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GTSPP Code Tables

Code list last updated May 23 2017

TABLE ENTRIES MEANING
ACT 74       Parameter action code (Act_Code)
AVAIL 2       Data availability (Data_Avail)
DIGMC 17       Digitization Method Code (Digit_Code)
DP 2       Depth / Pressure code (D_P_Code)
DUP 4       Parameter Duplicate flag (Dup_flag)
IDENT 42       Ident_Code and Bytes 1-2 of Stream_Ident use this code for the organization which created the record
PC_CODE 182       Parameter Codes for Surface Codes (Srfc_Code in Surface Code group; Act_Parm in History group)
PC_HIST 49       Parameter Codes for Histories (Act_Parm in History group)
PC_PARM 118       Parameter Codes for Surface Parameters (Pcode in Surface Parameter group; Act_Parm in history group)
PC_PROF 70       Parameter Codes (pCode) for Profiles (Prof_Type in Prof_Info group; Profile_Type in Profile Record; Act_Parm in History group)
PRC 137       Processing step (PRC_Code)
QUAL 11       GTSPP Data quality codes
SC_ANT$ 7       Surface code values for srfcCode='ANT$': Anemometer type (WMO code table 0114).
SC_AQA$ 7       Surface code values for srfcCode='AQA$': Argo location class code table [ARGO reference table 5]
SC_BCI$ 5       Surface code values for pCode='BCI$': Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
SC_BMS$ 16       Surface code values for srfcCode='BMS$': BUFR SST Method Code
SC_BQA$ 8       Surface code values for srfcCode='BQA$': QA in buoy code form
SC_BQZ$ 3       Surface code values for srfcCode='BQZ$': Depth correction indicator (WMO code 3318)
SC_BTP$ 64       Surface code values for srfcCode='BTP$': Buoy type (WMO code 0370)
SC_CLDA 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='CLDA': Total Cloud Amount (WMO code 2700)
SC_CLDT 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='CLDT': Cloud Type (WMO code 0500)
SC_DPC$ 5       Surface code values for srfcCode='DPC$': XBT depth correction status
SC_GGCM 5       Surface code values for pCode='GGCM': Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
SC_GGST 90       Surface code values for srfcCode='GGST': (2QNQLQAQz) QN=WMO-3313: Quality of the buoy satellite transmission; QL=WMO-3311: Quality of location; QA=WMO-3302: Location quality class (range of radius of 66% confidence); QZ=WMO-3318: Depth correction indicator
SC_IST$ 166       Surface code values for srfcCode='IST$': Instrument name
SC_ITS# 3       Surface code values for srfcCode='ITS#': International Temperature Scale
SC_MRT# 9       Surface code values for srfcCode='MRT#': Reference Type (Instrument for reference temp) (OCL revised table to include types 9 and 10)
SC_PEQ$ 99       Surface code values for srfcCode='PEQ$': Instrument make and type for water temperature measurement with fall rate coefficients if relevant (WMO Common Code Table C-3; WMO code table 1770)
SC_PGSS 92       Surface code values for srfcCode='PGSS': CSIRO XBT probe-type guess, based on voyage reports and other metadata
SC_PRT$ 38       Surface code values for srfcCode='PRT$': XBT probe type (WMO code 1770)
SC_RCT# 33       Surface code values for srfcCode='RCT#': XBT recorder type (NODC-OCL modification of WMO code 4770)
SC_RCT$ 44       Surface code values for srfcCode='RCT$': XBT recorder type (WMO code 4770)
SC_SEAS 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='SEAS': Sea State (WMO code 3700)
SC_STAT 4       Surface code values for srfcCode='STAT': GTSPP STATUS
SC_VDIC 38       Surface code values for srfcCode='VDIC': Wave direction (WMO code 0877)
SC_VIS# 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='VIS#': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
SC_VISB 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='VISB': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
SC_VISC 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='VISC': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
SC_VSB# 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='VSB#': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
SC_WCL$ 7       Surface code values for srfcCode='WCL$': Water color (NODC-OCL extension of Forel-Ule scale)
SC_WCLR 21       Surface code values for srfcCode='WCLR': Water colour (Forel-Ule scale)
SC_WDC$ 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='WDC$': Wind direction code (octants)
SC_WDIC 38       Surface code values for srfcCode='WDIC': Wind direction (WMO code 0877)
SC_WDR# 39       Surface code values for srfcCode='WDR#': Wind direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
SC_WFBS 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='WFBS': Wind Force on Beaufort Scale
SC_WSC$ 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='WSC$': Wind force code (code translates to knots)
SC_WVH# 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVH#': Wave height (WMO Code Table 1555)
SC_WVH$ 28       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVH$': Wave height (NODC OCL Code)
SC_WVP# 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVP#': Wave period (WMO code 3155)
SC_WVP$ 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVP$': Wave period (NODC code 0378)
SC_WVR# 39       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVR#': Wave direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
SC_WWC# 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='WWC#': Present weather (WMO code 4501)
SC_WWCD 100       Surface code values for srfcCode='WWCD': Present Weather (WMO Code 4677)
SC_XDIN 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='XDIN': XBT digitization Interval (NODC-0613)
SC_XDMT 8       Surface code values for srfcCode='XDMT': XBT digitization Method (NODC-0612)
SC_XTRS 14       Surface code values for srfcCode='XTRS': XBT data Treatment and Storage (NODC-0614)
STD_ALKY 13       Obs Standard for profType='ALKY': TOTAL ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
STD_ALTB 16       Obs Standard for profType='ALTB': Height/Altitude above Bottom
STD_CALK 13       Obs Standard for profType='CALK': CARBONATE ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
STD_CNDC 4       Obs Standard for profType='CNDC': Electrical conductivity (mho per metre)
STD_COND 4       Obs Standard for profType='COND': (Conductivity) Data from CSIRO
STD_CORG 13       Obs Standard for profType='CORG': ORGANIC CARBON CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_CPHL 13       Obs Standard for profType='CPHL': CHLOROPHYLL-A (mg/m**3)
STD_DOX2 13       Obs Standard for profType='DOX2': DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/kg)
STD_DOXY 13       Obs Standard for profType='DOXY': DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/m**3)
STD_DPDT 16       Obs Standard for profType='DPDT': Lowering Rate (m/s)
STD_FLO1 13       Obs Standard for profType='FLO1': Fluoride (mg/l)
STD_FLU$ 13       Obs Standard for profType='FLU$': Fluorescence (%)
STD_FLU1 16       Obs Standard for profType='FLU1': Chemistry Chlorophyll concentration measured by fluorometer (mg/m**3)
STD_HCDT 5       Obs Standard for profType='HCDT': DIRECTION TO WHICH HORIZONTAL CURRENT IS FLOWING (degrees relative to True North)
STD_HCSP 6       Obs Standard for profType='HCSP': HORIZONTAL CURRENT SPEED (m/s)
STD_LATA 16       Obs Standard for profType='LATA': Latitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
STD_LONA 16       Obs Standard for profType='LONA': Longitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
STD_NH3$ 13       Obs Standard for profType='NH3$': NH3-N
STD_NTRA 13       Obs Standard for profType='NTRA': NITRATE (NO3-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_NTRI 13       Obs Standard for profType='NTRI': NITRITE (N02-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_OTMP 16       Obs Standard for profType='OTMP': Oxygen sensor temperature (degrees C)
STD_PAR$ 16       Obs Standard for profType='PAR$': Irradiance (Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR)) (micro einstein/m**2/s)
STD_PH1$ 13       Obs Standard for profType='PH1$': Replicate sample of inorganic phosphate (mmol/m**3)
STD_PHOS 13       Obs Standard for profType='PHOS': PHOSPHATE (P04-P) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_PHPH 13       Obs Standard for profType='PHPH': HYDROGEN ION CONCENTRATION (pH)
STD_POC_ 13       Obs Standard for profType='POC_': Particulate Organic Carbon content (mmol/m**3)
STD_PRP$ 4       Obs Standard for profType='PRP$': Primary productivity (mg C/m**3/hr)
STD_PSAL 15       Obs Standard for profType='PSAL': Salinity (PSU)
STD_SLCA 13       Obs Standard for profType='SLCA': SILICATE(SIO4-SI) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_SSAL 15       Obs Standard for profType='SSAL': SALINITY (PRE-1978 DEFINITION) (g/kg)
STD_SUL$ 13       Obs Standard for profType='SUL$': Sulphate (SO4) (mol/m**3)
STD_SVEL 13       Obs Standard for profType='SVEL': SOUND VELOCITY (m/s)
STD_SYTM 16       Obs Standard for profType='SYTM': PIPE Time Format DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM:SS.ss
STD_TEMP 13       Obs Standard for profType='TEMP': Temperature (degrees C)
STD_TPHS 13       Obs Standard for profType='TPHS': Total Phosphorous (P) Content mmol/m**3 (mmol/m**3)
STD_TRAN 5       Obs Standard for profType='TRAN': Transmissivity (uncertain units)
STD_TRB$ 16       Obs Standard for profType='TRB$': Turbidity data from a flow through nephelometer (Formazine Turbidity Units (FTU))
STD_TUR4 7       Obs Standard for profType='TUR4': TURBIDITY N.T.U Nephelo Turb. Unit
STD_USAL 15       Obs Standard for profType='USAL': UNDEFINED SALINITY (Prac. Salin or parts/thousand)
TYPE 34       Data_Type field, and Bytes 3-4 of Stream_Ident use this data type code
UFLAG 5       Record update code (Uflag)


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ACT -- Parameter action code (Act_Code)
CODE MEANING
AC Assign a new cruise number
AS NODC SQLP for adding a new surfacecode vlaue
AV Add a Value in the data
BB Bad Bottle data, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
BD Bathy data which is rejected, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
BO Bowing Problem or Bowed Mixed layer. This is an apparently inconsistent temperature measurement observed with an early version of the Bathy systems SA-810 XBT recorder. Erroneous, gradual increase (bowing) in the temperature profile with depth that is most notable in the mixed layer zone. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
CF Change a quality flag
CL Contact Lost (Probe records before entering water), CSIRO Code (CSCB)
CO Constant. The parameter exhibits a constant value which is considered to be erroneous when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region.
CR Create record
CS Surface Spike, caused by a minor start-up transient problem that leads to inaccurate temperature measurements in the top few meters of a temperature profile. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
CT Constant temperature, hit bottom.The temperature profile exhibits constant temperature which is considered to be erroneous when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. The constant temperatures could occur over all of the profile or part of it. (The reasons could be sensor failure,depth calculation error, nose falling off the XBT, XBT sitting on the bottom,etc.)
CU Cusping. Bathy Systems Leakage or cusping is a malfunction particular to early versions of the Bathy Systems SA-810 unit. Leakage associated with this recorder/processor causes a characteristic cusping signal to be embedded in the profile. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
CV Change value
DA Delete Top of a profile. From top of a profile to a depth specified in the HISTORY GROUP. IFREMER Code
DB Delete Bottom of a profile. From a depth specified in the HISTORY GROUP to end of the profile. IFREMER Code
DC Station was checked by duplicate checking software
DE Depth Error, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
DL Delete interval in a profile. Between 2 values specified in the HISTORY GROUP to end of the profile. IFREMER Code
DM Match for MEDS-Delayed found by edes at NODC
DP Duplicate Drop or Depth Corrected, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
DR Driver Error, The Sippican MK-9 timing delay problem, is an error in the recognition of the start of descent of an XBT (i.e., probe contact with water) that results in a depth error. Data errors are highly erratic and random in nature, and in most cases the degree of depth error is indeterminable in data collected in the field under normal conditions. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
DU Duplicate Drop, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
ED Edit a parameter value
EF Eddy / Front / Current. Eddies, oceanic fronts and currents are common meso scale features in the oceans. An eddy, front or current appears as an increase/decrease in temperature over large depth ranges when compared to a neighbouring profile. A temperature displacement can sometimes be seen in alternating or sequential drops as the ship track crosses a current, eddy system or frontal region. Confirmation of the feature is established if neighbouring (usually repeat) profile pairs each side of the front show similar temperatures at depth. Temperature sections along the ship track can be used as further evidence these features are real. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
ER Early Recording error
FB Flag to the Bottom
FR Flag Range
FS Fine structure error: leakage, PET fault, cusping, sticking bit. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous fine structure when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be signal leakage, XBT recording system failures (sticking bit, cusping, PET Fault, etc), complete instrument failure, etc)
GL Gradient Long (inversion as opposed to spike)
GS Gradient Short (spike)
HB Hit Bottom. When the probe hits the bottom, the temperature trace usually goes isothermal. Contact with the bottom is often indicated by a small horizontal spike or undulation. The spike can be due to overheating of the thermistors or physical contact with the bottom. Data recorded beyond the hit bottom event is rejected as erroneous. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
HF High Frequency Interference. As for spikes, high frequency interference is caused by electrical, or electromagnetic, interference, but results in continual spiking over a wide range of depths. Interference may sometimes appear severe but the temperature records underneath can often be successfully interpolated by filtering. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
IP This history group operates on the complete input record
IV Inversion. Confirmed increase in temperature with depth observed at some point in the profile. Confirmation is established through the observation of the same feature in a neighbouring (usually a repeat) drop. These features usually occur is specific regions. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
LE Leakage. Appears as apparent structure of "jitter" over a range of depths (or the entire profile) that is considered to be unusual as there is little evidence of similar structure in the region, and or there is no confirmation from a neighbouring profile. This flag can be used if there is some element of doubt whether the XBT system is working correctly, i.e., if there is a suspected signal leakage problem with the recording equipment. Leakage can also be a result of insulation penetration which has not healed leading to continuous leakage, or damage to the launcher cable or recorder. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
MB MBT data rejected, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
ML Mixed layer error: bowing. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous features (such as false inversions) in the mixed layer when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be XBT bowing problem, instrument drift, etc).
MO Modulo 10 spikes. It is a data acquisition software problem associated with early versions of the Bathy Systems SA-810 XBT system in which a spike is introduced at 10 point intervals (i.e., every tenth digitization) in the profile data. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
MS Meso-scale feature, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
NG No good trace
NT No Trace. There is either no profile data recorded or the data is completely off-scale. This can be due to a number of reasons such as wire break before the probe makes contact with the water or an observer launching a probe before the system's set-up procedures are complete. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
NU Inversion in Mixed Layer Confirmed. A nub is a special type of inversion in which an increase of temperature with depth is observed within or at the base of the mixed layer. Confirmation is established through the observation of the same feature in a neighbouring (usually a repeat) drop. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
OE Other error. SIO Code (SIPE)
OP OPERATOR ERROR (Wrong Probe Type)
PE Position error. Profile position has been erroneously encoded. Corrected if possible.
PF Pet Fault. The PROTECNO Systems Leakage is a problem specific to the PROTECNO recorder/processor that causes a leakage-type of malfunction. This can often be masked by the temperature gradient. Generally the leakage is more evident toward the bottom of a profile, where the temperature gradient is small. It is a common fault in data recorded by earlier versions of this System. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
PI Inversion Probable. A probable inversion is defined as an increase in temperature with depth observed at some point in the profile, but which is not fully confirmed by a repeat or neighbouring drop. The feature is considered to be probably real as inversions are known to occur in the region or similar features are found in neighbouring drops. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
PL Premature Launch. This is used when the XBT system starts recording data before the probe reaches the water. Usually caused by the launcher/probe getting wet, or faulty cable. The data is shifted up vertically.
PS Fine Structure (Step-Like) Probable. Appears as unconfirmed isothermal or step-like features (including thermostads) observed in a profile over a range of depths (usually 10-100m) or the entire profile. The vertical gradient of the feature or features is substantially different from the back-ground gradient and therefore resembles a cascade or staircase. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
QC Quality Control
RD The profile has gone through a reduction procedure.
RE Repeat Drop. Is defined as an XBT deployed within 15 minutes of another one due to suspected previous probe malfunctions, desire to confirm a suspected real feature, or high density sampling. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
RF Reformat
S4 The history entry has an entry for the one or two profiles actually plotted, and the S4 to indicate the whole profile was flagged.
SA Surface Anomaly. The surface anomaly is a special case of fine structure that is limited to the top 20 metres of the water column. A warm surface layer can sometimes form from solar heating and light winds (often referred to as the afternoon effect). The afternoon effect can warm surface layers of between 2-10 m thick by up to 1DegC. Cooler freshwater layers due to precipitation or riveroutflow can also cause a surface anomaly to develop. A surface anomaly is generally larger than 0.2DegC. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
SF Surface feature error: surface anomaly, chopped surface value. The temperature exhibits erroneous features at the surface when compared to neighbouring profiles and known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be XBT start-up transients, general instrument equilibration problems, sensors recording prematurely before entering water, etc)
SG Salinity Gradient
SO Flag for temperature, changing the data to class 2. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
SP Spike. Isolated or intermittent spikes can be the result of external electrical or electromagnetic interference that influences the XBT system's output. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
ST Fine Structure (Step-Like) Confirmed. Step-like features or small interleaving observed in a profile over a range of depths, (usually 10-100m) or the entire profile. Thermostads, well-mixed regions where temperature and density vary little with depth, also appear as step like features and so are included in this category. Confirmation is established by observation of the same structure in a repeat or neighbouring drop. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
SV Set a value
TA Temperature anomaly that might be bad data but we decided to accept it for now. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
TD Temperature Difference, A difference in temperature at depth is observed when compared to neighbouring profiles. The temperature difference can occur over the entire profile but the defining feature is the offset at the bottom of the profile. The feature is probably real as eddies, fronts, or currents are known to occur in the region, although there is no exact confirmation from neighbouring profiles. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
TE Time error. Profile date/time has been erroneously encoded. Corrected if possible.
TG Temperature gradient error:insulation penetration, spikes, high frequency noise, wire break, modulo 10 spikes. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous temperature gradients when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be spiking, interference,XBT wire break, modulo 10 problem, XBT wire insulation penetration, etc)
TI Temperature inversion error: wire stretch. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous temperature inversions when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be XBT wire stretch, sensor drift, encoding error, etc).
TO Temperature/depth offset. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous temperature/depth offsets compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. The offsets can occur.at depth, or over sections of the profile, or over the complete profile (The reason could be instrument drift/sensor failure, encoding error, XBT fall rate error, XBT start-of-descent timing error, etc)
TP Test Probe, and devices are frequently used for testing or calibrating XBT systems. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
TS Thermocline Spike
UP Station passed through the update program
UR Under resolved. Temperature data is encoded at standard depths/levels and can"t be used to reconstitute a profile accurately.
WB Wire Break. The XBT wire breaks, a short circuit causes the temperature readings to go off scale either to the low (wire breaks from the spool in the launcher) or to the high (wire breaks from the descending probe's spool) temperature end of the scale. The main cause of wire breaks can be fouling or if the terminal depth of the probe is reached. Often a wire stretch will precede a wire break. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
WS Wire Stretch. A true wire stretch causes an abnormal increase of temperature with depth (usually > 0.2DegC observed over a large range of depths). A wire stretch because of an increase in tension in the wire (due to poor unreeling) can result in a similar bulge to the high temperature side of an XBT profile. These malfunctions can look very similar to temperature inversions, and must be confirmed by a check between neighbouring profiles (usually repeat drops), or have been observed in an area where inversions are known to occur, and flagged as real. Unconfirmed features are flagged according to the degree of confidence. If the anomaly is suspected to be erroneous it should be flagged as a wire stretch. See the CSIRO Quality Control Cookbook for further clarification. CSIRO Code (CSCB)

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AVAIL -- Data availability (Data_Avail)
CODE MEANING
A Available
P Protected

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DIGMC -- Digitization Method Code (Digit_Code)
CODE MEANING
0 Unknown
1 Hand digitized at regular intervals of depth
2 Hand digitized at inflection points
3 Analog reading by one operator
4 Analog reading by two operators
5 Digital reading
6 Machine digitized at regular intervals of depth
7 Digitized at regular depth intervals (equivalent to k1=7 for BATHY/TESAC data)
8 Digitized at inflexion points (equivalent to k1=8 for BATHY/TESAC data)
9 Analog record on tape ditized by computer
A Digital data logger and reduced to regular intervals of depth
B Digital data logger and reduced under the limit of the instrument
C Digital data logger and reduced at or better than the limit of the instrument
D Digital data logger and unreduced
E Digital data logger, up trace
F Digital data logger, down trace
G Digital data logger, direction unknown

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DP -- Depth / Pressure code (D_P_Code)
CODE MEANING
D Independent parameter is Depth
P Independent parameter is Pressure

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DUP -- Parameter Duplicate flag (Dup_flag)
CODE MEANING
Parameter is not a duplicate
D Parameter is a duplicate
N Parameter is not a duplicate
Y Parameter is a duplicate

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IDENT -- Ident_Code and Bytes 1-2 of Stream_Ident use this code for the organization which created the record
CODE MEANING
AD Australian Oceanographic Data Centre
AF Argentina Fisheries (Fisheries Research and Development National Institute (INIDEP), Mar del Plata, Argentina
AO Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab
AP Asia-Pacific (International Pacific Research Center/ Asia-Pacific Data-Research Center)
BI BIO Bedford institute of Oceanography
BO Australian Bureau of Meteorology
CF Canadian Navy
CS CSIRO in Australia
DA Dalhousie University
FN FNOC in Monterey, California
FR Orstom, Brest
FW Fresh Water Institute (Winnipeg)
GE BSH, Germany
IC ICES
IE Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia
IF IFREMER, France
II IIP
IK Institut fur Meereskunde, Kiel
IM IML
IO IOS in Pat Bay, BC
JA Japanese Meteorologocal Agency
JF Japan Fisheries Agency
ME MEDS
MO Moncton
MU Memorial University
NA NAFC
NI National Institute of Oceanography, India
NO NODC (Washington)
NW US National Weather Service
OD Old Dominion Univ, USA
RU Russian Federation
SA St Andrews
SI Scripps Institute of Oceanography
SO Southampton Oceanographic Centre, UK
TC TOGA Subsurface Data Centre (France)
TI Tiberon lab US
UB University of BC
UC University of California, San Diego
UQ University of Quebec at Rimouski
UW University of Washington
VL Far Eastern Regional Hydromet. Res. Inst. of V
WH Woods Hole

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PC_CODE -- Parameter Codes for Surface Codes (Srfc_Code in Surface Code group; Act_Parm in History group)
CODE MEANING
ABA$ The number of piston adjustments (as counts) made during the park phase to ensure the float stays within 10-dbar of the programmed park pressure.
AC2$ A unique number constructed as system hour, minute, second,profile number
ACC$ MEDS accesion number
ACCS Accession number
ADID AODC Unique ID
AFC$ ARGOS fix code (satellite fix and location accuracy)
AFN$ APF9I firmware revision number
ANT$ Anemometer type (WMO code table 0114).
APN$ The Service Argos program number
APP$ The number of 6-second pulses of the air pump required (count)
AQA$ Argo location class code table [ARGO reference table 5]
AREA Area code used by NODC code PA = Pacific, IN = Indian, AT =Atlantic
ARG$ ARGOS ID number given to a platform, assigned by the ARGOS Project Office
BMS$ BUFR SST Method Code
BQA$ QA in buoy code form
BQZ$ Depth correction indicator (WMO code 3318)
BTP$ Buoy type (WMO code 0370)
CAST Hydrographic cast type
CCVR Total Cloud Cover in Tenths of Sky
CDE$ The difference (seconds) between the APF9Is real time clock (RTC) and GPS time. This represents clock drift.
CLDA Total Cloud Amount (WMO code 2700)
CLDT Cloud Type (WMO code 0500)
COID IFREMER unique station identifier
CP1$ The current pressure as recorded during the creation of each argos message block (centibars)
CRC$ 32 bit circular redundancy code (Special IGOSS Indicator)
CSC1 Chief Scientist's Name
CSID CSIRO unique ID
CSN$ IGOSS Call Sign
DBID NODC Database Identification Number (Unique Identifier)
DDB$ The date as YYYYMMDD of deployment
DDS$ Date of first drift sample (Provor or APEX) as YYYYMMDD
DKT$ Recorder type for IGOSS BTs. This is equivalent to RCT$.
DPC$ XBT depth correction status
DRT$ The drogue type code (WMO code table 4780)
DT2$ Date at the end of a tow (Batfish)
FRA$ Fall rate (correction factor for XBT probes)
FRE$ Code for fall rate equation used. See IGOSS code table.
FRQ$ Argos system data (frequency) used for back conversion to Raw data
FTD# Fish Tag Deployment Number (generated everytime the tag is deployed)
FTT# The time as hours of each profile from the fish tag data associated with the closest fix point, and the time since that point is recorded, (how long its been since the latitude/longitude information was recorded).
GCLL Call Sign
GE1$ Contents of the first engineering group (8xxxx) in a DRIBU message
GE2$ Contents of the second engineering group (8xxxx) in a DRIBU message
GE3$ Contents of the third engineering group (8xxxx)in a DRIBU message
GG1$ Contents of the group 111 QdQx in FMB-X Buoy Code form
GG2$ Contents of the group 222 QdQx in FMB-X Buoy Code form
GG3$ Contents of the group 333 QdQx in FMB-X Buoy Code form
GGC$ The 5 character 66... group used in a TESAC message to indicate information about the subsurface data collection
GGI$ The 5 character 88.. group used in a BATHY and a TESAC message to indicate information about the subsurface profile.
GGST (2QNQLQAQz) QN=WMO-3313: Quality of the buoy satellite transmission; QL=WMO-3311: Quality of location; QA=WMO-3302: Location quality class (range of radius of 66% confidence); QZ=WMO-3318: Depth correction indicator
GNCO NODC consecutive station number
GNCR NODC Cruise Number
GNOX Position 1 = OSV Flag Position 2 = Instrument Type Position 3 = Probe Type
GOCO Originators Consec Number
GOCR Originators Cruise Number
HM2$ Hour and minute at the end of a tow (Batfish)
ICD$ Equivalent to IST$
ICEF Flag for Ice in vicinity of Hydrographic Observation
IDEN Data identifier
INS1 Institute
IOTA CSIRO Indian Ocean Temperature Identifier containing both the data source (CSIRO, BOM, LEVITUS, WOCE, NODC) as a word and the reliability of the data QC in the SRFC_Q_PARM field (IF CSIRO did QC by hand, then 1 or 2, and IF data arrived from WOD, then 7 is used.
IST$ Instrument name
ITS# International Temperature Scale
LDAT Load Date at NODC
LTN# XBT Launcher Tube Number
LYD$ Lloyds registration (Platform) number
MFD# XBT Manufacture Date (yyyymmdd) (CSIRO Code)
MRT# Reference Type (Instrument for reference temp) (OCL revised table to include types 9 and 10)
NAM$ Number of ascent messages (Provor)
NPA$ Number of pump actions in ascent (Provor)
NPS$ Number of pump actions at surface (Provor)
NSB$ Number of samples collected in the bin.
NSU$ Number of satellites used to determine the fix.
NVD$ Number of valve actions in descent (Provor)
NVS$ Number of valve actions at the surface (Provor)
OCD$ NODC OCL Database Type
OCL# NODC OCL Reference Number
OCP$ NODC OCL Platform Code (OCL-WOD 2nd header 3)
OCR$ The originator's cruise number
OEN$ Originators event identifier
OFFS The OFFSET as measured and reported by the Data Acquisition Software - SIPPICAN MK9 or 12 and/or the CSIRO DEVIL System
OID$ Originator's station identifier
OLS# NODC OCL Unique Station Number
OMV$ Oceanographic Measuring Vehicle Type
ONM1 Originator's name
PDID NODC Ocean profile database ID
PDR$ Indicates if the profile was collected on the descent (D) or the ascent (A) of the instrument
PDT$ The date as DDMMY (or yyyymmdd) of the last position (from DRIBU message)
PEQ$ Instrument make and type for water temperature measurement with fall rate coefficients if relevant (WMO Common Code Table C-3; WMO code table 1770)
PFR$ XBT probe type, fall rate equation and recorder type (WMO code 1770 and 4770)
PGID Program identification
PGSS CSIRO XBT probe-type guess, based on voyage reports and other metadata
PICD Principal Investigator (NODC OCL PI code table)
PKS$ Salinity at the end of parking phase of a profiling float
PKT$ Temperature at the parking depth of a profiling float
PLAT Platform Code (NODC/ICES 4 bytes)
PLTN MEDS Ship Platname
PNM1 Platform name
POI$ The number of STP spot-samples collected during the profile and does not include the park-level spot-sample.
POTP Temperature measured by Optode Sensor at the end of Park phase of a profiling float (degrees C)
POXY Dissolved Oxygen at the end of Park phase of a profiling float (mmol/m**3)
PRHB Probe Hit Bottom Indicator (GF3 Code: 0 = no, 1 = yes)
PRJ$ Project Name
PRK$ The depth or pressure of the parking depth of a profiling float. Units are the same as reported in the profile
PRO1 NODC project code (same as PROJ)
PROJ NODC project code
PRT$ XBT probe type (WMO code 1770)
PTM$ The time as HHMM/ of the last position (from DRIBU message)
PTT$ The Service Argos ptt number
QAF$ QC tests "Fail" - AOML
QAO$ Quality control performed at AOML
QAP$ QC tests "Performed" - AOML
QCF$ QC tests "Fail" - MEDS
QCP$ QC tests "Performed" - MEDS
QIF$ The indicator encoding which QC tests from Institute Maurice Lamontagne were failed
QNF$ QC tests "Fail" - NODC
QNP$ QC tests "Performed" - NODC
QOF$ QC tests "Fail" - AODC
QOP$ QC tests "Performed" - AODC
QP1$ QC tests "Performed" - APDRC
QP1# QC tests "Fail" for PSAL - APDRC
QP9$ QC tests "Performed" (editing other than by NODC or Science QC Center)
QP9# QC tests "Fail" for PSAL (editing other than by NODC or Science QC Center)
QPS# QC tests "Fail" for PSAL - NODC
QRF$ QC tests "Fail" - CSIRO
QRP$ QC tests "Performed" - CSIRO
QSF$ QC tests "Fail" - SCRIPPS
QSP$ QC tests "Performed" - SCRIPPS
QT1# QC tests "Fail" for TEMP - APDRC
QT9# QC tests "Fail" for TEMP (editing other than by NODC or Science QC Center)
QTE# QC tests "Fail" for TEMP - NODC
RCT$ XBT recorder type (WMO code 4770)
RCT# XBT recorder type (NODC-OCL modification of WMO code 4770)
REP$ Records that one or more profiles have replicate samples at one or more depths. The profiles affected are encoded in the same way QCF$, QCP$are set
RTC$ Reference temperature code. See REF_TEMP.CODES
SAT$ Satellite identifier
SCAL The SCALING Factor reported by the Data Acquisition Systems - Also used to calibrate the temperature data from the XBT
SCT$ Status of the Seabird CTD
SEAS Sea State (WMO code 3700)
SEC$ SEAS Unique Identifier
SER# The SERIAL Number of the Probe
SER1 Instrument Serial Number
SHP# Ship name
SPF$ Status of the profiling Float
SSSL Sea Surface Salinity (pre-1978 definition) (grams/kilogram)
STAT GTSPP STATUS
STM# Sea surface temperature method
SVR$ SEAS version number
SYS$ System recorder
TCID IFREMER TOGA Center Unique Database ID
TFF$ Float time (Provor) as HHMMSS
TGP$ The time to obtain a GPS fix
TIME Time within day in format HHMMSS
TWI# SOOP Line Number
UKH$ UKHO Bibliographic Reference Number
VDIC Wave direction (WMO code 0877)
VIS# Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
VISB Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
VISC Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
VSB# Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
WAT$ Argos system data (WAIT) used for back conversion to Raw data
WCF$ WMO Code form designator eq. IB-XBUOY
WCL$ Water color (NODC-OCL extension of Forel-Ule scale)
WCLR Water colour (Forel-Ule scale)
WDC$ Wind direction code (octants)
WDIC Wind direction (WMO code 0877)
WDR# Wind direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
WFBS Wind Force on Beaufort Scale
WMO$ WMO platform identifier number
WSC$ Wind force code (code translates to knots)
WVD# Wave direction (WMO code 0877)
WVH$ Wave height (NODC OCL Code)
WVH# Wave height (WMO Code Table 1555)
WVP$ Wave period (NODC code 0378)
WVP# Wave period (WMO code 3155)
WVR# Wave direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
WWC# Present weather (WMO code 4501)
WWCD Present Weather (WMO Code 4677)
XDIN XBT digitization Interval (NODC-0613)
XDMT XBT digitization Method (NODC-0612)
XINS Instrument type
XTRS XBT data Treatment and Storage (NODC-0614)

