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Metadata for Float Type: APEX_TSO5

internal ID number                      1515
transmission ID number                  02832
transmission type                       ARGOS
instrument type                         APEX_TSO5
ARGOS program number                    12281
WMO ID number                           5900961
WMO instrument type (table 1770)        846
WMO recorder type (table 4770)          60
start time [dd mm yyyy hh mm (Z)]       24 08 2005 13 55
status of start time                    as recorded
launch time [dd mm yyyy hh mm (Z)]      24 08 2005 14 34
status of launch time                   as recorded
launch position [lat latm lon lonm]     52. 35.4 -142. -39.8
status of launch position               as recorded
delay of first down time [hours]        06
down time [days]                        4.4167
up time [hours]                         14.
transmission repetition rate [sec]      34.
clock drift [hours/hours]               0
last cycle                              n/a
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 oxygen                   tt=(T+273.15)
calib eq 2 for oxygen                   oxsol(T,S)[ml/l], Garcia&Gordon (1992), Limnol. & Oc. 37(6), 1307 - 1312
calib eq 3 for oxygen                   OX=soc*(cnts + foffset)*(1.0 + aa*T + bb*T^2 + cc*T^3)*OXSOL*exp(pcor*P/tt)
calib coef for oxygen                   SOC=2.5265e-4; FOFFSET=-796.1447; AA=-3.5268e-3; BB=2.2927e-4; CC=-4.6275e-6; PCOR=0.036
calib eq 1 for voltage                  vslope*cnts+voff
calib coef for voltage                  VSLOPE=0.0769; VOFF=0.5384;
calib eq 1 for vacuum                   vacslope*cnts+vacoff
calib coef for vacuum                   VACSLOPE=0.2901; VACOFF=-29.3909;
conductivity calibration date           07 04 2005
temperature calibration date            07 04 2005
pressure calibration date               06 04 2004
oxygen calibration date                 14 05 2005
float manufacturer                      Webb
float serial number                     1379
PI                                      Stephen Riser
principal investigator address          UW, Seattle
originating country                     USA
float deployer                          Kurt R. Heinze
float deployer address                  UW, Seattle
deployment type                         R/V
deployment platform                     Thompson
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             4
Profile Sampling Method                 discrete
pump type                               260ml
conductivity sensor type                SBE41
conductivity sensor manufacturer        SBE
conductivity sensor serial number       1165
temperature sensor type                 SBE41
temperature sensor manufacturer         SBE
temperature sensor serial number        1165
pressure sensor type                    2900 PSIA
pressure sensor manufacturer            DRUCK
pressure sensor serial number           7055
oxygen sensor type                      SBE43
oxygen sensor manufacturer              SBE
oxygen sensor serial number             0027
battery type                            Alkaline and lithium
initial battery voltage [volt]          14.6
ROM version                             061605
Board serial number                     0015
Board version                           APF-9a
comment                                 Float has SBE43 and WetLabs optical sensor FLNTUAPX S/N: 324.