Dataset: alongtrack
Deployment: NBP0104

Data collected daily along the ship track in JGOFS format
Chief Scientist: 
Peter H. Wiebe (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
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Environmental and Navigational Data from the Ship's Monitoring Systems,
Reported along the Ship's Track

This along track (JGOFS) data set was obtained primarily by applying calibrations to raw data and decimating to whole minute intervals. Several fields are derived measurements from more than an single raw input. For example, Course Made Good (cmg) and Speed Over Ground (sog) are calculated from gyro and GPS inputs.

Cruises often used "9.99" or "9999" to indicate bad data. Those numbers were changed to 'nd'. Not all bad data were flagged in this way however. Users of these data are encouraged to read the Data Report (found at the Directory Level of this system under "Inventory" then under "project/cruise id", and then under "data report") in order to be aware of bad data points that are not indicated by "9"s and therefore remain in the dataset.

Questions regarding this data set should be directed to:
Bob Groman
GLOBEC Data Management Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Phone: 508 548 1400

Last updated March 15, 2006

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