure (or partial pressure) of a real gas corrected for the intermolecular forces of that gas, which allows that corrected quantity to be treated like the pressure of an ideal gas in the ideal gas equation PV = nRT. The partial pressure of a dissolved gas in sea water is the partial pressure in air with which it would be in equilibrium. The partial pressure of a gaseous constituent of air is the pressure that it would exert if all other gaseous constituents were removed, assuming the volume, the temperature, and its number of moles remain unchanged. The chemical formula for carbon dioxide is CO2.


FCO2IN#

Units
  • UATM

Data Type

decimal

FCO2IN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

fco2_in_situ

UATM

uatm

fugacity_of_carbon_dioxide_in_sea_water

In situ fugacity of CO2 gas

Note

Usually calcualted


FCO2TMP#

Units
  • DEG C

Data Type

decimal

FCO2TMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

fco2_temperature

DEG C

degC

temperature_of_analysis_of_sea_water

None


PCO2#

Units
  • UATM

Data Type

decimal

PCO2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

partial_pressure_of_co2

UATM

uatm

partial_pressure_of_carbon_dioxide_in_sea_water

The partial pressure of a dissolved gas in sea water is the partial pressure in air with which it would be in equilibrium. The partial pressure of a gaseous constituent of air is the pressure that it would exert if all other gaseous constituents were removed, assuming the volume, the temperature, and its number of moles remain unchanged. The chemical formula for carbon dioxide is CO2.


XCO2#

Units
  • PPM

Data Type

decimal

XCO2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

co2_mole_fraction

PPM

1e-6

None

The mole fraction of CO2 in air, wet or dry is unknown.

Warning

This parameter was added because we found several cruises with “PCO2” reported as ppm. The only notes that could we could find where questioning if the values were “wet” or “dry”, which is wondering if pH2O was taken into account. XCO2 as a name was taken from the definition of CO2 expressed as PPM in CO2SYS V25.

Use caution if you are trying to compare this parameter to other (p/f/x)CO2 data


PCO2TMP#

Units
  • DEG C

Data Type

decimal

PCO2TMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

partial_co2_temperature

DEG C

degC

temperature_of_analysis_of_sea_water

None


PH_TOT#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

PH_TOT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ph_total_h_scale

None

None

sea_water_ph_reported_on_total_scale

The measure of acidity of seawater, defined as the negative logarithm of the concentration of dissolved hydrogen ions plus bisulfate ions in a sea water medium; when measured the scale is defined according to a series of buffers prepared in artificial seawater containing bisulfate. The quantity may be written as pH(total) = -log([H+](free) + [HSO4-]).


PH#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

PH_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ph_unknown_scale

None

None

None

The measure of acidity of seawater reported on an unknown scale

Warning

The reporting scale is not known. Use caution when comparing this pH to any other pH


PH_NBS#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

PH_NBS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ph_nbs

None

None

None

The measure of acidity of seawater on the NBS standard pH scale


PH_SWS#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

PH_SWS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ph_sws

None

None

None

None


PH_TMP#

Units
  • DEG C

Data Type

decimal

PH_TMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ph_temperature

DEG C

degC

temperature_of_analysis_of_sea_water

None


DOC#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

DOC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dissolved_organic_carbon

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

Dissolved organic carbon


FDOM#

Units
  • RFU

Data Type

decimal

FDOM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

fdom

RFU

1

None

In lab measured Fluorescent dissolved organic matter


DOC_NASA#

Units
  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

DOC_NASA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dissolved_organic_carbon_nasa

UMOL/L

umol l-1

None

Disolved organic carbon as measured by the NASA group and not the normal GO-SHIP one


TRITUM#

Units
  • TU

  • KBQ/M^3

Data Type

decimal

TRITUM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

TRITER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

tritium

TU

1e-18

None

tritium_activity

KBQ/M^3

kBq m-3

None

None

Note

1 TU is 1 tritium atom per 1018 hydrogen atoms


HELIUM#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

HELIUM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

HELIER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

helium

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

helium_l

NMOL/L

nmol/l

None

None


DELHE3#

Units
  • PERCNT

Data Type

decimal

DELHE3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

DELHER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

delta_helium_3

PERCNT

percent

None

None


REFTMP#

Units
  • ITS-90

  • DEG C

Data Type

decimal

REFTMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ref_temperature

ITS-90

degC

sea_water_temperature

ref_temperature_c

DEG C

degC

sea_water_temperature

Sea water temperature as measured by a reference thermometer, such as an SBE35. These typically only measure when a bottle is triggered and are part of the discrete data stream rather than the CTD one.


REVPRS#

Units
  • DBAR

Data Type

decimal

REVPRS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

rev_pressure

DBAR

dbar

sea_water_pressure

Sea water pressure as determined via a pair of reversing thermometers.


REVTMP#

Units
  • ITS-90

  • IPTS-68

  • DEG C

Data Type

decimal

REVTMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

rev_temperature_90

ITS-90

degC

sea_water_temperature

rev_temperature

IPTS-68

degC

sea_water_temperature

rev_temperature_c

DEG C

degC

sea_water_temperature

Sea water temperature as determined via a reversing thermometer.


