CSV Format Description
Date Time Format
The date and time are presented in the following format mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm and are recorded in UTC.
Positions are presented in decimal degrees with latitudes north of the equator represented as positive values and longitudes west of the Prime Meridian represented as positive values.
The depth values are presented in metres.
The quality codes are based on the IGOSS quality codes. Quality codes are assigned subjectively to individual spectral records based on the shape of the spectral curve and relative values of significant wave height (VCAR) and peak period (VTPK) as recomputed from the spectra by ISDM. No assessment of any additional reported parameters is implied by the quality code.
|0||Blank - No quality control (QC) has been performed|
|1||Good - QC has been performed: record appears correct|
|3||Doubtful - QC has been performed: record appears doubtful|
|4||Erroneous - QC has been performed: record appears erroneous|
|5||Changes - The record has been changed as a result of QC|
|6||Acceptable - QC has been performed: record seems inconsistent with other records|
|7||Off Position - There is a problem with the buoy position or mooring. Data may still be useful.|
|9||Reserved - indicates missing elements|
Parameter codes are GF3 standard where applicable.
|WAVE HEIGHT CODES|
|VCAR||Characteristic significant wave height (m)|
|VWH$||Characteristic significant wave height (reported by the buoy) (m)|
|VCMX||Maximum zero crossing wave height (reported by the buoy) (m)|
|WAVE PERIOD CODES|
|VTPK||Wave spectrum peak period (s)|
|VTP$||Wave spectrum peak period (reported by the buoy) (s)|
|METEOROLOGICAL & OCEANOGRAPHIC CODES|
|WDIR||Direction from which the wind is blowing (°)|
|WSPD||Horizontal wind speed (m/s)|
|WSS$||Horizontal scalar wind speed (m/s)|
|GSPD||Gust wind speed (m/s)|
|ATMS||Sea level atmospheric pressure (mb)|
|DRYT||Dry bulb air temperature (°C)|
|SSTP||Sea surface temperature (°C)|