PROCESSING PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL DATA FROM OCEANOGRAPHIC STATIONS. PART I. CODING AND KEYPUNCHING.
Manual series (Revised ed.)
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA CENTER WASHINGTON D C
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The primary purpose of this manual is to provide the necessary instructions and conversion tables to code and keypunch reduced physical, chemical, and meteorological data collected at oceanographic stations in accordance with the storage-retrieval system developed by the National Oceanographic Data Center NODC in conjunction with the oceanographic community. The punch card format and codes described in this manual are based on the report of the Eastern Pacific Oceanic Conference EPOC Committee on Machine Processing for Oceanographic Data the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea ICES oceanographic station card format the Canadian Oceanographic Data Centre CODC and the card format originally used at the U. S. Naval Oceanographic Office formerly the U. S. Navy Hydrographic Office. The secondary purpose of this manual is to acquaint the oceanographic community with the format of the processed oceanographic station data in the NODC archives.