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The sumfile for this cruise contained the incorrect longitude hemisphere designation and was edited from W to E. The bottle file was then converted to exchange and netCDF files and format checked with JOA. No errors produce. Inventory file was generated. It should be noted that the bottle file contains no quality code bytes. Station track files were regenerated after sumfile corrections. CTD station files were formatted into exchange files by hand, no WOCE formatted files exist at this time. NetCDF files were generated however not all files passed JOA format check. The source of error is unknown at this time, however all files were put online. It should be noted that some files may contain formatting errors and that no files contained quality code bytes. Notes for reformatting will be sent to Jerry Kappa. Steve Diggs will be consulted for sources of reformatting errors. Inventory files were produced without error, however. All files are now linked and webpages have been regenerated. Reformatting Notes: CTD: Unformatted CTD files were reformatted into exchange using specific software. No quality bytes accompanied the data which prevented the files from being converted into netCDF files. Because of this the data were deliberately given a Q1 byte of 2 for conversion purposes. *IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT ALTHOUGH DATA HAVE A Q1 BYTE OF "2", THESE DATA WERE NEVER DQE'D* No OXY values were present in any of the files. Original files contained many values not tracked by WOCE standards and had no way of being retained in the exchange and subsequent netCDF files (software that generates the files does not recognize the parameters). These values are however in the unformatted original files which are linked to the website, under the WOCE format link. exchange files were converted to netCDF. At this time only CTD station file for station number 2 opens in JOA. The reason for this is unknown but the assumption is that there are formatting errors in the other files. At this time the files were placed on the website, however Steve Diggs should be consulted regarding possible sources of errors during the reformatting process.
Bottle file was converted to WOCE. No quality flags were provided with this data. SAMPNO was added as sequentially increasing values.
*See BTL entry.
Sumfile was created from the bottle file that is currently online. Information regarding the format for this data was gathered from the documentation that is currently online. Bottle file and CTD not in WOCE format as of this time.
The conditions of use are not meant to override any standing agreements. I have not checked, but I presume there was some formal arrangement already in place, and there is no intention to vary this, so go ahead and use the data in the usual WOCE way. - T. Byrne Terry, I understood your provision of the data to me and the WOCE WHPO DAC implied that you were placing no restriction on their distribution as part of the WOCE dataset. Your Marlin database embargoed it fro 2 years after 1996 as I understand it. - J. Crease
I have obtained the CTD and bottle data for 09FA9605. Both files are unformatted. Bottle data contains salinity in psu (needs converting) and oxygen, nitrate, silicate, phosphate only and all are in umol/l (need converting to umol/kg). Data has been linked in AS-IS condition with a note that reformatting is pending. Sumfile will need to be created from bottle file information.
This cruise was also along the mooring array. The data is public and available at AODC http://www.marine.csiro.au/datacentre/ I do have copies of CTD files and formats here and will forward them. They are not in WHP format but are well documented and pretty clear. AODC is mailing me a paper version of the cruise report which I will scan and pass on. The data is standard hydrography (T S Nuts and CTD, nothing else)