DELC13#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELC13_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

C13ERR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

del_carbon_13_dic

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of 13C vs 12C in dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC or TCARBN) compared to a reference standard usually VPDB. This is usually written as lower case delta δ13C.


DELC14#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELC14_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

C14ERR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

del_carbon_14_dic

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of 14C vs 12C in dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC or TCARBN) compared to a reference standard usually VPDB. This ratio has been corrected for isotopic fractionation and is usually written as upper case delta Δ14C.


DON#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

DON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dissolved_organic_nitrogen

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

Dissolved organic nitrogen in sea water. ‘Dissolved organic nitrogen’ describes the nitrogen held in carbon compounds in solution. These are mostly generated by plankton excretion and decay.


TOC#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

TOC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

total_organic_carbon

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

total_organic_carbon_l

UMOL/L

umol l-1

mole_concentration_of_dissolved_organic_carbon_in_sea_water

None


POC#

Units
  • UG/KG

  • UG/L

Data Type

decimal

POC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

particulate_organic_carbon

UG/KG

ug/kg

None

particulate_organic_carbon_l

UG/L

ug/l

None

Particulate organic carbon


D13C_POC#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D13C_POC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d13c_poc

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of 13C vs 12C in particulate organic carbon (POC) compared to a reference standard usually VPDB. This is usually written as lower case delta δ13C.


PON#

Units
  • UG/KG

  • UG/L

  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

PON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

particulate_organic_nitrogen

UG/KG

ug/kg

None

particulate_organic_nitrogen_l

UG/L

ug/l

None

particulate_organic_nitrogen_mol

UMOL/L

umol l-1

None

Particulate organic nitrogen


POP#

Units
  • UG/L

  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

POP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

particulate_organic_phosphorus_l

UG/L

ug/l

None

particulate_organic_phosphorus

UMOL/L

umol l-1

None

Particulate organic phosphorus


PCOD#

Units
  • UG/L

Data Type

decimal

PCOD_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

particulate_chemical_oxygen_demand_l

UG/L

ug/l

None

Patriculate chemical oxygen demand


DOP#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

DOP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dissolved_organic_phosphorus

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

Dissolved organic phosphorus


TDP#

Units
  • UMOL/L

  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

TDP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

total_dissolved_phosphorus_l

UMOL/L

umol l-1

None

total_dissolved_phosphorus

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

Total dissolved phosphorus, includes organic and inorganic


DATP#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

DATP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dissolved_atp

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissovled adenosine triphosphate


PATP#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

PATP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

particulate_atp

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

particulate adenosine triphosphate


TDN#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

TDN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

total_dissolved_nitrogen

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

None


TON#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

TON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

total_organic_nitrogen

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

total_organic_nitrogen_l

UMOL/L

umol l-1

None

None


NEON#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

NEON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

NEONER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

neon

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

neon_l

NMOL/L

nmol/l

None

None


DELO18#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELO18_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

O18ERR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

del_oxygen_18

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the 18O/16O isotopic ratio of the sea water itself compared to VSMOW (Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water).


DELO17#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELO17_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

del_oxygen_17

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the 17O/16O isotopic ratio of the sea water itself compared to VSMOW (Vienna Standard Mean Ocean Water).


DELD#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELD_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

DELDERR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

del_deuterium

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of deuterium of the sea water itself compared to VSMOW


DELSI30#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELSI30_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

delsi30

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the 30Si/28Si isotopic ratio in silica relative to NBS28


DELN15#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELN15_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

del_nitrogen_15

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the N15/N14 isotopic ratio when compared to the atmosphere


CCL4#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

CCL4_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

CCL4ER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

carbon_tetrachloride

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

carbon_tetrachloride_l

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved carbon tetrachloride


NI#

Units
  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

NI_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

nickel

UMOL/L

umol l-1

None

None


ALUMIN#

Units
  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

ALUMIN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dissolved_aluminum

NMOL/L

nmol/l

None

None


BARIUM#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

BARIUM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

barium

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

barium_l

NMOL/L

nmol/l

None

None


CU#

Units
  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

CU_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

copper

UMOL/L

umol l-1

None

None


FE#

Units
  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

FE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

iron

NMOL/L

nmol/l

mole_concentration_of_dissolved_iron_in_sea_water

None


MN#

Units
  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

MN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

manganese

NMOL/L

nmol/l

None

None


CTDFLUOR#

Units
  • MG/M^3

  • VOLTS

  • None

Data Type

decimal

CTDFLUOR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_fluor

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_in_sea_water

ctd_fluor_raw

VOLTS

volts

None

ctd_fluor_arbitrary

None

None

None

In situ chlorophyll measured by a fluorometer


PAR#

Units
  • UMOL/M^2/SEC

  • VOLTS

Data Type

decimal

PAR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

par

UMOL/M^2/SEC

umol m-2 s-1

downwelling_photosynthetic_photon_flux_in_sea_water

par_raw

VOLTS

volts

None

Photosynthetically active radiation. The downwelling photon flux of photons with a wavelength between 400nm and 700nm.


