MIRAI MR05-01 Conductivity-Temperature-Depth Profiler (CTD)

Last Modified: 2017-06-22
: MR05-01
: Processed (DMO)-QCed
: Pressure, Temperature, Salinity, Dissolved oxygen
:
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY

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Instrument:
Water sampling system with CTD (30 litters * 24 bottles)
Instrument:
Water sampling system with CTD (12 litters * 36 bottles)
Instrument:
Water sampling system with CTD (12 litters * 12 bottles)
Instrument:
Conductivity temperature depth measurements (CTD)
CTD(Conductivity-Temperature-Depth profiler) is used to observe the vertical profiles of temperature and conductivity.
Usually, this system is operated with multicylinder water sampler.
Observed signal is transmitted from sensor to the operation room on board using wire cable, and electric power is supplied from vessel to sensor.
Details of sensors attached to CTD system for MR05-01 cruise are presented in “System”.
The following software, developed and supplied by the Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., was used in MR05-01.
SEASAVE(ver 5.27b) for data acquisition
SEASOFT(ver 5.27b) for data processing
Data presented on this website is averaged over 1db.

• Pressure sensor
Model : SBE9plus, Sea-Bird Electronics,Inc.
Serial number : 42423
Measurement range : up to 10500m
Accuracy : 0.015% F.S.
Resolution : 0.001% F.S.
• Pressure sensor
Model : SBE9plus, Sea-Bird Electronics,Inc.
Serial number : 79492
Measurement range : up to 10500m
Accuracy : 0.015% F.S.
Resolution : 0.001% F.S.
• Temperature sensor
Model : SBE3, Sea-Bird Electronics,Inc.
Serial number : 031525
Measurement range : -5.0 to +35degC
Accuracy : 0.001degC
Resolution : 0.0002degC
• Salinity sensor
Model : SBE4, Sea-Bird Electronics,Inc.
Serial number : 042240
Measurement range : 0.0 to 7 S/m
Accuracy : 0.0003 S/m
Resolution : 0.00004 S/m
• DO sensor
Model : SBE43, Sea-Bird Electronics,Inc.
Serial number : 430394
Measurement range : 120% of surface saturation
Accuracy : 2% of saturation
• DO sensor
Model : SBE43, Sea-Bird Electronics,Inc.
Serial number : 430205
Measurement range : 120% of surface saturation
Accuracy : 2% of saturation

Sensors used in each cast is as follows.
Cast name Serial number of sensor
Pressure Temperature Salinity Dissolved Oxygen
K02m0142423031525042240430394
K02m0442423031525042240430394
K02m0879492031525042240430394
K01m0279492031525042240430394
K01m0479492031525042240430394
K01m0579492031525042240430394
K01m0679492031525042240430394
35Nm0179492031525042240430205
35Nm0279492031525042240430205
35Nm0379492031525042240430205
KNOTm0179492031525042240430205
KNOTm0279492031525042240430205
Calibration Information is as follows.
(1) Data processing sequence for SEASOFT is as follows;
command function
datcnv Convert raw data to engineering units, and store converted data in file.
alignctd Align data relative to pressure(typically used for conductivity, temperature, and oxygen).
wildedit Mark a data value with badflag to eliminate wild points.
celltm Perform conductivity thermal mass correction.
filter Low-pass filter columns of data.
wfilter Median filter removes spikes of fluorometer data.
section Extract rows of data from file.
loopedit Mark a scan with badflag if scan fails pressure reversal or minimum velocity tests.
derive Calculate oxygen. (with oxygen sensor)
binavg Average data, basing bins on pressure, depth, scan number, or time range.
derive Calculate salinity, density, etc..
split Split data in file into upcast and downcast files.
(2) Quality control
QCed data were added flag according to the NODC (National Oceanographic Data Center) quality control procedure.
1) The gradient check of adjacent depth data
2) The density inversion check
3) The broad range check set up at given ocean space and depth
Please see the site of NODC of the following link for quality control procedure in detail.
In addition, an abnormal value is identified by a visual check, and the data after visual QC is released.
(1) In this cruise, there is extra data (fluorescence intensity, transmittance, distance to bottom) in additional to temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen that has been opened to the public. Please contact us from "Contact Us" above if necessary.
: MR05-01
: Processed (DMO)-QCed
: Pressure, Temperature, Salinity, Dissolved oxygen
:
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY

