Accession Number : ADA188405

Title :   Editing Master Oceanographic Observation Data Set 4.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 86-Oct 87,

Corporate Author : COMPASS SYSTEMS INC SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bauer, Roger A ; Stroud, Arthur D

PDF Url : ADA188405

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The ocean subsurface temperature and salinity profiles collected at Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center from their archive of radio message reports was edited to correct call signs, remove duplicates and flag errors. Surface only measurements were separated from the profile reports and paired temperature salinity profiles were recombined. The entire National Oceanographic Data Center file of hydrocast data was reconverted to eliminate old problems and to take advantage of NODC's edit efforts. The mechanical bathythermograph reports that lacked temperature corrections and had the necessary fields were corrected. The update tapes are intended for use in updating MOODS4, which contained over 4.6 million oceanographic reports. Keywords: Sea water temperatures; Oceanographic data editing; MOODS(Master Oceanographic Observation Data Sets); Bathythermograph data; Ocean surface; Data processing.

Descriptors :   *BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, *EDITING, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS, CORRECTIONS, DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA PROCESSING, MEASUREMENT, OCEAN SURFACE, OCEANOGRAPHY, OCEANS, PROFILES, SALINITY, SEA WATER, SUBSURFACE, TEMPERATURE, DATA BASES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE