OCB Parameter Dictionary

version: 03 March 2007   draft still under construction

The OCB DMO parameter name dictionary has evolved from the U.S. JGOFS » dictionary of parameters developed in 2002.

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Project  Parameter Name  Definition  Units 
VERTIGO  Access  data availability flag  O | R
EDDIES  activity_and_comments  concatenated string: cruise_ID;  text string
EDDIES  activity_and_comments  description of sampling event  text string
SOFeX  activity_and_comments  sampling method description  text string
VERTIGO  activity_and_comments  sampling method description  text string
SOFeX  activity  sampling method description  text string
CARIACO  Alkalinity  total alkalinity  mol/kg
VERTIGO  allox  alloxanthin  nanograms/liter
EDDIES  array_name  sediment trap array name  alphanumeric
SOFeX  bat  unknown  unknown ??
SOFeX  bat  unknown  unknown
VERTIGO  beam  beam attenuation  volts
EDDIES  bot  Niskin bottle number  integer
MedFlux  bot  Niskin bottle number  integer
VERTIGO  bot  Niskin bottle number  integer
SOFeX  bot  Rosette bottle number  integer
SOFeX  bot  TM Rosette bottle number  integer
EDDIES  box_name  box name  text string
EDDIES  box_num  box number  integer
EDDIES  Bseq  bottle firing sequence  integer
VERTIGO  carotene_a  carotene-alpha  nanograms/liter
VERTIGO  carotene_b  carotene-beta  nanograms/liter
EDDIES  cast  cast number for event  integer
VERTIGO  cast  CTD cast number  alphanumeric
VERTIGO  cast  CTD cast number  integer
SOFeX  cast  CTD cast number per cruise  integer
EDDIES  cast_type  CTD=CTD rosette bottle cast  text string
EDDIES  chl_a  HPLC chlorophyll a  microgram/kilogram
EDDIES  chl_a_fluor  chlorophyll-a by Fluorometric methods  microgram/kilogram
VERTIGO  chl_a_dv  chlorophyll a; divinyl  nanograms/liter
SOFeX  chl_a_GFF  Glass Fiber Filter chlorophyll a  milligrams Chl/meter^3
EDDIES  chl_a_mg_m3  chlorophyll-a  milligrams per cubic meter
VERTIGO  chl_a_mv  chlorophyll a; monovinyl  nanograms/liter
EDDIES  chla_phaeo  Chl_a + Phaeo  ug/liter
VERTIGO  chl_a_tot  sum of chlorophyll a like compounds  nanograms/liter
VERTIGO  chl_b_mv  chlorophyll b; monovinyl  nanograms/liter
VERTIGO  chl_c  chlorophyll c  nanograms/liter
CARIACO  Chl  chlorophyll a  mg/m^3
VERTIGO  chl_da  chl_da  nanograms/liter
VERTIGO  comments  additional comments  text string
EDDIES  comments  comments and notes  text string
VERTIGO  comments  comments regarding sampling  text string
EDDIES  comments  comments; station location descriptor  text string
EDDIES  comments  description of event  text string
MedFlux  comments  description of sampling event  text string
VERTIGO  comments  notes regarding sampling event  text string
MedFlux  cond  conductivity; from CTD  mS/cm
EDDIES  cond  conductivity; from CTD  S/m
MedFlux  cond  conductivity; from CTD  S/m
SOFeX  cond  conductivity; from CTD  S/m
EDDIES  cond  conductivity; from CTD  unknown ??
SOFeX  cond  conductivity  mS/cm
EDDIES  cond  conductivity  unknown ??
