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Intertidal Organisms and Habitats (F030)

This file format is used for data from field sampling of marine organisms in intertidal or subtidal habitats. The data are collected to provide information about species abundance and distribution. Data from each observation may include: cruise and station information such as vessel name, senior scientist, position, date, and time; environmental conditions such as surface temperature and salinity, wind speed and direction, and sea state; sediment and habitat descriptors; and species identification and organism counts and measurements. Data may be reported for either individual or composite samples. A text record is available for reporting comments.

File Structure:
Seven 126-character records: (1) File Header Record, (2) Station Header Record, (3) Site Header Record, (4) Composite Data Record, (5) Individual Sample Record, (6) Profile Data Record, (7) Text Record.

File Format:

Intertidal Organisms and Habitats (F030)
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMNFIELD LENGTH
FILE HEADER RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '030' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS '1' 10 1
VESSEL NAME/FIELD UNIT ELEVEN-CHARACTER FIELD FOR PLATFORM IDENTIFICATION 11 11
CRUISE NUMBER SIX-CHARACTER FIELD ASSIGNED BY THE ORIGINATOR 22 6
START DATE (GMT) YYYYMMDD 28 8
END DATE (GMT) YYYYMMDD 36 8
SENIOR SCIENTIST 19-CHARACTER FIELD FOR SENIOR SCIENTIST OR TEAM LEADER 44 19
INVESTIGATOR/INSTITUTION 64-CHARACTER FIELD FOR INVESTIGATOR AND OR INSTITUTION NAME 63 64
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMNFIELD LENGTH
STATION HEADER RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '030' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS '2' 10 1
STATION NUMBER FIVE-CHARACTER FIELD ASSIGNED BY THE ORIGINATOR - ALSO INCLUDED ON RECORD TYPES 3,4,5,6 AND 7 11 5
SEQUENCE NUMBER XXXX - USED FOR SORTING DATA RECORDS - ALSO INCLUDED ON RECORD TYPES 3,4,5,6 AND 7 16 4
LATITUDE DDMMXX (DEGREES, MINUTES TO HUNDREDTHS) 20 6
LATITUDE HEMISPHERE 1-CHARACTER CODE - 'N' OR 'S' 26 1
LONGITUDE DDDMMXX (DEGREES, MINUTES TO HUNDREDTHS)27 7
LONGITUDE HEMISPHERE 1-CHARACTER CODE - 'E' OR 'W' 34 1
DATE YYYYMMDD 35 8
START TIME (GMT) XXXX (HOURS AND MINUTES) 43 4
ELAPSED TIME (GMT) XXXX (HOURS AND MINUTES) 47 4
TIME ZONE TWO-DIGIT FIELD PRECEDED BY + OR - SIGN TO INDICATE GEOGRAPHIC TIME ZONE 51 3
SURFACE SALINITY XXXXX (PARTS PER THOUSAND OR PRACTICAL SALINITY UNITS - TO THOUSANDTHS) 54 5
SURFACE TEMPERATURE XXXXX NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES ARE PRECEDED BY A MINUS SIGN ADJACENT TO TEMPERATURE VALUE (DEG C TO HUNDREDTHS) 59 5
AIR TEMPERATURE XXXX NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES ARE PRECEDED BY A MINUS SIGN ADJACENT TO TEMPERATURE VALUE (DEG C TO TENTHS) 64 4
SECCHI DISC DEPTH XXX (METERS TO TENTHS) 68 3
WEATHER TWO-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0159 (WMO 4677) 71 2
CLOUD TYPE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0053 (WMO 0500) 73 1
CLOUD AMOUNT ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0105 (2700) 74 1
WIND SPEED XX (WHOLE KNOTS) 75 2
WIND DIRECTION XXX (DEGREES) - DIRECTION FROM 77 3
SEA STATE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0109 (WMO 3700) 80 1
BREAKER HEIGHT ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0109 (WMO 3700) 81 1
EXPOSURE DIRECTION XXX (DEGREES) 82 3
SUBSTRATA TYPE-TERTIARY* ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0103 85 1
