The original WHP formats for both CTD and bottle data have been a problem to produce. The descriptions are vague, leading to inconsistencies that have caused difficulties for both the WHPO and data users.
We have created a self-describing data exchange format, combining the most relevant information from the summary (*.SUM) files with the parameter names, units and values from the CTD and bottle files. The result is a single, sensible, comma separated value ASCII file for each data type that should alleviate the problems asscociated with reading the WOCE hydrographic data.
- A complete description of the exchange format
- An example CTD file
- An example bottle file
- A look at the bottle file in a spreadsheet
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