BODC series feature types
BODC series feature types
BODC series features
BODC series features
Terms that describe groups of BODC series with common independent variable characteristics.
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SDN:C10::CSPGRID
SDN:C10::CSPGRID
2014-12-17 14:15:32.0
SDN:C10::CSPGRID
Compressed spatial grid
Comp_Grid
The series has data stored in a 2D array, having cycle number as the primary dimension (rank 1) variable and both latitude and longitude as the secondary dimension (rank 0) variables. Used in BODC for compact storage of spatial grids in QXF.
3
3
2014-12-17 14:15:32.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::CSPGRSER
SDN:C10::CSPGRSER
2013-10-02 14:16:17.0
SDN:C10::CSPGRSER
Compressed spatial grid series
Comp_Grid_Ser
The series has data stored in a set of 2D arrays along a time dimension (i.e. a time series of compressed grids). Each has cycle number as the primary dimension variable and both latitude and longitude as the secondary dimension variables. Used in BODC for compact storage of spatial grid series (e.g. OSCR data) in QXF.
1
1
2013-10-02 14:16:17.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::POINT
SDN:C10::POINT
2014-12-17 14:20:38.0
SDN:C10::POINT
Point time series
Point_Ser
The series has a single set of measurements at a fixed position and elevation varying with time. Time and data parameters are stored along the primary dimension (rank 1). Position and the z co-ordinate (depth or height) are stored in metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:20:38.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::POLYSER
SDN:C10::POLYSER
2015-01-28 14:07:49.0
SDN:C10::POLYSER
Polygon time series
Poly_Ser
The series has a single set of measurements valid along the whole of a fixed area (e.g. flow from a submarine cable that has been relocated during the series) and fixed elevation or elevation range varying with time. Time and data parameters are stored along the primary dimension (rank 1). Position and the z co-ordinate(s) (depth or height) are stored in metadata.
1
1
2015-01-28 14:07:49.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::PROFCOLL
SDN:C10::PROFCOLL
2014-12-17 13:45:57.0
SDN:C10::PROFCOLL
Profile collection
Prof_Coll
The series has sets of measurements at multiple but constant elevations varying with both position and time. Time and horizontal spatial (e.g. latitude and longitude) coordinates are stored along the primary dimension (rank 1) with a z co-ordinate (depth or height) stored along the secondary dimension (rank 0). Data parameters are in 2D arrays (rank 2).
2
2
2014-12-17 13:45:57.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::PROFSER
SDN:C10::PROFSER
2014-12-17 13:57:59.0
SDN:C10::PROFSER
Profile time series
Prof_Ser
The series has a set of measurements at a fixed position and multiple but fixed elevations at different times. Time is stored along the primary dimension (rank 1). The z co-ordinate (depth/height) is stored along the secondary dimension (rank 0). Horizontal spatial co-ordinates (e.g. latitude and longitude) are stored in metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 13:57:59.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::DPROF
SDN:C10::DPROF
2014-12-17 14:18:01.0
SDN:C10::DPROF
Profile with depth
Prof_D
The series has a single set of instantaneous measurements at a fixed position over a vertical range (z). Z co-ordinates are included along the primary dimension (rank 1) as depth. Time and position are stored as metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:18:01.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::PPROF
SDN:C10::PPROF
2014-12-17 14:22:05.0
SDN:C10::PPROF
Profile with pressure
Prof_P
The series has a single set of instantaneous measurements at a fixed position over a vertical range (z). Data and z co-ordinate (as pressure) are included along the primary dimension (rank 1). Time and position are stored as metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:22:05.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::PDPROF
SDN:C10::PDPROF
2014-12-17 14:18:51.0
SDN:C10::PDPROF
Profile with pressure and depth
Prof_PandD
The series has a single set of instantaneous measurements at a fixed position over a vertical range (z). Z co-ordinates are included along the primary dimension (rank 1) as both pressure and depth. Time and position are stored as metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:18:51.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::YOYO
SDN:C10::YOYO
2014-12-17 14:32:11.0
SDN:C10::YOYO
Repeated continuous profiles
Yo_Yo
The series has a set of measurements at a fixed position with elevation continuously varying (values potentially different for each oscillation) over time. QXF must include both a time channel and a z co-ordinate channel on the primary (rank 1) dimension along with the data parameters. Examples are wire-crawler moorings and repeated CTD casts that have neither been binned nor split into discrete profiles. Position is held in metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:32:11.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SECTSER
SDN:C10::SECTSER
2015-01-28 12:41:22.0
SDN:C10::SECTSER
Section time series
Sect_Ser
The series has a single set of measurements valid along the whole of a fixed section (e.g. flow from a submarine cable) and fixed elevation or elevation range varying with time. Time and data parameters are stored along the primary dimension (rank 1). Position and the z co-ordinate(s) (depth or height) are stored in metadata.