SUBSTRATA TYPE-SECONDARY* ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0103 86 1
SUBSTRATA TYPE-PRIMARY* ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0103 87 1
*THERE MAY BE ANY COMBINATION OF UP TO 3 SUBSTRATA TYPE CODES. CODE FROM RIGHT TO LEFT (MOST PREDOMINANT ON THE RIGHT)
BAROMETRIC PRESSURE XXXX (MILLIBARS TO TENTHS) 88 4
HABITAT GEOMORPHIC ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0098 92 1
HABITAT COMPOSITION ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0008 93 1
HABITAT COVER ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0009 94 1
HABITAT SLOPE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0071 95 1
SECCHI DISC VISIBILITY ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0220 96 1
SALINITY METHOD ONE-CHARACTER CODE - ('P'=PRACTICAL SALINITY, 'S'=SALINITY, BLANK=NOT SPECIFIED) 97 1
STATION IDENTIFIER 10-CHARACTER ORIGINATOR STATION IDENTIFIER 98 10
BLANKS 108 19
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMNFIELD LENGTH
SITE HEADER RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '030' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS '3' 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 11 5
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 16 4
CATALOG NUMBER EIGHT-CHARACTER FIELD FOR THE ORIGINATOR'S INTERNAL NUMBER 20 8
PHOTOGRAPH NUMBER TEN-CHARACTER FIELD FOR THE ORIGINATOR'S INTERNAL NUMBER 28 10
GEAR TYPE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0010 38 1
TRANSECT NUMBER TWO-CHARACTER FIELD ASSIGNED BY THE ORIGINATOR 39 2
TRANSECT DIRECTION XXX (DEGREES TOWARD) 41 3
METER NUMBER FOUR-CHARACTER FIELD DETERMINED BY THE ORIGINATOR 44 2
ZONE/ARROW/NO. OF SAMPLE THREE-CHARACTER FIELD DETERMINED BY THE ORIGINATOR48 3
QUADRAT SIZE XXXXX - EXPRESSED IN SQ METERS (TO THOUSANDTHS) 51 5
ELEVATION XXXX - METERS TO HUNDREDTHS PRECEDED BY MINUS SIGN FOR SAMPLES COLLECTED BELOW WATER LEVEL 56 4
SUBSTRATA TYPE-TERTIARY SEE RECORD '2' 60 1
SUBSTRATA TYPE-SECONDARY SEE RECORD '2' 61 1
SUBSTRATA TYPE-PRIMARY SEE RECORD '2' 62 1
SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY III SAME CODING SCHEME AS SUBSTRATE TYPE - USE NODC CODE 0011 63 1
SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY II SAME AS ABOVE 64 1
SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY I SAME AS ABOVE 65 1
COLLECTION TIME (GMT) XXXX (HOURS AND MINUTES) 66 4
SIEVE SIZE XXXX (MILLIMETERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 70 4
DILUTION VOLUME* XXX (TO THOUSANDTHS) 74 3
*THAT PORTION OF A SAMPLE EXPRESSED IN DECIMAL EQUIVALENTS WHICH IS ANALYZED AFTER THE SAMPLE HAS BEEN DILUTED, AS A MEANS OF STATISTICALLY ESTIMATING THE COMPOSITION OF THE SAMPLE WITHOUT HAVING TO EXAMINE THE ENTIRE SAMPLE. FOR EXAMPLE, A SAMPLE IS DILUTED SO AS TO EQUAL 16 TIMES ITS ORIGINAL VOLUME, WITH ONE- SIXTEENTH BEING THE PART STUDIED, WILL HAVE ITS DILUTION VOLUME RECORDED AS .063
QUADRAT SLOPE XX (DEGREES) 77 2
DIRECTION OF QUADRAT SLOPE XXX (DEGREES TOWARD) 79 3
GRAB NUMBER XX - SEQUENTIAL ORDER OF MULTIPLE DIGS ASSIGNED BY THE ORIGINATOR 82 1
SEDIMENT XXXXXXX - LITERS TO THOUSANDTHS 84 7
MEAN GRAIN SIZE TWO-DIGIT FIELD - PHI GRADE SCALE BASED ON THE NEGATIVE LOGARITHM TO THE BASE 2 OF THE PARTICLE DIAMETER IN MILLIMETERS - MINUS PHI MUST BE REPORTED WITH A MINUS SIGN IN COL 91 91 2
PATCH GRID SIZE XXXXX (SQ METERS TO THOUSANDTHS) 93 5
MEDIUM FRAME MULTIPLE XX - NUMBER OF GRIDS OCCUPIED BY ALL SPECIES WITHIN 98 2
LARGE FRAME MULTIPLE XX - NUMBER OF GRIDS OCCUPIED BY ALL SPECIES WITHIN 100 2
