File Descriptions

This section describes the content and format of each of the five files that make up this NDP (see Table 1). Because CDIAC distributes the data set in several ways (e.g., via anonymous FTP, on floppy diskette, and on 9-track magnetic tape), each of the five files is referenced by both an ASCII file name, which is given in lowercase, boldfaced type (e.g., ndp063.doc), and a file number. The remainder of this section describes (or lists, where appropriate) the contents of each file. The files are discussed in the order in which they appear on the magnetic tape.

Table 1. Content, size, and format of data files.

File No. File name and description Logical records File size in bytes Block size Record length
1. ndp063.doc: a detailed description of the cruise network, the two FORTRAN 77 data-retrieval routines, and the two oceanographic data files 836 42,114 8,000 80
2. stainv.for: a FORTRAN 77 data-retrieval routine to read and print s4psta.inv (File 4) 43 1,335 8,000 80
3. s4pdat.for: a FORTRAN 77 data-retrieval routine to read and print s4p.dat (File 5) 51 2,067 8,000 80
4. s4psta.inv: a listing of stations, locations, sampling dates, and sounding bottom depths for each of the 113 stations 123 9,132 4,100 41
5. s4p.dat: hydrographic, carbon dioxide, and chemical data from 113 stations 2,599 428,122 8,000 80
Total 3,652 482,770  

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