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PC_HIST -- Parameter Codes for Histories (Act_Parm in History group)
CODE MEANING
ADDP NODC code for adding DPC$ value.
ADPF NODC code for adding PFR$ value.
ADPQ NODC SQL procedure for Adding a PEQ$ value to the surfacecodes table
ADPR NODC SQL procedure for Adding a PRT$ value to the surfacecodes table
BYM$ Previous bulletin year-month as YYMM
CCLL Platform call sign
CHAC NODC SQL procedure for updating the Active value
CHAN NODC SQL procedure for updating the Accession Number
CHCD Change code in surfacecodes or surfaceparms group
CHCI NODC SQL procedure to update the Cruise ID
CHD$ NODC SQL Procedure for updating the Digit Code in the nProfs table.
CHDA NODC SQL procedure for updating the DATAAVAIL value
CHDF NODC Code for updating dup flag value in the NPROF table
CHDP NODC code for updating DPC$ value.
CHFL NODC SQL procedure to change a quality flag
CHMD NODC SQL procedure for updating the DMODE value in the station table
CHPF NODC code for updating the PFR$ value.
CHPQ NODC code for updating PEQ$
CHQR NODC SQL Procedure for fixing the QRecord (Quality Record)
CHSI NODC SQL procedure for updating the streamident value in the station table
CRID cruiseID has been changed
DATE Date within year in format mmdd
DAY$ Day within DATE, format DD
DEPC NODC SQL procedure for fixing Depth/Pressure code
DEPH Sensor Depth below Sea Surface (meters) or Depth Corrected, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
D_P$ Depth/Pressure indicator , D=depth in meters P=pressure units
DTE$ The date(DDMMY) in IGOSS messages where DD=day, MM=month, Y= last digit of the year
DTFC QDateTime Flag has been changed
FLAG qRecord Flag has been changed
FXPF NODC SQL procedure to Fix a PFR$ value from surfacecodes table
FXPQ NODC SQL procedure to Fix a PEQ$ value from surfacecodes table
FXPR NODC SQL procedure to Fix a PRT$ value from surfacecodes table
GGQF Quality control flags for date, time, position and sea floor depth
HHMM Time within day in format hhmm
HOUR Hours within day (HOUR)
LALO QPos flag has been changed
LAT$ The latitude in IGOSS format of DDMM where DD is the degrees and MM the minutes of latitude
LATI Latitude as decimal degrees
LON$ The longitude in IGOSS format of DDMM where DD is the degrees and MM the minutes of longitude
LONG Longitude as decimal degrees (degrees)
MNTH Calendar month (MM) within year
MNTS Minutes within DATE, format MM
NSRF Correction made to nSurfc column in station table
OCC$ NODC SQL procedure for fixing Ocean Code "99" values and assign appropriate Ocean Code
RCRD Indicates a record has been created or actions are taken against the entire record
RMPQ NODC SQL procedure to Remove a PEQ$ value from surfacecodes table
RMPR NODC SQL procedure to Remove a PRT$ value from surfacecodes table
STR# NODC SQL procedure for updating the STREAMIDENT
YEAR Calendar year

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PC_PARM -- Parameter Codes for Surface Parameters (Pcode in Surface Parameter group; Act_Parm in history group)
CODE MEANING
ANH$ Anemometer height above station level (m)
ATMP Atmospheric Pressure at Altitude (hectoPascals)
ATMS Atmospheric pressure at sea level (hectoPascals)
ATPT Atmospheric pressure tendency (hPa/hr)
AVP$ Average pressure of the drifting platform
AVT$ Average temperature at depth
B14$ 14V battery voltage (Provor)
BATH Bathymetric Depth (meters)
BBC$ Battery current when the buoyancy pump is on
BBV$ Battery voltage when the buoyancy pump is on
BCI$ Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
BCN$ A no-load measurement after the long quiescent drift and before any loads have been applied. Values may be converted from counts.
BPP$ The piston position for a profiling float at the deepest depth. Positions counts are from 0 to 256 with 256 being fully extended.
BTC1 BT temperature correction
BTR1 BT surface reference temperature
BTS1 BT surface temperature
BV7$ 7V battery voltage (Provor)
CCVR Total Cloud Cover in Tenths of Sky
CDD$ CO2 transits warming diff. (degrees C)
CDP$ pCO2 in atmosphere ppm, partial pressure of CO2 in a dry or wet gas sample
CDX$ xCO2 in atmosphere ppm, mole fraction of CO2 in dry gas sample
CITW Civil Twilight
CLCM Amount of low/medium altitude cloud (oktas - WMO code 2700)
CLN$ Length of cable (thermistor strings) suspended beneath platforms
DEPP Significant figures for Depth
DEWT Dew Point Temperature (degrees C)
DLO$ Longitude (+/- 180 west +ve) at deployment
DLT$ Latitude (north +ve) at deployment
DOX$ Dissolved Oxygen (ml/l)
DPP$ The number of pressure samples collected during the park-descent phase. There is one sample at completion of piston retraction plus one sample each hour during the park descent phase.
DPS$ Drift data sampling period (Provor) (hour)
DRDP Depth of drogue (meters)
DRHR Duration (hour)
DRYT Dry Bulb Temperature (degrees C)
GGCM Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
HEAD Platform heading (degrees relative to true north)
HM2$ Hour and minute at the end of a tow (Batfish)
HTL$ Height of the XBT launcher above the water (m)
ICT$ Ice thickness (m)
INTE Incubation Time End
INTS Incubation Time Start
LATP Significant figures in Latitude
LN2$ The second longitude (from DRIBU message) (degrees)
LNC$ Launcher height (meters)
LOAN Local Apparent Noon
LONP Significant figures in Longitude
LT2$ The second latitude (from DRIBU message) (degrees)
MBN$ The message block number from a Service Argos message. Each message gets a unique number
NPA$ Number of pump actions in ascent (Provor)
NPD$ Number of pump actions in descent (Provor)
NPS$ Number of pump actions at surface (Provor)
NRP$ Number of repositions (Provor)
NVD$ Number of valve actions in descent (Provor)
NVS$ Number of valve actions at the surface (Provor)
OBSS Observed seconds
PB1$ Battery voltage at initial pump extension
PBA$ Battery voltage with air pump running
PBC$ Battery current at initial pump extension completion (mA)
PBN$ A no-load measurement after the long quiescent drift and before any loads have been applied. Values may be converted from counts to volts. See format documentation.
PBP$ Air bladder pressure in counts
PBS$ The position of the piston, in counts, for a profiling float at the parking depth. Counts vary from 0-256 with 256 being fully extended
PBV$ Battery voltage remaining for a profiling float
PCA$ Battery current with air pump running (mA)
PCS$ Battery current at SBE pump time (mA)
PFL$ The number of samples in the profile (APEX)
PFN$ Profile number generated by Service Argos
PIV$ Internal vacuum recorded before the last descent of a profiling float (inches Hg)
PMT$ Pump motor time (sec)
POF$ Pressure offset (Provor) (dbar)
PP1$ Profile piston position in counts
PP2$ The surface piston position for a profiling float. Positions counts are from 0 to 256 with 256 being fully extended
PPC$ Park battery current (mA)
PPS$ The piston position for a profiling float at the surface.Positions counts are from 0 to 256 with 256 being fully extended
PRC$ Hydrostatic pressure at the lower end of a cable suspended beneath a platform
PRHB Probe Hit Bottom Indicator (GF3 Code: 0 = no, 1 = yes)
PSP$ Surface pressure + 5 decibars recorded before the last descent of a profiling float (dbars)
PSQ$ Surface pressure recorded before the last descent of a profiling float.
PVA$ Internal vacuum pressure (Provor) (mbar)
PVS$ Battery voltage at SBE pump time
RELH Relative Humidity (percent)
RTC$ Reference temperature code. See REF_TEMP.CODES
RTD$ Reference temperature water depth (m)
RTM$ Reference temperature (deg C)
SCDT Direction to which Sea Surface Current is flowing (degrees relative to true North)
SCR$ Instrument scan rate (from towed CTDs) (sec)
SCSP Sea Surface Current Speed (meters/second)
SECC Water transparency, Secchi disk depth (meters)
SECS SECONDS WITHIN MINUTE
SOU$ Bathymetric Depth (meters)
SPA$ Photosynthetic active radiation at the surface (micro einstein/m**2/s)
SPDR Relative platform speed through the air/water (m/sec)
SRT$ Sea surface reference temperature
SSD$ Depth of sea surface temperature sensor (meters)
SSPS Sea Surface Practical Salinity (PSU)
SSTP Sea Surface Temperature (degrees C)
SWDR Direction from which SWELL is coming (relative to True North) (degrees)
SWHT Swell Height (meters)
SWPR Swell Period (seconds)
TCN$ Originators Tow or Cast number
TCS$ Consecutive profile in tow (Identifies segments in underway data)
TDE$ End of descent time (Provor) (hour)
TER$ End of resurfacing time (Provor) (hour)
TFS$ First stabilization time (Provor) (hour)
TIMP Significant figures in Time
TSD$ Descent start time (Provor) (hour)
VDIR Visual estimate of direction from which waves are coming (degrees relative to true north)
VEST Visual Average Wave Height (meters)
VISB Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
VPER Visual Estimate of Wave Period (seconds)
VSAP Integrated measure of volume of air pumped during telemetry cycle (volts/second)
WDIR Direction from which wind is blowing (degrees relative to true North)
WETT Wet Bulb Temperature (degrees C)
WFBS Wind Force on Beaufort Scale
WSP# Wind speed (knots)
WSPD Horizontal Wind Speed (meters/second)
WWCD Present Weather (WMO Code 4677)
XCDP XBT calibration depth (meters)
XCTM XBT calibration temperature (degrees C)

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PC_PROF -- Parameter Codes (pCode) for Profiles (Prof_Type in Prof_Info group; Profile_Type in Profile Record; Act_Parm in History group)
CODE MEANING
ALKY TOTAL ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
ALTB Height/Altitude above Bottom
AMON AMMONIUM (NH4-N) CONTENT (mmol/l**3)
CALK CARBONATE ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
CHLT CHLOROPHYLL-TOTAL (milligram/m3)
CNDC Electrical conductivity (mho per metre)
COND (Conductivity) Data from CSIRO
CORG ORGANIC CARBON CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CPH$ Chlorophyll-a content determined by the Welschmeyer method (mg/m**3)
CPHL CHLOROPHYLL-A (mg/m**3)
DIC$ Dissolved inorganic carbonate
DOC$ Dissolved Organic Carbon content
DON$ Dissolved organic nitrogen
DOX2 DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/kg)
DOXY DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/m**3)
DPDT Lowering Rate (m/s)
F11$ CFC11 measurements
F12$ CFC12 measurements
FLO1 Fluoride (mg/l)
FLU$ Fluorescence (%)
FLU1 Chemistry Chlorophyll concentration measured by fluorometer (mg/m**3)
FLU2 Chemistry Fluorescence (Volts)
FLUD Fluorescence of CDOM (Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter)
HCDT DIRECTION TO WHICH HORIZONTAL CURRENT IS FLOWING (degrees relative to True North)
HCSP HORIZONTAL CURRENT SPEED (m/s)
LATA Latitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
LONA Longitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
MNS$ Minimum value of salinity
MNT$ Minimum value of temperature
MXS$ Maximum value of salinity
MXT$ Maximum value of temperature
NH3$ NH3-N
NTRA NITRATE (NO3-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
NTRI NITRITE (N02-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
NTRZ NITRATE NITRITE CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
NUM$ Number of values used in computation
OSI$ Originator's sample identifier
OTMP Oxygen sensor temperature (degrees C)
PAR$ Irradiance (Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR)) (micro einstein/m**2/s)
PAR1 Irradiance (Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR))
PH1$ Replicate sample of inorganic phosphate (mmol/m**3)
PHA$ Phaeophytin content (pigment in algae) (mg/m**3)
PHOS PHOSPHATE (P04-P) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
PHPH HYDROGEN ION CONCENTRATION (pH)
PIM$ Particulate inorganic matter
PLT$ Light transmittance (%/m = percent/meter)
POC_ Particulate Organic Carbon content (mmol/m**3)
POC$ Particulate Organic Carbon content (mmol/m**3)
POM$ Particulate organic matter
PON$ Particulate organic nitrogen (mg/m**3)
PRES Sea pressure (sea surface = 0) in decibars
PRP$ Primary productivity (mg C/m**3/hr)
PSAL Salinity (PSU)
SDS$ Standard deviation of salinity
SDT$ Standard deviation of temperature
SLCA SILICATE(SIO4-SI) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
SSAL SALINITY (PRE-1978 DEFINITION) (g/kg)
SUL$ Sulphate (SO4) (mol/m**3)
SVEL SOUND VELOCITY (m/s)
SYTM PIPE Time Format DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM:SS.ss
TCD$ Total cardon dioxide (micro mol/kg)
TEMP Temperature (degrees C)
TPHS Total Phosphorous (P) Content mmol/m**3 (mmol/m**3)
TRAN Transmissivity (uncertain units)
TRB$ Turbidity data from a flow through nephelometer (Formazine Turbidity Units (FTU))
TSM$ Total suspended matter
TUR$ Turbidity (percent)
TUR4 TURBIDITY N.T.U Nephelo Turb. Unit
URE$ Urea (H2NCONH2) (mmol/m**3)
USAL UNDEFINED SALINITY (Prac. Salin or parts/thousand)

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PRC -- Processing step (PRC_Code)
CODE MEANING
adqc Code to indicate QC by AODC/DODC, preserved at NODC by cv10
aodc NODC Convert AODCp3 to to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
ARCA Calibrations have been performed on Argo records
ARDP Check Argo duplicates between TESAC and Argo archives
ARDU Delayed Argo data have been archived
ARGQ Automatic QC software for Argo floats
ARUP Update Argo data to Argo archive
BIOC Convert new BIO r-t format to ocean processing
BIPF Convert Bedford Institute profiling float data to ocean processing
BISC Conversion of WOCE XBT's at Bedford Institute to MEDS ocean processing format.
BIXB Conversion of BIO XBT data to ocean processing format
BIXC Conversion of Skogafoss format to ocean processing
BOCV Conversion of BIO Bottle data to ocean processing
BTCV The software converts MEDS hand digitized BTs to ocean processing format
BTE1 Convert drifters with subsurface profiles from drifting buoy stream to TESAC stream.
BTE2 Convert drifters with subsurface profiles from TESAC stream to drifting buoy stream.
BU01 MEDS software that reads IGOSS data in BUFR and convert to the Ocean processing format.
BUCV Convert GTS drifting buoy messages to Ocean processing format.
BUQC Drifting Buoy QC software.
CFCV Convert Canadian Navy DBT data
COOA Coriolis Objective Analysis
CSCB CSIRO QC Cook Book Software
CTC2 Software to convert IML CTD's in ODF format to ocean processing.
CTCV Software converts format from high resolution CTD tape format to ocean processing format
cv01 NODC convert CSIRO MEDSASCII to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv02 NODC convert IFREMER MEDSASCII to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv03 NODC Convert MEDS MEDSASCII to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv04 NODC Convert NODC p3 format to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv06 NODC Convert SEASIV to MEDSASCII
cv07 NODC Convert OCL-WOD (World Ocean Database) to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv08 NODC convert IFREMER format to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv10 NODC converter, AODC XML to GTSPP MEDS ASCII
cv11 NODC convert INIDEP medsascii to GTSPP medsascii
cv12 GTSPP CONVERSION PROGRAM FOR SIO MULTILAUNCHER DATA to MEDS-ASCII
cv13 GTSPP CONVERSION PROGRAM FOR AOML XBT high density to MEDS-ASCII format
CVQC Coriolis Visual Quality Control tool
cvs2 NODC Convert SEAS2000 format to MEDSASCII
DDDD Resolve duplications within a single satellite pass in the drifting buoy system.
DM01 NODC converter of NODC UBT format to MEDS format
DM02 NODC converter of NODC Station Data format to MEDS format
DM03 NODC converter of NODC IBT format to MEDS format
DM04 NODC converter of Navy Declassified IBT format to MEDS format
DMAC Assign a MEDS cruise number to the stations
dupc NODC duplicate software
edes NODC Exact duplicate Exclusion Scanner, reads MEDS-ASCII file, scans database, eliminates exact duplicates from output file
edup NODC exact duplicate control
FXCV NODCfix program. Corrects obsmon and obsday where first character is blank and adds a 0, also corrects profile segment number
fxdm NODC fix program. Inserts an accession number, fixes NODC PLAT codes, and fixes the profile_seg for profile type PSAL
FXOB NODC Sybase SQL procedure to fix the time of ObsEpoch where it differs from the dateString in the station table. Problem resulted from "wscf" WOCE Update software.
gced NODC GTSPP Quality Control Cruise Track Software
gdpZ NODC GTSPP software to remove duplicate stations found in an input file or in the database.
gt01 NODC converter of SEAS III XBT format to GTSPP format
gt02 NODC converter of TSDC1 XBT format to GTSPP format
gt03 NODC converter of SEAS II XBT format to GTSPP format
gt04 NODC converter of CEADO XBT format to GTSPP format
gt05 NODC converter of TSDC2 XBT format to GTSPP format
gt06 NODC converter of CSIRO TOGA XBT format to GTSPP format
gt07 NODC converter of NODC UBT format to GTSPP format
gt08 NODC converter of TAMU XBT (1-labelled fields) format to GTSPP format
gt09 NODC converter of TAMU XBT (2-columnar fields) format to GTSPP format
gt11 NODC converter of JODC XBT format to GTSPP format
gt12 NODC converter of AODC XBT format to GTSPP format
gt13 NODC converter of AODC XBT (2-RV Franklin) format to GTSPP format
gt14 NODC converter of NODC CTD/STD (F022) format to GTSPP format
gt15 NODC converter of TAMU CTD (1-labelled fields) format to GTSPP format
gt19 NODC converter of NODC Station (SD1) format to GTSPP format
gt23 NODC converter of CSIRO meds format to GTSPP format
ic01 NODC converter of NIO, India XBT to GTSPP format
ic02 NODC converter of NIO, India CTD, Bottle, and BT to GTSPP format
ic03 NODC converter of NIO, India CTD to GTSPP format
ides NODC Inexact Duplicate Examination System, Perl and IDL system to find and allow operator to mark near duplicates in database
IG02 MEDS software that converts the real-time IGOSS data to the new Ocean processing structure.
IG03 MEDS duplicates checking software.
IG04 The duplicates review software.
IG05 The quality control software which checks ocean profiles.
IG06 MEDS program to convert Bulletin times
IGO3 NODC duplicates checking software.
IKPF Convert Institute Fur Meereswissenschaften (IFM) profiling float data to ocean processing
IMCV Convert IML CTD to ocean processing
IOC1 Convert IOS header/data format to ocean processing
IOC2 Convert IOS profiling float data to ocean processing
isql NODC program re-set QC temp flags from "2" to "1" if failed Levitus Climatology
JP01 MEDS convert Japanese JHD data to MEDS format
JVFM MEDS software written in Java to decode data transmitted by Argo Iridium floats.
ld00 NODC transfer of data from Sybase to Oracle database
ld01 NODC database loading program
ld02 NODC update of data from SIO with scientific QC
ld03 NODC update of data from CSIRO with scientific QC
ld04 NODC update of data from AOML with scientific QC
ld05 NODC program to fix database mismatch problem
ld06 NODC program to fix erroneous qRecord values
ld07 NODC program to fix XBT depth corrected and original values
ld08 NODC program to build DPC$ for all stations with datatype = XB, BA, or DT
MECS MEDS Manual edit and correction software.
MNCV MEDS reformat program MONCTON CTD CONV
NACV Convert NAFC digital BT to ocean processing
OA Objective Analysis performed on this station by Coriolis
OCUP Update the Archive
OCV1 MEDS software to convert the historical foreign and Canadian BT
p101 NODC converter of Bundesamtes fur Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) to GTSPP format
p2Dp NODC Duplicates software
p2Ws Convert NODC nodcDB format to GTSPP format
p3kz Cruise Editor, changes to latitude, longitude, date, time
p3Ws Convert NODC OPDB format to GTSPP format
plat NODC update of PLAT surface code information
QCA1 The quality control software which checks that the space and time location as well as the identification of a station is sensible.
QCAD NODC Delayed mode version of QCA1.
qced NODC Quality Control Editor IDL program
qcPr NODC GTSPP QC Profiles software
QCR1 AOML XBT QC Software
RED1 Software to reduce the number of observations in a profile.
REPR Data have passed through a reprocessing procedure at MEDS
REUP Data have been updated after the reprocessing at MEDS
RFMT Reformat PINRO data to ocean processing
SCOO Coriolis Visual Quality Control tool (Scoop2)
SIPE SCRIPPS QC software
SIPP SCRIPPS QC Post-Processing software (Date of processing)
SOPF Convert South Hampton profiling float data to ocean processing
SQL NODC procedures to fix various database problems using Sybase SQL
SQLP NODC procedures to fix various database problems using SQL
sumQ NODC software which checks to see if data quality code is present
TCTE IFREMER/TOGA Subsurface Data Center Duplicates software
TCXX IFREMER/TOGA Subsurface Data Center QC software
TIHI Set a time, add a history when no time is provided with data
TSDC IFREMER/TOGA Subsurface Data Center QC software
tstc NODC test of codes in a MEDS-ASCII file
tstm NODC format test of a MEDS-ASCII data file
twln NODC Cruise TWI line assignment tool
UBCV Convert UBC scanned data to ocean processing
UWPF Convert University Washington profiling float data to ocean processing
WHC1 Convert WHOI bottle data to ocean processing
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QUAL -- GTSPP Data quality codes
CODE MEANING
No quality control (QC) has been performed on this element.
0 No quality control (QC) has been performed on this element.
1 QC has been performed; element appears to be correct.
2 QC has been performed; element appears to be probably good with other elements.
3 QC has been performed; element appears to be probably bad.
4 QC has been performed; element appears to be bad.
5 The value has been modified as a result of QC.
6 Reserved.
7 Reserved.
8 Reserved.
9 The value of the element is missing.

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SC_ANT$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='ANT$': Anemometer type (WMO code table 0114).
CODE MEANING
/ Missing value (coded 15 in BUFR)
0 Cup rotor
00 Cup rotor
01 Propeller rotor
02 Wind Observation through Ambient Noise (WOTAN)
1 Propeller rotor
2 Wind Observation through Ambient Noise (WOTAN)

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SC_AQA$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='AQA$': Argo location class code table [ARGO reference table 5]
CODE MEANING
0 > 1000 m [from at least 4 messages]
1 350 m <= accuracy < 1000 m [from at least 4 messages]
2 150 m <= accuracy < 350 m [from at least 4 messages]
3 < 150 m [from at least 4 messages]
A No estimate of location accuracy [from 3 messages]
B No estimate of location accuracy [from 2 messages]
Z Invalid location [rejected locations]

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SC_BCI$ -- Surface code values for pCode='BCI$': Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
CODE MEANING
1 ADCP
2 GEK (Geomagnetic ElectroKinetograph)
3 Ship's set and drift determined by fixes 3-6 hours apart
4 Ship's set and drift determined by fixes more than 6 hours but less than 12 hours apart
5 Drift of Buoy

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SC_BMS$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='BMS$': BUFR SST Method Code
CODE MEANING
00 Ship Intake
01 Bucket
02 Hull contact sensor
03 Reversing thermometer
04 STD/CTD sensor
05 Mechanical BT
06 Expendable BT
07 Digital BT
08 Thermister chain
09 Infrared scanner
10 Microwave scanner
11 Reserved
12 Reserved
13 Reserved
14 Reserved
15 Missing

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SC_BQA$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='BQA$': QA in buoy code form
CODE MEANING
/ Location quality class information not available
0 Radius >= 1500 m
1 500 m <= Radius < 1500 m
2 250 m <= Radius < 500 m
3 Radius < 250 m
A No estimate of location accuracy, 3 positions reported
B No estimate of location accuracy, 2 positions reported
Z Invalid location

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SC_BQZ$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='BQZ$': Depth correction indicator (WMO code 3318)
CODE MEANING
/ Missing value
0 Depths are not corrected
1 Depths are corrected

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SC_BTP$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='BTP$': Buoy type (WMO code 0370)
CODE MEANING
// Missing value
00 Unspecified drifting buoy
01 Standard Lagrangian drifter (Global Drifter Programme)
02 Standard FGGE type drifting buoy (non Lagrangian meteorological drifting buoy)
03 Wind measuring FGGE type drifting buoy (non Lagrangian meteorological drifting buoy)
04 Ice float
05 Reserved
06 Reserved
07 Reserved
08 Unspecified sub-surface float
09 SOFAR
10 ALACE
11 MARVOR
12 RAFOS
13 Reserved
14 Reserved
15 Reserved
16 Unspecified moored buoy
17 Nomad
18 3 metres discus
19 10-12 metres discus
20 ODAS 30 series
21 ATLAS (e.g. TAO area)
22 TRITON
23 Reserved
24 Omnidirectional wave-rider
25 Directional wave-rider
26 Reserved
27 Reserved
28 Reserved
29 Reserved
30 Reserved
31 Reserved
32 Reserved
33 Reserved
34 Reserved
35 Reserved
36 Reserved
37 Reserved
38 Reserved
39 Reserved
40 Reserved
41 Reserved
42 Reserved
43 Reserved
44 Reserved
45 Reserved
46 Reserved
47 Reserved
48 Reserved
49 Reserved
50 Reserved
51 Reserved
52 Reserved
53 Reserved
54 Reserved
55 Reserved
56 Reserved
57 Reserved
58 Reserved
59 Reserved
60 Reserved
61 Reserved
62 Reserved

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SC_CLDA -- Surface code values for srfcCode='CLDA': Total Cloud Amount (WMO code 2700)
CODE MEANING
0 0 (ZERO)
1 1 OKTA OR LESS, BUT NOT ZERO (1/10 OR LESS, BUT NOT ZERO)
2 2 OKTAS 2/10-3/10
3 3 OKTAS 4/10
4 4 OKTAS 5/10
5 5 OKTAS 6/10
6 6 OKTAS 7/10-8/10
7 7 OKTAS OR MORE, BUT NOT 8 OKTAS (9/10 OR MORE, BUT NOT 10/10)
8 8 OKTAS 10/10
9 SKY OBSCURED, OR CLOUD AMOUNT CANNOT BE ESTIMATED

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SC_CLDT -- Surface code values for srfcCode='CLDT': Cloud Type (WMO code 0500)
CODE MEANING
/ CLOUD NOT VISIBLE OWING TO DARKNESS, FOG, DUSTSTORM, SANDSTORM, OR OTHER ANALOGOUS PHENOMENA
0 CIRRUS
1 CIRROCUMULUS
2 CIRROSTRATUS
3 ALTOCUMULUS
4 ALTOSTRATUS
5 NIMBOSTRATUS
6 STRATOCUMULUS
7 STRATUS
8 CUMULUS
9 CUMULONIMBUS

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SC_DPC$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='DPC$': XBT depth correction status
CODE MEANING
01 Known XBT Probe Type, Needs Correction
02 Known XBT Probe Type, No Correction
03 Unknown XBT Probe Type, Not enough information, leave alone
04 Known XBT Probe Type, Correction done
05 Unknown XBT Probe Type, Correction done

