Hydrographic Cruise: 316N142_3

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Files in the Dataset have been checked for format consistency, and merged into a single, integrated, downloadable file.

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  • bottle

  • ctd

  • documentation

    • pdf: a15do.pdf (Updated Prior to 2015, 10.1 MB)
    • text: a15do.txt (Updated Prior to 2015, 327.3 kB)
  • summary

    • woce: a15su.txt (Updated Prior to 2015, 61.2 kB)

Data History

  • expocodes corrected Karla Uribe

    Date: 2005-12-20
    Data Type: CTD/BTL/SUM
    Action: Website Updated:
    Expocodes for sum and bottle were modified.
    Expocodes in all ctd files have been editted to match the underscored expocode in the sum and bottle files
    New files were zipped and replaced existing ctd files online. Old files were moved to original directory.
  • Final Data Alexander Kozyr

    Date: 2005-06-16
    Data Type: CO2
    Action: Sent to DQE
    I have put 2 files with final CO2-related data to your ftp area:
    File a15co2fin.dat is the data obtained during the R/V Knorr cruise along WOCE Section A15. The data were submitted to CDIAC by Dr. Catherine Goyet of WHOI.
    File a5co2fin.dat is the data obtained during Spanish R/V Hesperides cruise along WOCE Section A5. These data were submitted to CDIAC by Dr. Frank Millero of RSMAS.
  • New PDF and text docs online Lauren Coartney

    Date: 2003-10-22
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: Website Updated:
    New PDF and text docs online.
  • DQE Submitted Robert C. Millard

    Date: 2003-10-16
    Data Type: BTL
    Action: DQE Submitted
    I believe this is the final A15 DQE report.  I'm attaching the report in both word and text  formats.  I've also attached the last group of figures 10 - 20.  Look it over & let me know if it is complete.
  • Station files renamed Dave Muus

    Date: 2002-08-09
    Data Type: CTD
    Action: Website Updated:
    Modified CTD exchange zip file by renaming station files so they are in chronological order. Used a15 instead of ar15 for all file names as in woce format ctd file.
  • Data Online Dave Muus

    Date: 2002-07-30
    Data Type: TCARBN/ALKALI
    Action: Website Updated:
    Merged revised ODF tempertures, TCO2 and Alkalinity into current web bottle file. Replaced CTD files with revised ODF files. New bottle and ctd files now on web with new exchange files. Details in notes file sent to Jerry.
    Notes on A15/AR15 merging:
    1. Merged A15 CTDTMP and THETA from ODF Revised Temperature file:
    /usr/export/ftp/pub/HydroData/woce/a15ar15/a15ar15hyd.zip into bottle file (a15hy.txt 20010329WHPOSIOKJU)
    2. Merged A15 TCARBN and ALKALI from CDIAC web site into new bottle file:
    3. Replaced CTD data files with Revised ODF CTD files with corrected temperatures from:
    /usr/export/ftp/pub/HydroData/woce/a15ar15/a15ar15ctd.zip. Changed file names from ssscc.ctd to a15_0sss.wct for Cast 1 to a15_0sss.2.wct for Cast 2 where sss = Station Number cc = Cast Number to conform to present WOCE file name format.
    4. Made new exchange files for CTD and Bottle data.
    5. Checked new data files with Java Ocean Atlas.
  • CFC Data Added Rik Wanninkhof

    Date: 2002-06-21
    Data Type: CFCs
    Action: Data Update:
    A15 - Our position data was slightly different than the WOCE position data probably due to different times when the position was recorded (e.g one file prabably used CTD at depth and other CTD in water). Added CFC data to our file which was missing from the file we obtained from Alex.
  • CTD CSV File Added, BTL CSV file modified Karla Uribe

    Date: 2001-06-21
    Data Type: CTD/BTL
    Action: Website Updated:
    The exchange bottle file name in directory and index file was modified to lower case.
    CTD exchange files were put online.
  • Processing error corrected, revised data available by ftp Mary Johnson

