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

  • Alternate Units:

    Some parameters might have alternate units which might also be in data files.

  • 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.

Unlisted Parameters

Otherwise valid exchange files which contain parameters, units, or parameter/unit pairs that are not listed in the Common 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 with Unknown Units

Sometimes data may have units which are not known. For this reason, any parameter, including ones not yet listed in the table bellow, MAY have the unit of ARBITRARY in the unit line.

Warning

Parameters with ARBITRARY units are NOT comparable with other ARBITRARY parameters, including those with the same parameter name.

Common 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

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 depature date in YYYYMMDD format. The underscore _ character may also be present.

Warning

EXPOCODE does not have woce quality codes. EXPOCODE_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


SECT_ID

Units

None

Data Type

string

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

Warning

SECT_ID does not have woce quality codes. SECT_ID_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.

Note

There may be inconsisntency 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.


STNNBR

Units

None

Data Type

string

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 _)

Warning

STNNBR does not have woce quality codes. STNNBR_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.

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

The originator’s cast number.

Warning

CASTNO does not have woce quality codes. CASTNO_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.

Note

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


BIOS_CASTID

Units

None

Data Type

integer

BIOS cast number.

Warning

BIOS_CASTID does not have woce quality codes. BIOS_CASTID_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


SAMPNO

Units

None

Data Type

string

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

SAMPNO does not have woce quality codes. SAMPNO_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.

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

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

Warning

GEOTR_EVENT does not have woce quality codes. GEOTR_EVENT_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


GEOTR_SAMPNO

Units

None

Data Type

integer

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

Warning

GEOTR_SAMPNO does not have woce quality codes. GEOTR_SAMPNO_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


BIONBR

Units

None

Data Type

string

Warning

BIONBR does not have woce quality codes. BIONBR_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


BTLNBR

Units

None

Data Type

string

BTLNBR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Bottle Quality Codes

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

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


DATE

Units

None

Data Type

string

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.

Warning

DATE does not have woce quality codes. DATE_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


TIME

Units

None

Data Type

string

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.

Warning

TIME does not have woce quality codes. TIME_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.

Note

Times represented as integers will be present in 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.

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

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).

Warning

LATITUDE does not have woce quality codes. LATITUDE_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.

Note

Only one latitude SHOULD be reported for a cast, typically this is the ship possition 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 strcitly adhered to.

The geographic coordinate system is not currently reported.


LONGITUDE

Units

None

Data Type

decimal

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).

Warning

LONGITUDE does not have woce quality codes. LONGITUDE_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.

Note

Only one longitude SHOULD be reported for a cast, typically this is the ship possition 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 strcitly adhered to.

The geographic coordinate system is not currently reported.


DEPTH

Units

METERS

Data Type

decimal

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

Warning

DEPTH does not have woce quality codes. DEPTH_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.

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

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

The uncorrected pressure as measured by the CTD.

Note

Typically does not have quality flags.


CTDTMP

Units

ITS-90

Data Type

decimal

CTDTMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

Alternate Units

IPTS-68,DEG C

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

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


SALNTY

Units

PSS-78

Data Type

decimal

SALNTY_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

The salinity measured from a bottle sample.


CTDOXY

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CTDOXY_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

Alternate Units

ML/L

The corrected oxygen measured by the CTD.


OXYGEN

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

OXYGEN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


SILCAT

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

SILCAT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


NH4

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

NH4_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


NITRAT

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

NITRAT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

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

The chemical formula for the nitrite anion is NO2-.


PHSPHT

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

PHSPHT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


NO2+NO3

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

NO2+NO3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CFC-11

Units

PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CFC-11_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CFC-12

Units

PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CFC-12_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CFC113

Units

PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CFC113_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


SF6

Units

FMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

SF6_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


TCARBN

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

TCARBN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


ALKALI

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

ALKALI_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


FCO2

Units

UATM

Data Type

decimal

FCO2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


FCO2TMP

Units

DEG C

Data Type

decimal

FCO2TMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


PCO2

Units

UATM

Data Type

decimal

PCO2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


PCO2TMP

Units

DEG C

Data Type

decimal

PCO2TMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


PH_TOT

Units

None

Data Type

decimal

PH_TOT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


PH_SWS

Units

None

Data Type

decimal

PH_SWS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


PH_TMP

Units

DEG C

Data Type

decimal

PH_TMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


DOC

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

DOC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


TRITUM

Units

TU

Data Type

decimal

TRITUM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


TRITER

Units

TU

Data Type

decimal

Warning

TRITER does not have woce quality codes. TRITER_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


HELIUM

Units

NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

HELIUM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

HELIER


DELHE3

Units

PERCNT

Data Type

decimal

DELHE3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


REFTMP

Units

ITS-90

Data Type

decimal

REFTMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Alternate Units

DEG C


REVPRS

Units

DBAR

Data Type

decimal

REVPRS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


REVTMP

Units

ITS-90

Data Type

decimal

REVTMP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Alternate Units

DEG C


DELC13

Units

/MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELC13_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

C13ERR


DELC14

Units

/MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELC14_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

Error Column Label

C14ERR


DON

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

DON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


TOC

Units

None

Data Type

string

TOC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


POC

Units

UG/KG

Data Type

decimal

POC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


PON

Units

UG/KG

Data Type

decimal

PON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


TDN

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

TDN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


TON

Units

None

Data Type

string

TON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


NEON

Units

NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

NEON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


NEONER

Units

NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

Warning

NEONER does not have woce quality codes. NEONER_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