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SC_GGCM -- Surface code values for pCode='GGCM': Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
CODE MEANING
1 ADCP
2 GEK (Geomagnetic ElectroKinetograph)
3 Ship's set and drift determined by fixes 3-6 hours apart
4 Ship's set and drift determined by fixes more than 6 hours but less than 12 hours apart
5 Drift of Buoy

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SC_GGST -- Surface code values for srfcCode='GGST': (2QNQLQAQz) QN=WMO-3313: Quality of the buoy satellite transmission; QL=WMO-3311: Quality of location; QA=WMO-3302: Location quality class (range of radius of 66% confidence); QZ=WMO-3318: Depth correction indicator
CODE MEANING
200// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
200/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2000/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20000 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20001 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
200/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2001/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20010 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20011 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2002/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20020 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20021 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2003/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20030 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20031 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
201// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
201/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2010/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20100 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20101 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
201/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2011/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20110 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20111 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2012/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20120 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20121 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2013/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20130 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20131 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
202// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
202/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2020/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20200 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20201 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
202/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2021/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20210 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20211 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2022/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20220 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20221 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2023/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20230 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20231 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
210// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
210/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2100/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21000 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21001 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
210/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2101/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21010 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21011 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2102/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21020 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21021 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2103/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21030 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21031 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
211// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
211/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2110/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21100 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21101 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
211/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2111/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21110 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21111 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2112/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21120 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21121 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2113/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21130 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21131 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
212// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
212/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2120/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21200 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21201 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
212/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2121/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21210 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21211 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2122/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21220 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21221 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2123/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21230 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21231 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected

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SC_IST$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='IST$': Instrument name
CODE MEANING
AIST (RUS) CTD: AIST (Russia)
ALACE Prof FLOAT: Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer
ALACE_SBE_ FLOAT: Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer (Sea-Bird CTD Module for ALACE)
ALACE_T_PR FLOAT: Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer (Sea-Bird CTD Module for ALACE, Temperature and Pressure only)
AML 12 STD: APMCRO 12
AML CTD12 CTD: AML CTD-12
AML CTD-12 CTD: AML CTD-12
AML STD+ STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS PLUS
AML STD12 STD: AML STD-12 (a.k.a. AML CTD-12)
AML STD-12 STD: AML STD-12
AML STD12+ STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
AMS STD-12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
AMS STD12+ STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
A.M.STD12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
APEX FLOAT: Autonomous Profiling Explorer
APEX-SBE FLOAT: Autonomous Profiling Explorer (Sea-Bird CTD Module for ALACE)
APEX/SBE P FLOAT: Autonomous Profiling Explorer (Sea-Bird CTD Module for ALACE, Pressue only)
AXBT AXBT: TYPE UNKNOWN
BISSETT-B CTD: BISSETT-BERMAN, MODEL UNKNOWN
BOT BATHOM BOTTLE: BATHOMETER (Russia)
BOT BUCKET BOTTLE: OPEN BUCKET
BOT SEASMP BOTTLE: WHOI-developed SEA SAMPLER (circa 1950 MBT on bottle rosette)
Bottle BOTTLE: TYPE UNKNOWN
BOT TMFREE BOTTLE: TRACE METAL FREE BOTTLE
Brinkman D BOTTLE: Brinkman Model 665 Dosimat Titrators
Bucket BOTTLE: OPEN BUCKET
CHELSEA AQ CTD: CHELSEA INSTRUMENTS AQUALINK
CTD CTD: Manufacturer, Model unknown
ED 9071 STD: ED 9071
EG&G MKIII CTD: EG&G MARK III (EG&G Ocean products)
FSI CTD CTD: FSI CTD (Falmouth Scientific, Inc.)
FSI ICTD CTD: FSI ICTD Profiler (Falmouth Scientific, Inc.)
FSI MICRO CTD: FSI Micro CTD Serial 1534 (Falmouth Scientific, Inc.)
GLDLN CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLN 8701 CTD: GUILDLINE 8701
GLDLN8701M CTD: GUILDLINE 8701 MODIFIED
GLDLN8705 CTD: GUILDLINE 8705
GLDLN 8705 CTD: GUILDLINE 8705
GLDLN 8706 CTD: GUILDLINE 8706
GLDLN 8709 CTD: GUILDLINE 8709
GLDLN 8715 CTD: GUILDLINE 8715
GLDLN 8737 CTD: GUILDLINE 8737 "WOCE" (WOCE-specifications)
GLDLN 8755 CTD: GUILDLINE 8755
GLDLN 8770 CTD: GUILDLINE 8770
GLDLN CTD CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLNE8705 CTD: GUILDLINE 8705
GLDLNE8709 CTD: GUILDLINE 8709
GLDLNE8715 CTD: GUILDLINE 8715
GLDLN UKN CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLN UNK CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLN UNKN CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLN WOCE CTD: GUILDLINE 8737 "WOCE" (WOCE-specifications)
Go-flo BOTTLE: General Oceanics, Miami) Go-flo Bottle
Guildline CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GuildlineP CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
ISTOK 4 CTD: ISTOK-4 (Russia)
JASUS CTD: JASUS (by M. Du Chaffaut and T. Labadie)
KROSSBIM CTD: KROSSBIM STD ROSETTES
Low Resolu CTD: TYPE UNKNOWN
ME CTD: Meerestechnik Elektronik, Kiel Multisonde Compact System (Germany)
ME UNKN CTD: Meerestechnik Elektronik, Kiel Multisonde Compact System (Germany)
Minilog Mililog Data Logger (Temperature)
Minilog-TD Mililog Data Logger, records (Temperature and Depth)
NBRNPACODF CTD: MODIFIED NEIL BROWN, PACODF CTD-O2
NBROWN II CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK II
NBROWN III CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK III
NBROWN IV CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK IV
NBROWN SMT CTD: NEIL BROWN SMART CTD
NBROWN UNK CTD: NEIL BROWN, MODEL UNKNOWN
NBROWN V CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK V
NBRWN DRCM CTD: NEIL BROWN DRCM
NBRWN IIIB CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK IIIB
Neil Brown CTD: NEIL BROWN, MODEL UNKNOWN
Nikskin BOTTLE: NISKIN, UNKNOWN
NISKIN BOTTLE: NISKIN, UNKNOWN
Niskin 10L BOTTLE: Niskin 10 Litre
Niskin 12L BOTTLE: Niskin 12 Litre
Niskin1.7L BOTTLE: Niskin 1.7 Litre
Niskin 5L BOTTLE: Niskin 5 Litre
Niskin Bot BOTTLE: NISKIN, UNKNOWN
OCEAN CASS CTD: OCEAN CASSETTE
ODE 302 CTD: OCEAN DATA EQUIPMENT (ODE) 302 CSTD
OM-87 CTD: OM-87 (Institut fuer Meereskunde Warnemuende, Germany)
OS200 STD STD: Ocean Sensors (OS200)
OTS-1200 CTD: MEERESTECHNIK OTS-1200
PALACE_CTD FLOAT: Profiling Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer
PALACE_T_P FLOAT: Profiling Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer, Temperature and Pressure only)
PLES C9040 CTD: PLESSEY 9040
PLES C9041 CTD: PLESSEY 9041
PLESS 8400 STD: PLESSEY 8400
PLESS 9006 STD: PLESSEY 9006
PLES S9040 STD: PLESSEY 9040
PLES S9041 STD: PLESSEY 9041
PLESS 9060 CTD: PLESSEY 9060
PLESS 9400 CTD: PLESSEY 9400
PLESS/GRUN CTD: PLESSEY/GRUNDY, MODEL UNKNOWN
PLESS UNK CTD: PLESSEY, MODEL UNKNOWN
R1 FLOAT: R1 P-ALACE Float (Webb Research Corporation)
R1-SBE R1 P-ALACE Float (Sea-Bird CTD Module) (Webb Research Corporation)
SALIN GM65 STD: SALINOMETER GM 65
SB19SEACAT CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SB911+ CTD: SBE 911 PLUS (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., Model Unknown
SBE 102 CTD: SBE 102 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE -19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 19+ CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-19+ CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE19+ CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE19plus CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 19Plus CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE25 CTD: SBE 25 SEALOGGER (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 25 CTD: SBE 25 SEALOGGER (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-25 CTD: SBE 25 SEALOGGER (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 37-IM CTD: SBE 37-IM MicroCAT (Sea-Bird Electronics,Inc)
SBE9 CTD: SBE 9 (Deep ocean precision CTD, Sea-Bird Electronics,
SBE 9 CTD: SBE 9 (Deep ocean precision CTD, Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-9 CTD: SBE 9 (Deep ocean precision CTD, Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE911 CTD: SBE 911 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 911 CTD: SBE 911 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 911+ CTD: SBE 911 PLUS (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-911 CTD: SBE 911 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-911+ CTD: SBE 911 PLUS (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE911+ CTD: SBE 911 PLUS (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 9S CTD: SBE 9s (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE UNK CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., MODEL UNKNOWN
SD200 STD: SD200 TYPE UNKNOWN
SD 202 STD: SENSORDATA, MODEL SD-202
SEABIRD CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., MODEL UNKNOWN
SEABIRD 19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SEABIRD 25 CTD: SBE 25 SEALOGGER (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
Sea-Bird C CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., Model Unknown
SeaBirdCTD CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., MODEL UNKNOWN
SEACAT UNK CTD: SEACAT, TYPE UNKNOWN (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SeaSoar CTD: CSIRO SeaSoar towed CTD
SIPX AXCTD XCTD: AXCTD (SIPPICAN)
SIPX DEEP XCTD: DEEP (SIPPICAN)
SIPX STD XCTD: STANDARD (SIPPICAN)
SIPX SXCTD XCTD: SXCTD (SIPPICAN)
SP2T TD Recorder (temperature, depth) NKE Instrumentation (France)
STD12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
STD 12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
STD-12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
STD-12 PL STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
STD-12-PLU STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
STD-12PLUS STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
STE 12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
STPS Autonomous multiparameter recorder (salinity, water height, temperature), NKE Instrumentation (France)
THERM CHN THERMISTER CHAIN
UNK UNKNOWN
UNK BOTTLE BOTTLE: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK CTD CTD: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK MBT MBT: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK NISKIN BOTTLE: NISKIN UNKNOWN
unknown CTD: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK SCTD XCTD: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK STD STD: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK UWAY UNDERWAY: UNDERWAY DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENT, TYPE UNKNOWN
UWAY DRTAG UNDERWAY: MK3 data recording tag (Wildlife Computers) mounted on elephant seal
UWAY SBE21 UNDERWAY: SEACAT Thermosalinograph SBE 21 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
UWAY TSUNK UNDERWAY: THERMOSALINOGRAPH, UNKNOWN BRAND AND MODEL
WC MK10-AF MK10-AF Depth-Temperature recording tag (Wildlife Computers) mounted on Fish
ZOND-BATH CTD: ZOND-BATHOMETER
ZULLUG HPT CTD: HYDROPOLYTESTER/NEPHELOMETER ZULLIG

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SC_ITS# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='ITS#': International Temperature Scale
CODE MEANING
DEG_C Degrees Celsius
IPTS-68 International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68)
ITS-90 International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90)

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SC_MRT# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='MRT#': Reference Type (Instrument for reference temp) (OCL revised table to include types 9 and 10)
CODE MEANING
1 BUCKET
10 ENGINE INTAKE
2 INJECTION, OR UNVERIFIED BUCKET NOTATION, OR UNKNOWN
3 NANSEN CAST (REVERSING THERMOMETER)
4 THERMOGRAPH
5 SPECIAL CALIBRATION THERMOMETER OR EQUIPMENT
6 BT
7 STD
9 HULL CONTACT SENSOR

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SC_PEQ$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='PEQ$': Instrument make and type for water temperature measurement with fall rate coefficients if relevant (WMO Common Code Table C-3; WMO code table 1770)
CODE MEANING
/// Unknown
001 Sippican T-4, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
002 Sippican T-4, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b-2.25
011 Sippican T-5, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
021 Sippican Fast Deep, Coefficient a , 6.346, Coefficient b -1.82
031 Sippican T-6, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
032 Sippican T-6, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
041 Sippican T-7, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
042 Sippican T-7, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
051 Sippican Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
052 Sippican Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
061 Sippican T-10, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
071 Sippican T-11, Coefficient a 1.779, Coefficient b -0.255
081 Sippican AXBT (300 m probes), Coefficient a , 1.52, Coefficient b 0
201 TSK T-4, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
202 TSK T-4, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
211 TSK T-6, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
212 TSK T-6, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
221 TSK T-7, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
222 TSK T-7, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
231 TSK T-5, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
241 TSK T-10, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
251 TSK Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
252 TSK Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
261 TSK Deep AXBT
401 Sparton XBT-1, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
411 Sparton XBT-3, Coefficient a 5.861, Coefficient b -0.0904
421 Sparton XBT-4, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
431 Sparton XBT-5, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
441 Sparton XBT-5DB, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
451 Sparton XBT-6, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
461 Sparton XBT-7, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
462 Sparton XBT-7, Coefficient a 6.705, Coefficient b -2.28
471 Sparton XBT-7DB, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
481 Sparton XBT-10, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
491 Sparton XBT-20, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
501 Sparton XBT-20DB, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
510 Sparton 536 AXBT, Coefficient a 1.524, Coefficient b 0
700 Sippican XCTD standard
710 Sippican XCTD deep
720 Sippican AXCTD
730 Sippican SXCTD
741 TSK XCTD, Coefficient a 3.42543, Coefficient b -0.47
742 TSK XCTD-2, Coefficient a 3.43898, Coefficient b -0.31
743 TSK XCTD-2F, Coefficient a 3.43898, Coefficient b -0.31
744 TSK XCTD-3, Coefficient a 5.07598, Coefficient b -0.72
745 TSK XCTD-4, Coefficient a 3.68081, Coefficient b -0.47
751 TSK AXCTD
760 Unknown (Not in WMO 1770 as of 2017-03-10)
780 Sea-Bird SBE21 SEACAT Thermosalinograph
781 Sea-Bird SBE45 MicroTSG Thermosalinograph
800 Mechanical XBT
810 Hydrocast
820 Thermistor Chain
825 Temperature (sonic) and pressure probes
830 CTD
831 CTD - P-ALACE float
835 PROVOR_IV (Not in WMO 1770 as of 2017-03-10)
836 PROVOR_III (Not in WMO 1770 as of 2017-03-10)
837 Profiling Float, ARVOR_C, SBE conductivity sensor
838 Profiling Float, ARVOR_D, SBE conductivity sensor
839 Profiling Float, PROVOR.II, SBE conductivity sensor
840 P-ALACE float, PROVOR, no conductivity sensor
841 P-ALACE float, PROVOR, Seabird conductivity sensor
842 P-ALACE float, PROVOR, FSI conductivity sensor
843 Polar Ocean Profiling System (POPS), PROVOR, SBE CTD
844 Profiling Float, ARVOR, Seabird conductivity sensor
845 P-ALACE float, Web Research, no conductivity sensor
846 P-ALACE float, Web Research, Seabird conductivity sensor
847 P-ALACE float, Web Research, FSI conductivity sensor
848 Profiling Float, APEX.EM, SBE conductivity sensor
849 Profiling Float, APEX_D, SBE conductivity sensor
850 P-ALACE float, SOLO, no conductivity sensor
851 P-ALACE float, SOLO, Seabird conductivity sensor
852 P-ALACE float, SOLO, FSI conductivity sensor
853 Profiling Float, SOLO2 (SCRIPPS), Seabird conductivity sensor
854 Profiling Float, S2A, SBE conductivity sensor
855 Profiling float, NINJA, no conductivity sensor
856 Profiling float, NINJA, SBE conductivity sensor
857 Profiling float, NINJA, FSI conductivity sensor
858 Profiling float, NINJA, TSK conductivity sensor
859 Profiling Float, NEMO, no conductivity
860 Profiling Float, NEMO, SBE conductivity sensor
861 Profiling Float, NEMO, FSI conductivity sensor
862 Profiling Float, SOLO_D, SBE conductivity sensor
863 Profiling Float, NAVIS.A, SBE conductivity sensor
864 Profiling Float, NINJA_D, SBE conductivity sensor
865 Profiling Float, NOVA, SBE conductivity sensor
866 Profiling Float, ALAMO, no conductivity sensor
867 Profiling Float, ALAMO, RBR conductivity sensor
868 Profiling Float, ALAMO, SBE conductivity sensor
869 Profiling Float, Unknown (Pending, still Reserved as of 8/16/2016)
871 HM2000 (Not in WMO 1770 as of 2017-03-10)
872 S2X (Not in WMO 1770 as of 2017-03-10)
900 Sippican LMP-5 XBT, Coefficient a 9.727, Coefficient b -0.0000473
901 Ice-tethered Profiler (ITP), SBE CTD
995 Instrument attached to marine mammals
996 Instrument attached to animals other than marine mammals
999 Unknown

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SC_PGSS -- Surface code values for srfcCode='PGSS': CSIRO XBT probe-type guess, based on voyage reports and other metadata
CODE MEANING
/// Unknown
001 Sippican T-4, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
002 Sippican T-4, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b-2.25
011 Sippican T-5, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
021 Sippican Fast Deep, Coefficient a , 6.346, Coefficient b -1.82
031 Sippican T-6, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
032 Sippican T-6, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
041 Sippican T-7, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
042 Sippican T-7, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
051 Sippican Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
052 Sippican Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
061 Sippican T-10, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
071 Sippican T-11, Coefficient a 1.779, Coefficient b -0.255
081 Sippican AXBT (300 m probes), Coefficient a , 1.52, Coefficient b 0
201 TSK T-4, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
202 TSK T-4, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
211 TSK T-6, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
212 TSK T-6, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
221 TSK T-7, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
222 TSK T-7, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
231 TSK T-5, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
241 TSK T-10, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
251 TSK Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
252 TSK Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
261 TSK Deep AXBT
401 Sparton XBT-1, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
411 Sparton XBT-3, Coefficient a 5.861, Coefficient b -0.0904
421 Sparton XBT-4, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
431 Sparton XBT-5, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
441 Sparton XBT-5DB, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
451 Sparton XBT-6, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
461 Sparton XBT-7, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
462 Sparton XBT-7, Coefficient a 6.705, Coefficient b -2.28
471 Sparton XBT-7DB, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
481 Sparton XBT-10, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
491 Sparton XBT-20, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
501 Sparton XBT-20DB, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
510 Sparton 536 AXBT, Coefficient a 1.524, Coefficient b 0
700 Sippican XCTD standard
710 Sippican XCTD deep
720 Sippican AXCTD
730 Sippican SXCTD
741 TSK XCTD, Coefficient a 3.42543, Coefficient b -0.47
742 TSK XCTD-2, Coefficient a 3.43898, Coefficient b -0.31
743 TSK XCTD-2F, Coefficient a 3.43898, Coefficient b -0.31
744 TSK XCTD-3, Coefficient a 5.07598, Coefficient b -0.72
745 TSK XCTD-4, Coefficient a 3.68081, Coefficient b -0.47
751 TSK AXCTD
760
780 Sea-Bird SBE21 SEACAT Thermosalinograph
781 Sea-Bird SBE45 MicroTSG Thermosalinograph
800 Mechanical XBT
810 Hydrocast
820 Thermistor Chain
825 Temperature (sonic) and pressure probes
830 CTD
831 CTD - P-ALACE float
837 Profiling Float, ARVOR_C, SBE conductivity sensor
838 Profiling Float, ARVOR_D, SBE conductivity sensor
839 Profiling Float, PROVOR.II, SBE conductivity sensor
840 P-ALACE float, PROVOR, no conductivity sensor
841 P-ALACE float, PROVOR, Seabird conductivity sensor
842 P-ALACE float, PROVOR, FSI conductivity sensor
843 Polar Ocean Profiling System (POPS), PROVOR, SBE CTD
844 Profiling Float, ARVOR, Seabird conductivity sensor
845 P-ALACE float, Web Research, no conductivity sensor
846 P-ALACE float, Web Research, Seabird conductivity sensor
847 P-ALACE float, Web Research, FSI conductivity sensor
848 Profiling Float, APEX.EM, SBE conductivity sensor
849 Profiling Float, APEX_D, SBE conductivity sensor
850 P-ALACE float, SOLO, no conductivity sensor
851 P-ALACE float, SOLO, Seabird conductivity sensor
852 P-ALACE float, SOLO, FSI conductivity sensor
853 Profiling Float, SOLO2 (SCRIPPS), Seabird conductivity sensor
854 Profiling Float, S2A, SBE conductivity sensor
855 Profiling float, NINJA, no conductivity sensor
856 Profiling float, NINJA, SBE conductivity sensor
857 Profiling float, NINJA, FSI conductivity sensor
858 Profiling float, NINJA, TSK conductivity sensor
859 Profiling Float, NEMO, no conductivity
860 Profiling Float, NEMO, SBE conductivity sensor
861 Profiling Float, NEMO, FSI conductivity sensor
862 Profiling Float, SOLO_D, SBE conductivity sensor
863 Profiling Float, NAVIS.A, SBE conductivity sensor
864 Profiling Float, NINJA_D, SBE conductivity sensor
865 Profiling Float, NOVA, SBE conductivity sensor
866 Profiling Float, ALAMO, MRV conductivity sensor
900 Sippican LMP-5 XBT, Coefficient a 9.727, Coefficient b -0.0000473
901 Ice-tethered Profiler (ITP), SBE CTD
995 Instrument attached to marine mammals
996 Instrument attached to animals other than marine mammals
999 Unknown

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SC_PRT$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='PRT$': XBT probe type (WMO code 1770)
CODE MEANING
MHI XBT (MHI,Academy of Science, Ukraine)
SIP ST-1 Sippican SSXBT, Model ST-1
SIP T-04 Sippican T-4
SIP T-05 Sippican T-5
SIP T-06 Sippican T-6
SIP T-07 Sippican T-7
SIP T-10 Sippican T-10
SIP T-11 Sippican T-11
SIP T-DB Sippican T-Deep Blue
SIP T-FD Sippican T-Fast Deep
SPA T-01 Sparton XBT-1
SPA T-03 Sparton XBT-3
SPA T-04 Sparton XBT-4
SPA T-05 Sparton XBT-5
SPA T-05DB Sparton XBT-5 Deep Blue
SPA T-06 Sparton XBT-6
SPA T-07 Sparton XBT-7
SPA T-07DB Sparton XBT-7 Deep Blue
SPA T-10 Sparton XBT-10
SPA T-20 Sparton XBT-20
SPA T-20DB Sparton XBT-20DB
TSK T-04 TSK T-4
TSK T-05 TSK T-5
TSK T-06 TSK T-6
TSK T-07 TSK T-7
TSK T-10 TSK T-10
TSK T-DB TSK XBT Deep Blue
UNK Unknown
UNK DBT DBT Type Unknown
UNK T-04 Unknown T-4
UNK T-05 Unknown T-5
UNK T-06 Unknown T-6
UNK T-07 Unknown T-7
UNK T-10 Unknown T-10
UNK T-11 Unknown T-11
UNK T-DB Unknown Deep Blue
UNK T-FD Unknown Fast Deep
UNK XBT XBT Type Unknown

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SC_RCT# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='RCT#': XBT recorder type (NODC-OCL modification of WMO code 4770)
CODE MEANING
01 Sippican Strip Chart Recorder
02 Sippican MK2A/SSQ-61
03 Sippican MK-9
04 Sippican AN/BHQ-7/MK8
05 Sippican MK-12
06 MK-5 (NOT Sippican MK-21 as in WMO 4770)
07 MK-8 Linear Recorder (NOT assigned in WMO 4770)
10 Sparton SOC BT/SV Processor Model 10011
20 ARGOS XBT-ST
21 CLS-ARGOS/Protecno XBT-ST Model-1
22 CLS-ARGOS/Protecno XBT-ST Model-2
30 BATHY Systems SA-810
31 Scripps Metrobyte Controller
32 Murayama Denki Z-60-16 III
33 Murayama Denki Z-60-16 II
34 Protecno ETSM2
35 Nautilus Marine Service NMS-XBT
40 TSK MK-2A
41 TSK MK-2S
42 TSK MK-30
43 TSK MK-30N
45 TSK MK-100
46 TSK MK-130 Compatible recorder for both XBT and XCTD
48 TSK AXBT RECEIVER MK-300
50 JMA ASTOS
60 ARGOS communications, sampling on up transit
61 ARGOS communications, sampling on down transit
62 Orbcomm communications, sampling on up transit
63 Orbcomm communications, sampling on down transit
70 CSIRO DEVIL-1 XBT ACQUISITION SYSTEM
71 CSIRO DEVIL-2 XBT ACQUISITION SYSTEM
72 SIPPICAN MK21
99 Unknown

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SC_RCT$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='RCT$': XBT recorder type (WMO code 4770)
CODE MEANING
01 Sippican Strip Chart Recorder
02 Sippican MK2A/SSQ-61
03 Sippican MK-9
04 Sippican AN/BHQ-7/MK8
05 Sippican MK-12
06 Sippican MK-21
07 Sippican MK-8 Linear Recorder
08 Sippican MK-10
10 Sparton SOC BT/SV Processor Model 10011
11 Lockheed-Sanders Model OL5005
127 Missing value
20 ARGOS XBT-ST
21 CLS-ARGOS/Protecno XBT-ST Model-1
22 CLS-ARGOS/Protecno XBT-ST Model-2
30 BATHY Systems SA-810
31 Scripps Metrobyte Controller
32 Murayama Denki Z-60-16 III
33 Murayama Denki Z-60-16 II
34 Protecno ETSM2
35 Nautilus Marine Service NMS-XBT
40 TSK MK-2A
41 TSK MK-2S
42 TSK MK-30
43 TSK MK-30N
45 TSK MK-100
46 TSK MK-130 Compatible recorder for both XBT and XCTD
47 TSK MK-130A XCTD recorder
48 TSK AXBT RECEIVER MK-300
49 TSK MK-150 Compatible recorder for both XBT and XCTD
50 JMA ASTOS
60 ARGOS communications, sampling on up transit
61 ARGOS communications, sampling on down transit
62 Orbcomm communications, sampling on up transit
63 Orbcomm communications, sampling on down transit
64 Iridium, communications sampling on up transit
65 Iridium communications, sampling on down transit
70 Turo Devil with Sippican Mk 9 card
71 Turo Devil USB
72 Turo Quoll
73 UNDEFINED (same as 72 temporary as of 20130823)
80 Applied Microsystems Ltd., MICRO-SVT&
81 Sea Mammal Research Unit, Univ. St. Andrews, UK, uncorrected
82 Sea Mammal Research Unit, Univ. St. Andrews, UK, corrected
99 Unknown

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SC_SEAS -- Surface code values for srfcCode='SEAS': Sea State (WMO code 3700)
CODE MEANING
0 CALM-GLASSY 0 FT (0 METERS)
1 CALM-RIPPLED 0-1/3 FT (0-.1METERS)
2 SMOOTH-WAVELET 1/3-1 2/3 FT (.1-.5 METERS)
3 SLIGHT 1 2/3 - 4 FT(.5-1.25 METERS)
4 MODERATE 4-8 FT(1.25-2.50 METERS)
5 ROUGH 8-13 FT(2.50-4.0 METERS)
6 VERY ROUGH 13-20 FT(4-6 METERS)
7 HIGH 20-30 FT(6-9 METERS)
8 VERY HIGH 30-45 FT(9-14 METERS)
9 PHENOMENAL >45 FT (>14 METERS)

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SC_STAT -- Surface code values for srfcCode='STAT': GTSPP STATUS
CODE MEANING
1 Real time data
2 Real time data with Science QC
3 Delayed mode data
4 Delayed mode data with Science QC

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SC_VDIC -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VDIC': Wave direction (WMO code 0877)
CODE MEANING
00 CALM (NO WAVES-NO MOTION)
01 5 DEGREES - 14 DEGREES
02 15 DEGREES - 24 DEGREES
03 25 DEGREES - 34 DEGREES
04 35 DEGREES - 44 DEGREES
05 45 DEGREES - 54 DEGREES
06 55 DEGREES - 64 DEGREES
07 65 DEGREES - 74 DEGREES
08 75 DEGREES - 84 DEGREES
09 85 DEGREES - 94 DEGREES
10 95 DEGREES - 104 DEGREES
11 105 DEGREES - 114 DEGREES
12 115 DEGREES - 124 DEGREES
13 125 DEGREES - 134 DEGREES
14 135 DEGREES - 144 DEGREES
15 145 DEGREES - 154 DEGREES
16 155 DEGREES - 164 DEGREES
17 165 DEGREES - 174 DEGREES
18 175 DEGREES - 184 DEGREES
19 185 DEGREES - 194 DEGREES
20 195 DEGREES - 204 DEGREES
21 205 DEGREES - 214 DEGREES
22 215 DEGREES - 224 DEGREES
23 225 DEGREES - 234 DEGREES
24 235 DEGREES - 244 DEGREES
25 245 DEGREES - 254 DEGREES
26 255 DEGREES - 264 DEGREES
27 265 DEGREES - 274 DEGREES
28 275 DEGREES - 284 DEGREES
29 285 DEGREES - 294 DEGREES
30 295 DEGREES - 304 DEGREES
31 305 DEGREES - 314 DEGREES
32 315 DEGREES - 324 DEGREES
33 325 DEGREES - 334 DEGREES
34 335 DEGREES - 344 DEGREES
35 345 DEGREES - 354 DEGREES
36 355 DEGREES - 4 DEGREES
99 Variable or all directions, or unknown or waves confused, direction indeterminate

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SC_VIS# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VIS#': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
CODE MEANING
0 Less than 50 m
1 50 - 200 m
2 200 - 500 m
3 500 - 1000 m
4 1 - 2 km
5 2 - 4 km
6 4 - 10 km
7 10 - 20 km
8 20 - 50 km
9 50 km or more

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SC_VISB -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VISB': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
CODE MEANING
0 Less than 50 m
1 50 - 200 m
2 200 - 500 m
3 500 - 1000 m
4 1 - 2 km
5 2 - 4 km
6 4 - 10 km
7 10 - 20 km
8 20 - 50 km
9 50 km or more