Observation Map

  1. Clicking the icon displays a balloon with observation information.
  2. Then click the observation name, figures will be displayed.
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Figures

Data List

File names
35Nm01.dat
35Nm02.dat
35Nm03.dat
K01m02.dat
K01m04.dat
K01m05.dat
K01m06.dat
K02m01.dat
K02m04.dat
K02m08.dat
KNOTm01.dat
KNOTm02.dat
ex_read2.f (Sample Program)
Observation List
The list of observation is shown as follows.
Observation Time and Date Lat. [°] Lon. [°]
35Nm01 2005-03-10 20:52 34.9966 159.9993
35Nm02 2005-03-11 02:35 35.0001 159.9958
35Nm03 2005-03-11 17:52 35.0000 160.0001
K01m02 2005-03-06 06:20 50.9793 165.0285
K01m04 2005-03-06 17:54 51.0018 164.9968
K01m05 2005-03-06 18:58 51.0016 164.9896
K01m06 2005-03-07 00:48 50.9985 164.9941
K02m01 2005-03-03 04:20 46.8746 159.9890
K02m04 2005-03-04 06:48 47.0223 160.0068
K02m08 2005-03-04 18:28 46.9643 160.1536
KNOTm01 2005-03-14 16:56 43.9986 155.0035
KNOTm02 2005-03-14 18:29 44.0136 155.0038
: MR05-01
: Processed (DMO)-QCed

CTD DMO


Format Description for the Corrected Data
Provided in the Exchange Format of CCHDO (CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office). Please see the following link for details of Exchange Format.
Data in following cruise is not expressed with Exchange Format. Please see the site of each cruise for format.
MR02-K05 Leg1
MR04-05
Format Description for the QCed Data
Each data file contains one line header (meta data) followed by data lines for each cast.
The number of data lines are recorded in the header.
  1. Header part
No. Column Content Format Remarks
1 1 Header ID a1 fixed as '#'
2 3 - 6 Data ID a4 CTD
3 8 - 22 Cruise ID a15 MRYY-(K)XX(_legx)
4 24 - 31 Cast name a8
5 33 - 40 Date i8 YYYYMMDD (UTC)
6 42 - 45 Time i4 hhmm (UTC)
7 47 - 55 Latitude i2,a1,f5.2,a1 dd-mm.mmN(S)
8 57 - 66 Longitude i3,a1,f5.2,a1 ddd-mm.mmE(W)
9 68 - 71 Number of data lines i4
10 72 - 73 Terminator - CR+LF
  1. Data part
No. Column Content Unit Format Remarks
1 1 - 11 Pressure dbar f11.3
2 12 - 22 Temperature deg-C f11.4 ITS-90
3 23 - 33 Salinity PSU f11.4 PSS-78
4 34 - 44 Dissolved oxygen umol/kg f11.3
5 45 - 55 Flag - i11 1 - 7 : space
8 : flag of pressure
9 : flag of temperature
10 : flag of salinity
11 : flag of dissolved oxygen
* reference : 'Definition of Quality Control Flags'
6 56 - 57 Terminator - - CR+LF
  1. Each contents of the data part is stored in 11 bytes.
  2. Missing value is presented by '-5', and error value is presented by '-9'.

Definition of Quality Control Flags
  1. Depth Flags
  2. 0 - accepted value
    1 - error in recorded depth ( same or less than previous depth )
    2 - density inversion

  3. Observed Level Flags
  4. N - missing value
    0 - accepted value
    1 - range outlier ( outside of broad range check )
    2 - failed inversion check
    3 - failed gradient check
    4 - zero anomaly
    5 - failed combined gradient and inversion checks
    6 - failed range and inversion checks
    7 - failed range and gradient checks
    8 - failed range and zero anomaly checks
    9 - failed range and combined gradient and inversion checks
    A - failed visual check

    QCed data were added flag according to the NODC (National Oceanographic Data Center) quality control procedure, additionally visually checked. Please see the site of NODC of the following link for quality control procedure.

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Update History

2017-06-22
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2014-07-25
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2014-02-07
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2013-03-27
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