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TABLE: PC_PARM

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)