CDOM300#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CDOM300_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom300

/METER

m^-1

volume_beam_attenuation_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Attenuation coefficient of the sample at 300nm


CDOM325#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CDOM325_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom325

/METER

m^-1

volume_beam_attenuation_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Attenuation coefficient of the sample at 325nm


CDOM340#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CDOM340_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom340

/METER

m^-1

volume_beam_attenuation_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Attenuation coefficient of the sample at 340nm


CDOM380#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CDOM380_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom380

/METER

m^-1

volume_beam_attenuation_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Attenuation coefficient of the sample at 380nm


CDOM412#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CDOM412_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom412

/METER

m^-1

volume_beam_attenuation_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Attenuation coefficient of the sample at 412nm


CDOM443#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CDOM443_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom443

/METER

m^-1

volume_beam_attenuation_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Attenuation coefficient of the sample at 442nm


CDOM490#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CDOM490_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom490

/METER

m^-1

volume_beam_attenuation_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Attenuation coefficient of the sample at 490nm


CDOM555#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CDOM555_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom555

/METER

m^-1

volume_beam_attenuation_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Attenuation coefficient of the sample at 555nm


SPAR#

Units
  • VOLTS

Data Type

decimal

SPAR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

spar_raw

VOLTS

volts

None

Surfance reference for PAR, usually mounted on the top of the ship with a shield to block upwelling light. The downwelling photon flux of photons with a wavelength between 400nm and 700nm.


CDOM2C#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

CDOM2C_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom2c

None

None

None

CDOM2 (carbohydrate and neutral sugar) charicterization

Note

So far CCHDO doesn’t have any data or references on how these data are report, they might go to NASA SeaBASS


CDOM3C#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

CDOM3C_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom3c

None

None

None

CDOM3 (photolysis) charicterization

Note

So far CCHDO doesn’t have any data or references on how these data are report, they might go to NASA SeaBASS


CDOMSL#

Units
  • 1/NM

Data Type

decimal

CDOMSL_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdomsl

1/NM

1/nm

None

Log spectral slope of absorption spectrum (320-400 nm) computed by linear regression of log-transformed data


CDOMSN#

Units
  • 1/NM

Data Type

decimal

CDOMSN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdomsn

1/NM

1/nm

None

Log spectral slope if absorption spectrum (320-400 nm) computed by non-linear curve fit


I-129#

Units
  • BQ/M^3

Data Type

decimal

I-129_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

I129ER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

iodine_129

BQ/M^3

Bq m-3

None

None


PLUTO#

Units
  • MBQ/M^3

Data Type

decimal

PLUTO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

PLUTOER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

plutonium

MBQ/M^3

mBq m-3

None

Plutonium decay rate from all isotopes


RA-226#

Units
  • DM/.1MG

Data Type

decimal

RA-226_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

RA-226E

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

radium_226

DM/.1MG

0.000166 Bq/kg

None

None

Note

units are disintegrations per minute per 100kg


RA-228#

Units
  • DM/.1MG

Data Type

decimal

RA-228_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

RA-228E

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

radium_228

DM/.1MG

0.000166 Bq/kg

None

None

Note

units are disintegrations per minute per 100kg


CTDXMISS#

Units
  • %TRANS

  • VOLTS

Data Type

decimal

CTDXMISS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_transmissometer

%TRANS

1e-2

None

ctd_transmissometer_raw

VOLTS

volts

None

Transmissivity of light in sea water, has path length and wavelength dependencies

Note

Standard rosette mounted transmissometers have a path length of 25cm and operate in the “red” wavelengths of around 640 to 660nm. These wavelengths provide a good estimate of the attenuation due to particles.


CTDBEAMCP#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CTDBEAMCP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_beamcp

/METER

m^-1

volume_beam_attenuation_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water_corrected_for_pure_water_attenuance

Radiative flux is the sum of shortwave and longwave radiative fluxes. In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, “flux” implies per unit area, called “flux density” in physics. The volume scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is the fractional change of radiative flux per unit path length due to the stated process. Coefficients with canonical units of m2 s-1 i.e. multiplied by density have standard names with specific_ instead of volume_. The scattering/absorption/attenuation coefficient is assumed to be an integral over all wavelengths, unless a coordinate of radiation_wavelength is included to specify the wavelength. Attenuation is the sum of absorption and scattering. Attenuation is sometimes called “extinction”. Beam attenuation refers to the decrease of radiative flux along the direction of the incident path. It is distinguished from attenuation of the downwelling component of radiative flux from any incident direction, also called “diffuse” attenuation. Corrected for pure water attendance means the attenuation coefficient has been adjusted/calibrated to remove the influence of absorption/scattering from the water itself.


CTDBETA700#

Units
  • VOLTS

  • M^-1/SR

Data Type

decimal

CTDBETA700_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_beta700_raw

VOLTS

volts

None

ctd_beta700

M^-1/SR

m-1 sr-1

volume_scattering_function_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Volume scattering function at 700nm. Depends on scattering angle.

Boss, E.B. and N. Haëntjens, 2016. Primer regarding measurements of chlorophyll fluorescence and the backscattering coefficient with WETLabs FLBB on profiling floats. SOCCOM Tech. Rep. 2016-1. https://soccom.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/files/SOCCOM_2016-1_Bio-optics-primer.pdf

Warning

This paramter is the bacscattering function (Beta) it is NOT the backscattering coefficient due to particles commonly called Bbp


BEAMAP#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

BEAMAP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

beamap

/METER

m^-1

volume_absorption_coefficient_of_radiative_flux_in_sea_water

Volume beam absorption in sea water


CTDBBP700#

Units
  • /METER

Data Type

decimal

CTDBBP700_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_bbp700

/METER

m^-1

None

Volume scattering coefficient due to particles at 700nm.

