“Raw” indicates data as they are received directly from the instrument, in instrument-specific format. They may, depending on the instrument, contain data for multiple sensors (interleaved), be in native sensor units (e.g., counts, volts) or have processing steps already performed within the instrument (e.g., primary calibration). This also includes large format audio/visual data (HD video, still images, and hydrophone data). Data may not be in familiar, vendor formats (see “how to use raw data” below).

— Last revised on August 15, 2016 —