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Metadata for Float Type: APEX_TS17

internal ID number                      0560
transmission ID number                  28616
transmission type                       ARGOS
instrument type                         APEX_TS17
ARGOS program number                    20721
WMO ID number                           6900092
WMO instrument type (table 1770)        846
WMO recorder type (table 4770)          60
start time [dd mm yyyy hh mm (Z)]       15 07 2003 12 01
status of start time                    as recorded
launch time [dd mm yyyy hh mm (Z)]      15 07 2003 12 27
status of launch time                   as recorded
launch position [lat latm lon lonm]     34. 24.0 26. 0.0
status of launch position               as recorded
delay of first down time [hours]        06
down time [days]                        4.5
up time [hours]                         10.
transmission repetition rate [sec]      60.0000
clock drift [hours/hours]               0
last cycle                              n/a
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calib eq 1 for salinity                 sslope*cnts+soff
calib coef for salinity                 SSLOPE=0.001; SOFF=0.0;
calib eq 1 for temperature              tslope*cnts+toff
calib coef for temperature              TSLOPE=0.001; TOFF=0.0;
calib eq 1 for pressure                 pslope*cnts+poff
calib coef for pressure                 PSLOPE=0.1; POFF=0.0;
calib eq 1 for voltage                  vslope*cnts+voff
calib coef for voltage                  VSLOPE=0.1; VOFF=0.4;
calib eq 1 for vacuum                   vacslope*cnts+vacoff
calib coef for vacuum                   VACSLOPE=0.234; VACOFF=-24.99;
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conductivity calibration date           03 24 2003
temperature calibration date            03 24 2003
pressure calibration date               03 18 2003
float manufacturer                      Webb
float serial number                     1016
PI                                      Charlie Horton
principal investigator address          NAVO
originating country                     USA
float deployer                          NAVO
float deployer address                  Stennis Space Center, MS
deployment type                         airplane
deployment platform                     C-130 Aircraft
deployment cruise id                    n/a
profile at deployment                   n/a
nominal drift pressure [dbar]           1000
cycles for drift pressure               1
nominal profile pressure [dbar]         1000
cycles for profile pressure             1
Profile Sampling Method                 discrete
pump type                               260ml
conductivity sensor type                SBE41
conductivity sensor manufacturer        SBE
conductivity sensor serial number       998
temperature sensor type                 SBE41
temperature sensor manufacturer         SBE
temperature sensor serial number        998
pressure sensor type                    SBE41
pressure sensor manufacturer            SBE
pressure sensor serial number           998
battery type                            Alkaline
initial battery voltage [volt]          15.6
ROM version                             052802
comment                                 n/a