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ADCP WH.DAT

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Basic Information

File-Type

adcp_wh.dat

Version

V1.x/November 2000

Description-Date

November 2000

Significance of the File

contains measured data from ADCP workhorse instruments

File-Contents (in Catchwords)

  1. header informations with different data concerning the location of the instrument, deployment name, period of data registration, etc.
  2. channel informations with different data concerning the relationship between channel numbers and measured physical quantities.
  3. comment lines
  4. measured data: for each time step data are stored for all channels and depth layers. Typically the following quantities are stored:
  • bin number;
  • transducer distance;
  • bin depth;
  • u-component of current velocity;
  • v-component of current velocity;
  • w-component of current velocity;
  • error velocity;
  • (scalar) velocity;
  • current direction;
  • intensity of beam 1;
  • intensity of beam 2;
  • intensity of beam 3;
  • intensity of beam 4;
  • percentage good 3BEAMS;
  • percentage good REJECT;
  • percentage good >1BBAD;
  • percentage good 4BEAMS.

Notice: this file format is also used by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) . Therefore measurements carried through by BSH can be easily used by BAWs postprocessing programs.

Programs using this Type of File

ADCP2BDF

Additional Information

Language

Fortran90

File-Form

FORMATTED

File-Access

SEQUENTIAL

File-Extension

.dat

WRITE-Subroutine(s)/Module(s)

measured data

READ-Subroutine(s)/Module(s)

/prepro/adcp2bdf/*/mod_adcp_wh_io.f90

Original Version

G. Lang

Maintenance

G. Lang

Example-File

please refer to $PROGHOME/examples/adcp2bdf/maushake_adcp.dat


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