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SC_VISC -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VISC': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
CODE MEANING
0 Less than 50 m
1 50 - 200 m
2 200 - 500 m
3 500 - 1000 m
4 1 - 2 km
5 2 - 4 km
6 4 - 10 km
7 10 - 20 km
8 20 - 50 km
9 50 km or more

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SC_VSB# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VSB#': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
CODE MEANING
0 Less than 50 m
1 50 - 200 m
2 200 - 500 m
3 500 - 1000 m
4 1 - 2 km
5 2 - 4 km
6 4 - 10 km
7 10 - 20 km
8 20 - 50 km
9 50 km or more

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SC_WCL$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WCL$': Water color (NODC-OCL extension of Forel-Ule scale)
CODE MEANING
31 GREEN
32 BLUE
33 GREY
34 RED
35 CHALKY
36 BROWN
37 LUMINESCENT

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SC_WCLR -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WCLR': Water colour (Forel-Ule scale)
CODE MEANING
01 PERCENT YELLOW 0 FOREL-ULE SCALE I
02 PERCENT YELLOW 2 FOREL-ULE SCALE II
03 PERCENT YELLOW 5 FOREL-ULE SCALE III
04 PERCENT YELLOW 9 FOREL-ULE SCALE IV
05 PERCENT YELLOW 14 FOREL-ULE SCALE V
06 PERCENT YELLOW 20 FOREL-ULE SCALE VI
07 PERCENT YELLOW 27 FOREL-ULE SCALE VII
08 PERCENT YELLOW 35 FOREL-ULE SCALE VIII
09 PERCENT YELLOW 44 FOREL-ULE SCALE IX
10 PERCENT YELLOW 54 FOREL-ULE SCALE X
11 PERCENT YELLOW 65 PERCENT BROWN 0 FOREL-ULE SCALE XI
12 PERCENT BROWN 2 FOREL-ULE SCALE XII
13 PERCENT BROWN 5 FOREL-ULE SCALE XIII
14 PERCENT BROWN 9 FOREL-ULE SCALE XIV
15 PERCENT BROWN 14 FOREL-ULE SCALE XV
16 PERCENT BROWN 20 FOREL-ULE SCALE XVI
17 PERCENT BROWN 27 FOREL-ULE SCALE XVII
18 PERCENT BROWN 35 FOREL-ULE SCALE XVIII
19 PERCENT BROWN 44 FOREL-ULE SCALE XIX
20 PERCENT BROWN 54 FOREL-ULE SCALE XX
21 PERCENT BROWN 65 FOREL-ULE SCALE XXI

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SC_WDC$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WDC$': Wind direction code (octants)
CODE MEANING
0 Calm
1 N = 338-22 degrees true
2 NE = 23-67 degrees true
3 E = 68-112 degrees true
4 SE = 113-157 degrees true
5 S = 158-202 degrees true
6 SW = 203-247 degrees true
7 W = 248-292 degrees true
8 NW = 293-337 degrees true
9 No observation

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SC_WDIC -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WDIC': Wind direction (WMO code 0877)
CODE MEANING
00 Calm (no waves)
01 5 - 14 degrees
02 15 - 24 degrees
03 25 - 34 degrees
04 35 - 44 degrees
05 45 - 54 degrees
06 55 - 64 degrees
07 65 - 74 degrees
08 75 - 84 degrees
09 85 - 94 degrees
10 95 - 104 degrees
11 105 - 114 degrees
12 115 - 124 degrees
13 125 - 134 degrees
14 135 - 144 degrees
15 145 - 154 degrees
16 155 - 164 degrees
17 165 - 174 degrees
18 175 - 184 degrees
19 185 - 194 degrees
20 195 - 204 degrees
21 205 - 214 degrees
22 215 - 224 degrees
23 225 - 234 degrees
24 235 - 244 degrees
25 245 - 254 degrees
26 255 - 264 degrees
27 265 - 274 degrees
28 275 - 284 degrees
29 285 - 294 degrees
30 295 - 304 degrees
31 305 - 314 degrees
32 315 - 324 degrees
33 325 - 334 degrees
34 335 - 344 degrees
35 345 - 354 degrees
36 355 - 4 degrees
99 Variable or all directions, or unknown

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SC_WDR# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WDR#': Wind direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
CODE MEANING
00 Calm (no waves)
01 5 - 14 degrees
02 15 - 24 degrees
03 25 - 34 degrees
04 35 - 44 degrees
05 45 - 54 degrees
06 55 - 64 degrees
07 65 - 74 degrees
08 75 - 84 degrees
09 85 - 94 degrees
10 95 - 104 degrees
11 105 - 114 degrees
12 115 - 124 degrees
13 125 - 134 degrees
14 135 - 144 degrees
15 145 - 154 degrees
16 155 - 164 degrees
17 165 - 174 degrees
18 175 - 184 degrees
19 185 - 194 degrees
20 195 - 204 degrees
21 205 - 214 degrees
22 215 - 224 degrees
23 225 - 234 degrees
24 235 - 244 degrees
25 245 - 254 degrees
26 255 - 264 degrees
27 265 - 274 degrees
28 275 - 284 degrees
29 285 - 294 degrees
30 295 - 304 degrees
31 305 - 314 degrees
32 315 - 324 degrees
33 325 - 334 degrees
34 335 - 344 degrees
35 345 - 354 degrees
36 355 - 4 degrees
49 Waves confused, direction indeterminate (waves equal to or less than 4 3/4 metres
99 WAVES CONFUSED, DIRECTION INDETERMINATE (WAVES GEATER THAN 4 3/4 METERS) WINDS VARIABLE,OR ALL DIRECTIONS OR UNKNOWN

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SC_WFBS -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WFBS': Wind Force on Beaufort Scale
CODE MEANING
0 CALM MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS <1 IN METERS/SEC 0-0.2 IN KM/H <1 IN M.P.H. <1 /WAVE HT < .25 FT
1 LIGHT AIR MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 1-3 METERS/SEC 0.3-1.5 KM/H 1-5 M.P.H. 1-3 /WAVE HT= .25 FT
2 LIGHT BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 4-6 METERS/SEC 1.6-3.3 KM/H 6-11 M.P.H. 4-7 /WAVE HT =.5 FT
3 GENTLE BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 7-10 METERS/SEC 3.4-5.4 KM/H 12-19 M.P.H. 8-12 /WAVE HT = 2 FT
4 MODERATE BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 11-16 METERS/SEC 5.5-7.9 KM/H 20-28 M.P.H. 13-18/WAVE HT = 4 FT
5 FRESH BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 17-21 METERS/SEC 8.0-10.7 KM/H 29-38 M.P.H. 19-24/WAVE HT = 6 FT
6 STRONG BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 22-27 METERS/SEC 10.8-13.8 KM/H 39-49 M.P.H. 25-31/WAVE HT = 10 FT
7 NEAR GALE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 28-33 METERS/SEC 13.9-17.1 KM/H 50-61 M.P.H. 32-38/WAVE HT = 14 FT
8 GALE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 34-40 METERS/SEC 17.2-20.7 KM/H 62-74 M.P.H. 39-46 /WAVE HT = 18 FT
9 STRONG GALE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 41-47 METERS/SEC 20.8-24.4 KM/H 75-88 M.P.H. 47-54/WAVE HT = 23 FT

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SC_WSC$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WSC$': Wind force code (code translates to knots)
CODE MEANING
0 Calm
1 1-3 knots
2 4-6 knots
3 7-10 knots
4 11-16 knots
5 17-21 knots
6 22-27 knots
7 28-33 knots
8 34+ knots
9 No observation

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SC_WVH# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVH#': Wave height (WMO Code Table 1555)
CODE MEANING
0 LESS THAN 1/4 M (1 FT) OR 5 M (16 FT)
1 1/2 M (1 1/2 FT) OR 5 1/2 M (17 1/2 FT)
2 1 M (3 FT) OR 6 M (19 FT)
3 1 1/2 M (5 FT) OR 6 1/2 M (21 FT)
4 2 M (6 1/2 FT) OR 7 M (22 1/2 FT)
5 2 1/2 M (8 FT) OR 7 1/2 M (24 FT)
6 3 M (9 1/2 FT) OR 8 M (25 1/2 FT)
7 3 1/2 M (11 FT) OR 8 1/2 M (27 FT)
8 4 M (13 FT) OR 9 M (29 FT)
9 4 1/2 M (14 FT) OR 9 1/2 M (30 1/2 FT)
X HEIGHT NOT DETERMINED

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SC_WVH$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVH$': Wave height (NODC OCL Code)
CODE MEANING
00 calm
01 0.5 meter
02 1 meter
03 1.5 meter
04 2 meter
05 2.5 meter
06 3 meter
07 3.5 meter
08 4 meter
09 4.5 meter
10 5 meter
11 5.5 meter
12 6 meter
13 6.5 meter
14 7 meter
15 7.5 meter
16 8 meter
17 8.5 meter
18 9 meter
19 9.5 meter
20 10 meter
21 10.5 meter
22 11 meter
23 11.5 meter
24 12 meter
25 12.5 meter
26 13 meter
27 greater than 13 meters

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SC_WVP# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVP#': Wave period (WMO code 3155)
CODE MEANING
/ Calm or period not determined
0 10 seconds
1 11 seconds
2 12 seconds
3 13 seconds
4 14 seconds or more
5 5 seconds or less
6 6 seconds
7 7 seconds
8 8 seconds
9 9 seconds

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SC_WVP$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVP$': Wave period (NODC code 0378)
CODE MEANING
0 20 OR 21 SECONDS
1 OVER 21 SECONDS
2 5 SECONDS OR LESS
3 6 OR 7 SECONDS
4 8 OR 9 SECONDS
5 10 OR 11 SECONDS
6 12 OR 13 SECONDS
7 14 OR 15 SECONDS
8 16 OR 17 SECONDS
9 18 OR 19 SECONDS
X CALM, OR PERIOD NOT DETERMINED

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SC_WVR# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVR#': Wave direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
CODE MEANING
00 Calm (no waves)
01 5 - 14 degrees
02 15 - 24 degrees
03 25 - 34 degrees
04 35 - 44 degrees
05 45 - 54 degrees
06 55 - 64 degrees
07 65 - 74 degrees
08 75 - 84 degrees
09 85 - 94 degrees
10 95 - 104 degrees
11 105 - 114 degrees
12 115 - 124 degrees
13 125 - 134 degrees
14 135 - 144 degrees
15 145 - 154 degrees
16 155 - 164 degrees
17 165 - 174 degrees
18 175 - 184 degrees
19 185 - 194 degrees
20 195 - 204 degrees
21 205 - 214 degrees
22 215 - 224 degrees
23 225 - 234 degrees
24 235 - 244 degrees
25 245 - 254 degrees
26 255 - 264 degrees
27 265 - 274 degrees
28 275 - 284 degrees
29 285 - 294 degrees
30 295 - 304 degrees
31 305 - 314 degrees
32 315 - 324 degrees
33 325 - 334 degrees
34 335 - 344 degrees
35 345 - 354 degrees
36 355 - 4 degrees
49 Waves confused, direction indeterminate (waves equal to or less than 4 3/4 metres
99 WAVES CONFUSED, DIRECTION INDETERMINATE (WAVES GEATER THAN 4 3/4 METERS) WINDS VARIABLE,OR ALL DIRECTIONS OR UNKNOWN

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SC_WWC# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WWC#': Present weather (WMO code 4501)
CODE MEANING
0 CLEAR (NO CLOUD AT ANY LEVEL)
1 PARTLY CLOUDY (SCATTERED OR BROKED)
2 CONTINUOUS LAYER(S) OF CLOUD(S)
3 SANDSTORM, DUSTSTORM, OR BLOWING SNOW
4 FOG, THICK DUST OR HAZE
5 DRIZZLE
6 RAIN
7 SNOW, OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED
8 SHOWER(S)
9 THUNDERSTORM(S)

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SC_WWCD -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WWCD': Present Weather (WMO Code 4677)
CODE MEANING
00 CLOUD DEVELOP. NOT OBSERVED OR NOT OBSERVABLE-CHAR. CHANGE OF THE STATE OF SKY DURING PAST HOUR
01 CLOUDS GENERALLY DISSOLVING OR BECOMING LESS DEVELOPED-CHAR. CHANGE OF STATE OF SKY DURING PAST HR.
02 STATE OF SKY ON THE WHOLE UNCHANGED-CHAR. CHANGE OF THE STATE OF SKY DURING THE PAST HOUR
03 CLOUDS GENERALLY FORMING OR DEVELOPING-CHAR. CHANGE OF THE STATE OF SKY DURING THE PAST HOUR
04 VISIBILTY REDUCED BY SMOKE, E.G. VELDT OF FOREST FIRES, INDUSTRIAL SMOKE OR VOLCANIC ASHES
05 HAZE
06 WIDESPREAD DUST IN SUSPENSION IN THE AIR, RAISED BY WIND AT OR NEAR THE STATION AT TIME OF OBS.
07 DUST OR SAND RAISED BY WIND AT OR NEAR THE STATION AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION, BUT NO WELL DEVELOPED DUST WHIRL(S) OR SAND WHIRL(S), AND NO DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM SEEN
08 WELL DEVELOP. DUST WHIRL(S) OR SAND WHIRL(S) SEEN AT OR NEAR STATION DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR OR AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION, BUT NO DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM
09 DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM WITHIN SIGHT AT THE TIME OF OBSERVA., OR AT STATION DURING PRECEDING HOUR
10 MIST
11 PATCHES OF SHALLOW FOG OR ICE FOG AT THE STATION, WHETHER ON LAND OR SEA, NOT DEEPER THAN ABOUT 2 METERS ON LAND OR 10 METERS AT SEA
12 MORE OR LESS CONTINUOUS SHALLOW FOG OR ICE FOG AT THE STATION, WHETHER ON LAND OR SEA, NOT DEEPER THAN ABOUT 2 M ON LAND OR 10 M AT SEA
13 LIGHTNING VISIBLE, NO THUNDER HEARD
14 PRECIPITATION WITHIN SIGHT, NOT REACHING THE GROUND OR THE SURFACE OF THE SEA
15 PRECIPITATION WITHIN SIGHT, REACHING THE GROUND OR THE SURFACE OF THE SEA, BUT DISTANT(I.E. ESTIMATED TO BE MORE THAN 5 KM) FROM THE STATION
16 PREC. WITHIN SIGHT, REACHING GROUND OR SURFACE OF THE SEA, NEAR TO, BUT NOT AT THE STATION
17 THUNDERSTORM, BUT NO PRECIPITATION AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION
18 SQUALLS AT OR WITHIN SIGHT OF THE STATION DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR OR AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
19 FUNNEL CLOUD(S) AT OR WITHIN SIGHT OF STATION DURING PRECEDING HOUR OR AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION
20 DRIZZLE (NOT FREEZING) OR SNOW GRAINS - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
21 RAIN (NOT FREEZING) - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
22 SNOW - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
23 RAIN AND SNOW OR ICE PELLETS, TYPE (A) - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
24 FREEZING DRIZZLE OR FREEZING RAIN - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
25 SHOWER(S) OF RAIN - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
26 SHOWER(S) OF SNOW, OR OF RAIN AND SNOW - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
27 SHOWER(S) OF HAIL, OR OF RAIN AND HAIL - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
28 FOG OR ICE FOG - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
29 THUNDERSTORM (WITH OR WITHOUT PRECIPITATION)
30 SLIGHT OR MODERATE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-HAS DECREASED DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
31 SLIGHT OR MODERATE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
32 SLIGHT OR MODERATE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-HAS BEGUN OR HAS INCREASED DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
33 SEVERE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-HAS DECREASED DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
34 SEVERE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
35 SEVERE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-HAS BEGUN OR HAS INCREASED DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
36 SLIGHT OR MODERATE BLOWING SNOW-GENERALLY LOW (BELOW EYE LEVEL)
37 HEAVY DRIFTING SNOW-GENERALLY LOW (BELOW EYE LEVEL)
38 SLIGHT OR MODERATE BLOWING SNOW-GENERALLY HIGH (ABOVE EYE LEVEL)
39 HEAVY BLOWING SNOW-GENERALLY HIGH (ABOVE EYE LEVEL)
40 FOG OR ICE FOG AT A DISTANCE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION, BUT NOT AT THE STATION DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR, THE FOG OR ICE FOG EXTENDING TO A LEVEL ABOVE THAT OF THE OBSERVER
41 FOG OR ICE FOG IN PATCHES
42 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY VISIBLE-HAS BECOME THINNER DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
43 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY INVISIBLE-HAS BECOME THINNER DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
44 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY VISIBLE-NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
45 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY INVISIBLE-NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
46 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY VISIBLE-HAS BEGUN OR HAS BECOME THICKER DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
47 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY INVISIBLE-HAS BEGUN OR HAS BECOME THICKER DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
48 FOG, DEPOSITING RIME, SKY VISIBLE
49 FOG, DEPOSITING RIME, SKY INVISIBLE
50 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
51 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
52 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
53 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
54 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-HEAVY (DENSE) AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
55 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-HEAVY (DENSE) AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
56 DRIZZLE, FREEZING, SLIGHT
57 DRIZZLE, FREEZING, MODERATE OR HEAVY (DENSE)
58 DRIZZLE AND RAIN, SLIGHT
59 DRIZZLE AND RAIN, MODERATE OR HEAVY
60 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
61 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
62 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
63 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
64 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-HEAVY AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
65 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-HEAVY AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
66 RAIN, FREEZING, SLIGHT
67 RAIN, FREEZING, MODERATE OR HEAVY
68 RAIN OR DRIZZLE AND SNOW, SLIGHT
69 RAIN OR DRIZZLE AND SNOW, MODERATE OR HEAVY
70 INTERMITTENT FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
71 CONTINUOUS FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
72 INTERMITTENT FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
73 CONTINUOUS FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
74 INTERMITTENT FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-HEAVY AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
75 CONTINUOUS FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-HEAVY AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
76 ICE PRISMS (WITH OR WIHTOUT FOG)
77 SNOW GRAINS (WITH OF WITHOUT FOG)
78 ISOLATED STARLIKE SNOW CRYSTALS (WITH OR WITHOUT FOG)
79 ICE PELLETS, TYPE (A)
80 RAIN SHOWER(S), SLIGHT
81 RAIN SHOWER(S), MODERATE OR HEAVY
82 RAIN SHOWER(S), VIOLENT
83 SHOWER(S) OF RAIN ANS SNOW MIXED, SLIGHT
84 SHOWER(S) OF RAIN ANS SNOW MIXED, MODERATE OR HEAVY
85 SNOW SHOWER(S), SLIGHT
86 SHOW SHOWER(S), MODERATE OR HEAVY
87 SHOWER(S) OF SNOW PELLETS OR ICE PELLETS, TYPE(B),WITH/WITHOUT RAIN AND SNOW MIXED-SLIGHT
88 SHOWER(S) OF SNOW PELLETS OR ICE PELLETS, TYPE(B), WITH/WITHOUT RAIN OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED-MODERATE OR HEAVY
89 SHOWER(S) OF HAIL, WITH OR WITHOUT RAIN OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED, NOT ASSOC. WITH THUNDER-SLIGHT
90 SHOWER(S)OF HAIL, WITH/WITHOUT RAIN OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED, NOT ASSOC. W/THUNDER-MODERATE OR HEAVY
91 SLIGHT RAIN AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR BUT NOT AT TIME OF OBS.
92 MODERATE OR HEAVY RAIN AT TIME OF OBSER.-THUNDERSTORM DURING PRECEDING HR. BUT NOT AT TIME OF OBS.
93 SLIGHT SNOW, OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED OR HAIL AT TIME OF OBSER.-THUNDERSTORM DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR BUT NOT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
94 MODERATE OR HEAVY SNOW, OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED OR HAIL AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR BUT NOT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
95 THUNDERSTORM, SLIGHT OR MODERATE, WITHOUT HAIL, BUT W/RAIN AND/OR SNOW AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
96 THUNDERSTORM, SLIGHT OR MODERATE, WITH HAIL AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBS.
97 THUNDERSTORM, HEAVY, WITHOUT HAIL, BUT WITH RAIN AND/OR SNOW AT TIME OF OBSER.-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
98 THUNDERSTORM COMBINED WITH DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM AT TIME OF OBSER.-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBS.
99 THUNDERSTORM, HEAVY, WITH HAIL AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBSERVATION #

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SC_XDIN -- Surface code values for srfcCode='XDIN': XBT digitization Interval (NODC-0613)
CODE MEANING
01 FIXED INTERVAL LE 0.1 METER AND LE 0.1 DEG C
02 FIXED INTERVAL GT 1 METER BUT LE 3 METERS AND LE 0. 1 DEG C
03 FIXED INTERVAL GT 3 METERS BUT LE 6 METERS AND LE 0 .1 DEG C
04 FIXED INTERVAL GT 6 METERS AND LE 0.1 DEG C
11 FIXED INTERVAL LE 1 METER AND LE 0.2 DEG C
12 FIXED INTERVAL GT 1 METER BUT LE 3 METERS AND LE 0. 2 DEG C
13 FIXED INTERVAL GT 3 METERS AND LE 6 METERS AND LE 0.2 DEG
31 VARIABLE INTERVAL - MANUALLY DETERMINED
32 VARIABLE INTERVAL - STATISTICALLY DETERMINED
33 VARIABLE INTERVAL - PHYSICALLY DETERMINED
34 FIXED INTERVAL GT 3 METERS BUT LT 6 METERS AND LE 0.2 DEG C

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SC_XDMT -- Surface code values for srfcCode='XDMT': XBT digitization Method (NODC-0612)
CODE MEANING
01 MANUAL
02 A-D CONVERSION FROM ORIGINAL
03 A-D CONVERSION FROM COPIES
04 OPTICAL SCANNING
05 DIRECT DIGITAL OUTPUT UNKNOWN
06 DIRECT DIGITAL OUTPUT BATHY
07 DIRECT DIGITAL OUTPUT SUTRON
08 DIRECT DIGITAL OUTPUT FROM SIPPICAN MARK 9

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SC_XTRS -- Surface code values for srfcCode='XTRS': XBT data Treatment and Storage (NODC-0614)
CODE MEANING
01 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; STORED AS DIGITIZED
02 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.05 DEGC
03 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.1 DEGC
04 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.2 DEGC
05 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.3 DEGC
06 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.7 DEGC
07 UNKNOWN
21 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; STORED AS DIGITIZE
22 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.05 DEG C
23 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.1 DEG C
24 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.2 DEG C
25 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.3 DEG C
26 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.5 DEG C
27 DATA POINTS AT FIXED INTERVALS OR SELECTED INTERVALS RETAINED AND STORED

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STD_ALKY -- Obs Standard for profType='ALKY': TOTAL ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (micro-eq/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_ALTB -- Obs Standard for profType='ALTB': Height/Altitude above Bottom
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_CALK -- Obs Standard for profType='CALK': CARBONATE ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (micro-eq/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_CNDC -- Obs Standard for profType='CNDC': Electrical conductivity (mho per metre)
CODE MEANING
0 No conductivity measured
1 In situ sensor, precision to 0.01
2 In situ sensor, precision to 0.1
4 unknown accuracy

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STD_COND -- Obs Standard for profType='COND': (Conductivity) Data from CSIRO
CODE MEANING
0 No conductivity measured
1 In situ sensor, precision to 0.01
2 In situ sensor, precision to 0.1
4 unknown accuracy

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STD_CORG -- Obs Standard for profType='CORG': ORGANIC CARBON CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (mg/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_CPHL -- Obs Standard for profType='CPHL': CHLOROPHYLL-A (mg/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (mg/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_DOX2 -- Obs Standard for profType='DOX2': DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/kg)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01
2 Accuracy less the 0.01
3 sample analysis
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_DOXY -- Obs Standard for profType='DOXY': DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_DPDT -- Obs Standard for profType='DPDT': Lowering Rate (m/s)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_FLO1 -- Obs Standard for profType='FLO1': Fluoride (mg/l)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (mg/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_FLU$ -- Obs Standard for profType='FLU$': Fluorescence (%)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy 0.01 or Better
2 Accuracy less than 0.01
3 sample analysis
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_FLU1 -- Obs Standard for profType='FLU1': Chemistry Chlorophyll concentration measured by fluorometer (mg/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_HCDT -- Obs Standard for profType='HCDT': DIRECTION TO WHICH HORIZONTAL CURRENT IS FLOWING (degrees relative to True North)
CODE MEANING
0 No current direction measured
1 Precision to 1 degrees
2 Precision to 10 degrees
4 Unknown precision
5 Precision to 0.1 degrees

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STD_HCSP -- Obs Standard for profType='HCSP': HORIZONTAL CURRENT SPEED (m/s)
CODE MEANING
0 No current speed measured
1 Precision to 1m/s
2 Precision to 0.1 m/s
3 Precision to 0.01 m/s
4 Unknown precision
5 Precision to 0.001 m/s

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STD_LATA -- Obs Standard for profType='LATA': Latitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_LONA -- Obs Standard for profType='LONA': Longitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_NH3$ -- Obs Standard for profType='NH3$': NH3-N
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_NTRA -- Obs Standard for profType='NTRA': NITRATE (NO3-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_NTRI -- Obs Standard for profType='NTRI': NITRITE (N02-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_OTMP -- Obs Standard for profType='OTMP': Oxygen sensor temperature (degrees C)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_PAR$ -- Obs Standard for profType='PAR$': Irradiance (Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR)) (micro einstein/m**2/s)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_PH1$ -- Obs Standard for profType='PH1$': Replicate sample of inorganic phosphate (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_PHOS -- Obs Standard for profType='PHOS': PHOSPHATE (P04-P) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_PHPH -- Obs Standard for profType='PHPH': HYDROGEN ION CONCENTRATION (pH)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01
2 Accuracy less the 0.01
3 sample analysis
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_POC_ -- Obs Standard for profType='POC_': Particulate Organic Carbon content (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (mg/m**3 == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_PRP$ -- Obs Standard for profType='PRP$': Primary productivity (mg C/m**3/hr)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 derived from dried, filtered samples, values reported to 0.
A derived from dried, filtered samples, values reported to 0.
U unknown

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STD_PSAL -- Obs Standard for profType='PSAL': Salinity (PSU)
CODE MEANING
0 No salinity measured
1 In situ sensor, accuracy better the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
2 In situ sensor, accuracy less the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
3 sample analysis (PSU assumed)
4 unknown accuracy (PSU assumed)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (PSU assumed)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (PSU assumed)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (PSU assumed)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (PSU assumed)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (PSU assumed)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (PSU assumed)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (PSU assumed)
P practical salinity units (PSU)
S pre 1982 salinity units (PPT)
U Unknown salinity units

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STD_SLCA -- Obs Standard for profType='SLCA': SILICATE(SIO4-SI) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_SSAL -- Obs Standard for profType='SSAL': SALINITY (PRE-1978 DEFINITION) (g/kg)
CODE MEANING
0 No salinity measured
1 In situ sensor, accuracy better the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
2 In situ sensor, accuracy less the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
3 sample analysis (PSU assumed)
4 unknown accuracy (PSU assumed)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (PSU assumed)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (PSU assumed)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (PSU assumed)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (PSU assumed)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (PSU assumed)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (PSU assumed)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (PSU assumed)
P practical salinity units (PSU)
S pre 1982 salinity units (PPT)
U Unknown salinity units

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STD_SUL$ -- Obs Standard for profType='SUL$': Sulphate (SO4) (mol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_SVEL -- Obs Standard for profType='SVEL': SOUND VELOCITY (m/s)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (m/s)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (m/s)
3 sample analysis (m/s)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (m/s)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (m/s)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (m/s)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (m/s)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (m/s)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (m/s)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (m/s)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (m/s)
U Unknown units

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STD_SYTM -- Obs Standard for profType='SYTM': PIPE Time Format DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM:SS.ss
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_TEMP -- Obs Standard for profType='TEMP': Temperature (degrees C)
CODE MEANING
0 No temperature measured
1 In situ sensor, precision to 0.01 degrees C
2 In situ sensor, precision to 0.1 degrees C
4 unknown accuracy (degrees C)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 degrees C
6 Accurate to 0.0001 degrees C
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 degrees C
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 degrees C
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 degrees C
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 degrees C
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 degrees C
I Accuracy is greater than .2 degrees C
U Unknown temperature units

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STD_TPHS -- Obs Standard for profType='TPHS': Total Phosphorous (P) Content mmol/m**3 (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_TRAN -- Obs Standard for profType='TRAN': Transmissivity (uncertain units)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Precision is 0.01 (percent)
2 Precision is 0.1 (percent)
3 Precision is 1.0 (percent)
4 unknown accuracy (percent)

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STD_TRB$ -- Obs Standard for profType='TRB$': Turbidity data from a flow through nephelometer (Formazine Turbidity Units (FTU))
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_TUR4 -- Obs Standard for profType='TUR4': TURBIDITY N.T.U Nephelo Turb. Unit
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy Better than .01
2 Accuracy Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001

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STD_USAL -- Obs Standard for profType='USAL': UNDEFINED SALINITY (Prac. Salin or parts/thousand)
CODE MEANING
0 No salinity measured
1 In situ sensor, accuracy better the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
2 In situ sensor, accuracy less the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
3 sample analysis (PSU assumed)
4 unknown accuracy (PSU assumed)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (PSU assumed)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (PSU assumed)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (PSU assumed)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (PSU assumed)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (PSU assumed)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (PSU assumed)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (PSU assumed)
P practical salinity units (PSU)
S pre 1982 salinity units (PPT)
U Unknown salinity units