1
1
2015-01-28 12:41:22.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPPOINT
SDN:C10::SPPOINT
2018-09-20 09:02:54.0
SDN:C10::SPPOINT
Single point Point time series
SP_Point_Ser
The series has a single set of measurements at a fixed position, elevation and time. Time and data parameters are stored along the primary dimension (rank 1). Position and the z co-ordinate (depth or height) are stored in metadata. This is to cover series that would be a time series i.e. POINT if there was more than one point.
1
1
2018-09-20 09:02:54.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPDPROF
SDN:C10::SPDPROF
2018-09-20 09:02:59.0
SDN:C10::SPDPROF
Single point Profile with depth
SP_Prof_D
The series has a single set of instantaneous measurements at a fixed position and elevation. Z co-ordinates are included along the primary dimension (rank 1) as depth. Time and position are stored as metadata. This is to cover series that would be a profile if there was more than one point.
1
1
2018-09-20 09:02:59.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPPPROF
SDN:C10::SPPPROF
2018-09-20 09:02:55.0
SDN:C10::SPPPROF
Single point Profile with pressure
SP_Prof_P
The series has a single set of instantaneous measurements at a fixed position and elevation. Data and z co-ordinate (as pressure) are included along the primary dimension (rank 1). Time and position are stored as metadata. This is to cover series that would be a profile if there was more than one point.
1
1
2018-09-20 09:02:55.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPPDPROF
SDN:C10::SPPDPROF
2018-09-20 09:02:58.0
SDN:C10::SPPDPROF
Single point Profile with pressure and depth
SP_Prof_PandD
The series has a single set of instantaneous measurements at a fixed position and elevation. Z co-ordinates are included along the primary dimension (rank 1) as both pressure and depth. Time and position are stored as metadata. This is to cover series that would be a profile if there was more than one point.
1
1
2018-09-20 09:02:58.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPTRAJ
SDN:C10::SPTRAJ
2018-09-20 09:02:36.0
SDN:C10::SPTRAJ
Single point Trajectory
SP_Traj
The series has measurements at a single fixed elevation, position and time. Time and horizontal spatial (e.g. latitude and longitude) coordinates together with data are stored along the primary dimension (rank 1). The z co-ordinate (depth or height) is stored in metadata. This is to cover series that would be TRAJ if there was more than one point.