TOTAL WORK AREA XXXXX (SQ METERS TO THOUSANDTHS) 102 5
DEPTH XXXX - DEPTH OF SAMPLE (METERS TO TENTHS) 107 5
DISTANCE OF NET TOW XXX (METERS TO TENTHS) - SEE COL 118 112 3
LARGE SAMPLE QUADRAT XXX (SQ METERS TO TENTHS) 115 3
DISTANCE OF NET TOW XXX - TO BE USED FOR DISTANCES OF 100 METERS OR MORE (WHOLE METERS) 118 3
BLANKS 121 6
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMNFIELD LENGTH
COMPOSITE DATA RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '030' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS '4' 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 11 5
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 16 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE 20 12
SEX ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0101 32 1
CONDITION III ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE COMBINATION OF UP TO 3 CONDITION CODES - CODE FROM RIGHT TO LEFT - USE NODC CODE 0069 33 1
CONDITION II SAME AS ABOVE 34 1
CONDITION I SAME AS ABOVE 35 1
COVERAGE XXX - THE PERCENTAGE OF THE QUADRAT COVERED BY SPECIES TO SMALL TO BE COUNTED OR TOO WELL ATTACHED TO THE SUBSTRATE TO BE REMOVED - WHOLE PERCENT 36 3
COUNT XXXXX - TOTAL NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS (FOR EACH SPECIES) 39 5
WET WEIGHT XXXXXXX (GRAMS TO THOUSANDTHS) 44 7
DRY WEIGHT XXXXXXX (GRAMS TO THOUSANDTHS) 51 7
MINIMUM LENGTH XXXXXX (MILLIMETERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 58 6
MAXIMUM LENGTH XXXXXX (MILLIMETERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 64 6
DISPLACEMENT VOLUME XXXXX (MILLILITERS TO TENTHS) 70 5
MEAN LENGTH XXXXXX (MILLIMETERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 75 6
MINIMUM WIDTH XXXXXX (MILLIMETERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 81 6
MAXIMUM WIDTH XXXXXX (MILLIMETERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 87 6
MEAN WIDTH XXXXXX (MILLIMETERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 93 6
MINIMUM AGE XX (YEARS) 99 2
MAXIMUM AGE XX (YEARS) 101 2
MEAN AGE XX (YEARS) 103 2
SMALL FRAME XXX - NUMBER OF GRIDS OCCUPIED BY SPECIES WITHIN 105 3
MEDIUM FRAME XXX - NUMBER OF GRIDS OCCUPIED BY SPECIES WITHIN 108 3
LARGE FRAME XX - NUMBER OF GRIDS OCCUPIED BY SPECIES WITHIN 111 2
DILUTION VOLUME PPP - SEE RECORD '3' FOR EXPLANATION 113 3
PLANT HEIGHT XX - FOR PLANTS LESS THAN 100 CM IN HEIGHT (WHOLE CENTIMETERS) 116 2
STARFISH MEASUREMENTS ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE WHEN STARFISH MEASUREMENTS (COLS 58-69, 75-80) ARE REPORTED - USE NODC CODE 0070 118 1
PLANT HEIGHT XXXX - PLANT HEIGHTS THAT EXCEED 99 CENTIMETERS - IN WHOLE CENTIMETERS 119 4
BLANK 123 4
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMNFIELD LENGTH
INDIVIDUAL SAMPLE DATA
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '030' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS '5' 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 11 5
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 16 4
TAXONOMIC CODE TWELVE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC TAXONOMIC CODE 20 12
SEX ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0101 32 1
CONDITION III ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE COMBINATION OF UP TO 3 CONDITION CODES - CODE FROM RIGHT TO LEFT - USE NODC CODE 0069 33 1
CONDITION II SAME AS ABOVE 34 1
CONDITION I SAME AS ABOVE 35 1
AGE XX (YEARS) 36 2
WET WEIGHT XXXXXXX (GRAMS TO THOUSANDTHS) 38 7
DRY WEIGHT XXXXXXX (GRAMS TO THOUSANDTHS) 45 7