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TYPE -- Data_Type field, and Bytes 3-4 of Stream_Ident use this data type code
CODE MEANING
AR Animal mounted recorder
BA BATHY message
BF Undulating Oceanographic Recorder (e.g. Batfish CTD)
BO Bottle
BT general BT data
CD CTD down trace
CT CTD data, up or down
CU CTD up trace
DB Drifting buoy
DD Delayed mode drifting buoy data
DM Delayed mode version from originator
DT Digital BT
IC Ice core
ID Interpolated drifting buoy data
IN Ship intake samples
MB MBT
MC CTD and bottle data are mixed for the station
MI Data from a mixed set of instruments
ML Minilog
OF Real-time oxygen and fluorescence
PF Profiling float
RM Radio message
RQ Radio message with scientific QC
SC Sediment core
SG Thermosalinograph data
ST STD data
SV Sound velocity probe
TE TESAC message
TG Thermograph data
TK TRACKOB message
TO Towed CTD
TR Thermistor chain
XB XBT
XC Expendable CTD

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UFLAG -- Record update code (Uflag)
CODE MEANING
D Delete this station from the file
R Replace existing station with this one
S Skip this station during update
U Add this station to file during update
Drifting Buoy stations only

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Code list last updated Dec 22 2014

TABLE ENTRIES MEANING
ACT 73       Parameter action code (Act_Code)
AVAIL 2       Data availability (Data_Avail)
DIGMC 17       Digitization Method Code (Digit_Code)
DP 2       Depth / Pressure code (D_P_Code)
DUP 4       Parameter Duplicate flag (Dup_flag)
IDENT 42       Ident_Code and Bytes 1-2 of Stream_Ident use this code for the organization which created the record
PC_CODE 181       Parameter Codes for Surface Codes (Srfc_Code in Surface Code group; Act_Parm in History group)
PC_HIST 49       Parameter Codes for Histories (Act_Parm in History group)
PC_PARM 118       Parameter Codes for Surface Parameters (Pcode in Surface Parameter group; Act_Parm in history group)
PC_PROF 70       Parameter Codes (pCode) for Profiles (Prof_Type in Prof_Info group; Profile_Type in Profile Record; Act_Parm in History group)
PRC 136       Processing step (PRC_Code)
QUAL 11       GTSPP Data quality codes
SC_ANT$ 7       Surface code values for srfcCode='ANT$': Anemometer type (WMO code table 0114).
SC_AQA$ 7       Surface code values for srfcCode='AQA$': Argo location class code table [ARGO reference table 5]
SC_BCI$ 5       Surface code values for pCode='BCI$': Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
SC_BMS$ 16       Surface code values for srfcCode='BMS$': BUFR SST Method Code
SC_BQA$ 8       Surface code values for srfcCode='BQA$': QA in buoy code form
SC_BQZ$ 3       Surface code values for srfcCode='BQZ$': Depth correction indicator (WMO code 3318)
SC_BTP$ 64       Surface code values for srfcCode='BTP$': Buoy type (WMO code 0370)
SC_CLDA 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='CLDA': Total Cloud Amount (WMO code 2700)
SC_CLDT 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='CLDT': Cloud Type (WMO code 0500)
SC_DPC$ 5       Surface code values for srfcCode='DPC$': XBT depth correction status
SC_GGCM 5       Surface code values for pCode='GGCM': Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
SC_GGST 90       Surface code values for srfcCode='GGST': (2QNQLQAQz) QN=WMO-3313: Quality of the buoy satellite transmission; QL=WMO-3311: Quality of location; QA=WMO-3302: Location quality class (range of radius of 66% confidence); QZ=WMO-3318: Depth correction indicator
SC_IST$ 165       Surface code values for srfcCode='IST$': Instrument name
SC_ITS# 3       Surface code values for srfcCode='ITS#': International Temperature Scale
SC_MRT# 9       Surface code values for srfcCode='MRT#': Reference Type (Instrument for reference temp) (OCL revised table to include types 9 and 10)
SC_PEQ$ 92       Surface code values for srfcCode='PEQ$': Instrument make and type for water temperature measurement with fall rate coefficients if relevant (WMO Common Code Table C-3; WMO code table 1770)
SC_PRT$ 38       Surface code values for srfcCode='PRT$': XBT probe type (WMO code 1770)
SC_RCT# 33       Surface code values for srfcCode='RCT#': XBT recorder type (NODC-OCL modification of WMO code 4770)
SC_RCT$ 44       Surface code values for srfcCode='RCT$': XBT recorder type (WMO code 4770)
SC_SEAS 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='SEAS': Sea State (WMO code 3700)
SC_STAT 4       Surface code values for srfcCode='STAT': GTSPP STATUS
SC_VDIC 38       Surface code values for srfcCode='VDIC': Wave direction (WMO code 0877)
SC_VIS# 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='VIS#': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
SC_VISB 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='VISB': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
SC_VISC 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='VISC': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
SC_VSB# 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='VSB#': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
SC_WCL$ 7       Surface code values for srfcCode='WCL$': Water color (NODC-OCL extension of Forel-Ule scale)
SC_WCLR 21       Surface code values for srfcCode='WCLR': Water colour (Forel-Ule scale)
SC_WDC$ 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='WDC$': Wind direction code (octants)
SC_WDIC 38       Surface code values for srfcCode='WDIC': Wind direction (WMO code 0877)
SC_WDR# 39       Surface code values for srfcCode='WDR#': Wind direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
SC_WFBS 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='WFBS': Wind Force on Beaufort Scale
SC_WSC$ 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='WSC$': Wind force code (code translates to knots)
SC_WVH# 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVH#': Wave height (WMO Code Table 1555)
SC_WVH$ 28       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVH$': Wave height (NODC OCL Code)
SC_WVP# 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVP#': Wave period (WMO code 3155)
SC_WVP$ 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVP$': Wave period (NODC code 0378)
SC_WVR# 39       Surface code values for srfcCode='WVR#': Wave direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
SC_WWC# 10       Surface code values for srfcCode='WWC#': Present weather (WMO code 4501)
SC_WWCD 100       Surface code values for srfcCode='WWCD': Present Weather (WMO Code 4677)
SC_XDIN 11       Surface code values for srfcCode='XDIN': XBT digitization Interval (NODC-0613)
SC_XDMT 8       Surface code values for srfcCode='XDMT': XBT digitization Method (NODC-0612)
SC_XTRS 14       Surface code values for srfcCode='XTRS': XBT data Treatment and Storage (NODC-0614)
STD_ALKY 13       Obs Standard for profType='ALKY': TOTAL ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
STD_ALTB 16       Obs Standard for profType='ALTB': Height/Altitude above Bottom
STD_CALK 13       Obs Standard for profType='CALK': CARBONATE ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
STD_CNDC 4       Obs Standard for profType='CNDC': Electrical conductivity (mho per metre)
STD_COND 4       Obs Standard for profType='COND': (Conductivity) Data from CSIRO
STD_CORG 13       Obs Standard for profType='CORG': ORGANIC CARBON CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_CPHL 13       Obs Standard for profType='CPHL': CHLOROPHYLL-A (mg/m**3)
STD_DOX2 13       Obs Standard for profType='DOX2': DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/kg)
STD_DOXY 13       Obs Standard for profType='DOXY': DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/m**3)
STD_DPDT 16       Obs Standard for profType='DPDT': Lowering Rate (m/s)
STD_FLO1 13       Obs Standard for profType='FLO1': Fluoride (mg/l)
STD_FLU$ 13       Obs Standard for profType='FLU$': Fluorescence (%)
STD_FLU1 16       Obs Standard for profType='FLU1': Chemistry Chlorophyll concentration measured by fluorometer (mg/m**3)
STD_HCDT 5       Obs Standard for profType='HCDT': DIRECTION TO WHICH HORIZONTAL CURRENT IS FLOWING (degrees relative to True North)
STD_HCSP 6       Obs Standard for profType='HCSP': HORIZONTAL CURRENT SPEED (m/s)
STD_LATA 16       Obs Standard for profType='LATA': Latitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
STD_LONA 16       Obs Standard for profType='LONA': Longitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
STD_NH3$ 13       Obs Standard for profType='NH3$': NH3-N
STD_NTRA 13       Obs Standard for profType='NTRA': NITRATE (NO3-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_NTRI 13       Obs Standard for profType='NTRI': NITRITE (N02-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_OTMP 16       Obs Standard for profType='OTMP': Oxygen sensor temperature (degrees C)
STD_PAR$ 16       Obs Standard for profType='PAR$': Irradiance (Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR)) (micro einstein/m**2/s)
STD_PH1$ 13       Obs Standard for profType='PH1$': Replicate sample of inorganic phosphate (mmol/m**3)
STD_PHOS 13       Obs Standard for profType='PHOS': PHOSPHATE (P04-P) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_PHPH 13       Obs Standard for profType='PHPH': HYDROGEN ION CONCENTRATION (pH)
STD_POC_ 13       Obs Standard for profType='POC_': Particulate Organic Carbon content (mmol/m**3)
STD_PRP$ 4       Obs Standard for profType='PRP$': Primary productivity (mg C/m**3/hr)
STD_PSAL 15       Obs Standard for profType='PSAL': Salinity (PSU)
STD_SLCA 13       Obs Standard for profType='SLCA': SILICATE(SIO4-SI) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
STD_SSAL 15       Obs Standard for profType='SSAL': SALINITY (PRE-1978 DEFINITION) (g/kg)
STD_SUL$ 13       Obs Standard for profType='SUL$': Sulphate (SO4) (mol/m**3)
STD_SVEL 13       Obs Standard for profType='SVEL': SOUND VELOCITY (m/s)
STD_SYTM 16       Obs Standard for profType='SYTM': PIPE Time Format DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM:SS.ss
STD_TEMP 13       Obs Standard for profType='TEMP': Temperature (degrees C)
STD_TPHS 13       Obs Standard for profType='TPHS': Total Phosphorous (P) Content mmol/m**3 (mmol/m**3)
STD_TRAN 5       Obs Standard for profType='TRAN': Transmissivity (uncertain units)
STD_TRB$ 16       Obs Standard for profType='TRB$': Turbidity data from a flow through nephelometer (Formazine Turbidity Units (FTU))
STD_TUR4 7       Obs Standard for profType='TUR4': TURBIDITY N.T.U Nephelo Turb. Unit
STD_USAL 15       Obs Standard for profType='USAL': UNDEFINED SALINITY (Prac. Salin or parts/thousand)
TYPE 34       Data_Type field, and Bytes 3-4 of Stream_Ident use this data type code
UFLAG 5       Record update code (Uflag)


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ACT -- Parameter action code (Act_Code)
CODE MEANING
AC Assign a new cruise number
AS NODC SQLP for adding a new surfacecode vlaue
AV Add a Value in the data
BB Bad Bottle data, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
BD Bathy data which is rejected, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
BO Bowing Problem or Bowed Mixed layer. This is an apparently inconsistent temperature measurement observed with an early version of the Bathy systems SA-810 XBT recorder. Erroneous, gradual increase (bowing) in the temperature profile with depth that is most notable in the mixed layer zone. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
CF Change a quality flag
CL Contact Lost (Probe records before entering water), CSIRO Code (CSCB)
CO Constant. The parameter exhibits a constant value which is considered to be erroneous when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region.
CR Create record
CS Surface Spike, caused by a minor start-up transient problem that leads to inaccurate temperature measurements in the top few meters of a temperature profile. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
CT Constant temperature, hit bottom.The temperature profile exhibits constant temperature which is considered to be erroneous when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. The constant temperatures could occur over all of the profile or part of it. (The reasons could be sensor failure,depth calculation error, nose falling off the XBT, XBT sitting on the bottom,etc.)
CU Cusping. Bathy Systems Leakage or cusping is a malfunction particular to early versions of the Bathy Systems SA-810 unit. Leakage associated with this recorder/processor causes a characteristic cusping signal to be embedded in the profile. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
CV Change value
DA Delete Top of a profile. From top of a profile to a depth specified in the HISTORY GROUP. IFREMER Code
DB Delete Bottom of a profile. From a depth specified in the HISTORY GROUP to end of the profile. IFREMER Code
DC Station was checked by duplicate checking software
DE Depth Error, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
DL Delete interval in a profile. Between 2 values specified in the HISTORY GROUP to end of the profile. IFREMER Code
DM Match for MEDS-Delayed found by edes at NODC
DP Duplicate Drop or Depth Corrected, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
DR Driver Error, The Sippican MK-9 timing delay problem, is an error in the recognition of the start of descent of an XBT (i.e., probe contact with water) that results in a depth error. Data errors are highly erratic and random in nature, and in most cases the degree of depth error is indeterminable in data collected in the field under normal conditions. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
DU Duplicate Drop, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
ED Edit a parameter value
EF Eddy / Front / Current. Eddies, oceanic fronts and currents are common meso scale features in the oceans. An eddy, front or current appears as an increase/decrease in temperature over large depth ranges when compared to a neighbouring profile. A temperature displacement can sometimes be seen in alternating or sequential drops as the ship track crosses a current, eddy system or frontal region. Confirmation of the feature is established if neighbouring (usually repeat) profile pairs each side of the front show similar temperatures at depth. Temperature sections along the ship track can be used as further evidence these features are real. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
ER Early Recording error
FB Flag to the Bottom
FR Flag Range
FS Fine structure error: leakage, PET fault, cusping, sticking bit. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous fine structure when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be signal leakage, XBT recording system failures (sticking bit, cusping, PET Fault, etc), complete instrument failure, etc)
GL Gradient Long (inversion as opposed to spike)
GS Gradient Short (spike)
HB Hit Bottom. When the probe hits the bottom, the temperature trace usually goes isothermal. Contact with the bottom is often indicated by a small horizontal spike or undulation. The spike can be due to overheating of the thermistors or physical contact with the bottom. Data recorded beyond the hit bottom event is rejected as erroneous. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
HF High Frequency Interference. As for spikes, high frequency interference is caused by electrical, or electromagnetic, interference, but results in continual spiking over a wide range of depths. Interference may sometimes appear severe but the temperature records underneath can often be successfully interpolated by filtering. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
IP This history group operates on the complete input record
IV Inversion. Confirmed increase in temperature with depth observed at some point in the profile. Confirmation is established through the observation of the same feature in a neighbouring (usually a repeat) drop. These features usually occur is specific regions. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
LE Leakage. Appears as apparent structure of "jitter" over a range of depths (or the entire profile) that is considered to be unusual as there is little evidence of similar structure in the region, and or there is no confirmation from a neighbouring profile. This flag can be used if there is some element of doubt whether the XBT system is working correctly, i.e., if there is a suspected signal leakage problem with the recording equipment. Leakage can also be a result of insulation penetration which has not healed leading to continuous leakage, or damage to the launcher cable or recorder. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
MB MBT data rejected, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
ML Mixed layer error: bowing. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous features (such as false inversions) in the mixed layer when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be XBT bowing problem, instrument drift, etc).
MO Modulo 10 spikes. It is a data acquisition software problem associated with early versions of the Bathy Systems SA-810 XBT system in which a spike is introduced at 10 point intervals (i.e., every tenth digitization) in the profile data. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
MS Meso-scale feature, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
NG No good trace
NT No Trace. There is either no profile data recorded or the data is completely off-scale. This can be due to a number of reasons such as wire break before the probe makes contact with the water or an observer launching a probe before the system's set-up procedures are complete. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
NU Inversion in Mixed Layer Confirmed. A nub is a special type of inversion in which an increase of temperature with depth is observed within or at the base of the mixed layer. Confirmation is established through the observation of the same feature in a neighbouring (usually a repeat) drop. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
OE Other error. SIO Code (SIPE)
OP OPERATOR ERROR (Wrong Probe Type)
PE Position error. Profile position has been erroneously encoded. Corrected if possible.
PF Pet Fault. The PROTECNO Systems Leakage is a problem specific to the PROTECNO recorder/processor that causes a leakage-type of malfunction. This can often be masked by the temperature gradient. Generally the leakage is more evident toward the bottom of a profile, where the temperature gradient is small. It is a common fault in data recorded by earlier versions of this System. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
PI Inversion Probable. A probable inversion is defined as an increase in temperature with depth observed at some point in the profile, but which is not fully confirmed by a repeat or neighbouring drop. The feature is considered to be probably real as inversions are known to occur in the region or similar features are found in neighbouring drops. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
PL Premature Launch. This is used when the XBT system starts recording data before the probe reaches the water. Usually caused by the launcher/probe getting wet, or faulty cable. The data is shifted up vertically.
PS Fine Structure (Step-Like) Probable. Appears as unconfirmed isothermal or step-like features (including thermostads) observed in a profile over a range of depths (usually 10-100m) or the entire profile. The vertical gradient of the feature or features is substantially different from the back-ground gradient and therefore resembles a cascade or staircase. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
QC Quality Control
RD The profile has gone through a reduction procedure.
RE Repeat Drop. Is defined as an XBT deployed within 15 minutes of another one due to suspected previous probe malfunctions, desire to confirm a suspected real feature, or high density sampling. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
RF Reformat
S4 The history entry has an entry for the one or two profiles actually plotted, and the S4 to indicate the whole profile was flagged.
SA Surface Anomaly. The surface anomaly is a special case of fine structure that is limited to the top 20 metres of the water column. A warm surface layer can sometimes form from solar heating and light winds (often referred to as the afternoon effect). The afternoon effect can warm surface layers of between 2-10 m thick by up to 1DegC. Cooler freshwater layers due to precipitation or riveroutflow can also cause a surface anomaly to develop. A surface anomaly is generally larger than 0.2DegC. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
SF Surface feature error: surface anomaly, chopped surface value. The temperature exhibits erroneous features at the surface when compared to neighbouring profiles and known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be XBT start-up transients, general instrument equilibration problems, sensors recording prematurely before entering water, etc)
SG Salinity Gradient
SP Spike. Isolated or intermittent spikes can be the result of external electrical or electromagnetic interference that influences the XBT system's output. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
ST Fine Structure (Step-Like) Confirmed. Step-like features or small interleaving observed in a profile over a range of depths, (usually 10-100m) or the entire profile. Thermostads, well-mixed regions where temperature and density vary little with depth, also appear as step like features and so are included in this category. Confirmation is established by observation of the same structure in a repeat or neighbouring drop. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
SV Set a value
TA Temperature anomaly that might be bad data but we decided to accept it for now. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
TD Temperature Difference, A difference in temperature at depth is observed when compared to neighbouring profiles. The temperature difference can occur over the entire profile but the defining feature is the offset at the bottom of the profile. The feature is probably real as eddies, fronts, or currents are known to occur in the region, although there is no exact confirmation from neighbouring profiles. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
TE Time error. Profile date/time has been erroneously encoded. Corrected if possible.
TG Temperature gradient error:insulation penetration, spikes, high frequency noise, wire break, modulo 10 spikes. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous temperature gradients when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be spiking, interference,XBT wire break, modulo 10 problem, XBT wire insulation penetration, etc)
TI Temperature inversion error: wire stretch. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous temperature inversions when compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. (The reasons could be XBT wire stretch, sensor drift, encoding error, etc).
TO Temperature/depth offset. The temperature profile exhibits erroneous temperature/depth offsets compared to neighbouring profiles and/or climatology and/or known characteristics of the region. The offsets can occur.at depth, or over sections of the profile, or over the complete profile (The reason could be instrument drift/sensor failure, encoding error, XBT fall rate error, XBT start-of-descent timing error, etc)
TP Test Probe, and devices are frequently used for testing or calibrating XBT systems. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
TS Thermocline Spike
UP Station passed through the update program
UR Under resolved. Temperature data is encoded at standard depths/levels and can"t be used to reconstitute a profile accurately.
WB Wire Break. The XBT wire breaks, a short circuit causes the temperature readings to go off scale either to the low (wire breaks from the spool in the launcher) or to the high (wire breaks from the descending probe's spool) temperature end of the scale. The main cause of wire breaks can be fouling or if the terminal depth of the probe is reached. Often a wire stretch will precede a wire break. CSIRO Code (CSCB)
WS Wire Stretch. A true wire stretch causes an abnormal increase of temperature with depth (usually > 0.2DegC observed over a large range of depths). A wire stretch because of an increase in tension in the wire (due to poor unreeling) can result in a similar bulge to the high temperature side of an XBT profile. These malfunctions can look very similar to temperature inversions, and must be confirmed by a check between neighbouring profiles (usually repeat drops), or have been observed in an area where inversions are known to occur, and flagged as real. Unconfirmed features are flagged according to the degree of confidence. If the anomaly is suspected to be erroneous it should be flagged as a wire stretch. See the CSIRO Quality Control Cookbook for further clarification. CSIRO Code (CSCB)

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AVAIL -- Data availability (Data_Avail)
CODE MEANING
A Available
P Protected

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DIGMC -- Digitization Method Code (Digit_Code)
CODE MEANING
0 Unknown
1 Hand digitized at regular intervals of depth
2 Hand digitized at inflection points
3 Analog reading by one operator
4 Analog reading by two operators
5 Digital reading
6 Machine digitized at regular intervals of depth
7 Digitized at regular depth intervals (equivalent to k1=7 for BATHY/TESAC data)
8 Digitized at inflexion points (equivalent to k1=8 for BATHY/TESAC data)
9 Analog record on tape ditized by computer
A Digital data logger and reduced to regular intervals of depth
B Digital data logger and reduced under the limit of the instrument
C Digital data logger and reduced at or better than the limit of the instrument
D Digital data logger and unreduced
E Digital data logger, up trace
F Digital data logger, down trace
G Digital data logger, direction unknown

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DP -- Depth / Pressure code (D_P_Code)
CODE MEANING
D Independent parameter is Depth
P Independent parameter is Pressure

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DUP -- Parameter Duplicate flag (Dup_flag)
CODE MEANING
Parameter is not a duplicate
D Parameter is a duplicate
N Parameter is not a duplicate
Y Parameter is a duplicate

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IDENT -- Ident_Code and Bytes 1-2 of Stream_Ident use this code for the organization which created the record
CODE MEANING
AD Australian Oceanographic Data Centre
AF Argentina Fisheries (Fisheries Research and Development National Institute (INIDEP), Mar del Plata, Argentina
AO Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab
AP Asia-Pacific (International Pacific Research Center/ Asia-Pacific Data-Research Center)
BI BIO Bedford institute of Oceanography
BO Australian Bureau of Meteorology
CF Canadian Navy
CS CSIRO in Australia
DA Dalhousie University
FN FNOC in Monterey, California
FR Orstom, Brest
FW Fresh Water Institute (Winnipeg)
GE BSH, Germany
IC ICES
IE Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia
IF IFREMER, France
II IIP
IK Institut fur Meereskunde, Kiel
IM IML
IO IOS in Pat Bay, BC
JA Japanese Meteorologocal Agency
JF Japan Fisheries Agency
ME MEDS
MO Moncton
MU Memorial University
NA NAFC
NI National Institute of Oceanography, India
NO NODC (Washington)
NW US National Weather Service
OD Old Dominion Univ, USA
RU Russian Federation
SA St Andrews
SI Scripps Institute of Oceanography
SO Southampton Oceanographic Centre, UK
TC TOGA Subsurface Data Centre (France)
TI Tiberon lab US
UB University of BC
UC University of California, San Diego
UQ University of Quebec at Rimouski
UW University of Washington
VL Far Eastern Regional Hydromet. Res. Inst. of V
WH Woods Hole

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PC_CODE -- Parameter Codes for Surface Codes (Srfc_Code in Surface Code group; Act_Parm in History group)
CODE MEANING
ABA$ The number of piston adjustments (as counts) made during the park phase to ensure the float stays within 10-dbar of the programmed park pressure.
AC2$ A unique number constructed as system hour, minute, second,profile number
ACC$ MEDS accesion number
ACCS Accession number
ADID AODC Unique ID
AFC$ ARGOS fix code (satellite fix and location accuracy)
AFN$ APF9I firmware revision number
ANT$ Anemometer type (WMO code table 0114).
APN$ The Service Argos program number
APP$ The number of 6-second pulses of the air pump required (count)
AQA$ Argo location class code table [ARGO reference table 5]
AREA Area code used by NODC code PA = Pacific, IN = Indian, AT =Atlantic
ARG$ ARGOS ID number given to a platform, assigned by the ARGOS Project Office
BMS$ BUFR SST Method Code
BQA$ QA in buoy code form
BQZ$ Depth correction indicator (WMO code 3318)
BTP$ Buoy type (WMO code 0370)
CAST Hydrographic cast type
CCVR Total Cloud Cover in Tenths of Sky
CDE$ The difference (seconds) between the APF9Is real time clock (RTC) and GPS time. This represents clock drift.
CLDA Total Cloud Amount (WMO code 2700)
CLDT Cloud Type (WMO code 0500)
COID IFREMER unique station identifier
CP1$ The current pressure as recorded during the creation of each argos message block (centibars)
CRC$ 32 bit circular redundancy code (Special IGOSS Indicator)
CSC1 Chief Scientist's Name
CSID CSIRO unique ID
CSN$ IGOSS Call Sign
DBID NODC Database Identification Number (Unique Identifier)
DDB$ The date as YYYYMMDD of deployment
DDS$ Date of first drift sample (Provor or APEX) as YYYYMMDD
DKT$ Recorder type for IGOSS BTs. This is equivalent to RCT$.
DPC$ XBT depth correction status
DRT$ The drogue type code (WMO code table 4780)
DT2$ Date at the end of a tow (Batfish)
FRA$ Fall rate (correction factor for XBT probes)
FRE$ Code for fall rate equation used. See IGOSS code table.
FRQ$ Argos system data (frequency) used for back conversion to Raw data
FTD# Fish Tag Deployment Number (generated everytime the tag is deployed)
FTT# The time as hours of each profile from the fish tag data associated with the closest fix point, and the time since that point is recorded, (how long its been since the latitude/longitude information was recorded).
GCLL Call Sign
GE1$ Contents of the first engineering group (8xxxx) in a DRIBU message
GE2$ Contents of the second engineering group (8xxxx) in a DRIBU message
GE3$ Contents of the third engineering group (8xxxx)in a DRIBU message
GG1$ Contents of the group 111 QdQx in FMB-X Buoy Code form
GG2$ Contents of the group 222 QdQx in FMB-X Buoy Code form
GG3$ Contents of the group 333 QdQx in FMB-X Buoy Code form
GGC$ The 5 character 66... group used in a TESAC message to indicate information about the subsurface data collection
GGI$ The 5 character 88.. group used in a BATHY and a TESAC message to indicate information about the subsurface profile.
GGST (2QNQLQAQz) QN=WMO-3313: Quality of the buoy satellite transmission; QL=WMO-3311: Quality of location; QA=WMO-3302: Location quality class (range of radius of 66% confidence); QZ=WMO-3318: Depth correction indicator
GNCO NODC consecutive station number
GNCR NODC Cruise Number
GNOX Position 1 = OSV Flag Position 2 = Instrument Type Position 3 = Probe Type
GOCO Originators Consec Number
GOCR Originators Cruise Number
HM2$ Hour and minute at the end of a tow (Batfish)
ICD$ Equivalent to IST$
ICEF Flag for Ice in vicinity of Hydrographic Observation
IDEN Data identifier
INS1 Institute
IOTA CSIRO Indian Ocean Temperature Identifier containing both the data source (CSIRO, BOM, LEVITUS, WOCE, NODC) as a word and the reliability of the data QC in the SRFC_Q_PARM field (IF CSIRO did QC by hand, then 1 or 2, and IF data arrived from WOD, then 7 is used.
IST$ Instrument name
ITS# International Temperature Scale
LDAT Load Date at NODC
LTN# XBT Launcher Tube Number
LYD$ Lloyds registration (Platform) number
MFD# XBT Manufacture Date (CSIRO Code)
MRT# Reference Type (Instrument for reference temp) (OCL revised table to include types 9 and 10)
NAM$ Number of ascent messages (Provor)
NPA$ Number of pump actions in ascent (Provor)
NPS$ Number of pump actions at surface (Provor)
NSB$ Number of samples collected in the bin.
NSU$ Number of satellites used to determine the fix.
NVD$ Number of valve actions in descent (Provor)
NVS$ Number of valve actions at the surface (Provor)
OCD$ NODC OCL Database Type
OCL# NODC OCL Reference Number
OCP$ NODC OCL Platform Code (OCL-WOD 2nd header 3)
OCR$ The originator's cruise number
OEN$ Originators event identifier
OFFS The OFFSET as measured and reported by the Data Acquisition Software - SIPPICAN MK9 or 12 and/or the CSIRO DEVIL System
OID$ Originator's station identifier
OLS# NODC OCL Unique Station Number
OMV$ Oceanographic Measuring Vehicle Type
ONM1 Originator's name
PDID NODC Ocean profile database ID
PDR$ Indicates if the profile was collected on the descent (D) or the ascent (A) of the instrument
PDT$ The date as DDMMY of the last position (from DRIBU message)
PEQ$ Instrument make and type for water temperature measurement with fall rate coefficients if relevant (WMO Common Code Table C-3; WMO code table 1770)
PFR$ XBT probe type, fall rate equation and recorder type (WMO code 1770 and 4770)
PGID Program identification
PICD Principal Investigator (NODC OCL PI code table)
PKS$ Salinity at the end of parking phase of a profiling float
PKT$ Temperature at the parking depth of a profiling float
PLAT Platform Code (NODC/ICES 4 bytes)
PLTN MEDS Ship Platname
PNM1 Platform name
POI$ The number of STP spot-samples collected during the profile and does not include the park-level spot-sample.
POTP Temperature measured by Optode Sensor at the end of Park phase of a profiling float (degrees C)
POXY Dissolved Oxygen at the end of Park phase of a profiling float (mmol/m**3)
PRHB Probe Hit Bottom Indicator (GF3 Code: 0 = no, 1 = yes)
PRJ$ Project Name
PRK$ The depth or pressure of the parking depth of a profiling float. Units are the same as reported in the profile
PRO1 NODC project code (same as PROJ)
PROJ NODC project code
PRT$ XBT probe type (WMO code 1770)
PTM$ The time as HHMM/ of the last position (from DRIBU message)
PTT$ The Service Argos ptt number
QAF$ QC tests "Fail" - AOML
QAO$ Quality control performed at AOML
QAP$ QC tests "Performed" - AOML
QCF$ QC tests "Fail" - MEDS
QCP$ QC tests "Performed" - MEDS
QIF$ The indicator encoding which QC tests from Institute Maurice Lamontagne were failed
QNF$ QC tests "Fail" - NODC
QNP$ QC tests "Performed" - NODC
QOF$ QC tests "Fail" - AODC
QOP$ QC tests "Performed" - AODC
QP1$ QC tests "Performed" - APDRC
QP1# QC tests "Fail" for PSAL - APDRC
QP9$ QC tests "Performed" (editing other than by NODC or Science QC Center)
QP9# QC tests "Fail" for PSAL (editing other than by NODC or Science QC Center)
QPS# QC tests "Fail" for PSAL - NODC
QRF$ QC tests "Fail" - CSIRO
QRP$ QC tests "Performed" - CSIRO
QSF$ QC tests "Fail" - SCRIPPS
QSP$ QC tests "Performed" - SCRIPPS
QT1# QC tests "Fail" for TEMP - APDRC
QT9# QC tests "Fail" for TEMP (editing other than by NODC or Science QC Center)
QTE# QC tests "Fail" for TEMP - NODC
RCT$ XBT recorder type (WMO code 4770)
RCT# XBT recorder type (NODC-OCL modification of WMO code 4770)
REP$ Records that one or more profiles have replicate samples at one or more depths. The profiles affected are encoded in the same way QCF$, QCP$are set
RTC$ Reference temperature code. See REF_TEMP.CODES
SAT$ Satellite identifier
SCAL The SCALING Factor reported by the Data Acquisition Systems - Also used to calibrate the temperature data from the XBT
SCT$ Status of the Seabird CTD
SEAS Sea State (WMO code 3700)
SEC$ SEAS Unique Identifier
SER# The SERIAL Number of the Probe
SER1 Instrument Serial Number
SHP# Ship name
SPF$ Status of the profiling Float
SSSL Sea Surface Salinity (pre-1978 definition) (grams/kilogram)
STAT GTSPP STATUS
STM# Sea surface temperature method
SVR$ SEAS version number
SYS$ System recorder
TCID IFREMER TOGA Center Unique Database ID
TFF$ Float time (Provor) as HHMMSS
TGP$ The time to obtain a GPS fix
TIME Time within day in format HHMMSS
TWI# SOOP Line Number
UKH$ UKHO Bibliographic Reference Number
VDIC Wave direction (WMO code 0877)
VIS# Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
VISB Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
VISC Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
VSB# Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
WAT$ Argos system data (WAIT) used for back conversion to Raw data
WCF$ WMO Code form designator eq. IB-XBUOY
WCL$ Water color (NODC-OCL extension of Forel-Ule scale)
WCLR Water colour (Forel-Ule scale)
WDC$ Wind direction code (octants)
WDIC Wind direction (WMO code 0877)
WDR# Wind direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
WFBS Wind Force on Beaufort Scale
WMO$ WMO platform identifier number
WSC$ Wind force code (code translates to knots)
WVD# Wave direction (WMO code 0877)
WVH$ Wave height (NODC OCL Code)
WVH# Wave height (WMO Code Table 1555)
WVP$ Wave period (NODC code 0378)
WVP# Wave period (WMO code 3155)
WVR# Wave direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
WWC# Present weather (WMO code 4501)
WWCD Present Weather (WMO Code 4677)
XDIN XBT digitization Interval (NODC-0613)
XDMT XBT digitization Method (NODC-0612)
XINS Instrument type
XTRS XBT data Treatment and Storage (NODC-0614)