Boss, E.B. and N. Haëntjens, 2016. Primer regarding measurements of chlorophyll fluorescence and the backscattering coefficient with WETLabs FLBB on profiling floats. SOCCOM Tech. Rep. 2016-1. http://soccom.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/files/SOCCOM_2016-1_Bio-opticsprimer.pdf.

Warning

This paramter is the bacscattering coefficient due to particles (Bbp) it is NOT the backscattering function called Beta


CTDTURB#

Units
  • FTU

  • NTU

Data Type

decimal

CTDTURB_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_turbidity_ftu

FTU

1

None

ctd_turbidity_ntu

NTU

1

sea_water_turbidity

Turbidity describes the light scattered back (or passed though depending on units) depending on particle loading in the water. It is a dimensionless quantity.


CTDCDOM#

Units
  • QSU

  • VOLTS

Data Type

decimal

CTDCDOM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_cdom

QSU

1

concentration_of_colored_dissolved_organic_matter_in_sea_water_expressed_as_equivalent_mass_fraction_of_quinine_sulfate_dihydrate

ctd_cdom_raw

VOLTS

volts

None

In situ CDOM measured via a uv fluorometer


AR-39#

Units
  • PCTMOD

Data Type

decimal

AR-39_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

argon_39

PCTMOD

1e-2

None

None

Note

The units mean ‘% modern’


CS-137#

Units
  • DM/.1MG

  • BQ/M^3

  • MBQ/KG

Data Type

decimal

CS-137_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cesium_137

DM/.1MG

0.000166 Bq/kg

None

cesium_137_bq

BQ/M^3

Bq m-3

None

cesium_137_bq_kg

MBQ/KG

mBq kg-1

None

Activity of 137Cs in seawater

Note

units are disintegrations per minute per 100kg


CS-134#

Units
  • BQ/M^3

  • MBQ/KG

Data Type

decimal

CS-134_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

CS134ER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cesium_134_bq

BQ/M^3

Bq m-3

None

cesium_134_bq_kg

MBQ/KG

mBq kg-1

None

Activity of 134Cs in seawater


KR-85#

Units
  • DM/MG

Data Type

decimal

KR-85_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

krypton_85

DM/MG

0.0000166 Bq/kg

None

None

Note

units are disintegrations per minute per 1000kg


SR-90#

Units
  • DM/.1MG

Data Type

decimal

SR-90_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

strontium_90

DM/.1MG

0.000166 Bq/kg

None

None

Note

units are disintegrations per minute per 100kg


N2O#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

N2O_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

nitrous_oxide

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

Nitrous oxide


RA-8/6#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

RA-8/6_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

RA-8/6E

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

radium_228_226

None

None

None

None


QUALT1#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

quality_word_one

None

None

None

Quality code 1, this is not used in exchange files. In WOCE SEA and CTD files it represents the quality code assigned by the investigator responsible for the measurement. The quality code from QUALT1 is used as the FLAG_W in exchange files if QUALT2 is not available


QUALT2#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

quality_word_two

None

None

None

Quality code 2, this is not used in exchange files. In WOCE SEA and CTD files it represents the quality code assigned by an independent data quality evaluator (DQE). When available this is the code used in exchange file FLAG_W columns.


MCHFRM#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

MCHFRM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

methyl_chloroform

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

The concentration of dissolved methyl chloroform in sea water. The IUPAC name for methyl chloroform is 1,1,1-Trichloroethane.


IODATE#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

IODATE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

iodate

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

None


IODIDE#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

IODIDE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

iodide

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

None


CHLORA#

Units
  • UG/KG

  • UG/L

Data Type

decimal

CHLORA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

chlorophyll_a_ug_kg

UG/KG

ug/kg

mass_fraction_of_chlorophyll_a_in_sea_water

chlorophyll_a

UG/L

ug/l

mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_a_in_sea_water

chlorophyll-a. Chlorophylls are the green pigments found in most plants, algae and cyanobacteria; their presence is essential for photosynthesis to take place. There are several different forms of chlorophyll that occur naturally. All contain a chlorin ring (chemical formula C20H16N4) which gives the green pigment and a side chain whose structure varies. The naturally occurring forms of chlorophyll contain between 35 and 55 carbon atoms. Chlorophyll-a is the most commonly occurring form of natural chlorophyll. The chemical formula of chlorophyll-a is C55H72O5N4Mg.


PPHYTN#

Units
  • UG/KG

  • UG/L

Data Type

decimal

PPHYTN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

phaeophytin

UG/KG

ug/kg

None

phaeophytin_ug_l

UG/L

ug/l

None

Phaeophytin


CH3CL#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CH3CL_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

methyl_chloride

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

Concentration of Methyl Chloride


CH4#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

CH4_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

methane

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

methane_l

NMOL/L

nmol/l

None

Methane


DMS#

Units
  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

DMS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dimethyl_sulfide

NMOL/L

nmol/l

None

The chemical formula for dimethyl sulfide is (CH3)2S. Dimethyl sulfide is sometimes referred to as DMS.