    Date: 2001-06-20
    Data Type: CTD
    Action: Data Update:
    ODF has discovered a small error in the algorithm used to convert ITS90 temperature calibration data to IPTS68.  This error affects reported Mark III CTD temperature data for most cruises that occurred in 1992-1999.  A complete list of affected data sets appears below.
    ODF temperature calibrations are reported on the ITS90 temperature scale.  ODF internally maintains these calibrations for CTD data processing on the IPTS68 scale.  The error involved converting ITS90 calibrations to IPTS68.  The amount of error is close to linear with temperature: approximately -0.00024 degC/degC, with a -0.00036 degC offset at 0 degC.  Previously reported data were low by 0.00756 degC at 30 degC, decreasing to 0.00036 degC low at 0 degC.  Data reported as ITS90 were also affected by a similar amount.  CTD conductivity calibrations have been recalculated to account for the temperature change.  Reported CTD salinity and oxygen data were not significantly affected.
    Revised final data sets have been prepared and will be available soon from ODF (ftp://odf.ucsd.edu/pub/HydroData).  The data will eventually be updated on the whpo.ucsd.edu website as well.
    IPTS68 temperatures are reported for PCM11 and Antarktis X/5, as originally submitted to their chief scientists.  ITS90 temperatures are reported for all other cruises.
    Changes in the final data vs. previous release (other than temperature and negligible differences in salinity/oxygen):
    S04P:	694/03 CTD data were not reported, but CTD values were reported with the bottle data.  No conductivity correction was applied to these values in the original .sea file.  This release uses the same conductivity correction as the two nearest casts to correct salinity.
    AO94:	Eight CTD casts were fit for ctdoxy (previously uncalibrated) and resubmitted to the P.I. since the original release.  The WHP-format bottle file was not regenerated.  The CTDOXY for the following stations should be significantly different than the original .sea file values:
    	  009/01  013/02  017/01  018/01  026/04  033/01  036/01  036/02
    I09N:	The 243/01 original CTD data file was not rewritten after updating the ctdoxy fit.  This release uses the correct ctdoxy data for the .ctd file.  The original .sea file was written after the update occurred, so the ctdoxy values reported with bottle data should be minimally different.
    	WOCE Section ID		P.I.			Cruise Dates
    S04P			(Koshlyakov/Richman)	Feb.-Apr. 1992
    P14C			(Roemmich)		Sept. 1992
    PCM11			(Rudnick)		Sept. 1992
    P16A/P17A (JUNO1)	(Reid)			Oct.-Nov. 1992
    P17E/P19S (JUNO2)	(Swift)			Dec. 1992 - Jan. 1993
    P19C			(Talley)		Feb.-Apr. 1993	
    P17N			(Musgrave)		May-June 1993
    P14N			(Roden)			July-Aug. 1993
    P31			(Roemmich)		Jan.-Feb. 1994
    A15/AR15		(Smethie)		Apr.-May 1994   
    I09N			(Gordon)		Jan.-Mar. 1995
    I08N/I05E		(Talley)		Mar.-Apr. 1995
    I03			(Nowlin)		Apr.-June 1995
    I04/I05W/I07C		(Toole)			June-July 1995
    I07N			(Olson)			July-Aug. 1995
    I10			(Bray/Sprintall)	Nov. 1995   
    ICM03			(Whitworth)		Jan.-Feb. 1997
    	Cruise Name		P.I.			Cruise Dates
    Antarktis X/5		(Peterson)		Aug.-Sept. 1992
    Arctic Ocean 94		(Swift)			July-Sept. 1994
    	Cruise Name		P.I.			Cruise Dates
    WOCE-S04I		(Whitworth)		May-July 1996   
    Arctic Ocean 97		(Swift)			Sept.-Oct. 1997
    HNRO7			(Talley)		June-July 1999
    KH36			(Talley)		July-Sept. 1999
    "Final" Data from cruise dates prior to 1992, or cruises which did not
    use NBIS CTDs, are NOT AFFECTED.
    post-1991 Preliminary Data NOT AFFECTED:
    Cruise Name	        	P.I.    			Cruise Dates
    Arctic Ocean 96		(Swift)			July-Sept. 1996
    WOCE-A24 (ACCE)		(Talley)		May-July 1997
    XP99			(Talley)		Aug.-Sept. 1999
    KH38			(Talley)		Feb.-Mar. 2000
    XP00			(Talley)		June-July 2000
  • See Note: James Swift