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PC_HIST -- Parameter Codes for Histories (Act_Parm in History group)
CODE MEANING
ADDP NODC code for adding DPC$ value.
ADPF NODC code for adding PFR$ value.
ADPQ NODC SQL procedure for Adding a PEQ$ value to the surfacecodes table
ADPR NODC SQL procedure for Adding a PRT$ value to the surfacecodes table
BYM$ Previous bulletin year-month as YYMM
CCLL Platform call sign
CHAC NODC SQL procedure for updating the Active value
CHAN NODC SQL procedure for updating the Accession Number
CHCD Change code in surfacecodes or surfaceparms group
CHCI NODC SQL procedure to update the Cruise ID
CHD$ NODC SQL Procedure for updating the Digit Code in the nProfs table.
CHDA NODC SQL procedure for updating the DATAAVAIL value
CHDF NODC Code for updating dup flag value in the NPROF table
CHDP NODC code for updating DPC$ value.
CHFL NODC SQL procedure to change a quality flag
CHMD NODC SQL procedure for updating the DMODE value in the station table
CHPF NODC code for updating the PFR$ value.
CHPQ NODC code for updating PEQ$
CHQR NODC SQL Procedure for fixing the QRecord (Quality Record)
CHSI NODC SQL procedure for updating the streamident value in the station table
CRID cruiseID has been changed
DATE Date within year in format mmdd
DAY$ Day within DATE, format DD
DEPC NODC SQL procedure for fixing Depth/Pressure code
DEPH Sensor Depth below Sea Surface (meters) or Depth Corrected, CSIRO Code (CSCB)
D_P$ Depth/Pressure indicator , D=depth in meters P=pressure units
DTE$ The date(DDMMY) in IGOSS messages where DD=day, MM=month, Y= last digit of the year
DTFC QDateTime Flag has been changed
FLAG qRecord Flag has been changed
FXPF NODC SQL procedure to Fix a PFR$ value from surfacecodes table
FXPQ NODC SQL procedure to Fix a PEQ$ value from surfacecodes table
FXPR NODC SQL procedure to Fix a PRT$ value from surfacecodes table
GGQF Quality control flags for date, time, position and sea floor depth
HHMM Time within day in format hhmm
HOUR Hours within day (HOUR)
LALO QPos flag has been changed
LAT$ The latitude in IGOSS format of DDMM where DD is the degrees and MM the minutes of latitude
LATI Latitude as decimal degrees
LON$ The longitude in IGOSS format of DDMM where DD is the degrees and MM the minutes of longitude
LONG Longitude as decimal degrees (degrees)
MNTH Calendar month (MM) within year
MNTS Minutes within DATE, format MM
NSRF Correction made to nSurfc column in station table
OCC$ NODC SQL procedure for fixing Ocean Code "99" values and assign appropriate Ocean Code
RCRD Indicates a record has been created or actions are taken against the entire record
RMPQ NODC SQL procedure to Remove a PEQ$ value from surfacecodes table
RMPR NODC SQL procedure to Remove a PRT$ value from surfacecodes table
STR# NODC SQL procedure for updating the STREAMIDENT
YEAR Calendar year

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PC_PARM -- Parameter Codes for Surface Parameters (Pcode in Surface Parameter group; Act_Parm in history group)
CODE MEANING
ANH$ Anemometer height above station level (m)
ATMP Atmospheric Pressure at Altitude (hectoPascals)
ATMS Atmospheric pressure at sea level (hectoPascals)
ATPT Atmospheric pressure tendency (hPa/hr)
AVP$ Average pressure of the drifting platform
AVT$ Average temperature at depth
B14$ 14V battery voltage (Provor)
BATH Bathymetric Depth (meters)
BBC$ Battery current when the buoyancy pump is on
BBV$ Battery voltage when the buoyancy pump is on
BCI$ Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
BCN$ A no-load measurement after the long quiescent drift and before any loads have been applied. Values may be converted from counts.
BPP$ The piston position for a profiling float at the deepest depth. Positions counts are from 0 to 256 with 256 being fully extended.
BTC1 BT temperature correction
BTR1 BT surface reference temperature
BTS1 BT surface temperature
BV7$ 7V battery voltage (Provor)
CCVR Total Cloud Cover in Tenths of Sky
CDD$ CO2 transits warming diff. (degrees C)
CDP$ pCO2 in atmosphere ppm, partial pressure of CO2 in a dry or wet gas sample
CDX$ xCO2 in atmosphere ppm, mole fraction of CO2 in dry gas sample
CITW Civil Twilight
CLCM Amount of low/medium altitude cloud (oktas - WMO code 2700)
CLN$ Length of cable (thermistor strings) suspended beneath platforms
DEPP Significant figures for Depth
DEWT Dew Point Temperature (degrees C)
DLO$ Longitude (+/- 180 west +ve) at deployment
DLT$ Latitude (north +ve) at deployment
DOX$ Dissolved Oxygen (ml/l)
DPP$ The number of pressure samples collected during the park-descent phase. There is one sample at completion of piston retraction plus one sample each hour during the park descent phase.
DPS$ Drift data sampling period (Provor) (hour)
DRDP Depth of drogue (meters)
DRHR Duration (hour)
DRYT Dry Bulb Temperature (degrees C)
GGCM Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
HEAD Platform heading (degrees relative to true north)
HM2$ Hour and minute at the end of a tow (Batfish)
HTL$ Height of the XBT launcher above the water (m)
ICT$ Ice thickness (m)
INTE Incubation Time End
INTS Incubation Time Start
LATP Significant figures in Latitude
LN2$ The second longitude (from DRIBU message) (degrees)
LNC$ Launcher height (meters)
LOAN Local Apparent Noon
LONP Significant figures in Longitude
LT2$ The second latitude (from DRIBU message) (degrees)
MBN$ The message block number from a Service Argos message. Each message gets a unique number
NPA$ Number of pump actions in ascent (Provor)
NPD$ Number of pump actions in descent (Provor)
NPS$ Number of pump actions at surface (Provor)
NRP$ Number of repositions (Provor)
NVD$ Number of valve actions in descent (Provor)
NVS$ Number of valve actions at the surface (Provor)
OBSS Observed seconds
PB1$ Battery voltage at initial pump extension
PBA$ Battery voltage with air pump running
PBC$ Battery current at initial pump extension completion (mA)
PBN$ A no-load measurement after the long quiescent drift and before any loads have been applied. Values may be converted from counts to volts. See format documentation.
PBP$ Air bladder pressure in counts
PBS$ The position of the piston, in counts, for a profiling float at the parking depth. Counts vary from 0-256 with 256 being fully extended
PBV$ Battery voltage remaining for a profiling float
PCA$ Battery current with air pump running (mA)
PCS$ Battery current at SBE pump time (mA)
PFL$ The number of samples in the profile (APEX)
PFN$ Profile number generated by Service Argos
PIV$ Internal vacuum recorded before the last descent of a profiling float (inches Hg)
PMT$ Pump motor time (sec)
POF$ Pressure offset (Provor) (dbar)
PP1$ Profile piston position in counts
PP2$ The surface piston position for a profiling float. Positions counts are from 0 to 256 with 256 being fully extended
PPC$ Park battery current (mA)
PPS$ The piston position for a profiling float at the surface.Positions counts are from 0 to 256 with 256 being fully extended
PRC$ Hydrostatic pressure at the lower end of a cable suspended beneath a platform
PRHB Probe Hit Bottom Indicator (GF3 Code: 0 = no, 1 = yes)
PSP$ Surface pressure + 5 decibars recorded before the last descent of a profiling float (dbars)
PSQ$ Surface pressure recorded before the last descent of a profiling float.
PVA$ Internal vacuum pressure (Provor) (mbar)
PVS$ Battery voltage at SBE pump time
RELH Relative Humidity (percent)
RTC$ Reference temperature code. See REF_TEMP.CODES
RTD$ Reference temperature water depth (m)
RTM$ Reference temperature (deg C)
SCDT Direction to which Sea Surface Current is flowing (degrees relative to true North)
SCR$ Instrument scan rate (from towed CTDs) (sec)
SCSP Sea Surface Current Speed (meters/second)
SECC Water transparency, Secchi disk depth (meters)
SECS SECONDS WITHIN MINUTE
SOU$ Bathymetric Depth (meters)
SPA$ Photosynthetic active radiation at the surface (micro einstein/m**2/s)
SPDR Relative platform speed through the air/water (m/sec)
SRT$ Sea surface reference temperature
SSD$ Depth of sea surface temperature sensor (meters)
SSPS Sea Surface Practical Salinity (PSU)
SSTP Sea Surface Temperature (degrees C)
SWDR Direction from which SWELL is coming (relative to True North) (degrees)
SWHT Swell Height (meters)
SWPR Swell Period (seconds)
TCN$ Originators Tow or Cast number
TCS$ Consecutive profile in tow (Identifies segments in underway data)
TDE$ End of descent time (Provor) (hour)
TER$ End of resurfacing time (Provor) (hour)
TFS$ First stabilization time (Provor) (hour)
TIMP Significant figures in Time
TSD$ Descent start time (Provor) (hour)
VDIR Visual estimate of direction from which waves are coming (degrees relative to true north)
VEST Visual Average Wave Height (meters)
VISB Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
VPER Visual Estimate of Wave Period (seconds)
VSAP Integrated measure of volume of air pumped during telemetry cycle (volts/second)
WDIR Direction from which wind is blowing (degrees relative to true North)
WETT Wet Bulb Temperature (degrees C)
WFBS Wind Force on Beaufort Scale
WSP# Wind speed (knots)
WSPD Horizontal Wind Speed (meters/second)
WWCD Present Weather (WMO Code 4677)
XCDP XBT calibration depth (meters)
XCTM XBT calibration temperature (degrees C)

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PC_PROF -- Parameter Codes (pCode) for Profiles (Prof_Type in Prof_Info group; Profile_Type in Profile Record; Act_Parm in History group)
CODE MEANING
ALKY TOTAL ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
ALTB Height/Altitude above Bottom
AMON AMMONIUM (NH4-N) CONTENT (mmol/l**3)
CALK CARBONATE ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
CHLT CHLOROPHYLL-TOTAL (milligram/m3)
CNDC Electrical conductivity (mho per metre)
COND (Conductivity) Data from CSIRO
CORG ORGANIC CARBON CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CPH$ Chlorophyll-a content determined by the Welschmeyer method (mg/m**3)
CPHL CHLOROPHYLL-A (mg/m**3)
DIC$ Dissolved inorganic carbonate
DOC$ Dissolved Organic Carbon content
DON$ Dissolved organic nitrogen
DOX2 DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/kg)
DOXY DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/m**3)
DPDT Lowering Rate (m/s)
F11$ CFC11 measurements
F12$ CFC12 measurements
FLO1 Fluoride (mg/l)
FLU$ Fluorescence (%)
FLU1 Chemistry Chlorophyll concentration measured by fluorometer (mg/m**3)
FLU2 Chemistry Fluorescence (Volts)
FLUD Fluorescence of CDOM (Coloured Dissolved Organic Matter)
HCDT DIRECTION TO WHICH HORIZONTAL CURRENT IS FLOWING (degrees relative to True North)
HCSP HORIZONTAL CURRENT SPEED (m/s)
LATA Latitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
LONA Longitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
MNS$ Minimum value of salinity
MNT$ Minimum value of temperature
MXS$ Maximum value of salinity
MXT$ Maximum value of temperature
NH3$ NH3-N
NTRA NITRATE (NO3-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
NTRI NITRITE (N02-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
NTRZ NITRATE NITRITE CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
NUM$ Number of values used in computation
OSI$ Originator's sample identifier
OTMP Oxygen sensor temperature (degrees C)
PAR$ Irradiance (Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR)) (micro einstein/m**2/s)
PAR1 Irradiance (Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR))
PH1$ Replicate sample of inorganic phosphate (mmol/m**3)
PHA$ Phaeophytin content (pigment in algae) (mg/m**3)
PHOS PHOSPHATE (P04-P) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
PHPH HYDROGEN ION CONCENTRATION (pH)
PIM$ Particulate inorganic matter
PLT$ Light transmittance (%/m = percent/meter)
POC_ Particulate Organic Carbon content (mmol/m**3)
POC$ Particulate Organic Carbon content (mmol/m**3)
POM$ Particulate organic matter
PON$ Particulate organic nitrogen (mg/m**3)
PRES Sea pressure (sea surface = 0) in decibars
PRP$ Primary productivity (mg C/m**3/hr)
PSAL Salinity (PSU)
SDS$ Standard deviation of salinity
SDT$ Standard deviation of temperature
SLCA SILICATE(SIO4-SI) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
SSAL SALINITY (PRE-1978 DEFINITION) (g/kg)
SUL$ Sulphate (SO4) (mol/m**3)
SVEL SOUND VELOCITY (m/s)
SYTM PIPE Time Format DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM:SS.ss
TCD$ Total cardon dioxide (micro mol/kg)
TEMP Temperature (degrees C)
TPHS Total Phosphorous (P) Content mmol/m**3 (mmol/m**3)
TRAN Transmissivity (uncertain units)
TRB$ Turbidity data from a flow through nephelometer (Formazine Turbidity Units (FTU))
TSM$ Total suspended matter
TUR$ Turbidity (percent)
TUR4 TURBIDITY N.T.U Nephelo Turb. Unit
URE$ Urea (H2NCONH2) (mmol/m**3)
USAL UNDEFINED SALINITY (Prac. Salin or parts/thousand)

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PRC -- Processing step (PRC_Code)
CODE MEANING
adqc Code to indicate QC by AODC/DODC, preserved at NODC by cv10
aodc NODC Convert AODCp3 to to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
ARCA Calibrations have been performed on Argo records
ARDP Check Argo duplicates between TESAC and Argo archives
ARGQ Automatic QC software for Argo floats
ARUP Update Argo data to Argo archive
BIOC Convert new BIO r-t format to ocean processing
BIPF Convert Bedford Institute profiling float data to ocean processing
BISC Conversion of WOCE XBT's at Bedford Institute to MEDS ocean processing format.
BIXB Conversion of BIO XBT data to ocean processing format
BIXC Conversion of Skogafoss format to ocean processing
BOCV Conversion of BIO Bottle data to ocean processing
BTCV The software converts MEDS hand digitized BTs to ocean processing format
BTE1 Convert drifters with subsurface profiles from drifting buoy stream to TESAC stream.
BTE2 Convert drifters with subsurface profiles from TESAC stream to drifting buoy stream.
BU01 MEDS software that reads IGOSS data in BUFR and convert to the Ocean processing format.
BUCV Convert GTS drifting buoy messages to Ocean processing format.
BUQC Drifting Buoy QC software.
CFCV Convert Canadian Navy DBT data
COOA Coriolis Objective Analysis
CSCB CSIRO QC Cook Book Software
CTC2 Software to convert IML CTD's in ODF format to ocean processing.
CTCV Software converts format from high resolution CTD tape format to ocean processing format
cv01 NODC convert CSIRO MEDSASCII to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv02 NODC convert IFREMER MEDSASCII to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv03 NODC Convert MEDS MEDSASCII to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv04 NODC Convert NODC p3 format to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv06 NODC Convert SEASIV to MEDSASCII
cv07 NODC Convert OCL-WOD (World Ocean Database) to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv08 NODC convert IFREMER format to GTSPP MEDSASCII format
cv10 NODC converter, AODC XML to GTSPP MEDS ASCII
cv11 NODC convert INIDEP medsascii to GTSPP medsascii
cv12 GTSPP CONVERSION PROGRAM FOR SIO MULTILAUNCHER DATA to MEDS-ASCII
cv13 GTSPP CONVERSION PROGRAM FOR AOML XBT high density to MEDS-ASCII format
CVQC Coriolis Visual Quality Control tool
cvs2 NODC Convert SEAS2000 format to MEDSASCII
DDDD Resolve duplications within a single satellite pass in the drifting buoy system.
DM01 NODC converter of NODC UBT format to MEDS format
DM02 NODC converter of NODC Station Data format to MEDS format
DM03 NODC converter of NODC IBT format to MEDS format
DM04 NODC converter of Navy Declassified IBT format to MEDS format
DMAC Assign a MEDS cruise number to the stations
dupc NODC duplicate software
edes NODC Exact duplicate Exclusion Scanner, reads MEDS-ASCII file, scans database, eliminates exact duplicates from output file
edup NODC exact duplicate control
FXCV NODCfix program. Corrects obsmon and obsday where first character is blank and adds a 0, also corrects profile segment number
fxdm NODC fix program. Inserts an accession number, fixes NODC PLAT codes, and fixes the profile_seg for profile type PSAL
FXOB NODC Sybase SQL procedure to fix the time of ObsEpoch where it differs from the dateString in the station table. Problem resulted from "wscf" WOCE Update software.
gced NODC GTSPP Quality Control Cruise Track Software
gdpZ NODC GTSPP software to remove duplicate stations found in an input file or in the database.
gt01 NODC converter of SEAS III XBT format to GTSPP format
gt02 NODC converter of TSDC1 XBT format to GTSPP format
gt03 NODC converter of SEAS II XBT format to GTSPP format
gt04 NODC converter of CEADO XBT format to GTSPP format
gt05 NODC converter of TSDC2 XBT format to GTSPP format
gt06 NODC converter of CSIRO TOGA XBT format to GTSPP format
gt07 NODC converter of NODC UBT format to GTSPP format
gt08 NODC converter of TAMU XBT (1-labelled fields) format to GTSPP format
gt09 NODC converter of TAMU XBT (2-columnar fields) format to GTSPP format
gt11 NODC converter of JODC XBT format to GTSPP format
gt12 NODC converter of AODC XBT format to GTSPP format
gt13 NODC converter of AODC XBT (2-RV Franklin) format to GTSPP format
gt14 NODC converter of NODC CTD/STD (F022) format to GTSPP format
gt15 NODC converter of TAMU CTD (1-labelled fields) format to GTSPP format
gt19 NODC converter of NODC Station (SD1) format to GTSPP format
gt23 NODC converter of CSIRO meds format to GTSPP format
ic01 NODC converter of NIO, India XBT to GTSPP format
ic02 NODC converter of NIO, India CTD, Bottle, and BT to GTSPP format
ic03 NODC converter of NIO, India CTD to GTSPP format
ides NODC Inexact Duplicate Examination System, Perl and IDL system to find and allow operator to mark near duplicates in database
IG02 MEDS software that converts the real-time IGOSS data to the new Ocean processing structure.
IG03 MEDS duplicates checking software.
IG04 The duplicates review software.
IG05 The quality control software which checks ocean profiles.
IG06 MEDS program to convert Bulletin times
IGO3 NODC duplicates checking software.
IKPF Convert Institute Fur Meereswissenschaften (IFM) profiling float data to ocean processing
IMCV Convert IML CTD to ocean processing
IOC1 Convert IOS header/data format to ocean processing
IOC2 Convert IOS profiling float data to ocean processing
isql NODC program re-set QC temp flags from "2" to "1" if failed Levitus Climatology
JP01 MEDS convert Japanese JHD data to MEDS format
JVFM MEDS software written in Java to decode data transmitted by Argo Iridium floats.
ld00 NODC transfer of data from Sybase to Oracle database
ld01 NODC database loading program
ld02 NODC update of data from SIO with scientific QC
ld03 NODC update of data from CSIRO with scientific QC
ld04 NODC update of data from AOML with scientific QC
ld05 NODC program to fix database mismatch problem
ld06 NODC program to fix erroneous qRecord values
ld07 NODC program to fix XBT depth corrected and original values
ld08 NODC program to build DPC$ for all stations with datatype = XB, BA, or DT
MECS MEDS Manual edit and correction software.
MNCV MEDS reformat program MONCTON CTD CONV
NACV Convert NAFC digital BT to ocean processing
OA Objective Analysis performed on this station by Coriolis
OCUP Update the Archive
OCV1 MEDS software to convert the historical foreign and Canadian BT
p101 NODC converter of Bundesamtes fur Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) to GTSPP format
p2Dp NODC Duplicates software
p2Ws Convert NODC nodcDB format to GTSPP format
p3kz Cruise Editor, changes to latitude, longitude, date, time
p3Ws Convert NODC OPDB format to GTSPP format
plat NODC update of PLAT surface code information
QCA1 The quality control software which checks that the space and time location as well as the identification of a station is sensible.
QCAD NODC Delayed mode version of QCA1.
qced NODC Quality Control Editor IDL program
qcPr NODC GTSPP QC Profiles software
QCR1 AOML XBT QC Software
RED1 Software to reduce the number of observations in a profile.
REPR Data have passed through a reprocessing procedure at MEDS
REUP Data have been updated after the reprocessing at MEDS
RFMT Reformat PINRO data to ocean processing
SCOO Coriolis Visual Quality Control tool (Scoop2)
SIPE SCRIPPS QC software
SIPP SCRIPPS QC Post-Processing software (Date of processing)
SOPF Convert South Hampton profiling float data to ocean processing
SQL NODC procedures to fix various database problems using Sybase SQL
SQLP NODC procedures to fix various database problems using SQL
sumQ NODC software which checks to see if data quality code is present
TCTE IFREMER/TOGA Subsurface Data Center Duplicates software
TCXX IFREMER/TOGA Subsurface Data Center QC software
TIHI Set a time, add a history when no time is provided with data
TSDC IFREMER/TOGA Subsurface Data Center QC software
tstc NODC test of codes in a MEDS-ASCII file
tstm NODC format test of a MEDS-ASCII data file
twln NODC Cruise TWI line assignment tool
UBCV Convert UBC scanned data to ocean processing
UWPF Convert University Washington profiling float data to ocean processing
WHC1 Convert WHOI bottle data to ocean processing
WHCV Convert Woods Hole BT data to ocean processing
WOCB WOCE QC Cook Book Codes (CSIRO)
WOPF Convert AOML profiling float data for WOCE to ocean processing
wscf NODC update software to build WOCE Science Center flags in database
XBCV Software to convert BIO XBT's in ODF format to ocean processing.
XED1 AOML XBT Edit software

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QUAL -- GTSPP Data quality codes
CODE MEANING
No quality control (QC) has been performed on this element.
0 No quality control (QC) has been performed on this element.
1 QC has been performed; element appears to be correct.
2 QC has been performed; element appears to be probably good with other elements.
3 QC has been performed; element appears to be probably bad.
4 QC has been performed; element appears to be bad.
5 The value has been modified as a result of QC.
6 Reserved.
7 Reserved.
8 Reserved.
9 The value of the element is missing.

