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Instructions how to create ArcGIS readable format from WOD native format
- Download program csvfromwod.c from WOD website
- Compile using gcc or other C compiler (or download executable csvfromwod.exe for Microsoft operating system)
- Download desired standard level data from WODselect
  Note: Make sure to download in native format and on standard levels
- Run program (here called csvfromwod.exe)
- Enter name of input file, desired output file name, desired variable
- Data will be in output file.
  Note: To use in ArcGIS, make sure the output name has a .csv suffix
- Comma-separated values in output file:

ISO_countryInternational Standards Organization country code for responsible country
Cruise_IDWOD cruise number, with ISO_country forms a unique cruise identifier
Latitudein decimal degrees negative values are south
Longitudein decimal degrees negative values are west
Year,Month,DayDate of profile measurements
TimeTime of profile measurements in decimal hours (0.0-24.0) GMT
WOD_uniqueWOD unique cast number for profile measurements

The next 40 entries are the chosen variable values at each of the 40 standard
depths used in WOD. These values are interpolated from observations.
Variables, abbreviation in file are:

TemperatureTemp
SalinitySal
OxygenOxy
PhosphatePhos
SilicateSil
NitrateNO3
ChlorophyllChl
AlkalinityAlk
pCO2pCO2
tCO2tCO2
BACBAC
TritiumTrit
HeliumHe
deltaHE3dHe3
deltaC14dC14
deltaC13dC13
ArgonArg
NeonNeo
CFC11CFC11
CFC12CFC12
CFC113CFC113
Oxy18O18

More details can be found in the WOD documentation.


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