Float Parameter Definitions

**Updated: 2004-01-14**

internal ID number number assigned by AOML transmission ID number number programmed into the float transmission type ARGOS or ORBCOMM (or?) instrument type type of float as defined by AOML ARGOS program number ARGOS program number under which the data are received WMO ID number number assigned by WMO WMO instrument type (table 1770) instrument type as defined by WMO WMO recorder type (table 4770) recorder type as defined by WMO start time [dd mm yyyy hh mm (Z)] date and time of `power on' status of start time status of start time (as recorded, approximated, unknown) launch time [dd mm yyyy hh mm (Z)] date and time of float deployment status of launch time status of launch time (as recorded, approximated, unknown) launch position [lat latm lon lonm] geographic position of deployment deployed in degrees and minutes. Range: latitude [-90, 90] and longitude [-180,180] status of launch position status of launch position (as recorded, approximated, unknown) delay of first down time [hours] elapsed time between `start time' and `start of first descent' down time [days] elapsed time between `start of descent' and `start of ascent' (all float types except SOLOs) up time [hours] elapsed time between `start of ascent' and `start of descent' (all float types except SOLOs) cycle time [days] duration of one complete cycle (for float types TS1, TS2 and TS9) descent time [hours] programmed period for the descent (for all SOLOs) neutral depth time [days] time spent at drift depth (for all SOLOs) ascent time [hours] programmed period for the ascent (for all SOLOs) surface time [hours] duration of the transmision (for all SOLOs; note: the actual surface time is usually longer) transmission repetition rate [sec] elepsed time between two consecutive data transmissions clock drift [hours/hours] drift of clock time from actual time in hours last cycle last cycle if float is `dead' ======================================== calib eq 1 for salinity first calibration equation for salinity calib coef for salinity coefficients for salinity calibration calib eq 1 for pressure first calibration equation for pressure calib eq 2 for pressure second calibration equation for pressure calib eq 3 for pressure third calibration equation for pressure calib eq 4 for pressure fourth calibration equation for pressure calib eq 5 for pressure fifth calibration equation for pressure calib coef for pressure coefficients for pressure calibration calib eq 1 for temperature first calibration equation for temperature calib eq 2 for temperature second calibration equation for temperature calib coef for temperature coefficients for temperature calibration calib eq 1 for conductivity first calibration equation for conductivity calib eq 2 for conductivity second calibration equation for conductivity calib eq 3 for conductivity third calibration equation for conductivity calib coef for conductivity coefficients for conductivity calibration calib eq 1 for cpu voltage first calibration equation for cpu voltage calib coef for cpu voltage coefficients for cpu voltage calibration calib eq 1 for pump voltage first calibration equation for pump voltage calib coef for pump voltage coefficients for pump voltage calibration calib eq 1 for voltage first calibration equation for voltage calib coef for voltage coefficients for voltage calibration calib eq 1 for vacuum first calibration equation for vacuum calib coef for vacuum coefficients for vacuum calibration ======================================== temperature calibration date date when temperature sensor was calibrated pressure calibration date date when pressure sensor was calibrated conductivty calibration date date when conductivty sensor was calibrated float manufacturer float manufacturer float serial number serial number of the float; e.g. for APEX-Webb use the "hull ID" for APEX-Webb&UW: use the "buoyancy engine id" PI principal investigator principal investigator address institution where principal investigator works originating country country responsible for purchase and deployment float deployer person that started and/or deployed the float float deployer address institution where float deployer works deployment type type of vessel (R/V, VOS, airplane) used for deployment deployment platform name of ship or VOS deployment cruise id ID of research cruise, XBT line or other information profile at deployment CTD, XBT, XCTD, AXBT (with or without profile/station number) nominal drift pressure [dbar] preprogrammed drift pressure(s) cycles for drift pressure cycles for preprogrammed drift pressure(s) nominal profile pressure [dbar] preprogrammed profile pressure(s) cycles for profile pressure cycles for preprogrammed profile pressure(s) Profile Sampling Method method used to sample the profile (continuous or discrete) pump type type of pump temperature sensor type type of temperature sensor temperature sensor manufacturer manufacturer of temperature sensor temperature sensor serial number temperature sensor serial number conductivity sensor type type of conductivity sensor conductivity sensor manufacturer manufacturer of conductivity sensor conductivity sensor serial number conductivity sensor serial number pressure sensor type type of pressure sensor pressure sensor manufacturer manufacturer of pressure sensor pressure sensor serial number pressure sensor serial number ROM version ROM firmware version battery type battery type of the pump. initial battery voltage [volt] battery voltage at deployment (if more than one exist use 'pump voltage') Board serial number serial number of the controller board Board version version of the controller board CPU serial number serial number of the CPU CPU date CPU date AUX serial number AUX serial number AUX date AUX date comment general comments