EDDIES  cond_S  conductivity; from CTD  S/m
EDDIES  Contributed  flag - has data been contributed  y | n | p
MedFlux  Contributed  flag - has data been contributed  y | n | p
SOFeX  Contributed  flag - has data been contributed  y | n | p
VERTIGO  Contributed  flag - has data been contributed  y | n | p
EDDIES  co-PI_name  name of co-principal investigator  text string
MedFlux  co-PI_name  name of co-principal investigator  text string
SOFeX  co-PI_name  name of co-principal investigator  text string
VERTIGO  co-PI_name  name of co-principal investigator  text string
CARIACO  Cruise  CARIACO cruise number  integer
EDDIES  Cruise_ID  cruise designation code  text string
MedFlux  Cruise_ID  cruise designation code  text string
VERTIGO  Cruise_ID  cruise designation code  text string
EDDIES  Cruise_ID  cruise ID designation code  alphanumeric
SOFeX  Cruise_ID  cruise ID type or common name  text string
MedFlux  Cruise_Name  cruise name  text string
EDDIES  Cruise_Type  cruise type or common name  text string
VERTIGO  Cruise_Type  cruise type or common name  text string
CARIACO  CtoN_part  Carbon to Nitrogen ratio ??  mol/mol
EDDIES  dark  dark  mg C/m^3/day
EDDIES  date  date (GMT); start of sampling  YYYYMMDD
EDDIES  date  date of cast (UTC)  YYYYMMDD
EDDIES  date  date of event (UTC)  YYYYMMDD
CARIACO  Date  date of sampling (local ??)  YYYYMMDD
VERTIGO  date  date sampling began (GMT)  YYYYMMDD
SOFeX  date  date sampling began (UTC)  YYYYMMDD
SOFeX  date  date sampling began  YYYYMMDD
MedFlux  date_end  end date of cruise (EDT)  YYYYMMDD
SOFeX  date_end  end date of cruise (EDT)  YYYYMMDD
EDDIES  date_end  end date of cruise per UNOLS  YYYYMMDD
VERTIGO  date_end  end date of cruise per UNOLS  YYYYMMDD
EDDIES  date_end  end date of event (GMT)  YYYYMMDD
VERTIGO  date_GMT  date sampling began (GMT)  YYYYMMDD
VERTIGO  date_HST  date sampling began (local HST)  YYYYMMDD
VERTIGO  date  sampling date (GMT)  YYYYMMDD
EDDIES  date  sampling date  YYYYMMDD
EDDIES  date  start date of event (GMT)  YYYYMMDD
MedFlux  date  start date of event (GMT)  YYYYMMDD
EDDIES  date  start date of event (UTC)  YYYYMMDD
MedFlux  date_start  start date of cruise (EDT)  YYYYMMDD
SOFeX  date_start  start date of cruise (EDT)  YYYYMMDD
EDDIES  date_start  start date of cruise per UNOLS  YYYYMMDD
VERTIGO  date_start  start date of cruise per UNOLS  YYYYMMDD
CARIACO  Day  day of sampling  DD
EDDIES  dC13_POM  delta 13C of particulate organic matter  per mil (ppt)
EDDIES  dC13_POM_QF  dC13_POM quality flag  integer
EDDIES  density  density  g/meter^3
EDDIES  density  density  kg/meter^3
EDDIES  density_QF  density quality flag  integer
EDDIES  deploy_ID  deployment identifier  alphanumeric
EDDIES  depth  depth; calculated from CTD pressure  meters
MedFlux  depth  depth; calculated from CTD pressure  meters
VERTIGO  depth  depth; calculated from CTD pressure  meters
EDDIES  depth  depth; calculated from pressure  meters
SOFeX  depth  depth; calculated from pressure  meters
VERTIGO  depth  depth; calculated from pressure  meters
EDDIES  depth  depth  meters
EDDIES  depth_n  depth; nominal bottle firing  meters
EDDIES  depth_n  depth; nominal  meters
MedFlux  depth_n  depth; nominal  meters
EDDIES  depth_n  nominal depth for event  meters
EDDIES  depth_n  sample collection depth  meters
