Table of Contents


Main

Hydrographic Data
CTD Data
Bottle Data

Vertical Distributions

Time-Distance Distributions

Composite Horizontal Distributions

References

Acknowledgements


Cruises

Institutes

Maps

Methods

 

 

 

 

THE 1997-98 EL NIĐO ATLAS OF OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS ALONG THE WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA

Bottle Data Format

The BOTTLE data is distributed as a comma delimited ASCII file. The files are named as "LineXXX_yyyymm.csv". The files are self-explanatory; one column is written for each parameter. Missing data are filled with 'Nan'. The files contain date, coordinates, nutrient data and also some physical properties. .  Data collection methods.

The file format is as follows:

      Format  Item

  • i7       %Cruise_name
  • c9       Section name
  • c8       Date 
  • i5       Station
  • f5.2    Latitude (Lat; decimal degrees)
  • f5.2    Longitude (Lon; decimal degrees)
  • f6.1    Distance (km)
  • f6.1    Pressure (dbars)
  • f6.3    Temperature (░C)
  • f6.3    Salinity
  • f6.3    Density anomaly (Den; kg/m3)
  • f5.2    Nitrate (NO3) or Nitrate + nitrite (NIT) (Ámol/l)
  • f4.2    Phosphate (PO4; Ámol/l)
  • f5.2    Silicate (SiO2; Ámol/l)
  • f4.2    Nitrite (NO2; Ámol/l)
  • f5.2    Chlorophyll a (Chl-a; mg/m3)