Files in the Dataset have been checked for format consistency, and merged into a single, integrated, downloadable file.Download Entire Dataset Submit Data For This Cruise
I just added 2 new versions of the cruise report: iss3_bdo.txt iss3_bdo.pdf to the /data/repeat/indian/iss3/iss3_b/ directory. The new text version is already online since it replaced a doc of the same name that was previously in that directory. The pdf will appear online following the next update script run. The old text version of the cruise report was renamed and moved to the original dir.
WOCE formatted sumfile created by D. Muus has been added to the website. Notes on file creation and bottle/CTD reformatting will be emailed separately to meta data manager. Index page has been edited to reflect this update. No WOCE formatted bottle or CTD files exist still, only CTD and bottle exchange files.
I have replaced the current on line bottle and ctd files with the newly reformatted Exchange files created by D. Muus. All notes on editing are located in original/2001.01.18_ISS3_FRMTD_DMUUS all references have been updated to reflect this change, including a link to the Exchange file format description.
Notes on ISS3a CTD file reformatting to exchange format. Jan 3, 2001 dm 1. Could not find any instructions on CTD file name format. I used "iss3a00ss_ct1.csv" where ss is station number to be consistent with WOCE file name format. "A01E_STN_sss_ct1.csv" where sss is station number was used for A01E ctd data. 2. Some header designations differ between Exchange Instructions and Exchange example. Instructions Example SECT_ID SECTION_ID STNNBR STATION CASTNO CAST DEPTH BOTTOM I used Instructions since they match BOTTLE instructions and WOCE designations. 3. CTD oxygen appears to be uncorrected. Noted in header comments. 4. No quality code information available.
Notes on formatting ISS3_a SUMMARY, BOTTLE and CTD files. (dated Dec 11, 2000/dm) R.V. Franklin May 7-31, 1996 EXPOCODE 09FA9605 1. Made WOCE formatted files from information in Australian files: ctd_format.htm aodc.txt hydro_format.htm f9605hyd.txt fr9605cd.txt 2. SUMMARY file: a) Original bottom depth labeled "Sonic depth at bottom in meters". (iss3_asu.txt) Put this value in uncorrected depth slot but do not know if value has been corrected per Carter Table. Do not know when bottom depth recorded: BE or BO? Put in BO slot. Bottom depth for Station 6 is missing on all sources. Max pressure bottle or ctd? 3. BOTTLE file: a) Only temperature in bottle file is DSRT. Used temp from CTD file (iss3_ahy.txt) for nearest CTD pressure to bottle file pressure. Always within one decibar. 4. CTD files: a) CTDO apparently not corrected. (iss3_a00xx.wct) Quality code 8888 not accepted by wctcvt
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)