EDDIES  depth_n  sample depth; nominal  meters
EDDIES  depth_QF  sample depth quality flag  integer
CARIACO  Depth_real  depth of sample  meters
EDDIES  depth  sample depth  meters
CARIACO  Depth_target  depth; target (nominal)  meters
EDDIES  depth_xbt  depth  meters
VERTIGO  diadinox  diadinoxanthin  nanograms/liter
EDDIES  DIP  dissolved inorganic Phosphorus  micromolar
EDDIES  DIP  dissolved inorganic Phosphorus  mol/L
EDDIES  DIP_QF  DIP quality flag  integer
EDDIES  dN15_POM  delta 15N of particulate organic matter  per mil (ppt)
EDDIES  dN15_POM_QF  dN15_POM quality flag  integer
EDDIES  DNN  dissolved nitrogens  micromolar
EDDIES  DNN  dissolved nitrogens  mol/L
EDDIES  DNN_QF  DNN quality flag  integer
CARIACO  DOC_clean  dissolved organic Carbon; clean  uM
CARIACO  DOC_orig  dissolved organic Carbon; original  uM
CARIACO  DON_USF_uM  dissolved organic Nitrogen; USF  uM
CARIACO  DOP_USF_uM  dissolved organic Nitrogen; USF  uM
EDDIES  DOY_1  day of year ??  YYYY.fraction
EDDIES  DOY_2  day of year ??  DDD.fraction
VERTIGO  ev_code  event code for sampling event  text string
SOFeX  event  unique sampling event composite  doYhhmm
SOFeX  event  unique sampling event composite  YYdoY_hhmm
SOFeX  event  unique sampling event composite  YYYYMMDDhhmm
SOFeX  event  unique sampling event number from  doYhhmm
EDDIES  event  unique sampling event number  YYYYMMDDhhmm
MedFlux  event  unique sampling event number  YYYYMMDDhhmm
VERTIGO  eventV  unique sampling event number  YYyday_hhmm
EDDIES  ev_type  event type abbreviation code  text string
SOFeX  ev_type  event type descriptor string  text string
EDDIES  ev_type  sampling event type  text string
MedFlux  ev_type  sampling event type  text string
SOFeX  ev_type  sampling method abbreviation code  text string
EDDIES  F0  initial fluorescence  unknown ??
EDDIES  Fa-blank  fluorescence after acidification  unknown ??
EDDIES  Fa  fluorescence after acidification  unknown ??
CARIACO  fCO2  fugacity of CO2 in sea water  uatm
MedFlux  Fgp0  pressure; FGP; 1  KPa
MedFlux  Fgp0  pressure; FGP  KPa
MedFlux  Fgp1  pressure; FGP; 2  KPa
MedFlux  Fgp2  pressure; FGP; 3  KPa
MedFlux  Fgp3  pressure; FGP; 4  KPa
MedFlux  Fgp4  pressure; FGP; 5  KPa
MedFlux  Fgp5  pressure; FGP; 6  KPa
EDDIES  filter_ID  Filter ID  integer
EDDIES  fluor_chla  fluorescence; from CTD profiler  micrograms/liter
MedFlux  fluor_chla  fluorescence; from CTD profiler  micrograms/liter
MedFlux  fluor_chla  fluorescence; Seatech sensor  unknown ?? micrograms/liter ??
EDDIES  fluor_chla  fluorescence; (wetlabs eco)  unknown ??
EDDIES  fluor_CTD  CTD relative fluorescence  RFU
MedFlux  fluor_ECO  fluorescence; WET Labs ECO sensor  mg/m^3
EDDIES  fluor  fluorescence; (afrtd-297)  ug/liter
SOFeX  fluor  fluorescence; chelsea FlC  unknown ??
SOFeX  fluor  fluorescence; chelsea FlC  unknown
SOFeX  fluor  fluorescence; from CTD profiler  micrograms/liter
EDDIES  fluor  fluorescence; from CTD profiler  unknown ??
SOFeX  fluor  fluorescence; from CTD profiler  V ?? voltage
VERTIGO  fluor  fluorescence; SeaTech 91S fluorometer  milligrams/meter^3 RFU voltage ??
VERTIGO  fluor  fluorescence; SeaTech 91S fluorometer  voltage
VERTIGO  fluor  fluorescence; uncalibrated  micrograms/liter
VERTIGO  fluor  fluorescence; uncalibrated  voltage
EDDIES  fluor  fluorescence; (wetlabs eco)  unknown ??
