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What do the terms used in the raw data archive mean?

The following list of vocabulary terms should help in identifying the directories and datasets available in the Raw Data Archive.

BEP Benthic Experiment Package, a cabled seafloor platform containing a Low-Power Junction Box and multiple instruments inside a trawl-resistant frame
Cabled Any node or instrument attached to the electro-optical cable on the west coast
CPM Platform Controller (engineering data only)
D0000* Deployment folder, aka telemetered data (sent to shore while platform is deployed)
DCL Data Concentrator Logger, the controller computer that concentrates the data from multiple instruments on uncabled moorings, packages the data, and telemeters to shore
DVL Glider ADCP, Teledyne RDI 600 kHz Explorer DVL
LJ0** Low-Power Junction Box, a smaller cabled node that powers seafloor instruments, occasionally located inside a seafloor platform
LV0** Low-Voltage Node, connected to the Primary Node
MFN A seafloor instrument frame at the base of coastal moorings, containing the anchor and acoustic release package, battery packs, and multiple instruments
MJ0** Medium-Power Junction Box, a cabled node that powers seafloor instruments
PN0** Primary Node, connected directly to the electro-optical cable, usually not instrumented
Profiler A mooring installation with an instrumented platform that moves up and down vertically in the water column. One type of profiler on the OOI is a wire-following modified McLane profiler (WFP) that crawls along an inductive cable using a traction motor. These are indicated by reference designator platform codes ending in “PM” for “Profiler Mooring”. The other type of profiler is a coastal surface piercing profiler (CSPP) that uses a winch to spool out line from a buoyant instrument platform, raising and lowering it in the water. This type of profiler has a platform code that ends in “SP” for “Surface Piercing”.
R0000* Recovery folder, aka recovered data (downloaded after platform is recovered)
Recovered Data offloaded directly from an instrument or data logger; usually by connecting the instrument to a computer after the instrument has been recovered and writing to files, often onboard the recovery vessel.
Reference Designators The machine-readable codes used to refer to arrays, sites, platforms, and instruments on the OOI. See reference sheet for site codes and the 5-letter instrument codes.
Streamed Data received via transmission over electro-optical cable. Streaming data are provided at full temporal resolution and near-real time.
Telemetered Data received through a transmission media over distance. Examples are: surface buoy to satellite, glider to satellite, acoustic modem. Data received through satellite relay or other mechanisms results in “batch” receipt and may be decimated in time. These data have greater latencies than the streaming data.
Uncabled Any platform (mooring, glider, or profiler) not attached to the electro-optical cable on the west coast
X0000* Test data, collected on deck or during integration and burn-in testing. Use at your own risk.

— Last revised on August 15, 2016 —