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Glacier Bay oceanography raw data hex files (OC_B)

Metadata Updated: June 5, 2024

"HEX" files are the raw output of the Sea-Bird oceanographic CTD profilers. They contain frequencies and voltages output by sensors in a proprietary format set by Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc. These files are not readable by common applications. To work with these data, one typically first processes them using specialized software from Sea-Bird Electronics that converts the raw counts into engineering units, such as degrees C. This processing requires the availability of "CON" calibration files that fully define the sensors on the particular CTD unit, and results in the OC_C deliverable available elsewhere on this site.

Each file is headed with metadata text. Following this are strings representing hexadecimal values of raw instrument readings; each line containing all sensors in the instrument array. Under the latest protocol OC-2014.1 there are approximately two lines recorded per second.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 5, 2024

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date June 5, 2024
Publisher National Park Service
Identifier NPS_DataStore_2257925
Data First Published 2020-12-10T12:00:00Z
Data Last Modified 2020-12-10
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Public Access Level public
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Program Code 010:118, 010:119
Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > National Park Service
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Temporal 1993-01-01T12:00:00Z/2020-01-01T12:00:00Z

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