EDDIES  fluor_QF  relative fluorescence quality flag  integer
EDDIES  flux_Corg  Organic C-flux  mg/m^2/day
EDDIES  flux_mass  Mass Flux  mg/m^2/day
EDDIES  flux_N  Nitrogen flux  mg/m^2/day
EDDIES  Fo-blank  initial fluorescence minus  unknown ??
VERTIGO  fucox_but  19-prime-butanoyloxyfucoxanthin  nanograms/liter
VERTIGO  fucox  fucoxanthiol  nanograms/liter
VERTIGO  fucox_hex  19-prime-hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin  nanograms/liter
EDDIES  irrad  irradiance  E/meter^2/sec
EDDIES  irrad  irradiance  uE/meter^2/sec
EDDIES  irrad_QF  irradiance quality flag  integer
SOFeX  irrad_surf  percent Surface Spectral Irradiance (E0%)  integer percent
EDDIES  ISIS_NO3  Nitrate  unknown ??
EDDIES  ISUS_ch2  Nitrate  unknown ??
EDDIES  lat_end  latitude; at end of cast  decimal degrees
EDDIES  lat_end  latitude at end of measurement;  decimal degrees
EDDIES  lat  latitude at start of measurement;  decimal degrees
EDDIES  lat  latitude; negative denotes South  decimal degrees
MedFlux  lat  latitude; negative denotes South  decimal degrees
SOFeX  lat  latitude; negative denotes South  decimal degrees
VERTIGO  lat  latitude; negative denotes South  decimal degrees
CARIACO  Leg  1=shallow; 2=full; 4=deep  integer
EDDIES  light1  light 1  mg C/m^3/day
EDDIES  light2  light 2  mg C/m^3/day
EDDIES  light3  light 3  mg C/m^3/day
EDDIES  location  EDDY center or control  text string
SOFeX  log_pg  unknown (original log book page ??)  integer
EDDIES  lon_end  longitude; at end of cast  decimal degrees
EDDIES  lon_end  longitude at end of measurement;  decimal degrees
EDDIES  lon  longitude at start of measurement;  decimal degrees
EDDIES  lon  longitude; negative denotes West  decimal degrees
MedFlux  lon  longitude; negative denotes West  decimal degrees
SOFeX  lon  longitude; negative denotes West  decimal degrees
VERTIGO  lon  longitude; negative denotes West  decimal degrees
VERTIGO  lutein  lutein  nanograms/liter
EDDIES  Measurement  type of measurement  text string
MedFlux  Measurement  type of measurement  text string
SOFeX  Measurement  type of measurement  text string
VERTIGO  Measurement  type of measurement  text string
CARIACO  Month  month of sampling  MM
EDDIES  Name_ChiefSci  name of Chief Scientist  text string
MedFlux  Name_ChiefSci  name of Chief Scientist  text string
SOFeX  Name_ChiefSci  name of Chief Scientist  text string
VERTIGO  Name_ChiefSci  name of Chief Scientist  text string
VERTIGO  name_sciLead  name of person responsible for event  text string
CARIACO  NH4  Ammonia; USF  uM
VERTIGO  NH4  ammonium  micromolar
EDDIES  NH4  Ammonium  micromoles N/liter
EDDIES  NH4_uM  Ammonium  micromolar
EDDIES  Niskin  flag indicating Niskin data  y | n
MedFlux  Niskin  flag indicating Niskin data  y | n
SOFeX  Niskin  flag indicating Niskin data  y | n
VERTIGO  Niskin  flag indicating Niskin data  y | n
EDDIES  Nis  Niskin bottle order number  integer
SOFeX  NO2  Nitrite  microMolar
CARIACO  NO2  Nitrite; USF  uM
EDDIES  NO2_NO3  nitrite + nitrate  uM
VERTIGO  NO2_NO3  nitrite plus nitrate  micromolar
EDDIES  NO2_uM  Nitrite  micromolar
CARIACO  NO3_Cumana  Nitrate; Cumana (average)  uM
SOFeX  NO3  Nitrate  microMolar
EDDIES  NO3  Nitrate  micromoles/liter
CARIACO  NO3  Nitrate; USF  uM
EDDIES  NO3_NO2_uM  Nitrate + Nitrite  micromolar
EDDIES  O2_CTD  oxygen; dissolved; from CTD  unknown ??