    Date: 2001-06-19
    Data Type: CTDTMP
    Action: Update Needed
    An oceanographically-insignificant error in CTDTMP data for this cruise has been found (ca. -0.00024*T - 0.00036 degC).  A data update is forthcoming. In the interim the corrected data files can be obtained from: ftp://odf.ucsd.edu/pub/HydroData/woce/crs
  • found in 'sum file' directory dated 8/15/97 Karla Uribe

    Date: 2000-12-11
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: Submitted
    2000.12.11 KJU
    File contained here is a CRUISE SUMMARY and NOT sumfile. Documentation is online.
    2000.10.11 KJU
    Files were found in incoming directory under whp_reports. This directory was zipped, files were separated and placed under proper cruise. All of them are sum files.
    Received 1997 August 15th.
  • contains data & documentation Karla Uribe

    Date: 2000-11-01
    Data Type: BTL
    Action: File moved to new directory
    Moved file a15cfcmrg.tar* from ftp-incoming.2000.10.23/
    The directory contains documentation and bottle data sent by D. Newton on March 29, 2000.
    Relevant information is contained in documentation file and in detailed information section on the whpo website.
  • cfc data/documentation Karla Uribe

    Date: 2000-11-01
    Data Type: CFCs
    Action: File moved to new directory
    Moved file a15_cfc_Smethie.dat from ftp-incoming.2000.10.23/
    File was received by Smethie on March 13th, 2000.
    Data are public.
    Detailed information indicates this is the final and revised version of the data.
  • current online file has CFCs Karla Uribe

    Date: 2000-09-08
    Data Type: CTD/BTL
    Action: File moved to new directory
    Moved directory A15_DQE from /usr/export/ftp-incoming.2000.14.02/
    File has been DQE'd for salinity, ctd, oxygen, silicate.
    File contains figures and bottle data.
    Sent by R. Millard on December 28th, 1999. 
    Most recent online version has cfc11, cfc12.
  • pdf and text docs updated/online. Linda Huynh

    Date: 2000-07-10
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: Website Updated:
    Both pdf and text docs have been updated and are online.
  • txt file online Linda Huynh

    Date: 2000-05-24
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: Website Updated:
    The pdf doc is already up but the text version has recently been added online.
  • Data Online Stephen C. Diggs

    Date: 2000-04-12
    Data Type: CFCs
    Action: Website Updated:
    Your new values for A15 CFCs have been merged and placed on the website.
  • Data Online David Newton

    Date: 2000-03-29
    Data Type: CFCs
    Action: Website Updated:
       Existing .sum file probably has BE time wrong on stn=138 cst=1. 1359?
       Existing .hyd file has missing values as "-9" instead of "-9.00". Some
    Fortran code will read this incorrectly.
     In a15_cfc_Smethie.dat changed:
          stn=19 cst=1 to cst=2. cst=1 was aborted for winch trouble.
          stn=33 cst=1 btlnbr=32 to btlnbr=41 
          stn=33 cst=1 btlnbr=30 to btlnbr=37
          stn=45 cat=1 to cst=2. cst=1 was bio-optics
          stn=55 cst=1 btlnbr=36 to btlnbr=38
          stn=108 cst=1 to cst=2. cst=1 was aborted.
          stn=138 cst=1 to cst=5. cst=1 was aborted.
     29Mar2000 DMN
  • See note: William Smethie

    Date: 2000-03-13
    Data Type: CFCs
    Action: Submitted for DQE
    The final A15 CFC data was sent to you on March 13, 2000.  After you have merged these data with the final hydrographic data, the CFC data should be made public.
  • DQE Complete Alexander Kozyr

    Date: 2000-02-14
    Data Type: TCARBN/ALKALI
    Action: Final Data Submitted
    I've just put a total of 13 files [carbon data measured in Indian (6 files) and Atlantic (7 files) oceans] to the WHPO ftp area. Please let me know if you get data okay.
  • Linda Huynh

