Mooring Observation Data Format


Header Record-1(Station Information-1)

   Field Name Descriptions
001 Record type Record type indicator,"H" for this record
002 Information of Record Record type indicator,"C" for this record
003-009 Latitude world Geodetic System(WGS84)
010-017 Longitude world Geodetic System(WGS84)
018-032 Ref. ID JODC reference number
  018-019     Country Code Refer to Country Code
  020-021     Observation Start Time Last 2 digits of the year
022-026 Code of Observational Institution Refer to Institution Code
 027-029   Consecutive Number of Station Consecutive Number which begins from "001" for every year of each institution
 030-031   Consecutive Number of Obeservation Layers Consecutive Number of two or more observation layers at the same point
 032   Code of Tidal current and Mooring Observation Tidal current:0、Mooring:9
033-036 Project Code゛ Refer to Project Code
037-042 The date this record can be offered If this field fill in "999999", this record can't be offered
043-058 Sea name Observation area name
059-068 Originator. ID Originator's data indicator
069 Duration Refer to Obs. duration
070-074 Time Zone Time zone in hours to hundredths((+ : west , - : east)
075-088 Data Start Time YYYYMMDDhhmmss(GMT)
089-102 Meter Start Time YYYYMMDDhhmmss(GMT)
103-116 Meter End Time YYYYMMDDhhmmss(GMT)
117-130 Data End Time YYYYMMDDhhmmss(GMT)


Header Record-2(Station Information-2)

   Field Name Descriptions
001 Record type Record type indicator,"I" for this record
002 Information of Record Record type indicator,"C" for this record
003-017 Ref. ID JODC reference number
 003-004   Country Code Refer to Country Code
 005-006   Observation Start Time Last 2 digits of the year
 007-011   Code of Observational Institution Refer to Institution Code
 012-014   Consecutive Number of Station Consecutive Number which begins from "001" for every year of each Institution
 015-016   Consecutive Number by Obeservation Layers Consecutive Number of two or more observation layers at the same point
 017   Code of Tidal current and Mooring Observation Tidal current:0、Mooring:9
018-022 Interval Sampling interval of data in minutes 
 018   Interval Unit Second:0、Minuite:1、Unkown:2
 019-022   Interval Time Blank if unit is Unkown:2
023-027 Depth Depth to bottom at the site
028 Mooring way Refer toMooring way Code
029-041 Instrument name  
 029-030   Instrument Code Refer to Instrument(First classification)
 031-033   Instrument Code Refer to Instrument(Second classification)
 034-041   Instrument ID  
042 Type of Direction・Velocity Data Obs.:0, Smooth:1(Note: 1)
043-051 Direction Information  
 043   Adapted Direction True Bearing:T, Magnetic Declination: M
 044-047   Mag. Dec. Magunetic declination in 1/10degrees,W : West , E : East for magnetic declination1/10, True Bearing: Blank
 048-050   Unit always"deg"
 051   Digit Number  
052-059 Velocity Information  
 052-057   Unit always"cm/sec"
 058   Digit Number Digit Number(m)in a data column
 059   Index Number Dicimal Place(n)in a data column(n)
Information related to other Data Items
060 The number of Data Items The number of Data Items except Direction・Velocity
061-071 Information of Data Items 1 (Note: 2) The number of Data Items except Direction・Velocity
 061-062   Data Type Data Type-Unit Refer toData Type-Unit Code
 063-069   Unit Data Type-Unit Refer toData Type-Unit Code
 070   Digit Number Digit Number (m) in a data column
 071   Index Number Dicimal Place (n) in a data column
072 Information of Data Items 2-N Same as Information of Data Items 1
  Note 1:Calculation Value by ingredient value of north and east direction, etc.,
  Note 2:Data Item Information is that only the number of Data Items (N) is repeated.


Comment Record(Creat it if necessary)

   Field Name Descriptions
001 Record type Record type indicator,"C" for this record
002 Record Information D: Comment Record End, C: Comment Record Continue
003-017 JODC REF. NO. JODC reference number
 003-004   Country Code Refer to Country Code
 005-006   Observation Start Time Last 2 digits of the year
 007-011   Code of Observational Institution Refer to Institution Code
 012-014   Consecutive Number of Station Consecutive Number which begins from "001" for every year of each institution
 015-016   Consecutive Number of Obeservation Layers Consecutive Number of two or more observation layers at the same point
018-Line Feed Comment Free Format


Data Record

   Field Name Descriptions
001 Record type Record type indicator,"D" for this record
002 Record Information E: Station End, C: Data Continue
003-017 JODC REF. NO. JODC reference number
 003-004   Country Code Refer to Country Code
 005-006   Observation Start Time Last 2 digits of the year
 007-011   Code of Observational Institution Refer to Institution Code
 012-014   Consecutive Number of Station Consecutive Number which begins from "001" for every year of each institution
 015-016   Consecutive Number of Obeservation Layers Consecutive Number of two or more observation layers at the same point
018 Blank  
019-032 Observation Time YYYYMMDDhhmmss
033 Blank  
034-039 Installation depth of apparatus  
 034   The standard of depth Depth from sea surface:S, Hight from seabead:B
 035-039   Installation depth Unit: 0.1m
040 Blank  
041-047 Direction Information  
 041-042   Data Item always,"53"
 043-045   Direction Value If there is a missing value, input "999"
 046   Error flag for Observation Station information Refer to Error flag of observation station information.
 047   Flag for record error Refer to Data record error flag
048 Blank  
Variable Velocity Information  
    Velocity Value If there is a missing value, input "9" x m times
    Error flag for Observation Station information Refer to Error flag of observation station information.
    Flag for record error Refer to Data record error flag
Data Items (1-N:Temperature、Electrical Conduction, etc.)
Variable   *Blank  
  *Data Item  
  *Data Value If there is a missng value, input "9" x "m" times . The "m" and "n" are based on specification of Header Record 2.
  *Error flag for Observation Station information Refer to Error flag of observation station information.
  *Flag for record error Refer to Data record error flag
  Notice: If(*) mark is put on Items, only the number(N) of data items is repeated.


Last Update: Sep. 2005