EDDIES  O2_CTD_S  oxygen; dissolved; secondary  unknown ??
EDDIES  O2_mg_L  oxygen; dissolved from SBE 43  mg/liter
CARIACO  O2_ml_L  oxygen; dissolved (average)  ml/L
MedFlux  O2_ml_L  oxygen; dissolved from Beckman/YSI  ml/liter
EDDIES  O2_ml_L  oxygen; dissolved from SBE 43  ml/liter
EDDIES  O2_ml_L  oxygen; dissolved from SBE CTD  ml/liter
MedFlux  O2_ml_L  oxygen; dissolved from SBE CTD  ml/liter
EDDIES  O2_ml_L  oxygen; dissolved  ml/liter
SOFeX  O2_ml_L  oxygen; dissolved  ml/liter
EDDIES  O2_ml_L_S  oxygen; dissolved (secondary)  ml/liter
EDDIES  O2_mmol_kg  oxygen; dissolved (not really)  mmol/kilogram
MedFlux  O2_sat  oxygen; saturation from Beckman/YSI  ml/liter
MedFlux  O2_sat  oxygen; saturation from SBE CTD  ml/liter
SOFeX  O2_sat  oxygen saturation  ml/liter
MedFlux  O2_satP  oxygen; saturation from SBE CTD  percent
VERTIGO  O2_satP  oxygen saturation  percent
SOFeX  O2_satP  oxygen saturation; percent  percent
CARIACO  O2_umol_kg  oxygen; dissolved (average)  umol/kg
VERTIGO  O2_umol_kg  oxygen; dissolved from SBE 43  umol/kg
EDDIES  O2_umol_kg  oxygen; dissolved from SBE CTD  umol/kg ??
VERTIGO  O2_umol_kg  oxygen; dissolved  micromol/kg
SOFeX  O2_umol_kg  oxygen; dissolved  mM/kg
VERTIGO  O2_umol_kg  oxygen; dissolved  umol/kg
EDDIES  O2_umol_L  oxygen; dissolved  umol/liter
EDDIES  on_system  flag - is data in database  y | n | L | R
MedFlux  on_system  flag - is data in database  y | n | L | R
SOFeX  on_system  flag - is data in database  y | n | L | R
VERTIGO  on_system  flag - is data in database  y | n | L | R
EDDIES  oxyCTD_QF  CTD oxygen quality flag  integer
EDDIES  oxygen_CTD  CTD oxygen  mmol/kg
EDDIES  oxygen_CTD  CTD oxygen  mol/kg
SOFeX  oxygen_ctd  oxygen; dissolved from SBE CTD  Mm/Kg
EDDIES  oxygen_sat_CTD  CTD oxygen saturation  mmol/kg
EDDIES  oxygen_sat_CTD  CTD oxygen saturation  mol/kg
EDDIES  oxySatCTD_QF  CTD oxygen saturation quality flag  integer
EDDIES  PAR  irradiance; Biospherical/Licor  percent ??
EDDIES  PAR  irradiance; Biospherical/Licor  unknown ??
EDDIES  PAR  irradiance  percent ??
SOFeX  PAR  irradiance  percent ??
SOFeX  PAR  Photosynthetically Available Radiation  unknown ??