    Date: 2000-01-16
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: PDF Version OnLine
  • Figs, hyd file, changes file submitted for dqe report. No text. Robert C. Millard

    Date: 1999-12-28
    Data Type: CTD
    Action: DQE Complete
    Tried logging on to transfer A15 report and graph files a couple of times today with no luck.  Off tomorrow so may have to wait until the year 2000.
  • Danie Bartolacci

    Date: 1999-11-15
    Data Type: SUM
    Action: Clarification
    I'm not sure why, but the AR15 stations were stripped from the sumfile, before it was put out on the onetime table as A15.  So, actually stations 1-27 AND stations 110-153 are missing, both legs correspond to the repeat sections of this cruise.  We found the original file with both the repeat legs in it, but one of our check programs indicated that it may need WOCE reformatting.  At first glance it looks fine, but it will be go into the queue for this.  You can have it as is, if you need it soon.  Just let me know how you would like it (ftp, attachment, etc...).
  • There is no station data for stations 1-27, but there is bottle data. Alexander Kozyr

    Date: 1999-11-15
    Data Type: SUM
    Action: Data Update needed
    I'm working on the WOCE files for A15 section I got from WOCE site, and came across a problem in station file.  There's no station data for stations 1-27, but there's bottle data.
  • J. C. Jennings-Jr.

    Date: 1999-05-25
    Data Type: NUTs/S/O
    Action: DQE Report Submitted
    We've finished up our notes on the A15 oxygen and nutrients.  I'll attach them as a WORD 97 document.  If an Excel spreadsheet summary would be easier for you to handle, just let us know.
    I will ftp the A15.HY2 file to your site in a few minutes.
  • no funding William Jenkins

    Date: 1999-04-16
    Data Type: He/Tr
    Action: Not collected/processed
  • Stephen C. Diggs

    Date: 1999-03-11
    Data Type: CTD/BTL
    Action: Website Updated:
  • Data are Public Stephen C. Diggs

    Date: 1999-01-22
    Data Type: CTD/BTL
    Action: Website Updated:
    A15 (Smethie: 316N142_3) is now public, both CTD and Bottle.  the Bottle file only contains Nuts/O2, no CFCs, but we have CO2 waiting to be merged in.
  • William Smethie

    Date: 1999-01-12
    Data Type: CTDOXY/s/o/nuts
    Action: Data are Public
    Yes Jim, please make these data public.
    >Bill - Referring to your message yesterday:  Although A15 was part of WOCE
    >rather than part of SAVE, considering that you are the PI on A15, can we
    >make the CTDO and bottle S/O2/nuts/CFC data public for A15?  Jim
  • please submit cfc data (jswift) William Smethie

    Date: 1998-07-16
    Data Type: CFCs
    Action: No Data Submitted
  • William Smethie

    Date: 1998-03-10
    Data Type: CTD/S/O/NUT
    Action: Data Not Public
  • a05 & a15 final carbon data Alexander Kozyr

    Date: 1998-02-04
    Data Type: CO2
    Action: Final Data Submitted
    I have put 2 files with final CO2-related data to your ftp area: File a15co2fin.dat is the data obtained during the R/V Knorr cruise along WOCE Section A15. The data were submitted to CDIAC by Dr. Catherine Goyet of WHOI. File a5co2fin.dat is the data obtained during Spanish R/V Hesperides cruise along WOCE Section A5. These data were submitted to CDIAC by Dr. Frank Millero of RSMAS.
  • Data FINAL; CFCs not ready William Smethie

    Date: 1996-11-22
    Data Type: CTD/BTL
    Action: Submitted for DQE
  • ALKALI/ TCARBN Alexander Kozyr

    Date: 1995-03-21
    Data Type: CO2
    Action: Agreed to do DQE
  • Terrence M. Joyce

    Date: 1994-08-24
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: Sent to DIU
  • Cruise Rpt Rcvd @ WHPO William Smethie

    Date: 1994-08-10
    Data Type: Cruise Report
    Action: Submitted