DELO18

Units

/MILLE

Data Type

decimal

DELO18_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CCL4

Units

PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CCL4_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CCL4ER

Units

None

Data Type

string

Warning

CCL4ER does not have woce quality codes. CCL4ER_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


NI

Units

None

Data Type

string

NI_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


ALUMIN

Units

NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

ALUMIN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


BARIUM

Units

NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

BARIUM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CU

Units

None

Data Type

string

CU_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


FE

Units

NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

FE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


MN

Units

NMOL/L

Data Type

decimal

MN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CTDFLUOR

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

CTDFLUOR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

Alternate Units

0-5VDC


PAR

Units

None

Data Type

decimal

PAR_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

PAR/Irradiance, Biospherical/Licor

Note

From SBE .cnv files, no units


I-129

Units

None

Data Type

string

I-129_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


RA-226

Units

DM/.1MG

Data Type

decimal

RA-226_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


RA-228

Units

DM/.1MG

Data Type

decimal

RA-228_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CTDXMISS

Units

%TRANS

Data Type

decimal

CTDXMISS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

Alternate Units

0-5VDC


CTDBEAMCP

Units

/METER

Data Type

decimal

CTDBEAMCP_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

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.


AR-39

Units

PCTMOD

Data Type

decimal

AR-39_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CS-137

Units

DM/.1MG

Data Type

decimal

CS-137_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


KR-85

Units

DM/MG

Data Type

decimal

KR-85_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


SR-90

Units

DM/.1MG

Data Type

decimal

SR-90_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


N2O

Units

NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

N2O_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


RA-8/6

Units

DM/.1MG

Data Type

string

RA-8/6_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


RA-8/6E

Units

DM/.1MG

Data Type

string

RA-8/6E_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


QUALT2

Units

None

Data Type

string

QUALT2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


QUALT1

Units

None

Data Type

string

QUALT1_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


I129ER

Units

None

Data Type

string

Warning

I129ER does not have woce quality codes. I129ER_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


MCHFRM

Units

PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

MCHFRM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


IODATE

Units

NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

IODATE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


IODIDE

Units

NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

IODIDE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CHLORA

Units

UG/KG

Data Type

decimal

CHLORA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


PPHYTN

Units

UG/KG

Data Type

decimal

PPHYTN_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CH3CL

Units

PMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CH3CL_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CH4

Units

NMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

CH4_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


DMS

Units

None

Data Type

string

DMS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


AZOTE

Units

None

Data Type

string

AZOTE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


CALCIUM

Units

None

Data Type

string

CALCIUM_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


ARGON

Units

UMOL/KG

Data Type

decimal

ARGON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


14C-DOC

Units

/MILLE

Data Type

decimal

14C-DOC_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


D15N_NO3

Units

None

Data Type

decimal

D15N_NO3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


TOT_CHL_A

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

TOT_CHL_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

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

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

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

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

HPLC 19’-Butanoyloxyfucoxanthin


HEX-FUCO

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

HEX-FUCO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC 19’-Hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin


ALLO

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

ALLO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Alloxanthin


DIADINO

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

DIADINO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Diadinoxanthin


DIATO

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

DIATO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Diatoxanthin


HFUCO

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

HFUCO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Fucoxanthin


PERID

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

PERID_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Peridinin


ZEA

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

ZEA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Zeaxanthin


MV_CHL_A

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

MV_CHL_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

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

HPLC Divinyl Chlorophyll a


CHLIDE_A

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

CHLIDE_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Chlorophyllide a


MV_CHL_B

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

MV_CHL_B_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

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

HPLC Divinyl Chlorophyll B


CHL_C1C2

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

CHL_C1C2_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Chlorophyll c1 + c2


CHL_C3

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

CHL_C3_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Chlorophyll c3


LUT

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

LUT_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Lutein


NEO

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

NEO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Neoxanthin


VIOLA

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

VIOLA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Violaxanthin


PHYTIN_A

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

PHYTIN_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Pheophytin a


PHIDE_A

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

PHIDE_A_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Pheophorbide a


PRAS

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

PRAS_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Prasinoxanthin


GYRO

Units

MG/M^3

Data Type

decimal

GYRO_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes

HPLC Gyroxanthin-Diester


BTL_DATE

Units

None

Data Type

decimal

BTL_DATE_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


BTL_TIME

Units

None

Data Type

decimal

BTL_TIME_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


BTL_LAT

Units

None

Data Type

decimal

Warning

BTL_LAT does not have woce quality codes. BTL_LAT_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


CTDNOBS

Units

None

Data Type

integer

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

Warning

CTDNOBS does not have woce quality codes. CTDNOBS_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


CTDETIME

Units

SECONDS

Data Type

decimal

The elapsed time of CTD pressure bin

Warning

CTDETIME does not have woce quality codes. CTDETIME_FLAG_W should not appear in data file Parameter and Unit Lines.


BTL_LON

Units

None

Data Type

decimal

BTL_LON_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE Water Sample Quality Codes


THETA

Units

DEG C

Data Type

decimal

THETA_FLAG_W Definitions

WOCE CTD Quality Codes

Alternate Units

ITS-90,IPTS-68

Note

Typically does not have quality flags.