SOFeX  PAR  Photosynthetically Available Radiation  unknown
SOFeX  PAR  Photosynthetically Available Radiation  voltage
VERTIGO  PAR  Photosynthetically Available Radiation  voltage
SOFeX  patch_loc  sampling location relative to patch  text string
VERTIGO  peridinin  peridinin  nanograms/liter
SOFeX  person  individual responsible for event  text string
VERTIGO  person  individual responsible for event  text string
EDDIES  phaeo_mg_l  phaeophytin in original units  milligram per liter
EDDIES  phaeo  phaeophytin  micrograms per liter
EDDIES  Phaeo  phaeophytin  micrograms per liter
CARIACO  Phaeo  phaeopigment  mg/m^3
EDDIES  Phaeo  Phaeopigments  ug/liter
SOFeX  phytoBiom_GFF  Glass Fiber Filter Phytoplankton Biomass  millimole C/milligram Chl/day
CARIACO  pH  pH; total Hydrogen  ion scale
VERTIGO  PIC  Particulate Inorganic Carbon as  voltage
EDDIES  PI_name  name of principal investigator  text string
MedFlux  PI_name  name of principal investigator  text string
SOFeX  PI_name  name of principal investigator  text string
VERTIGO  PI_name  name of principal investigator  text string
VERTIGO  Pmax  maximum pressure recorded  decibars
EDDIES  Pmax  pressure; maximum during cast  decibars
EDDIES  Pmax  pressure; maximum during event  decibars
SOFeX  Pmax  pressure; maximum in profile  meters
EDDIES  Pmax  pressure; maximum recorded  decibars
MedFlux  Pmax  pressure; maximum recorded  decibars
EDDIES  Pmax  pressure; nominal; maximum for station  integer
CARIACO  PO4_Cumana  Phosphate; Cumana (average)  uM
VERTIGO  PO4  phosphate  micromolar
SOFeX  PO4  Phosphate  microMolar
EDDIES  PO4  Phosphate  micromoles/liter
EDDIES  PO4  phosphate  uM
CARIACO  PO4  Phosphorus; USF  uM
EDDIES  PO4_uM  Phosphate  micromolar
CARIACO  POC_mg_m3  particulate organic Carbon  mg/m^3
CARIACO  POC_ug_kg  particulate organic Carbon  ug/kg
EDDIES  POC_ug_L  particulate organic Carbon  micrograms/liter
EDDIES  POC_ug_L_QF  POC quality flag  integer
CARIACO  PON_mg_m3  particulate organic Nitrogen  mg/m^3
CARIACO  PON_ug_kg  particulate organic Nitrogen  ug/kg
EDDIES  PON_ug_L  particulate organic Nitrogen  micrograms/liter
EDDIES  PON_ug_L_QF  PON quality flag  integer
EDDIES  potemp  potential temperature; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
MedFlux  potemp  potential temperature; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
SOFeX  potemp  potential temperature; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
VERTIGO  potemp  potential temperature; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
VERTIGO  prasinox  prasinox  nanograms/liter
EDDIES  press  pressure; from CTD  decibars
MedFlux  press  pressure; from CTD  decibars
SOFeX  press  pressure; from CTD  decibars
VERTIGO  press  pressure; from CTD  decibars
SOFeX  press  pressure; from CTD Strain Gauge  decibars
SOFeX  PrimProd_GFF  Glass Fiber Filter Primary Productivity  millimole C/meter^3/day
CARIACO  PriPro  primary production  mgC/m^3/hr
EDDIES  QA  flag - is data final  y | n
MedFlux  QA  flag - is data final  y | n
SOFeX  QA  flag - is data final  y | n
VERTIGO  QA  flag - is data final  y | n
EDDIES  Q_bottle  bottle quality flag  integer
EDDIES  Q_btl  bottle quality flag  signed integer
EDDIES  Qflag  flag  integer
CARIACO  sal_bot_corr  salinty (sal_bot); corrected  PSU
EDDIES  sal_bot  salinity; bottle sample PSU  dimensionless
CARIACO  sal_bot  salinity from salinometer  PSU
EDDIES  sal_bot  salinity  PSU
EDDIES  sal_bot  salinity; water bottle sample; PSS-78 scale  dimensionless
EDDIES  sal_CTD  salinity; from CTD; PSS-78  PSU
EDDIES  sal_CTD  salinity; from CTD; PSS-78 (PSU)  dimensionless
CARIACO  sal_ctd  salinity from CTD  PSU
VERTIGO  salinity  salinity; from CTD; PSS-78 (PSU)  dimensionless
EDDIES  sal  salinity; from CTD; PSS-78 (PSU)  dimensionless
