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Open-File Report 2007–1194

Documentation of the U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Measurement Database

Abbreviations

ABS acoustic backscatter sensor
ADCP acoustic Doppler current profiler
ADP acoustic Doppler profiler
ADV acoustic Doppler velocimeter
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
AST acoustic surface tracking
AWAC acoustic wave and current profiler
AQD Aquadopp current profiler
BASS benthic acoustic stress sensor
BBV best basic version
CF Climate and Forecast (conventions)
CMGP Coastal and Marine Geology Program
CTD conductivity-temperature-depth profiler
DOI Digital Object Identifier
ECO Environmental Characterization Optics
EPIC Equatorial Pacific Information Collection—Data storage, retrieval, and management formats and tool originated and maintained by NOAA
ESIP Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
FLASH RAM A type of constantly-powered nonvolatile memory that can be erased and reprogrammed in units of memory called blocks.
FTP file transfer protocol
GCMD Global Change Master Directory
GridFTP file transfer protocol for grid computing
HTTP hypertext transfer protocol
IDL Interactive Data Language
LED light-emitting diode
LISST laser in situ scattering and transmissometry
mab, hab meters above bottom, height above bottom (m)
MATLAB Software created by The MathWorks, Inc.
MAVS modular acoustic velocity sensor
MC MicroCAT—an instrument made by Sea-Bird for time-series measurements of temperature and salinity
netCDF Network Common Data Form—A data format and library of data access subroutines maintained by Unidata
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
OBS optical backscatter sensor
OPeNDAP Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol
PCADP pulse-coherent acoustic Doppler profiler
PMEL Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
PCMSC Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
PUV pressure and the U and V components of velocity
SC SeaCAT—an instrument made by Sea-Bird for time-series measurements of temperature and salinity
THREDDS Thematic Real-time Distributed Data Services
TRDI Teledyne RD Instruments
UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
VACM vector-averaging current meter
VMCM vector-measuring current meter
WHCMSC Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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