1
1
2018-09-20 09:02:36.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPGRID
SDN:C10::SPGRID
2014-12-17 14:29:57.0
SDN:C10::SPGRID
Spatial Grid
Grid
The series has one set of measurements per parameter stored in a 2-D array described by two co-ordinate variables that are horizontal spatial co-ordinates (e.g. latitude and longitude) with longitude along the primary dimension (rank 1) and latitude along the secondary (rank 0). Measurements could either be a single time-snapshot or considered time-independent.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:29:57.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPECPROF
SDN:C10::SPECPROF
2014-12-17 14:24:53.0
SDN:C10::SPECPROF
Spectrum profile
Spec_Prof
The series has a set of measurements at a fixed position and time but varying depths. Each measurement constitutes a spectrum with a non-spatial variable (e.g. grain size or bin number) on the secondary dimension (rank 0). The primary dimension (rank 1) includes a z co-ordinate (depth). Time and position are held as metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:24:53.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPTRAJ3D
SDN:C10::SPTRAJ3D
2014-12-17 14:30:28.0
SDN:C10::SPTRAJ3D
Spectrum three-dimensional trajectory
Spec_Traj_3D
The series has a set of measurements at variable times, depths and locations. Each measurement constitutes a spectrum with a non-spatial variable (e.g. grain size or bin number) on the secondary (rank 0)dimension. The primary (rank 1) dimension includes position, time variables and depth variable.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:30:28.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPECSER
SDN:C10::SPECSER
2014-12-17 14:27:10.0
SDN:C10::SPECSER
Spectrum time series
Spec_Ser
The series has a set of measurements at a fixed position and multiple but fixed z co-ordinate values that are not elevation (e.g. frequency or size class) varying with time. Time is stored along the primary dimension (rank 1) and the z co-ordinate along the secondary dimension (rank 0). The data parameters are 2D arrays (rank 2). Position is stored in metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:27:10.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::SPECTRAJ
SDN:C10::SPECTRAJ
2014-12-17 14:28:24.0
SDN:C10::SPECTRAJ
Spectrum trajectory
Spec_Traj
The series has a set of measurements at a fixed depth but variable times and locations. Each measurement constitutes a spectrum with a non-spatial variable (e.g. grain size or bin number) on the secondary dimension (rank 0). The primary dimension (rank 1) includes position and time variables, but no depth variable. Depth is stored in metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 14:28:24.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::TRAJ3D
SDN:C10::TRAJ3D
2014-12-17 13:58:59.0
SDN:C10::TRAJ3D
Three Dimensional Trajectory
Traj_3D
The series has measurements at independently varying position and elevation as a function of time. Time, horizontal (e.g. latitude and longitude) and vertical (e.g. depth/height) coordinates together with data are stored along the primary dimension (rank 1). 2D trajectories may be stored as this feature type by including a z co-ordinate array set to a constant value.
3
3
2014-12-17 13:58:59.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::TRAJ
SDN:C10::TRAJ
2014-12-17 13:48:56.0
SDN:C10::TRAJ
Trajectory
Traj
The series has measurements at a single fixed elevation varying with both position and time. Time and horizontal spatial (e.g. latitude and longitude) coordinates together with data are stored along the primary dimension (rank 1). The z co-ordinate (depth or height) is stored in metadata.
2
2
2014-12-17 13:48:56.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::2DSPCSER
SDN:C10::2DSPCSER
2016-12-06 14:31:59.0
SDN:C10::2DSPCSER
Two-dimensional spectrum time series
2D_Spec_Ser
The series is a time series of measurements in which each measurement has two dimensions such as directional wave spectra. In CF-compliant NetCDF this example data type would be stored in a 3D array with co-ordinates time, frequency and direction. As QXF is limited to two dimensions the data are stored in a 2D array with time as a rank 1 variable and two rank 0 variables (frequency and direction) that are both required to describe a single row. So, for directional wave spectra with 10 frequencies, 10 direction bins and 50 time steps the CF array would have dimensions (50,10,10) and the QXF array (50,100). Position and z co-ordinate are stored in metadata.
2
2
2016-12-06 14:31:59.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::VPRFCOLL
SDN:C10::VPRFCOLL
2014-12-17 14:37:21.0
SDN:C10::VPRFCOLL
Variable-depth profile collection
VD_Prof_Coll
The series has a set of measurements along a trajectory (variable times and locations) at multiple depths that can possibly vary from measurement to measurement. Each measurement constitutes a spectrum with a non-spatial variable (generally bin number) on the secondary (rank 0) dimension. The primary (rank 1) dimension includes position and time variables. The z co-ordinate (depth or height) is carried with the data variables as 2D (rank 2) arrays.
1
1
2014-12-17 14:37:21.0
accepted
false
SDN:C10::VPRFSER
SDN:C10::VPRFSER
2014-12-17 14:41:23.0
SDN:C10::VPRFSER
Variable-depth profile time series
VD_Prof_Ser
The series has a set of measurements over time at a fixed point (position stored in metadata) and at multiple depths that can possibly vary from measurement to measurement. Each measurement constitutes a spectrum with a non-spatial variable (generally bin number) on the secondary (rank 0) dimension. The primary (rank 1) dimension includes the time variable. The z co-ordinate (depth or height) is carried with the data variables as 2D (rank 2) arrays.
1
1
2014-12-17 14:41:23.0
accepted
false