N2#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

N2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

N2_ERROR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

nitrogen

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

Dissolved elemental nitrogen gas (N2) in sea water.


CALCIUM#

Units
  • MMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CALCIUM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

calcium

MMOL/KG

mmol kg-1

None

None


ARGON#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

ARGON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

ARGONER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

argon

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

argon_l

UMOL/L

umol l-1

None

None


14C-DOC#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

14C-DOC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

14C-DOCERR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dissolved_organic_carbon_14

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of 14C vs 12C in DOC compared to a reference standard usually VPDB. This ratio has been corrected for isotopic fractionation and is usually written as upper case delta Δ14C.


13C-DOC#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

13C-DOC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

13C-DOCERR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dissolved_organic_carbon_13

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of 13C vs 12C in DOC compared to a reference standard usually VPDB. This is usually written as lower case delta δ13C.


D15N_NO3#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D15N_NO3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

D15N_NO3_ERROR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d15n_no3

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the 15N/14N isotopic ratio of dissolved nitrate


D15N_NO2#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D15N_NO2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d15n_no2

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the 15N/14N isotopic ratio of dissolved nitrite


D15N_NH4#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D15N_NH4_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d15n_nh4

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the 15N/14N isotopic ratio of dissolved ammonium


D15N_N2O#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D15N_N2O_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d15n_n2o

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the 15N/14N isotopic ratio of dissolved nitrus oxide


D15N_NO2+NO3#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D15N_NO2+NO3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

D15N_NO2+NO3_ERROR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d15n_nitrite_nitrate

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Ratio of 15N to 14N of nitrite+nitrate in the sample vs the ratio of 15N to 14N in a reference standard (VMSOW)


D15N_PON#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D15N_PON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d15n_pon

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the 15N/14N isotopic ratio of particualte organic nitrogen


D18O_NO2+NO3#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D18O_NO2+NO3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

D18O_NO2+NO3_ERROR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d18o_nitrite_nitrate

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Ratio of 18O to 16O of nitrite+nitrate in the sample vs the ratio of 18O to 16O of a reference standard (VMSOW)


D18O_NO3#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D18O_NO3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

D18O_NO3_ERROR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d18o_nitrate

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Ratio of 18O to 16O of nitrate in the sample vs the ratio of 18O to 16O of a reference standard (VMSOW)


D18O_NO2#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D18O_NO2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d18o_nitrite

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Ratio of 18O to 16O of nitrite in the sample vs the ratio of 18O to 16O of a reference standard (VMSOW)


D18O_N2O#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D18O_N2O_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d18o_nitrust_oxide

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Ratio of 18O to 16O of nitrus oxide in the sample vs the ratio of 18O to 16O of a reference standard (VMSOW)


UREA#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

UREA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

urea

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

None

Urea has the chemical formula CO(NH2)2


TOT_CHL_A#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

TOT_CHL_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_tot_chl_a

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_a_in_sea_water

Total chlorophyll a measured using HPLC

SeaBass Description:HPLC DV_Chl_a + MV_Chl_a + Chlide_a + Chl_a_allom + Chl_a_prime

Note

A different measurement than CHLORA


TOT_CHL_B#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

TOT_CHL_B_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_tot_chl_b

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_b_in_sea_water

HPLC DV_Chl_b + MV_Chl_b


TOT_CHL_C#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

TOT_CHL_C_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_tot_chl_c

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_c_in_sea_water

HPLC chl_c1 + chl_c2 (chl_c1c2) + chl_c3


ALPHA-BETA-CAR#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

ALPHA-BETA-CAR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_alpha_beta_carotenes

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_carotene_in_sea_water

HPLC Alpha (Beta,epsilon) + Beta (Beta,beta) Carotenes


BUT-FUCO#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

BUT-FUCO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_19butanoyloxyfucoxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_19_butanoyloxyfucoxanthin_in_sea_water

HPLC 19’-Butanoyloxyfucoxanthin


HEX-FUCO#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

HEX-FUCO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_19_hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_19_hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin_in_sea_water

HPLC 19’-Hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin


ALLO#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

ALLO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_alloxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Alloxanthin


ANTH#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

ANTH_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hpld_antheraxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Antheraxanthin


DIADINO#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

DIADINO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_diadinoxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_diadinoxanthin_in_sea_water

HPLC Diadinoxanthin


DIATO#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

DIATO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_diatoxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Diatoxanthin


HFUCO#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

HFUCO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_fucoxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_fucoxanthin_in_sea_water

HPLC Fucoxanthin


PERID#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

PERID_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_peridinin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_peridinin_in_sea_water

HPLC Peridinin


ZEA#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

ZEA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_zeaxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_zeaxanthin_in_sea_water

HPLC Zeaxanthin


MV_CHL_A#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

MV_CHL_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_monovinyl_chlorophyll_a

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_monovinyl_chlorophyll_a_in_sea_water

HPLC Monovinyl Chlorophyll a


DV_CHL_A#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

DV_CHL_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_divinyl_chlorophyll_a

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_divinyl_chlorophyll_a_in_sea_water

HPLC Divinyl Chlorophyll a


CHLIDE_A#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

CHLIDE_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_chlorophyllide_a

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_chlorophyllide_a_in_sea_water