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SC_ANT$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='ANT$': Anemometer type (WMO code table 0114).
CODE MEANING
/ Missing value (coded 15 in BUFR)
0 Cup rotor
00 Cup rotor
01 Propeller rotor
02 Wind Observation through Ambient Noise (WOTAN)
1 Propeller rotor
2 Wind Observation through Ambient Noise (WOTAN)

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SC_AQA$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='AQA$': Argo location class code table [ARGO reference table 5]
CODE MEANING
0 > 1000 m [from at least 4 messages]
1 350 m <= accuracy < 1000 m [from at least 4 messages]
2 150 m <= accuracy < 350 m [from at least 4 messages]
3 < 150 m [from at least 4 messages]
A No estimate of location accuracy [from 3 messages]
B No estimate of location accuracy [from 2 messages]
Z Invalid location [rejected locations]

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SC_BCI$ -- Surface code values for pCode='BCI$': Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
CODE MEANING
1 ADCP
2 GEK (Geomagnetic ElectroKinetograph)
3 Ship's set and drift determined by fixes 3-6 hours apart
4 Ship's set and drift determined by fixes more than 6 hours but less than 12 hours apart
5 Drift of Buoy

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SC_BMS$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='BMS$': BUFR SST Method Code
CODE MEANING
00 Ship Intake
01 Bucket
02 Hull contact sensor
03 Reversing thermometer
04 STD/CTD sensor
05 Mechanical BT
06 Expendable BT
07 Digital BT
08 Thermister chain
09 Infrared scanner
10 Microwave scanner
11 Reserved
12 Reserved
13 Reserved
14 Reserved
15 Missing

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SC_BQA$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='BQA$': QA in buoy code form
CODE MEANING
/ Location quality class information not available
0 Radius >= 1500 m
1 500 m <= Radius < 1500 m
2 250 m <= Radius < 500 m
3 Radius < 250 m
A No estimate of location accuracy, 3 positions reported
B No estimate of location accuracy, 2 positions reported
Z Invalid location

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SC_BQZ$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='BQZ$': Depth correction indicator (WMO code 3318)
CODE MEANING
/ Missing value
0 Depths are not corrected
1 Depths are corrected

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SC_BTP$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='BTP$': Buoy type (WMO code 0370)
CODE MEANING
// Missing value
00 Unspecified drifting buoy
01 Standard Lagrangian drifter (Global Drifter Programme)
02 Standard FGGE type drifting buoy (non Lagrangian meteorological drifting buoy)
03 Wind measuring FGGE type drifting buoy (non Lagrangian meteorological drifting buoy)
04 Ice float
05 Reserved
06 Reserved
07 Reserved
08 Unspecified sub-surface float
09 SOFAR
10 ALACE
11 MARVOR
12 RAFOS
13 Reserved
14 Reserved
15 Reserved
16 Unspecified moored buoy
17 Nomad
18 3 metres discus
19 10-12 metres discus
20 ODAS 30 series
21 ATLAS (e.g. TAO area)
22 TRITON
23 Reserved
24 Omnidirectional wave-rider
25 Directional wave-rider
26 Reserved
27 Reserved
28 Reserved
29 Reserved
30 Reserved
31 Reserved
32 Reserved
33 Reserved
34 Reserved
35 Reserved
36 Reserved
37 Reserved
38 Reserved
39 Reserved
40 Reserved
41 Reserved
42 Reserved
43 Reserved
44 Reserved
45 Reserved
46 Reserved
47 Reserved
48 Reserved
49 Reserved
50 Reserved
51 Reserved
52 Reserved
53 Reserved
54 Reserved
55 Reserved
56 Reserved
57 Reserved
58 Reserved
59 Reserved
60 Reserved
61 Reserved
62 Reserved

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SC_CLDA -- Surface code values for srfcCode='CLDA': Total Cloud Amount (WMO code 2700)
CODE MEANING
0 0 (ZERO)
1 1 OKTA OR LESS, BUT NOT ZERO (1/10 OR LESS, BUT NOT ZERO)
2 2 OKTAS 2/10-3/10
3 3 OKTAS 4/10
4 4 OKTAS 5/10
5 5 OKTAS 6/10
6 6 OKTAS 7/10-8/10
7 7 OKTAS OR MORE, BUT NOT 8 OKTAS (9/10 OR MORE, BUT NOT 10/10)
8 8 OKTAS 10/10
9 SKY OBSCURED, OR CLOUD AMOUNT CANNOT BE ESTIMATED

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SC_CLDT -- Surface code values for srfcCode='CLDT': Cloud Type (WMO code 0500)
CODE MEANING
/ CLOUD NOT VISIBLE OWING TO DARKNESS, FOG, DUSTSTORM, SANDSTORM, OR OTHER ANALOGOUS PHENOMENA
0 CIRRUS
1 CIRROCUMULUS
2 CIRROSTRATUS
3 ALTOCUMULUS
4 ALTOSTRATUS
5 NIMBOSTRATUS
6 STRATOCUMULUS
7 STRATUS
8 CUMULUS
9 CUMULONIMBUS

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SC_DPC$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='DPC$': XBT depth correction status
CODE MEANING
01 Known XBT Probe Type, Needs Correction
02 Known XBT Probe Type, No Correction
03 Unknown XBT Probe Type, Not enough information, leave alone
04 Known XBT Probe Type, Correction done
05 Unknown XBT Probe Type, Correction done

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SC_GGCM -- Surface code values for pCode='GGCM': Indicator for Method of Current Measurement (WMO code 2266)
CODE MEANING
1 ADCP
2 GEK (Geomagnetic ElectroKinetograph)
3 Ship's set and drift determined by fixes 3-6 hours apart
4 Ship's set and drift determined by fixes more than 6 hours but less than 12 hours apart
5 Drift of Buoy

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SC_GGST -- Surface code values for srfcCode='GGST': (2QNQLQAQz) QN=WMO-3313: Quality of the buoy satellite transmission; QL=WMO-3311: Quality of location; QA=WMO-3302: Location quality class (range of radius of 66% confidence); QZ=WMO-3318: Depth correction indicator
CODE MEANING
200// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
200/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2000/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20000 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20001 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
200/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2001/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20010 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20011 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2002/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20020 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20021 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2003/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20030 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20031 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
201// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
201/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2010/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20100 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20101 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
201/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2011/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20110 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20111 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2012/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20120 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20121 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2013/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20130 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20131 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
202// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
202/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2020/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20200 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20201 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
202/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2021/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20210 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20211 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2022/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20220 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20221 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2023/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
20230 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
20231 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=0: Good quality (several identical reports have been received); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
210// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
210/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2100/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21000 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21001 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
210/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2101/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21010 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21011 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2102/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21020 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21021 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2103/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21030 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21031 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=0: Reliable position (data from at least 2 satellite passes); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
211// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
211/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2110/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21100 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21101 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
211/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2111/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21110 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21111 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2112/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21120 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21121 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2113/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21130 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21131 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=1: Latest known position (no location data from current pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
212// (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
212/0 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
2120/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21200 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21201 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=0: Radius greater than or equal to 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
212/1 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=/: Location quality class information not available; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2121/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21210 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21211 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=1: Radius greater than or equal to 500 m but less than 1500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2122/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21220 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21221 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=2: Radius greater than or equal to 250 m but less than 500 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected
2123/ (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=/: Missing value (Depth correction unknown)
21230 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=0: Depths are not corrected
21231 (2QNQLQAQZ) QN=1: Dubious quality (no identical reports); QL=2: Dubious quality (position calculated from only 1 satellite pass); QA=3: Radius less than 250 m; QZ=1: Depths are corrected

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SC_IST$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='IST$': Instrument name
CODE MEANING
AIST (RUS) CTD: AIST (Russia)
ALACE Prof FLOAT: Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer
ALACE_SBE_ FLOAT: Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer (Sea-Bird CTD Module for ALACE)
ALACE_T_PR FLOAT: Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer (Sea-Bird CTD Module for ALACE, Temperature and Pressure only)
AML 12 STD: APMCRO 12
AML CTD12 CTD: AML CTD-12
AML CTD-12 CTD: AML CTD-12
AML STD+ STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS PLUS
AML STD12 STD: AML STD-12 (a.k.a. AML CTD-12)
AML STD-12 STD: AML STD-12
AML STD12+ STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
AMS STD-12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
AMS STD12+ STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
A.M.STD12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
APEX FLOAT: Autonomous Profiling Explorer
APEX-SBE FLOAT: Autonomous Profiling Explorer (Sea-Bird CTD Module for ALACE)
APEX/SBE P FLOAT: Autonomous Profiling Explorer (Sea-Bird CTD Module for ALACE, Pressue only)
AXBT AXBT: TYPE UNKNOWN
BISSETT-B CTD: BISSETT-BERMAN, MODEL UNKNOWN
BOT BATHOM BOTTLE: BATHOMETER (Russia)
BOT BUCKET BOTTLE: OPEN BUCKET
BOT SEASMP BOTTLE: WHOI-developed SEA SAMPLER (circa 1950 MBT on bottle rosette)
Bottle BOTTLE: TYPE UNKNOWN
BOT TMFREE BOTTLE: TRACE METAL FREE BOTTLE
Brinkman D BOTTLE: Brinkman Model 665 Dosimat Titrators
Bucket BOTTLE: OPEN BUCKET
CHELSEA AQ CTD: CHELSEA INSTRUMENTS AQUALINK
CTD CTD: Manufacturer, Model unknown
ED 9071 STD: ED 9071
EG&G MKIII CTD: EG&G MARK III (EG&G Ocean products)
FSI CTD CTD: FSI CTD (Falmouth Scientific, Inc.)
FSI ICTD CTD: FSI ICTD Profiler (Falmouth Scientific, Inc.)
FSI MICRO CTD: FSI Micro CTD Serial 1534 (Falmouth Scientific, Inc.)
GLDLN CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLN 8701 CTD: GUILDLINE 8701
GLDLN8701M CTD: GUILDLINE 8701 MODIFIED
GLDLN8705 CTD: GUILDLINE 8705
GLDLN 8705 CTD: GUILDLINE 8705
GLDLN 8706 CTD: GUILDLINE 8706
GLDLN 8709 CTD: GUILDLINE 8709
GLDLN 8715 CTD: GUILDLINE 8715
GLDLN 8737 CTD: GUILDLINE 8737 "WOCE" (WOCE-specifications)
GLDLN 8755 CTD: GUILDLINE 8755
GLDLN 8770 CTD: GUILDLINE 8770
GLDLN CTD CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLNE8705 CTD: GUILDLINE 8705
GLDLNE8709 CTD: GUILDLINE 8709
GLDLNE8715 CTD: GUILDLINE 8715
GLDLN UKN CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLN UNK CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLN UNKN CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GLDLN WOCE CTD: GUILDLINE 8737 "WOCE" (WOCE-specifications)
Go-flo BOTTLE: General Oceanics, Miami) Go-flo Bottle
Guildline CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
GuildlineP CTD: GUILDLINE, MODEL UNKNOWN
ISTOK 4 CTD: ISTOK-4 (Russia)
JASUS CTD: JASUS (by M. Du Chaffaut and T. Labadie)
KROSSBIM CTD: KROSSBIM STD ROSETTES
Low Resolu CTD: TYPE UNKNOWN
ME CTD: Meerestechnik Elektronik, Kiel Multisonde Compact System (Germany)
ME UNKN CTD: Meerestechnik Elektronik, Kiel Multisonde Compact System (Germany)
Minilog Mililog Data Logger (Temperature)
Minilog-TD Mililog Data Logger, records (Temperature and Depth)
NBRNPACODF CTD: MODIFIED NEIL BROWN, PACODF CTD-O2
NBROWN II CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK II
NBROWN III CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK III
NBROWN IV CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK IV
NBROWN SMT CTD: NEIL BROWN SMART CTD
NBROWN UNK CTD: NEIL BROWN, MODEL UNKNOWN
NBROWN V CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK V
NBRWN DRCM CTD: NEIL BROWN DRCM
NBRWN IIIB CTD: NEIL BROWN MARK IIIB
Neil Brown CTD: NEIL BROWN, MODEL UNKNOWN
Nikskin BOTTLE: NISKIN, UNKNOWN
NISKIN BOTTLE: NISKIN, UNKNOWN
Niskin 10L BOTTLE: Niskin 10 Litre
Niskin 12L BOTTLE: Niskin 12 Litre
Niskin1.7L BOTTLE: Niskin 1.7 Litre
Niskin 5L BOTTLE: Niskin 5 Litre
Niskin Bot BOTTLE: NISKIN, UNKNOWN
OCEAN CASS CTD: OCEAN CASSETTE
ODE 302 CTD: OCEAN DATA EQUIPMENT (ODE) 302 CSTD
OM-87 CTD: OM-87 (Institut fuer Meereskunde Warnemuende, Germany)
OS200 STD STD: Ocean Sensors (OS200)
OTS-1200 CTD: MEERESTECHNIK OTS-1200
PALACE_CTD FLOAT: Profiling Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer
PALACE_T_P FLOAT: Profiling Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer, Temperature and Pressure only)
PLES C9040 CTD: PLESSEY 9040
PLES C9041 CTD: PLESSEY 9041
PLESS 8400 STD: PLESSEY 8400
PLESS 9006 STD: PLESSEY 9006
PLES S9040 STD: PLESSEY 9040
PLES S9041 STD: PLESSEY 9041
PLESS 9060 CTD: PLESSEY 9060
PLESS 9400 CTD: PLESSEY 9400
PLESS/GRUN CTD: PLESSEY/GRUNDY, MODEL UNKNOWN
PLESS UNK CTD: PLESSEY, MODEL UNKNOWN
R1 FLOAT: R1 P-ALACE Float (Webb Research Corporation)
R1-SBE R1 P-ALACE Float (Sea-Bird CTD Module) (Webb Research Corporation)
SALIN GM65 STD: SALINOMETER GM 65
SB19SEACAT CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SB911+ CTD: SBE 911 PLUS (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., Model Unknown
SBE 102 CTD: SBE 102 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE -19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 19+ CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-19+ CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE19+ CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE19plus CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 19Plus CTD: SBE 19 PLUS SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE25 CTD: SBE 25 SEALOGGER (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 25 CTD: SBE 25 SEALOGGER (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-25 CTD: SBE 25 SEALOGGER (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 37-IM CTD: SBE 37-IM MicroCAT (Sea-Bird Electronics,Inc)
SBE9 CTD: SBE 9 (Deep ocean precision CTD, Sea-Bird Electronics,
SBE 9 CTD: SBE 9 (Deep ocean precision CTD, Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-9 CTD: SBE 9 (Deep ocean precision CTD, Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE911 CTD: SBE 911 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 911 CTD: SBE 911 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 911+ CTD: SBE 911 PLUS (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-911 CTD: SBE 911 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE-911+ CTD: SBE 911 PLUS (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE911+ CTD: SBE 911 PLUS (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE 9S CTD: SBE 9s (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SBE UNK CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., MODEL UNKNOWN
SD200 STD: SD200 TYPE UNKNOWN
SD 202 STD: SENSORDATA, MODEL SD-202
SEABIRD CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., MODEL UNKNOWN
SEABIRD 19 CTD: SBE 19 SEACAT profiler (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SEABIRD 25 CTD: SBE 25 SEALOGGER (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
Sea-Bird C CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., Model Unknown
SeaBirdCTD CTD: Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., MODEL UNKNOWN
SEACAT UNK CTD: SEACAT, TYPE UNKNOWN (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
SIPX AXCTD XCTD: AXCTD (SIPPICAN)
SIPX DEEP XCTD: DEEP (SIPPICAN)
SIPX STD XCTD: STANDARD (SIPPICAN)
SIPX SXCTD XCTD: SXCTD (SIPPICAN)
SP2T TD Recorder (temperature, depth) NKE Instrumentation (France)
STD12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
STD 12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
STD-12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
STD-12 PL STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
STD-12-PLU STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
STD-12PLUS STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12 PLUS
STE 12 STD: APPLIED MICROSYSTEMS 12
STPS Autonomous multiparameter recorder (salinity, water height, temperature), NKE Instrumentation (France)
THERM CHN THERMISTER CHAIN
UNK UNKNOWN
UNK BOTTLE BOTTLE: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK CTD CTD: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK MBT MBT: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK NISKIN BOTTLE: NISKIN UNKNOWN
unknown CTD: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK SCTD XCTD: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK STD STD: TYPE UNKNOWN
UNK UWAY UNDERWAY: UNDERWAY DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENT, TYPE UNKNOWN
UWAY DRTAG UNDERWAY: MK3 data recording tag (Wildlife Computers) mounted on elephant seal
UWAY SBE21 UNDERWAY: SEACAT Thermosalinograph SBE 21 (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.)
UWAY TSUNK UNDERWAY: THERMOSALINOGRAPH, UNKNOWN BRAND AND MODEL
WC MK10-AF MK10-AF Depth-Temperature recording tag (Wildlife Computers) mounted on Fish
ZOND-BATH CTD: ZOND-BATHOMETER
ZULLUG HPT CTD: HYDROPOLYTESTER/NEPHELOMETER ZULLIG

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SC_ITS# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='ITS#': International Temperature Scale
CODE MEANING
DEG_C Degrees Celsius
IPTS-68 International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968 (IPTS-68)
ITS-90 International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90)

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SC_MRT# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='MRT#': Reference Type (Instrument for reference temp) (OCL revised table to include types 9 and 10)
CODE MEANING
1 BUCKET
10 ENGINE INTAKE
2 INJECTION, OR UNVERIFIED BUCKET NOTATION, OR UNKNOWN
3 NANSEN CAST (REVERSING THERMOMETER)
4 THERMOGRAPH
5 SPECIAL CALIBRATION THERMOMETER OR EQUIPMENT
6 BT
7 STD
9 HULL CONTACT SENSOR

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SC_PEQ$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='PEQ$': Instrument make and type for water temperature measurement with fall rate coefficients if relevant (WMO Common Code Table C-3; WMO code table 1770)
CODE MEANING
/// Unknown
001 Sippican T-4, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
002 Sippican T-4, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b-2.25
011 Sippican T-5, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
021 Sippican Fast Deep, Coefficient a , 6.346, Coefficient b -1.82
031 Sippican T-6, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
032 Sippican T-6, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
041 Sippican T-7, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
042 Sippican T-7, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
051 Sippican Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
052 Sippican Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
061 Sippican T-10, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
071 Sippican T-11, Coefficient a 1.779, Coefficient b -0.255
081 Sippican AXBT (300 m probes), Coefficient a , 1.52, Coefficient b 0
201 TSK T-4, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
202 TSK T-4, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
211 TSK T-6, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
212 TSK T-6, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
221 TSK T-7, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
222 TSK T-7, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
231 TSK T-5, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
241 TSK T-10, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
251 TSK Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
252 TSK Deep Blue, Coefficient a 6.691, Coefficient b -2.25
261 TSK Deep AXBT
401 Sparton XBT-1, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
411 Sparton XBT-3, Coefficient a 5.861, Coefficient b -0.0904
421 Sparton XBT-4, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
431 Sparton XBT-5, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
441 Sparton XBT-5DB, Coefficient a 6.828, Coefficient b -1.82
451 Sparton XBT-6, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
461 Sparton XBT-7, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
462 Sparton XBT-7, Coefficient a 6.705, Coefficient b -2.28
471 Sparton XBT-7DB, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
481 Sparton XBT-10, Coefficient a 6.301, Coefficient b -2.16
491 Sparton XBT-20, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
501 Sparton XBT-20DB, Coefficient a 6.472, Coefficient b -2.16
510 Sparton 536 AXBT, Coefficient a 1.524, Coefficient b 0
700 Sippican XCTD standard
710 Sippican XCTD deep
720 Sippican AXCTD
730 Sippican SXCTD
741 TSK XCTD, Coefficient a 3.42543, Coefficient b -0.47
742 TSK XCTD-2, Coefficient a 3.43898, Coefficient b -0.31
743 TSK XCTD-2F, Coefficient a 3.43898, Coefficient b -0.31
744 TSK XCTD-3, Coefficient a 5.07598, Coefficient b -0.72
745 TSK XCTD-4, Coefficient a 3.68081, Coefficient b -0.47
751 TSK AXCTD
760
780 Sea-Bird SBE21 SEACAT Thermosalinograph
781 Sea-Bird SBE45 MicroTSG Thermosalinograph
800 Mechanical XBT
810 Hydrocast
820 Thermistor Chain
825 Temperature (sonic) and pressure probes
830 CTD
831 CTD - P-ALACE float
837 Profiling Float, ARVOR_C, SBE conductivity sensor
838 Profiling Float, ARVOR_D, SBE conductivity sensor
839 Profiling Float, PROVOR.II, SBE conductivity sensor
840 P-ALACE float, PROVOR, no conductivity sensor
841 P-ALACE float, PROVOR, Seabird conductivity sensor
842 P-ALACE float, PROVOR, FSI conductivity sensor
843 Polar Ocean Profiling System (POPS), PROVOR, SBE CTD
844 Profiling Float, ARVOR, Seabird conductivity sensor
845 P-ALACE float, Web Research, no conductivity sensor
846 P-ALACE float, Web Research, Seabird conductivity sensor
847 P-ALACE float, Web Research, FSI conductivity sensor
848 Profiling Float, APEX.EM, SBE conductivity sensor
849 Profiling Float, APEX_D, SBE conductivity sensor
850 P-ALACE float, SOLO, no conductivity sensor
851 P-ALACE float, SOLO, Seabird conductivity sensor
852 P-ALACE float, SOLO, FSI conductivity sensor
853 Profiling Float, SOLO2 (SCRIPPS), Seabird conductivity sensor
854 Profiling Float, S2A, SBE conductivity sensor
855 Profiling float, NINJA, no conductivity sensor
856 Profiling float, NINJA, SBE conductivity sensor
857 Profiling float, NINJA, FSI conductivity sensor
858 Profiling float, NINJA, TSK conductivity sensor
859 Profiling Float, NEMO, no conductivity
860 Profiling Float, NEMO, SBE conductivity sensor
861 Profiling Float, NEMO, FSI conductivity sensor
862 Profiling Float, SOLO_D, SBE conductivity sensor
863 Profiling Float, NAVIS.A, SBE conductivity sensor
864 Profiling Float, NINJA_D, SBE conductivity sensor
865 Profiling Float, NOVA, SBE conductivity sensor
866 Profiling Float, ALAMO, MRV conductivity sensor
900 Sippican LMP-5 XBT, Coefficient a 9.727, Coefficient b -0.0000473
901 Ice-tethered Profiler (ITP), SBE CTD
995 Instrument attached to marine mammals
996 Instrument attached to animals other than marine mammals
999 Unknown

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SC_PRT$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='PRT$': XBT probe type (WMO code 1770)
CODE MEANING
MHI XBT (MHI,Academy of Science, Ukraine)
SIP ST-1 Sippican SSXBT, Model ST-1
SIP T-04 Sippican T-4
SIP T-05 Sippican T-5
SIP T-06 Sippican T-6
SIP T-07 Sippican T-7
SIP T-10 Sippican T-10
SIP T-11 Sippican T-11
SIP T-DB Sippican T-Deep Blue
SIP T-FD Sippican T-Fast Deep
SPA T-01 Sparton XBT-1
SPA T-03 Sparton XBT-3
SPA T-04 Sparton XBT-4
SPA T-05 Sparton XBT-5
SPA T-05DB Sparton XBT-5 Deep Blue
SPA T-06 Sparton XBT-6
SPA T-07 Sparton XBT-7
SPA T-07DB Sparton XBT-7 Deep Blue
SPA T-10 Sparton XBT-10
SPA T-20 Sparton XBT-20
SPA T-20DB Sparton XBT-20DB
TSK T-04 TSK T-4
TSK T-05 TSK T-5
TSK T-06 TSK T-6
TSK T-07 TSK T-7
TSK T-10 TSK T-10
TSK T-DB TSK XBT Deep Blue
UNK Unknown
UNK DBT DBT Type Unknown
UNK T-04 Unknown T-4
UNK T-05 Unknown T-5
UNK T-06 Unknown T-6
UNK T-07 Unknown T-7
UNK T-10 Unknown T-10
UNK T-11 Unknown T-11
UNK T-DB Unknown Deep Blue
UNK T-FD Unknown Fast Deep
UNK XBT XBT Type Unknown

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SC_RCT# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='RCT#': XBT recorder type (NODC-OCL modification of WMO code 4770)
CODE MEANING
01 Sippican Strip Chart Recorder
02 Sippican MK2A/SSQ-61
03 Sippican MK-9
04 Sippican AN/BHQ-7/MK8
05 Sippican MK-12
06 MK-5 (NOT Sippican MK-21 as in WMO 4770)
07 MK-8 Linear Recorder (NOT assigned in WMO 4770)
10 Sparton SOC BT/SV Processor Model 10011
20 ARGOS XBT-ST
21 CLS-ARGOS/Protecno XBT-ST Model-1
22 CLS-ARGOS/Protecno XBT-ST Model-2
30 BATHY Systems SA-810
31 Scripps Metrobyte Controller
32 Murayama Denki Z-60-16 III
33 Murayama Denki Z-60-16 II
34 Protecno ETSM2
35 Nautilus Marine Service NMS-XBT
40 TSK MK-2A
41 TSK MK-2S
42 TSK MK-30
43 TSK MK-30N
45 TSK MK-100
46 TSK MK-130 Compatible recorder for both XBT and XCTD
48 TSK AXBT RECEIVER MK-300
50 JMA ASTOS
60 ARGOS communications, sampling on up transit
61 ARGOS communications, sampling on down transit
62 Orbcomm communications, sampling on up transit
63 Orbcomm communications, sampling on down transit
70 CSIRO DEVIL-1 XBT ACQUISITION SYSTEM
71 CSIRO DEVIL-2 XBT ACQUISITION SYSTEM
72 SIPPICAN MK21
99 Unknown

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SC_RCT$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='RCT$': XBT recorder type (WMO code 4770)
CODE MEANING
01 Sippican Strip Chart Recorder
02 Sippican MK2A/SSQ-61
03 Sippican MK-9
04 Sippican AN/BHQ-7/MK8
05 Sippican MK-12
06 Sippican MK-21
07 Sippican MK-8 Linear Recorder
08 Sippican MK-10
10 Sparton SOC BT/SV Processor Model 10011
11 Lockheed-Sanders Model OL5005
127 Missing value
20 ARGOS XBT-ST
21 CLS-ARGOS/Protecno XBT-ST Model-1
22 CLS-ARGOS/Protecno XBT-ST Model-2
30 BATHY Systems SA-810
31 Scripps Metrobyte Controller
32 Murayama Denki Z-60-16 III
33 Murayama Denki Z-60-16 II
34 Protecno ETSM2
35 Nautilus Marine Service NMS-XBT
40 TSK MK-2A
41 TSK MK-2S
42 TSK MK-30
43 TSK MK-30N
45 TSK MK-100
46 TSK MK-130 Compatible recorder for both XBT and XCTD
47 TSK MK-130A XCTD recorder
48 TSK AXBT RECEIVER MK-300
49 TSK MK-150 Compatible recorder for both XBT and XCTD
50 JMA ASTOS
60 ARGOS communications, sampling on up transit
61 ARGOS communications, sampling on down transit
62 Orbcomm communications, sampling on up transit
63 Orbcomm communications, sampling on down transit
64 Iridium, communications sampling on up transit
65 Iridium communications, sampling on down transit
70 Turo Devil with Sippican Mk 9 card
71 Turo Devil USB
72 Turo Quoll
73 UNDEFINED (same as 72 temporary as of 20130823)
80 Applied Microsystems Ltd., MICRO-SVT&
81 Sea Mammal Research Unit, Univ. St. Andrews, UK, uncorrected
82 Sea Mammal Research Unit, Univ. St. Andrews, UK, corrected
99 Unknown

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SC_SEAS -- Surface code values for srfcCode='SEAS': Sea State (WMO code 3700)
CODE MEANING
0 CALM-GLASSY 0 FT (0 METERS)
1 CALM-RIPPLED 0-1/3 FT (0-.1METERS)
2 SMOOTH-WAVELET 1/3-1 2/3 FT (.1-.5 METERS)
3 SLIGHT 1 2/3 - 4 FT(.5-1.25 METERS)
4 MODERATE 4-8 FT(1.25-2.50 METERS)
5 ROUGH 8-13 FT(2.50-4.0 METERS)
6 VERY ROUGH 13-20 FT(4-6 METERS)
7 HIGH 20-30 FT(6-9 METERS)
8 VERY HIGH 30-45 FT(9-14 METERS)
9 PHENOMENAL >45 FT (>14 METERS)

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SC_STAT -- Surface code values for srfcCode='STAT': GTSPP STATUS
CODE MEANING
1 Real time data
2 Real time data with Science QC
3 Delayed mode data
4 Delayed mode data with Science QC

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SC_VDIC -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VDIC': Wave direction (WMO code 0877)
CODE MEANING
00 CALM (NO WAVES-NO MOTION)
01 5 DEGREES - 14 DEGREES
02 15 DEGREES - 24 DEGREES
03 25 DEGREES - 34 DEGREES
04 35 DEGREES - 44 DEGREES
05 45 DEGREES - 54 DEGREES
06 55 DEGREES - 64 DEGREES
07 65 DEGREES - 74 DEGREES
08 75 DEGREES - 84 DEGREES
09 85 DEGREES - 94 DEGREES
10 95 DEGREES - 104 DEGREES
11 105 DEGREES - 114 DEGREES
12 115 DEGREES - 124 DEGREES
13 125 DEGREES - 134 DEGREES
14 135 DEGREES - 144 DEGREES
15 145 DEGREES - 154 DEGREES
16 155 DEGREES - 164 DEGREES
17 165 DEGREES - 174 DEGREES
18 175 DEGREES - 184 DEGREES
19 185 DEGREES - 194 DEGREES
20 195 DEGREES - 204 DEGREES
21 205 DEGREES - 214 DEGREES
22 215 DEGREES - 224 DEGREES
23 225 DEGREES - 234 DEGREES
24 235 DEGREES - 244 DEGREES
25 245 DEGREES - 254 DEGREES
26 255 DEGREES - 264 DEGREES
27 265 DEGREES - 274 DEGREES
28 275 DEGREES - 284 DEGREES
29 285 DEGREES - 294 DEGREES
30 295 DEGREES - 304 DEGREES
31 305 DEGREES - 314 DEGREES
32 315 DEGREES - 324 DEGREES
33 325 DEGREES - 334 DEGREES
34 335 DEGREES - 344 DEGREES
35 345 DEGREES - 354 DEGREES
36 355 DEGREES - 4 DEGREES
99 Variable or all directions, or unknown or waves confused, direction indeterminate

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SC_VIS# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VIS#': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
CODE MEANING
0 Less than 50 m
1 50 - 200 m
2 200 - 500 m
3 500 - 1000 m
4 1 - 2 km
5 2 - 4 km
6 4 - 10 km
7 10 - 20 km
8 20 - 50 km
9 50 km or more

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SC_VISB -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VISB': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
CODE MEANING
0 Less than 50 m
1 50 - 200 m
2 200 - 500 m
3 500 - 1000 m
4 1 - 2 km
5 2 - 4 km
6 4 - 10 km
7 10 - 20 km
8 20 - 50 km
9 50 km or more

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SC_VISC -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VISC': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
CODE MEANING
0 Less than 50 m
1 50 - 200 m
2 200 - 500 m
3 500 - 1000 m
4 1 - 2 km
5 2 - 4 km
6 4 - 10 km
7 10 - 20 km
8 20 - 50 km
9 50 km or more

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SC_VSB# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='VSB#': Horizontal Visibility (WMO code 4300)
CODE MEANING
0 Less than 50 m
1 50 - 200 m
2 200 - 500 m
3 500 - 1000 m
4 1 - 2 km
5 2 - 4 km
6 4 - 10 km
7 10 - 20 km
8 20 - 50 km
9 50 km or more

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SC_WCL$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WCL$': Water color (NODC-OCL extension of Forel-Ule scale)
CODE MEANING
31 GREEN
32 BLUE
33 GREY
34 RED
35 CHALKY
36 BROWN
37 LUMINESCENT

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SC_WCLR -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WCLR': Water colour (Forel-Ule scale)
CODE MEANING
01 PERCENT YELLOW 0 FOREL-ULE SCALE I
02 PERCENT YELLOW 2 FOREL-ULE SCALE II
03 PERCENT YELLOW 5 FOREL-ULE SCALE III
04 PERCENT YELLOW 9 FOREL-ULE SCALE IV
05 PERCENT YELLOW 14 FOREL-ULE SCALE V
06 PERCENT YELLOW 20 FOREL-ULE SCALE VI
07 PERCENT YELLOW 27 FOREL-ULE SCALE VII
08 PERCENT YELLOW 35 FOREL-ULE SCALE VIII
09 PERCENT YELLOW 44 FOREL-ULE SCALE IX
10 PERCENT YELLOW 54 FOREL-ULE SCALE X
11 PERCENT YELLOW 65 PERCENT BROWN 0 FOREL-ULE SCALE XI
12 PERCENT BROWN 2 FOREL-ULE SCALE XII
13 PERCENT BROWN 5 FOREL-ULE SCALE XIII
14 PERCENT BROWN 9 FOREL-ULE SCALE XIV
15 PERCENT BROWN 14 FOREL-ULE SCALE XV
16 PERCENT BROWN 20 FOREL-ULE SCALE XVI
17 PERCENT BROWN 27 FOREL-ULE SCALE XVII
18 PERCENT BROWN 35 FOREL-ULE SCALE XVIII
19 PERCENT BROWN 44 FOREL-ULE SCALE XIX
20 PERCENT BROWN 54 FOREL-ULE SCALE XX
21 PERCENT BROWN 65 FOREL-ULE SCALE XXI

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SC_WDC$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WDC$': Wind direction code (octants)
CODE MEANING
0 Calm
1 N = 338-22 degrees true
2 NE = 23-67 degrees true
3 E = 68-112 degrees true
4 SE = 113-157 degrees true
5 S = 158-202 degrees true
6 SW = 203-247 degrees true
7 W = 248-292 degrees true
8 NW = 293-337 degrees true
9 No observation