MedFlux  sal  salinity; from CTD; PSS-78 (PSU)  dimensionless
SOFeX  sal  salinity; from CTD; PSS-78 (PSU)  dimensionless
VERTIGO  sal  salinity; from CTD; PSS-78 (PSU)  dimensionless
EDDIES  sal_S  salinity; from CTD; PSS-78 (PSU)  dimensionless
EDDIES  salt_CTD  CTD salinity; PSS-78  dimensionless
EDDIES  salt_QF  CTD salinity quality flag  integer
VERTIGO  sampling_activity  sampling method description  text string
EDDIES  sampling_code  concatenated string: cruise_ID;  text string
EDDIES  sampling_code  sampling code for event  text string
SOFeX  seafloor  seafloor depth  meters
SOFeX  SF6  SF6  fM
SOFeX  Ship_name  research ship name  text string
EDDIES  SID_bact  sample ID; bacteria  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_chla  sample ID; chlorophyll-a  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_d15N  sample ID; delta 15-N  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_DIC_Alk  sample ID; DIC/Alkalinity  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_DIC  sample ID; DIC Radiocarbon  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_DNA  sample ID; ammonium  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_DOP  sample ID; DOP  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_FcytNP  sample ID; flow cytometry; N/P  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_FcytNP  sample ID; flow cytometry; NP  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_Fcyt  sample ID; flow cytometry  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_FRRF  sample ID; FRRF  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_H3  sample ID; 3H  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_He  sample ID; Helium  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_HPLC  sample ID; HPLC  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_NH4  sample ID; ammonium  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_NP  sample ID; N/P  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_nuts  sample ID; Nutrients  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_nuts  sample number  integer
EDDIES  SID_nuts  unique sample identifier  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_Ox1  oxygen sample bottle number  integer
EDDIES  SID_Ox1  sample ID; oxygen O2-1  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_Ox2_3  sample ID; oxygen O2-2 and O2-3  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_Ox2  sample ID; oxygen O2-2  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_Ox3  sample ID; oxygen O2-3  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_POC_PON  sample ID; POC/PON  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_PrPhyto  sample ID; pres. phyto.  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_salts  sample ID  integer
EDDIES  SID_salts  sample ID; salinity  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SID_TOC_TON  sample ID; TOC/TON  alphanumeric
EDDIES  SIDWB_nuts  unique sample identification  alphanumeric
VERTIGO  sigma_0  sigma-theta (potential density)  kg/meter^3
EDDIES  sigma_0  sigma theta (potential density)  kilograms/meter^3
MedFlux  sigma_0  sigma theta (potential density)  kilograms/meter^3
SOFeX  sigma_0  sigma theta (potential density)  kilograms/meter^3
EDDIES  sigma_0_S  sigma theta (potential density)  kilograms/meter^3
CARIACO  Sigma-t  density  kg/m^3
EDDIES  sigma-t  sigma -T (density)  kilograms/meter^3
MedFlux  sigma-t  sigma T (density)  kilograms/meter^3
EDDIES  SiO4  Silicate  micromoles/liter
EDDIES  SiO4_uM  Silicate  micromolar
CARIACO  SiOH4_Cumana  Silica; Cumana  uM
CARIACO  SiOH4  Silica; USF  uM
EDDIES  Si_QF  Si quality flag  integer
EDDIES  Si  silicate  mol/L
SOFeX  Si  Silicon  microMolar
EDDIES  snd_vel  sound velocity  meters/second
EDDIES  SPAR  surface irradiance  percent ??
SOFeX  SPAR  surface PAR irradiance  unknown ??