HPLC Chlorophyllide a


MV_CHL_B#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

MV_CHL_B_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_monovinyl_chlorophyll_b

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Monovinyl Chlorophyll b


DV_CHL_B#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

DV_CHL_B_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_divinyl_chlorophyll_b

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Divinyl Chlorophyll B


CHL_C1C2#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

CHL_C1C2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_chlorophyll_c1_c2

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_c1_and_chlorophyll_c2_in_sea_water

HPLC Chlorophyll c1 + c2


CHL_C2#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

CHL_C2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_chlorophyll_c2

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Chlorophyll c2


CHL_C3#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

CHL_C3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_chlorophyll_c3

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_chlorophyll_c3_in_sea_water

HPLC Chlorophyll c3


LUT#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

LUT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_lutein

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_lutein_in_sea_water

HPLC Lutein


NEO#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

NEO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_neoxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Neoxanthin


VIOLA#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

VIOLA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_violaxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_violaxanthin_in_sea_water

HPLC Violaxanthin


PHYTIN_A#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

PHYTIN_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_pheophytin_a

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Pheophytin a


PHIDE_A#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

PHIDE_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_pheophorbide_a

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Pheophorbide a


PRAS#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

PRAS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_prasinoxanthin

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

mass_concentration_of_prasinoxanthin_in_sea_water

HPLC Prasinoxanthin


GYRO#

Units
  • MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

GYRO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_gyroxanthin_diester

MG/M^3

mg/m^3

None

HPLC Gyroxanthin-Diester


BTL_DATE#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bottle_date

None

None

None

Date of an individual bottle closure in the same format as DATE, for the canonical reported station date, use DATE


BTL_TIME#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bottle_time

None

None

None

Time of an individual bottle closure in the same format as TIME, for the canonical reported station time, use TIME


CTDDEPTH#

Units
  • METERS

Data Type

decimal

CTDDEPTH_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

package_depth

METERS

meters

depth

The calcualted depth of the CTD itself for this pressure level

Warning

DEPTH without the CTD prefix is the distance to the sea floor.


ODF_CTDPRS#

Units
  • DBAR

Data Type

decimal

ODF_CTDPRS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

odf_pressure

DBAR

dbar

None

The pressure as corrected by ODF acquisition software. It will often be equivalent to the reported CTDPRS value. When ODF_CTDPRS is present in a datafile, the CTDPRS value came from the instrument manufacturers acquisition software.


BTL_LAT#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bottle_latitude

None

None

latitude

Latitude (ship position) of an individual bottle closure in the same format as LATITUDE, for the canonical reported station latitude, use LATITUDE


BTL_LON#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bottle_longitude

None

None

longitude

Longitude (ship position) of an individual bottle closure in the same format as LONGITUDE, for the canonical reported station longitude, use LONGITUDE


CTDNOBS#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_number_of_observations

None

None

number_of_observations

The number of discrete observations from which the values of another data variable have been derived


CTDETIME#

Units
  • SECONDS

Data Type

decimal

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_elapsed_time

SECONDS

seconds

None

The elapsed time of CTD pressure bin


INSTRUMENT_ID#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

instrument_id

None

None

None

The serial number of the CTD. In the case of SBE9plus, this is the serial number of the main housing, not the sensors.


SAMPLING_RATE#

Units
  • HZ

Data Type

decimal

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ctd_sampling_rate

HZ

1/s

None

The sampling rate of the CTD


THETA#

Units
  • DEG C

  • ITS-90

  • IPTS-68

Data Type

decimal

THETA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

potential_temperature_c

DEG C

degC

sea_water_potential_temperature

potential_temperature

ITS-90

degC

sea_water_potential_temperature

potential_temperature_68

IPTS-68

degC

sea_water_potential_temperature

Sea water potential temperature is the temperature a parcel of sea water would have if moved adiabatically to sea level pressure.

Note

Typically does not have quality flags.


AOU#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

AOU_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

apparent_oxygen_utilization

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

apparent_oxygen_utilization

Apparent Oxygen Utilization (AOU) is the difference between measured dissolved oxygen concentration in water, and the equilibrium saturation concentration of dissolved oxygen in water with the same physical and chemical properties.


ARABI#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

ARABI_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

arabinose

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

Concentration of Arabanose after hydrolysis


BACT#

Units
  • E8/L

Data Type

decimal

BACT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bacterial_cell_count

E8/L

1e8 l-1

None

Cell count of non pigmented heterotrophic bacterioplankton through FCM


CELLCOUNT#

Units
  • /L

Data Type

decimal

CELLCOUNT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cellcount

/L

l-1

None

Count of all organic cells in a discerete sample


SYN#

Units
  • E6/L

Data Type

decimal

SYN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

synechococcus_cell_count

E6/L

1e6 l-1

None

Synechococcus Cell Count


PEUK#

Units
  • E6/L

Data Type

decimal

PEUK_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

picoeukaryote_cell_counts

E6/L

1e6 l-1

None

Pigmented Picoeukaryotes cell count


PROC#

Units
  • E7/L

Data Type

decimal

PROC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

prochlorophyte_cell_count

E7/L

1e7 l-1

None

Prochlorophyte Cell Count


BLACKC#

Units
  • UMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

BLACKC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

black_carbon

UMOL/L

umol l-1

None

Black carbon (e.g. soot) concentration


BRDU#

Units
  • PMOL/L/H

Data Type

decimal

BRDU_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

brdu_uptake

PMOL/L/H

pmol l-1 h-1

None

Bacterial Production via BrdU (Bromodeoxyuridine ) uptake Method


CH3BR#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CH3BR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