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SC_WDIC -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WDIC': Wind direction (WMO code 0877)
CODE MEANING
00 Calm (no waves)
01 5 - 14 degrees
02 15 - 24 degrees
03 25 - 34 degrees
04 35 - 44 degrees
05 45 - 54 degrees
06 55 - 64 degrees
07 65 - 74 degrees
08 75 - 84 degrees
09 85 - 94 degrees
10 95 - 104 degrees
11 105 - 114 degrees
12 115 - 124 degrees
13 125 - 134 degrees
14 135 - 144 degrees
15 145 - 154 degrees
16 155 - 164 degrees
17 165 - 174 degrees
18 175 - 184 degrees
19 185 - 194 degrees
20 195 - 204 degrees
21 205 - 214 degrees
22 215 - 224 degrees
23 225 - 234 degrees
24 235 - 244 degrees
25 245 - 254 degrees
26 255 - 264 degrees
27 265 - 274 degrees
28 275 - 284 degrees
29 285 - 294 degrees
30 295 - 304 degrees
31 305 - 314 degrees
32 315 - 324 degrees
33 325 - 334 degrees
34 335 - 344 degrees
35 345 - 354 degrees
36 355 - 4 degrees
99 Variable or all directions, or unknown

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SC_WDR# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WDR#': Wind direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
CODE MEANING
00 Calm (no waves)
01 5 - 14 degrees
02 15 - 24 degrees
03 25 - 34 degrees
04 35 - 44 degrees
05 45 - 54 degrees
06 55 - 64 degrees
07 65 - 74 degrees
08 75 - 84 degrees
09 85 - 94 degrees
10 95 - 104 degrees
11 105 - 114 degrees
12 115 - 124 degrees
13 125 - 134 degrees
14 135 - 144 degrees
15 145 - 154 degrees
16 155 - 164 degrees
17 165 - 174 degrees
18 175 - 184 degrees
19 185 - 194 degrees
20 195 - 204 degrees
21 205 - 214 degrees
22 215 - 224 degrees
23 225 - 234 degrees
24 235 - 244 degrees
25 245 - 254 degrees
26 255 - 264 degrees
27 265 - 274 degrees
28 275 - 284 degrees
29 285 - 294 degrees
30 295 - 304 degrees
31 305 - 314 degrees
32 315 - 324 degrees
33 325 - 334 degrees
34 335 - 344 degrees
35 345 - 354 degrees
36 355 - 4 degrees
49 Waves confused, direction indeterminate (waves equal to or less than 4 3/4 metres
99 WAVES CONFUSED, DIRECTION INDETERMINATE (WAVES GEATER THAN 4 3/4 METERS) WINDS VARIABLE,OR ALL DIRECTIONS OR UNKNOWN

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SC_WFBS -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WFBS': Wind Force on Beaufort Scale
CODE MEANING
0 CALM MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS <1 IN METERS/SEC 0-0.2 IN KM/H <1 IN M.P.H. <1 /WAVE HT < .25 FT
1 LIGHT AIR MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 1-3 METERS/SEC 0.3-1.5 KM/H 1-5 M.P.H. 1-3 /WAVE HT= .25 FT
2 LIGHT BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 4-6 METERS/SEC 1.6-3.3 KM/H 6-11 M.P.H. 4-7 /WAVE HT =.5 FT
3 GENTLE BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 7-10 METERS/SEC 3.4-5.4 KM/H 12-19 M.P.H. 8-12 /WAVE HT = 2 FT
4 MODERATE BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 11-16 METERS/SEC 5.5-7.9 KM/H 20-28 M.P.H. 13-18/WAVE HT = 4 FT
5 FRESH BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 17-21 METERS/SEC 8.0-10.7 KM/H 29-38 M.P.H. 19-24/WAVE HT = 6 FT
6 STRONG BREEZE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 22-27 METERS/SEC 10.8-13.8 KM/H 39-49 M.P.H. 25-31/WAVE HT = 10 FT
7 NEAR GALE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 28-33 METERS/SEC 13.9-17.1 KM/H 50-61 M.P.H. 32-38/WAVE HT = 14 FT
8 GALE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 34-40 METERS/SEC 17.2-20.7 KM/H 62-74 M.P.H. 39-46 /WAVE HT = 18 FT
9 STRONG GALE MEAN VELOCITY IN KNOTS 41-47 METERS/SEC 20.8-24.4 KM/H 75-88 M.P.H. 47-54/WAVE HT = 23 FT

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SC_WSC$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WSC$': Wind force code (code translates to knots)
CODE MEANING
0 Calm
1 1-3 knots
2 4-6 knots
3 7-10 knots
4 11-16 knots
5 17-21 knots
6 22-27 knots
7 28-33 knots
8 34+ knots
9 No observation

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SC_WVH# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVH#': Wave height (WMO Code Table 1555)
CODE MEANING
0 LESS THAN 1/4 M (1 FT) OR 5 M (16 FT)
1 1/2 M (1 1/2 FT) OR 5 1/2 M (17 1/2 FT)
2 1 M (3 FT) OR 6 M (19 FT)
3 1 1/2 M (5 FT) OR 6 1/2 M (21 FT)
4 2 M (6 1/2 FT) OR 7 M (22 1/2 FT)
5 2 1/2 M (8 FT) OR 7 1/2 M (24 FT)
6 3 M (9 1/2 FT) OR 8 M (25 1/2 FT)
7 3 1/2 M (11 FT) OR 8 1/2 M (27 FT)
8 4 M (13 FT) OR 9 M (29 FT)
9 4 1/2 M (14 FT) OR 9 1/2 M (30 1/2 FT)
X HEIGHT NOT DETERMINED

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SC_WVH$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVH$': Wave height (NODC OCL Code)
CODE MEANING
00 calm
01 0.5 meter
02 1 meter
03 1.5 meter
04 2 meter
05 2.5 meter
06 3 meter
07 3.5 meter
08 4 meter
09 4.5 meter
10 5 meter
11 5.5 meter
12 6 meter
13 6.5 meter
14 7 meter
15 7.5 meter
16 8 meter
17 8.5 meter
18 9 meter
19 9.5 meter
20 10 meter
21 10.5 meter
22 11 meter
23 11.5 meter
24 12 meter
25 12.5 meter
26 13 meter
27 greater than 13 meters

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SC_WVP# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVP#': Wave period (WMO code 3155)
CODE MEANING
/ Calm or period not determined
0 10 seconds
1 11 seconds
2 12 seconds
3 13 seconds
4 14 seconds or more
5 5 seconds or less
6 6 seconds
7 7 seconds
8 8 seconds
9 9 seconds

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SC_WVP$ -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVP$': Wave period (NODC code 0378)
CODE MEANING
0 20 OR 21 SECONDS
1 OVER 21 SECONDS
2 5 SECONDS OR LESS
3 6 OR 7 SECONDS
4 8 OR 9 SECONDS
5 10 OR 11 SECONDS
6 12 OR 13 SECONDS
7 14 OR 15 SECONDS
8 16 OR 17 SECONDS
9 18 OR 19 SECONDS
X CALM, OR PERIOD NOT DETERMINED

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SC_WVR# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WVR#': Wave direction (WMO code 0877 / 0885)
CODE MEANING
00 Calm (no waves)
01 5 - 14 degrees
02 15 - 24 degrees
03 25 - 34 degrees
04 35 - 44 degrees
05 45 - 54 degrees
06 55 - 64 degrees
07 65 - 74 degrees
08 75 - 84 degrees
09 85 - 94 degrees
10 95 - 104 degrees
11 105 - 114 degrees
12 115 - 124 degrees
13 125 - 134 degrees
14 135 - 144 degrees
15 145 - 154 degrees
16 155 - 164 degrees
17 165 - 174 degrees
18 175 - 184 degrees
19 185 - 194 degrees
20 195 - 204 degrees
21 205 - 214 degrees
22 215 - 224 degrees
23 225 - 234 degrees
24 235 - 244 degrees
25 245 - 254 degrees
26 255 - 264 degrees
27 265 - 274 degrees
28 275 - 284 degrees
29 285 - 294 degrees
30 295 - 304 degrees
31 305 - 314 degrees
32 315 - 324 degrees
33 325 - 334 degrees
34 335 - 344 degrees
35 345 - 354 degrees
36 355 - 4 degrees
49 Waves confused, direction indeterminate (waves equal to or less than 4 3/4 metres
99 WAVES CONFUSED, DIRECTION INDETERMINATE (WAVES GEATER THAN 4 3/4 METERS) WINDS VARIABLE,OR ALL DIRECTIONS OR UNKNOWN

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SC_WWC# -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WWC#': Present weather (WMO code 4501)
CODE MEANING
0 CLEAR (NO CLOUD AT ANY LEVEL)
1 PARTLY CLOUDY (SCATTERED OR BROKED)
2 CONTINUOUS LAYER(S) OF CLOUD(S)
3 SANDSTORM, DUSTSTORM, OR BLOWING SNOW
4 FOG, THICK DUST OR HAZE
5 DRIZZLE
6 RAIN
7 SNOW, OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED
8 SHOWER(S)
9 THUNDERSTORM(S)

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SC_WWCD -- Surface code values for srfcCode='WWCD': Present Weather (WMO Code 4677)
CODE MEANING
00 CLOUD DEVELOP. NOT OBSERVED OR NOT OBSERVABLE-CHAR. CHANGE OF THE STATE OF SKY DURING PAST HOUR
01 CLOUDS GENERALLY DISSOLVING OR BECOMING LESS DEVELOPED-CHAR. CHANGE OF STATE OF SKY DURING PAST HR.
02 STATE OF SKY ON THE WHOLE UNCHANGED-CHAR. CHANGE OF THE STATE OF SKY DURING THE PAST HOUR
03 CLOUDS GENERALLY FORMING OR DEVELOPING-CHAR. CHANGE OF THE STATE OF SKY DURING THE PAST HOUR
04 VISIBILTY REDUCED BY SMOKE, E.G. VELDT OF FOREST FIRES, INDUSTRIAL SMOKE OR VOLCANIC ASHES
05 HAZE
06 WIDESPREAD DUST IN SUSPENSION IN THE AIR, RAISED BY WIND AT OR NEAR THE STATION AT TIME OF OBS.
07 DUST OR SAND RAISED BY WIND AT OR NEAR THE STATION AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION, BUT NO WELL DEVELOPED DUST WHIRL(S) OR SAND WHIRL(S), AND NO DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM SEEN
08 WELL DEVELOP. DUST WHIRL(S) OR SAND WHIRL(S) SEEN AT OR NEAR STATION DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR OR AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION, BUT NO DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM
09 DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM WITHIN SIGHT AT THE TIME OF OBSERVA., OR AT STATION DURING PRECEDING HOUR
10 MIST
11 PATCHES OF SHALLOW FOG OR ICE FOG AT THE STATION, WHETHER ON LAND OR SEA, NOT DEEPER THAN ABOUT 2 METERS ON LAND OR 10 METERS AT SEA
12 MORE OR LESS CONTINUOUS SHALLOW FOG OR ICE FOG AT THE STATION, WHETHER ON LAND OR SEA, NOT DEEPER THAN ABOUT 2 M ON LAND OR 10 M AT SEA
13 LIGHTNING VISIBLE, NO THUNDER HEARD
14 PRECIPITATION WITHIN SIGHT, NOT REACHING THE GROUND OR THE SURFACE OF THE SEA
15 PRECIPITATION WITHIN SIGHT, REACHING THE GROUND OR THE SURFACE OF THE SEA, BUT DISTANT(I.E. ESTIMATED TO BE MORE THAN 5 KM) FROM THE STATION
16 PREC. WITHIN SIGHT, REACHING GROUND OR SURFACE OF THE SEA, NEAR TO, BUT NOT AT THE STATION
17 THUNDERSTORM, BUT NO PRECIPITATION AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION
18 SQUALLS AT OR WITHIN SIGHT OF THE STATION DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR OR AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
19 FUNNEL CLOUD(S) AT OR WITHIN SIGHT OF STATION DURING PRECEDING HOUR OR AT THE TIME OF OBSERVATION
20 DRIZZLE (NOT FREEZING) OR SNOW GRAINS - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
21 RAIN (NOT FREEZING) - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
22 SNOW - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
23 RAIN AND SNOW OR ICE PELLETS, TYPE (A) - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
24 FREEZING DRIZZLE OR FREEZING RAIN - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
25 SHOWER(S) OF RAIN - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
26 SHOWER(S) OF SNOW, OR OF RAIN AND SNOW - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
27 SHOWER(S) OF HAIL, OR OF RAIN AND HAIL - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
28 FOG OR ICE FOG - NOT FALLING AS SHOWER(S)
29 THUNDERSTORM (WITH OR WITHOUT PRECIPITATION)
30 SLIGHT OR MODERATE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-HAS DECREASED DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
31 SLIGHT OR MODERATE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
32 SLIGHT OR MODERATE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-HAS BEGUN OR HAS INCREASED DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
33 SEVERE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-HAS DECREASED DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
34 SEVERE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
35 SEVERE DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM-HAS BEGUN OR HAS INCREASED DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
36 SLIGHT OR MODERATE BLOWING SNOW-GENERALLY LOW (BELOW EYE LEVEL)
37 HEAVY DRIFTING SNOW-GENERALLY LOW (BELOW EYE LEVEL)
38 SLIGHT OR MODERATE BLOWING SNOW-GENERALLY HIGH (ABOVE EYE LEVEL)
39 HEAVY BLOWING SNOW-GENERALLY HIGH (ABOVE EYE LEVEL)
40 FOG OR ICE FOG AT A DISTANCE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION, BUT NOT AT THE STATION DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR, THE FOG OR ICE FOG EXTENDING TO A LEVEL ABOVE THAT OF THE OBSERVER
41 FOG OR ICE FOG IN PATCHES
42 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY VISIBLE-HAS BECOME THINNER DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
43 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY INVISIBLE-HAS BECOME THINNER DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
44 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY VISIBLE-NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
45 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY INVISIBLE-NO APPRECIABLE CHANGE DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
46 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY VISIBLE-HAS BEGUN OR HAS BECOME THICKER DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
47 FOG OR ICE FOG, SKY INVISIBLE-HAS BEGUN OR HAS BECOME THICKER DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR
48 FOG, DEPOSITING RIME, SKY VISIBLE
49 FOG, DEPOSITING RIME, SKY INVISIBLE
50 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
51 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
52 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
53 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
54 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-HEAVY (DENSE) AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
55 DRIZZLE, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-HEAVY (DENSE) AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
56 DRIZZLE, FREEZING, SLIGHT
57 DRIZZLE, FREEZING, MODERATE OR HEAVY (DENSE)
58 DRIZZLE AND RAIN, SLIGHT
59 DRIZZLE AND RAIN, MODERATE OR HEAVY
60 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
61 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
62 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
63 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
64 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, INTERMITTENT-HEAVY AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
65 RAIN, NOT FREEZING, CONTINUOUS-HEAVY AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
66 RAIN, FREEZING, SLIGHT
67 RAIN, FREEZING, MODERATE OR HEAVY
68 RAIN OR DRIZZLE AND SNOW, SLIGHT
69 RAIN OR DRIZZLE AND SNOW, MODERATE OR HEAVY
70 INTERMITTENT FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
71 CONTINUOUS FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-SLIGHT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
72 INTERMITTENT FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
73 CONTINUOUS FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-MODERATE AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
74 INTERMITTENT FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-HEAVY AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
75 CONTINUOUS FALL OF SNOW FLAKES-HEAVY AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
76 ICE PRISMS (WITH OR WIHTOUT FOG)
77 SNOW GRAINS (WITH OF WITHOUT FOG)
78 ISOLATED STARLIKE SNOW CRYSTALS (WITH OR WITHOUT FOG)
79 ICE PELLETS, TYPE (A)
80 RAIN SHOWER(S), SLIGHT
81 RAIN SHOWER(S), MODERATE OR HEAVY
82 RAIN SHOWER(S), VIOLENT
83 SHOWER(S) OF RAIN ANS SNOW MIXED, SLIGHT
84 SHOWER(S) OF RAIN ANS SNOW MIXED, MODERATE OR HEAVY
85 SNOW SHOWER(S), SLIGHT
86 SHOW SHOWER(S), MODERATE OR HEAVY
87 SHOWER(S) OF SNOW PELLETS OR ICE PELLETS, TYPE(B),WITH/WITHOUT RAIN AND SNOW MIXED-SLIGHT
88 SHOWER(S) OF SNOW PELLETS OR ICE PELLETS, TYPE(B), WITH/WITHOUT RAIN OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED-MODERATE OR HEAVY
89 SHOWER(S) OF HAIL, WITH OR WITHOUT RAIN OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED, NOT ASSOC. WITH THUNDER-SLIGHT
90 SHOWER(S)OF HAIL, WITH/WITHOUT RAIN OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED, NOT ASSOC. W/THUNDER-MODERATE OR HEAVY
91 SLIGHT RAIN AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR BUT NOT AT TIME OF OBS.
92 MODERATE OR HEAVY RAIN AT TIME OF OBSER.-THUNDERSTORM DURING PRECEDING HR. BUT NOT AT TIME OF OBS.
93 SLIGHT SNOW, OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED OR HAIL AT TIME OF OBSER.-THUNDERSTORM DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR BUT NOT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
94 MODERATE OR HEAVY SNOW, OR RAIN AND SNOW MIXED OR HAIL AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM DURING THE PRECEDING HOUR BUT NOT AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
95 THUNDERSTORM, SLIGHT OR MODERATE, WITHOUT HAIL, BUT W/RAIN AND/OR SNOW AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
96 THUNDERSTORM, SLIGHT OR MODERATE, WITH HAIL AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBS.
97 THUNDERSTORM, HEAVY, WITHOUT HAIL, BUT WITH RAIN AND/OR SNOW AT TIME OF OBSER.-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBSERVATION
98 THUNDERSTORM COMBINED WITH DUSTSTORM OR SANDSTORM AT TIME OF OBSER.-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBS.
99 THUNDERSTORM, HEAVY, WITH HAIL AT TIME OF OBSERVATION-THUNDERSTORM AT TIME OF OBSERVATION #

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SC_XDIN -- Surface code values for srfcCode='XDIN': XBT digitization Interval (NODC-0613)
CODE MEANING
01 FIXED INTERVAL LE 0.1 METER AND LE 0.1 DEG C
02 FIXED INTERVAL GT 1 METER BUT LE 3 METERS AND LE 0. 1 DEG C
03 FIXED INTERVAL GT 3 METERS BUT LE 6 METERS AND LE 0 .1 DEG C
04 FIXED INTERVAL GT 6 METERS AND LE 0.1 DEG C
11 FIXED INTERVAL LE 1 METER AND LE 0.2 DEG C
12 FIXED INTERVAL GT 1 METER BUT LE 3 METERS AND LE 0. 2 DEG C
13 FIXED INTERVAL GT 3 METERS AND LE 6 METERS AND LE 0.2 DEG
31 VARIABLE INTERVAL - MANUALLY DETERMINED
32 VARIABLE INTERVAL - STATISTICALLY DETERMINED
33 VARIABLE INTERVAL - PHYSICALLY DETERMINED
34 FIXED INTERVAL GT 3 METERS BUT LT 6 METERS AND LE 0.2 DEG C

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SC_XDMT -- Surface code values for srfcCode='XDMT': XBT digitization Method (NODC-0612)
CODE MEANING
01 MANUAL
02 A-D CONVERSION FROM ORIGINAL
03 A-D CONVERSION FROM COPIES
04 OPTICAL SCANNING
05 DIRECT DIGITAL OUTPUT UNKNOWN
06 DIRECT DIGITAL OUTPUT BATHY
07 DIRECT DIGITAL OUTPUT SUTRON
08 DIRECT DIGITAL OUTPUT FROM SIPPICAN MARK 9

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SC_XTRS -- Surface code values for srfcCode='XTRS': XBT data Treatment and Storage (NODC-0614)
CODE MEANING
01 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; STORED AS DIGITIZED
02 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.05 DEGC
03 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.1 DEGC
04 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.2 DEGC
05 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.3 DEGC
06 SINGLE DIGITIZATION; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.7 DEGC
07 UNKNOWN
21 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; STORED AS DIGITIZE
22 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.05 DEG C
23 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.1 DEG C
24 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.2 DEG C
25 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.3 DEG C
26 DUAL DIGITIZATION AND AVERAGING; COMPRESSION; FIT WITHIN 0.5 DEG C
27 DATA POINTS AT FIXED INTERVALS OR SELECTED INTERVALS RETAINED AND STORED

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STD_ALKY -- Obs Standard for profType='ALKY': TOTAL ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (micro-eq/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_ALTB -- Obs Standard for profType='ALTB': Height/Altitude above Bottom
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_CALK -- Obs Standard for profType='CALK': CARBONATE ALKALINITY (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (micro-eq/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_CNDC -- Obs Standard for profType='CNDC': Electrical conductivity (mho per metre)
CODE MEANING
0 No conductivity measured
1 In situ sensor, precision to 0.01
2 In situ sensor, precision to 0.1
4 unknown accuracy

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STD_COND -- Obs Standard for profType='COND': (Conductivity) Data from CSIRO
CODE MEANING
0 No conductivity measured
1 In situ sensor, precision to 0.01
2 In situ sensor, precision to 0.1
4 unknown accuracy

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STD_CORG -- Obs Standard for profType='CORG': ORGANIC CARBON CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (mg/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_CPHL -- Obs Standard for profType='CPHL': CHLOROPHYLL-A (mg/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (mg/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_DOX2 -- Obs Standard for profType='DOX2': DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/kg)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01
2 Accuracy less the 0.01
3 sample analysis
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_DOXY -- Obs Standard for profType='DOXY': DISSOLVED OXYGEN (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_DPDT -- Obs Standard for profType='DPDT': Lowering Rate (m/s)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_FLO1 -- Obs Standard for profType='FLO1': Fluoride (mg/l)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (mg/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_FLU$ -- Obs Standard for profType='FLU$': Fluorescence (%)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy 0.01 or Better
2 Accuracy less than 0.01
3 sample analysis
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_FLU1 -- Obs Standard for profType='FLU1': Chemistry Chlorophyll concentration measured by fluorometer (mg/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_HCDT -- Obs Standard for profType='HCDT': DIRECTION TO WHICH HORIZONTAL CURRENT IS FLOWING (degrees relative to True North)
CODE MEANING
0 No current direction measured
1 Precision to 1 degrees
2 Precision to 10 degrees
4 Unknown precision
5 Precision to 0.1 degrees

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STD_HCSP -- Obs Standard for profType='HCSP': HORIZONTAL CURRENT SPEED (m/s)
CODE MEANING
0 No current speed measured
1 Precision to 1m/s
2 Precision to 0.1 m/s
3 Precision to 0.01 m/s
4 Unknown precision
5 Precision to 0.001 m/s

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STD_LATA -- Obs Standard for profType='LATA': Latitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_LONA -- Obs Standard for profType='LONA': Longitude reported with each depth (decimal degrees)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_NH3$ -- Obs Standard for profType='NH3$': NH3-N
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_NTRA -- Obs Standard for profType='NTRA': NITRATE (NO3-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_NTRI -- Obs Standard for profType='NTRI': NITRITE (N02-N) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_OTMP -- Obs Standard for profType='OTMP': Oxygen sensor temperature (degrees C)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_PAR$ -- Obs Standard for profType='PAR$': Irradiance (Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR)) (micro einstein/m**2/s)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_PH1$ -- Obs Standard for profType='PH1$': Replicate sample of inorganic phosphate (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_PHOS -- Obs Standard for profType='PHOS': PHOSPHATE (P04-P) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_PHPH -- Obs Standard for profType='PHPH': HYDROGEN ION CONCENTRATION (pH)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01
2 Accuracy less the 0.01
3 sample analysis
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_POC_ -- Obs Standard for profType='POC_': Particulate Organic Carbon content (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (mg/m**3 == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_PRP$ -- Obs Standard for profType='PRP$': Primary productivity (mg C/m**3/hr)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 derived from dried, filtered samples, values reported to 0.
A derived from dried, filtered samples, values reported to 0.
U unknown

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STD_PSAL -- Obs Standard for profType='PSAL': Salinity (PSU)
CODE MEANING
0 No salinity measured
1 In situ sensor, accuracy better the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
2 In situ sensor, accuracy less the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
3 sample analysis (PSU assumed)
4 unknown accuracy (PSU assumed)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (PSU assumed)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (PSU assumed)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (PSU assumed)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (PSU assumed)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (PSU assumed)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (PSU assumed)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (PSU assumed)
P practical salinity units (PSU)
S pre 1982 salinity units (PPT)
U Unknown salinity units

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STD_SLCA -- Obs Standard for profType='SLCA': SILICATE(SIO4-SI) CONTENT (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_SSAL -- Obs Standard for profType='SSAL': SALINITY (PRE-1978 DEFINITION) (g/kg)
CODE MEANING
0 No salinity measured
1 In situ sensor, accuracy better the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
2 In situ sensor, accuracy less the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
3 sample analysis (PSU assumed)
4 unknown accuracy (PSU assumed)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (PSU assumed)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (PSU assumed)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (PSU assumed)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (PSU assumed)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (PSU assumed)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (PSU assumed)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (PSU assumed)
P practical salinity units (PSU)
S pre 1982 salinity units (PPT)
U Unknown salinity units

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STD_SUL$ -- Obs Standard for profType='SUL$': Sulphate (SO4) (mol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_SVEL -- Obs Standard for profType='SVEL': SOUND VELOCITY (m/s)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (m/s)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (m/s)
3 sample analysis (m/s)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (m/s)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (m/s)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (m/s)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (m/s)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (m/s)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (m/s)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (m/s)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (m/s)
U Unknown units

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STD_SYTM -- Obs Standard for profType='SYTM': PIPE Time Format DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM:SS.ss
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_TEMP -- Obs Standard for profType='TEMP': Temperature (degrees C)
CODE MEANING
0 No temperature measured
1 In situ sensor, precision to 0.01 degrees C
2 In situ sensor, precision to 0.1 degrees C
4 unknown accuracy (degrees C)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 degrees C
6 Accurate to 0.0001 degrees C
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 degrees C
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 degrees C
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 degrees C
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 degrees C
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 degrees C
I Accuracy is greater than .2 degrees C
U Unknown temperature units

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STD_TPHS -- Obs Standard for profType='TPHS': Total Phosphorous (P) Content mmol/m**3 (mmol/m**3)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy better the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
2 Accuracy less the 0.01 (mmol/m**3)
3 sample analysis (mmol/m**3)
4 In situ sensor, unknown accuracy (microg-at/l == mmol/m**3)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (mmol/m**3)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (mmol/m**3)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (mmol/m**3)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (mmol/m**3)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (mmol/m**3)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (mmol/m**3)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (mmol/m**3)
U Unknown units

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STD_TRAN -- Obs Standard for profType='TRAN': Transmissivity (uncertain units)
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Precision is 0.01 (percent)
2 Precision is 0.1 (percent)
3 Precision is 1.0 (percent)
4 unknown accuracy (percent)

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STD_TRB$ -- Obs Standard for profType='TRB$': Turbidity data from a flow through nephelometer (Formazine Turbidity Units (FTU))
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Better than .01
2 Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005
D Accuracy is between .005 and .01
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05
G Accuracy is between .05 and .1
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2
I Accuracy is greater than .2
U Unknown units

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STD_TUR4 -- Obs Standard for profType='TUR4': TURBIDITY N.T.U Nephelo Turb. Unit
CODE MEANING
0 No value measured
1 Accuracy Better than .01
2 Accuracy Less than .01
3 Sample analysis
4 Unknown accuracy
5 Accurate to 0.001
6 Accurate to 0.0001

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STD_USAL -- Obs Standard for profType='USAL': UNDEFINED SALINITY (Prac. Salin or parts/thousand)
CODE MEANING
0 No salinity measured
1 In situ sensor, accuracy better the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
2 In situ sensor, accuracy less the 0.02 (PSU assumed)
3 sample analysis (PSU assumed)
4 unknown accuracy (PSU assumed)
5 In situ sensor, accurate to 0.001 (PSU assumed)
B Accuracy is between .001 and .002 (PSU assumed)
C Accuracy is between .002 and .005 (PSU assumed)
E Accuracy is between .01 and .02 (PSU assumed)
F Accuracy is between .02 and .05 (PSU assumed)
H Accuracy is between .1 and .2 (PSU assumed)
I Accuracy is greater than .2 (PSU assumed)
P practical salinity units (PSU)
S pre 1982 salinity units (PPT)
U Unknown salinity units

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TYPE -- Data_Type field, and Bytes 3-4 of Stream_Ident use this data type code
CODE MEANING
AR Animal mounted recorder
BA BATHY message
BF Undulating Oceanographic Recorder (e.g. Batfish CTD)
BO Bottle
BT general BT data
CD CTD down trace
CT CTD data, up or down
CU CTD up trace
DB Drifting buoy
DD Delayed mode drifting buoy data
DM Delayed mode version from originator
DT Digital BT
IC Ice core
ID Interpolated drifting buoy data
IN Ship intake samples
MB MBT
MC CTD and bottle data are mixed for the station
MI Data from a mixed set of instruments
ML Minilog
OF Real-time oxygen and fluorescence
PF Profiling float
RM Radio message
RQ Radio message with scientific QC
SC Sediment core
SG Thermosalinograph data
ST STD data
SV Sound velocity probe
TE TESAC message
TG Thermograph data
TK TRACKOB message
TO Towed CTD
TR Thermistor chain
XB XBT
XC Expendable CTD

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UFLAG -- Record update code (Uflag)
CODE MEANING
D Delete this station from the file
R Replace existing station with this one
S Skip this station during update
U Add this station to file during update
Drifting Buoy stations only

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