SOFeX  SPAR  surface PAR irradiance  unknown
EDDIES  staName  name of station  text string
VERTIGO  staName  name of station  text string
EDDIES  sta_ref  reference station indicator  text string
SOFeX  sta  station identifier  integer
EDDIES  sta  station number  integer
MedFlux  sta  station number  integer
SOFeX  station  station location number  integer
EDDIES  Status  comments on status or link to data  text string
MedFlux  Status  comments on status or link to data  text string
SOFeX  Status  comments on status or link to data  text string
VERTIGO  Status  comments on status or link to data  text string
VERTIGO  Status_or_Link  comments on status or link to data  text string
SOFeX  SvW  unknown  unknown ??
EDDIES  t0  t0  mg C/m^3/day
CARIACO  TCO2  total Carbon Dioxide in seawater  umol/kg
EDDIES  TDN_QF  TDN quality flag  integer
EDDIES  TDN  total dissolved Nitrogen  micromolar
EDDIES  TDN  total dissolved Nitrogen  mol/L
EDDIES  temp_bot  temperature; Niskin  degress Celsius
EDDIES  temp_CTD  temperature; from CTD; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
EDDIES  temp_draw  temperature of the seawater drawn from  degrees Celsius
EDDIES  temp_QF  CTD temperature quality flag  integer
EDDIES  temp_S  temperature; from CTD; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
EDDIES  temp  temperature; from CTD; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
MedFlux  temp  temperature; from CTD; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
SOFeX  temp  temperature; from CTD; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
VERTIGO  temp  temperature; from CTD; ITS-90  degrees Celsius
CARIACO  Temp  temperature; from CTD; Tscale ??  degrees Celsius
EDDIES  temp_xbt  temperature; from XBT  degrees Celsius
VERTIGO  Th234_err  +/- Th234 error; uncertainty  dpm/liter
VERTIGO  Th234  Thorium 234  dpm/liter
EDDIES  time_end  end time of event (GMT)  hhmm
EDDIES  time_end  time at start of measurement (GMT)  hhmm
VERTIGO  time_GMT  time sampling began (GMT)  hhmm
VERTIGO  time_HST  time sampling began (local HST)  hhmm
SOFeX  time_L  time; local (GMT +13)  hhmm
VERTIGO  time  sampling time (GMT)  hhmm
EDDIES  time  sampling time  HHMM
EDDIES  time_start  start time of event (GMT)  hhmm
EDDIES  time_start  time at start of measurement (GMT)  hhmm
EDDIES  time  start time of event (GMT)  hhmm
MedFlux  time  start time of event (GMT)  hhmm
EDDIES  time  start time of event (UTC)  hhmm
EDDIES  time  time of cast (UTC)  hhmm
EDDIES  time  time of event (UTC)  hhmm
VERTIGO  time  time sampling began (GMT)  hhmm
SOFeX  time  time sampling began  hhmm
SOFeX  time  time sampling began (UTC)  hhmm
VERTIGO  T_local  local time (GMT +11)  hhmm
EDDIES  TOC_QF  TOC quality flag  integer
EDDIES  TOC  total organic Carbon  micromolar
EDDIES  TOC  total organic Carbon  mol/L
EDDIES  trans  light transmission  percent ??
SOFeX  trans  light transmission  percent ??
MedFlux  trans  light transmission  percent
SOFeX  trans  transmissivity (CST-492D)  percent
SOFeX  trans  transmissivity  percent
VERTIGO  trans  transmissivity  voltage
EDDIES  turb  seapoint turbidity meter data  FTU
VERTIGO  turb  turbidity from scatterometer  voltage
VERTIGO  turb  turbidity; Seapoint  voltage
VERTIGO  turb  turbidity; Seapoint  volts
VERTIGO  type  cast type; B=  character
SOFeX  V0  unknown  unknown ??
SOFeX  V2  unknown; possibly altimeter ??  unknown ??
SOFeX  V3  unknown; zeroed; possibly SPAR  unknown ??
VERTIGO  violax  violaxanthin  nanograms/liter
EDDIES  Xseq  XBT sequence number  integer
CARIACO  Year  year of sampling  YYYY
VERTIGO  yrday  day of year sampling began (GMT)  ddd.xx
VERTIGO  zeax  zeaxanthin  nanograms/liter

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