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 NIŅO ATLAS OF OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS ALONG THE WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA

CTD Data Format

The CTD data is distributed as comma delimited ASCII. The files are named as "LineXXX_yyyymm.csv". The files are self-explanatory; one column is written for each parameter. Missing data is filled with 'Nan'. The files contain the physical data (i.e. temperature, salinity and density anomaly), coordinates and date. The field Rday is given as running julian day or day of year (1 is rday January, 1, 199X).  Data collection methodsDay of Year calendar.

The file format is as follows:

      Format  Item

  • i7        %Cruise_name
  • c9        Section name
  • c8        Date
  • i3         Rday (Running day of year)
  • 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)