methyl_bromide

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

Concentration of Methyl Bromide


CH3I#

Units
  • PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CH3I_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

methyl_iodide

PMOL/KG

pmol/kg

None

Concentration of Methyl Iodide


DCNS#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

DCNS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dcns

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

Dissolved Combined Neutral Sugars


FUCO#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

FUCO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

fucose

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

Concentration of Fucose after hydrolyses


GALA#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

GALA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

galactose

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

Concentration of Galactose after hydrolysis


GLUC#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

GLUC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

glucose

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

Concentration of Glucose after hydrolysis


MAN#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

MAN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

mannose

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

Concentration of Mannose after hydrolysis


RHAM#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

RHAM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

rhamnose

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

Concetration of Rhamnose after hydrolysis


LAB_DEN#

Units
  • KG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

LAB_DEN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

density

KG/M^3

kg m-3

None

Density measured in a lab, not calcualted from temperature, salinity, and pressure


KRYPTON#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

KRYPTON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

KRYPTONER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

krypton

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

krypton_l

NMOL/L

nmol/l

None

Dissolved krypton gas in seawater


XENON#

Units
  • NMOL/KG

  • NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

XENON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

XENONER

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

xenon

NMOL/KG

nmol/kg

None

xenon_l

NMOL/L

nmol/l

None

Dissolved xenon gas in sea water


PIGMENTS#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

PIGMENTS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

pigments

None

None

None

Phytoplankton pigments

Note

This is almost always a placeholder for samples collected for HPLC analysis later, the results of which are published at NASA SeaBASS


SALTREF#

Units
  • G/KG

Data Type

decimal

SALTREF_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

reference_salinity

G/KG

g/kg

sea_water_reference_salinity

Salinity reported on the Reference-Composition Salinity Scale, reported in units of “absolute salinity” (g/kg). If a sea water sample has the Reference Composition (defined in Millero et al., 2008), then its Reference Salinity is the best available estimate of its Absolute Salinity. For general purposes, Reference Salinity is (35.16504 g kg-1)/35 times Practical Salinity. Reference: www.teos-10.org; Millero et al., 2008 doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2007.10.001.

Note

See “The composition of Standard Seawater and the definition of the Reference-Composition Salinity Scale” by Millero et. al (2007) 10.1016/j.dsr.2007.10.001


SF5CF3#

Units
  • FMOL/KG

  • FMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

SF5CF3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

trifluoromethylsulfur_pentafluoride

FMOL/KG

fmol/kg

None

trifluoromethylsulfur_pentafluoride_l

FMOL/L

fmol/l

None

Concentration of Trifluoromethyl Sulfur Pentafluoride


DWNPRS#

Units
  • DBAR

Data Type

decimal

DWNPRS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

downcast_pressure

DBAR

dbar

sea_water_pressure

Pressure on the downcast for the same isopycnal as the upcast


DWNOXY#

Units
  • UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

DWNOXY_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

downcast_oxygen

UMOL/KG

umol/kg

moles_of_oxygen_per_unit_mass_in_sea_water

CTD Oxygen on the downcast for the same isopycnal as the upcast


SIG0#

Units
  • KG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

SIG0_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

sigma0

KG/M^3

kg m-3

sea_water_sigma_theta

Potential density anomaly referenced to 0 dbar (ocean surface)


SOMSAL#

Units
  • PSS-78

Data Type

decimal

SOMSAL_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

somma_salinity

PSS-78

1

sea_water_practical_salinity

Salinity measured by a Single-Operator Multiparameter Metabolic Analyzer (SOMMA), used in sea water CO2 analysis


HPLC#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

HPLC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

hplc_placeholder

None

None

None

High-performance liquid chromatography

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis

Warning

These data do not get submitted to CCHDO, most are sent to NASA SeaBASS


DNA#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

DNA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dna_placeholder

None

None

None

Genetic analysis

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis

Warning

These data to not get submitted to CCHDO


UPTAKE#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

UPTAKE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

update_placeholder

None

None

None

Measures of uptake in incubation experiments

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis


FCM#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

FCM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

flow_cytometry_placeholder

None

None

None

Flow Cytometry

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis

Warning

These data to not get submitted to CCHDO


ABUNDANCE#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

ABUNDANCE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

abundance_placeholder

None

None

None

Placeholder for cell counts of species

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis


SIP#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

SIP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

stable_isotope_probing_placeholder

None

None

None

Stable isotope probing.

This describes samples taken for an uptake analysis which introduces stable isotopes and measures their uptake over a period of time.