LENGTH XXXXXX (MILLIMETERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 52 6
WIDTH XXXXXX (MILLIMETERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 58 6
DISPLACEMENT VOLUME XXXXX (MILLILITERS TO TENTHS) 64 5
STARFISH MEASUREMENTS ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE WHEN STARFISH MEASUREMENTS (COLS 52-63) ARE REPORTED - USE NODC CODE 0070 69 1
BLANKS 70 57
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMNFIELD LENGTH
PROFILE DATA RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '030' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS '6' 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 11 5
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 16 4
OXYGEN XXX (MILLILITERS PER LITER TO TENTHS) 20 3
PH XX (TO TENTHS) 23 2
PH SCALE ONE-CHARACTER CODE - USE NODC CODE 0183 25 1
SALINITY XXX (PARTS PER THOUSAND OR PRACTICAL SALINITY UNITS - TO TENTHS) 26 3
INTERSTITIAL SALINITY XXX (PARTS PER THOUSAND OR PRACTICAL SALINITY UNITS - TO TENTHS) 29 3
PERMAFROST DEPTH XX (METERS TO TENTHS) 32 2
WATER TEMPERATURE XXX NEGATIVE TEMPERATURES ARE PRECEDED BY A MINUS SIGN ADJACENT TO TEMPERATURE VALUE (DEG C TO TENTHS) 34 3
SECCHI DISK DEPTH XXXX (METERS TO HUNDREDTHS) 37 4
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS GREATER THAN -8 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT TO TENTHS) 41 3
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS -8 TO -6 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 44 3
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS -6 TO -4 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 47 3
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS -4 TO -2 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 50 3
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS -2 TO -1 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 53 3
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS -1 TO 0 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 56 3
SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS 0 TO 1 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 59 3
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS 1 TO 2 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 62 3
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS 2 TO 3 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 65 3
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS 3 TO 4 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 68 3
GRAIN SIZE IN PHI UNIT LEVELS LESS THAN 4 XXX (PERCENT BY WEIGHT) (TO TENTHS) 71 3
SALINITY METHOD ONE-CHARACTER CODE - ('P'=PRACTICAL SALINITY, 'S'=SALINITY, BLANK=NOT SPECIFIED) 74 1
BLANKS 75 52
PARAMETER DESCRIPTION STARTING COLUMNFIELD LENGTH
TEXT RECORD
NODC FILE NUMBER ALWAYS '030' 1 3
NODC TRACK NUMBER 6-CHARACTER UNIQUE CRUISE OR DATA SET IDENTIFIER ASSIGNED BY NODC 4 6
RECORD NUMBER ALWAYS '7' 10 1
STATION NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 11 5
SEQUENCE NUMBER SEE RECORD '2' 16 4
TEXT 103-CHARACTER FIELD FOR COMMENTS OR PERTINENT INFORMATION 20 103
BLANK 123 4

NODC Code Tables Used with this Format:
CODE NUMBER CCODE NAME
0008 COMPOSITION
0009 COVER (030)
0010 GEAR TYPE (030)
0011 SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY
0053 CLOUD TYPE (WMO 500)
0069 CONDITION
0070 STARFISH MEASUREMENT
0071 SLOPE (030)
0098 HABITAT
0101 SEX
0103 SUBSTRATA TYPE
0105 CLOUD AMOUNT (WMO 2700)
0109 SEA STATE (WMO 3700)
0159 WEATHER (WMO 4677)
0183 PH SCALE
0220 SECCHI VISIBILITY
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