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis


QUOTA#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

QUOTA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

quota_placeholder

None

None

None

Placehodler for cell-quota model measurements

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis


IMAGES#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

IMAGES_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

image_placeholder

None

None

None

Imaging; for example a FlowCam

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis


VIRAL_ABUNDANCE#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

VIRAL_ABUNDANCE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

viral_abundance_placeholder

None

None

None

Placeholder parameter for a viral abundance analysis

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis


CDOM_NASA#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CDOM_NASA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom_nasa_placeholder

None

None

None

Placholder for CDOM spectral absoptions performed by a group from NASA

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis


CDOM_UCSB#

Units
  • None

Data Type

string

CDOM_UCSB_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cdom_ucsb_placeholder

None

None

None

Placholder for CDOM spectral absoptions performed by a group from UCSB

Note

This is a placeholder parameter which indicates water collected from a bottle for analysis


MICROGELS#

Units
  • 1E6 GELS/L

Data Type

decimal

MICROGELS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

microgel_abundance

1E6 GELS/L

1e6 l-1

None

Count of microgels per liter (abundance). Microgels are small organic particles formed by self-assembly and ionic bridging between organic macromolecules.


N2/ARGON#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

N2/ARGON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

N2/ARGON_ERROR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

n2_argon_ratio

None

None

None

Ratio of dissolved elemental nitrogen to dissolved argon


N2/ARGON_UNSTRIPPED#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

N2/ARGON_UNSTRIPPED_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

N2/ARGON_UNSTRIPPED_ERROR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

n2_argon_ratio_unstripped

None

None

None

Ratio of dissolved elemental nitrogen to dissolved argon that has not been stripped of dissolved oxygen

Note

This is still fundamentally an N2/ARGON measurement and is a variation on an analytical technique. If following the corrections described in Charoenpong et al 2014 (DOI: 10.4319/lom.2014.12.323) then this should be comparable with any other N2/ARGON measurement but have a slightly larger uncertainty.


D15N_N2#

Units
  • /MILLE

Data Type

decimal

D15N_N2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

D15N_N2_ERROR

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

d15n_n2

/MILLE

1e-3

None

Enrichment of the 15N/14N isotopic ratio of dissolved elemental nitrogen. The usual reference material is the atmosphere of Earth (AIR).


O2/AR#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

O2/AR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

o2_ar

None

None

None

Oxygen to Argon radtio


SMDEPTH#

Units
  • METERS

Data Type

decimal

SMDEPTH_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

sm_depth

METERS

meters

None

Depth calculated from pressure using the Saunders-Mantyla method.

In the ODF software this is cited as follows:

Saunders, P. M., 1981. Practical Conversion of Pressure to Depth. Journal of Physical Oceanography 11, 573-574. Mantyla, A. W., 1982-1983. Private correspondence.


FMDEPTH#

Units
  • METERS

Data Type

decimal

FMDEPTH_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

fm_depth

METERS

meters

None

Depth calculated from pressure using the Fofonoff and Millard method, also known as the UNESCO 1983 formula


CYANB#

Units
  • 1/ML

Data Type

decimal

CYANB_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

cyanobacteria_cell_count

1/ML

ml-1

None

Count of cyanobacteria


PHYTOP#

Units
  • 1/ML

Data Type

decimal

PHYTOP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

phytoplankton_cell_count

1/ML

ml-1

None

Count of phytoplankton


HE3_HE4_RATIO#

Units
  • None

Data Type

decimal

HE3_HE4_RATIO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

he3_he4_ratio

None

None

None

Ratio of the stable isotopes of Helium-3 to Helium-4 that are dissolved in seawater


Nd_143_D_EPSILON_BOTTLE#

Units
  • 10000

Data Type

decimal

Nd_143_D_EPSILON_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

nd_143_d_epsilon_bottle

10000

1e4

None

Atom ratio of dissolved Nd isotopes expressed in conventional notation

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


La_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

La_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

la_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Lanthanum in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Ce_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Ce_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ce_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Cerium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Pr_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Pr_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

pr_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Praseodymium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Sm_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Sm_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

sm_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Samarium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Eu_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Eu_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

eu_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Europium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Gd_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Gd_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

gd_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Gadolinium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Tb_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Tb_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

tb_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Terbium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Dy_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Dy_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

dy_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Dysprosium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Ho_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Ho_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ho_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Holmium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Er_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Er_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

er_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Erbium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Tm_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Tm_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

tm_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Thulium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Yb_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Yb_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

yb_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissolved Ytterbium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


Lu_D_CONC_BOTTLE#

Units
  • PMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

Lu_D_CONC_BOTTLE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

lu_d_conc_bottle

PMOL/L

pmol/l

None

Dissovled Lutetium in a discrete bottle sample

Note

For maximum data reusability, we decided to use GEOTRACES naming conventions


STNNBR_U#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

user_station_number

None

None

None

User convienence statio number, unlike the canonical STNNBT param, this one must be an integer (so the NBR part of the name makse sense)


SAMPNO_U#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

user_sample_number

None

None

None

User convienence sample number, unlike the canonical SAMPNO param, this one must be an integer (so the NO part of the name makse sense)


BTLNBR_U#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

BTLNBR_U_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Bottle Quality Codes

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

user_bottle_number

None

None

None

User convienence bottle number, unlike the canonical BTLNBR param, this one must be an integer (so the NBR part of the name makse sense)


LDEO_SAMPNO#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

ldeo_sample_number

None

None

None

Sample number used internally by LDEO


BNLID#

Units
  • None

Data Type

integer

CF/netCDF Attributes

nc_var name

whp_unit

units

standard_name

bnlid

None

None

None

Brookhaven National Laboratory Identification bottle number