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Title: Sea_turtle_satellite_telemetry_data_status.csv
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Telemetry data received from ARGOS

Supplemental Information:

Unless otherwise specified, depths here generally assume a 1000 meter instrument and you may need to double the depths for 2000 meter instruments!

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Entity Information

Entity Type: Data Table
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

Telemetry data received from ARGOS

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
deployid character Argos Platform Transmitter Terminal identifier
100
Ptt Character Argos Platform Transmitter Terminal identifier
100
DepthSensor Numeric Indicates the resolution of the depth sensor. Typical values are 0.1m, 0.5m, and 1.0m. The value in this column is blank if the gain was unavailable - in this case a 0.5 meter resolution is assumed
100
Instr Character Type of satellite tag (SPLASH, SPOT, MK10)
100
RTC Data Value of the tag's onboard clock (Time and date)
100
Date_Time_msg_received date date and time when message was received by Argos
100
Time_Offset numeric Calculated difference between the tag's clock and the time reported by Argos. Adding this value to the value in the RTC' column should yield the value in the Date_Time_msg_received column
100
LocationQuality character Class of location generated by Argos for the satellite pass containing this message
100
Latitude numeric Latitude portion of the location generated by Argos
100
Longitude numeric Longitude portion of the location generated by Argos
100
Type Character Some tags send strongly validated status messages, others do not. If this message was strongly validated, the field contains a value such as 'CRC' or 'CKSUM'. If blank, you may want to look for repeated messages to confirm the data is accurate
100
hauledout character Contains '1' if the tag was hauled out at the time of the transmission, '0' if not halued out, and is blank if the tag does not support haulout or if the original message did not contain haulout information
100
BrokenThermistor Character Some tags have an external thermistor which may be subject to damage. This field is '1' if the tag has detected a broken thermistor, '0' if the thermistor is not broken, and blank if the tag does not transmit this information
100
Brokenlink Character If the tag supports automatic release from the animal, and if the tag has the capability to determine if the release mechanism is currently intact, this field will contain a '0' if the mechanism is intact and a '1' if the mechanism is broken or released
100
number_ Argos_transmissions numeric The number of Argos transmissions generated by the tag
100
Battery_Voltage numeric Battery voltage measured by the tag during the transmission of this status message
100
Transmitter_Voltage Numeric Transmitter's Power Amp supply voltage. Used for diagnostics by Wildlife Computers
100
Transmitter_Current Numeric Transmitter's Power Amp supply current. Used for diagnostics by Wildlife Computers
100
temperature numeric Temperature measured by the tag just prior to this transmission
100
Depth numeric Depth sensor reading made just prior to transmission. Since the tag must be at the surface to transmit, this value should be close to zero and therefore indicates any drift in the sensor. The ZeroDepthOffset has not been applied to this value
100
MaxDepth numeric Maximum depth measured by the tag during some previous period (usually the previous day, but can vary depending on tag type).
100
ZeroDepthOffset numeric The amount of offset that the tag is currently applying to the Depth sensor readings if the Zero Offset Correction feature is enabled on the tag. The feature is working correctly if 0 meters = Depth + ZeroDepthOffset*Resolution where Depth is the uncorrected dvalue reported in this status message
100
MinWetDry numeric The minimum wet/dry sensor value observed during the previous day
100
MaxWetDry Numeric The maximum wet/dry sensor value observed during the previous day
100
WetDryThreshold Numeric The current wet/dry sensor threshold value. Wet/dry sensor values above this value indicate the tag is dry. Sensor values less than this value indicate the tag is wet

Attribute Details

deployid

CC ID: 362686
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 15
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Argos Platform Transmitter Terminal identifier

Validation Rules:

Must match a value of the field PTT in Sea_turtle_satellite_telemetry_data_summary.csv

Ptt

CC ID: 362680
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 15
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Argos Platform Transmitter Terminal identifier

Validation Rules:

Must match a value of the field PTT in Sea_turtle_satellite_telemetry_data_summary.csv

DepthSensor

CC ID: 362685
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 3
Min Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Indicates the resolution of the depth sensor. Typical values are 0.1m, 0.5m, and 1.0m. The value in this column is blank if the gain was unavailable - in this case a 0.5 meter resolution is assumed

Unit of Measure: meters
Null Value: space/null
Null Value Meaning:

The value in this column is blank if the gain was unavailable -

Instr

CC ID: 362672
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Type of satellite tag (SPLASH, SPOT, MK10)

RTC

CC ID: 362681
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: Data
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Value of the tag's onboard clock (Time and date)

Date_Time_msg_received

CC ID: 362669
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: date
Max Length: 15
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

date and time when message was received by Argos

Display Example: 5/29/2008 14:14
Format Mask: mm/dd/yyyy HR24:MN

Time_Offset

CC ID: 362667
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 5
Status: Active
Description:

Calculated difference between the tag's clock and the time reported by Argos. Adding this value to the value in the RTC' column should yield the value in the Date_Time_msg_received column

Unit of Measure: seconds
Derivation:

Calculated difference between the tag's clock and the time reported by Argos. Adding this value to the value in the RTC' column should yield the value in the Date_Time_msg_received column

LocationQuality

CC ID: 362675
Seq. Order: 45
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Class of location generated by Argos for the satellite pass containing this message

Validation Rules:

Must match a value in location table

Latitude

CC ID: 362673
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 8
Scale: 3
Status: Active
Description:

Latitude portion of the location generated by Argos

Unit of Measure: Degrees

Longitude

CC ID: 362676
Seq. Order: 55
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 8
Scale: 3
Status: Active
Description:

Longitude portion of the location generated by Argos

Unit of Measure: Degrees

Type

CC ID: 362668
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 20
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Some tags send strongly validated status messages, others do not. If this message was strongly validated, the field contains a value such as 'CRC' or 'CKSUM'. If blank, you may want to look for repeated messages to confirm the data is accurate

hauledout

CC ID: 362670
Seq. Order: 65
Data Storage Type: character
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Status: Active
Description:

Contains '1' if the tag was hauled out at the time of the transmission, '0' if not halued out, and is blank if the tag does not support haulout or if the original message did not contain haulout information

Null Value: blank
Null Value Meaning:

blank if the tag does not support haulout or if the original message did not contain haulout information

Allowed Values: '1' if the tag was hauled out at the time of the transmission, '0' if not halued out, blank if the tag does not support haulout or if the original message did not contain haulout information

BrokenThermistor

CC ID: 362671
Seq. Order: 76
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Some tags have an external thermistor which may be subject to damage. This field is '1' if the tag has detected a broken thermistor, '0' if the thermistor is not broken, and blank if the tag does not transmit this information

Null Value: blank/null
Null Value Meaning:

The tag does not transmit this information

Allowed Values: '1' if the tag has detected a broken thermistor, '0' if the thermistor is not broken

Brokenlink

CC ID: 362674
Seq. Order: 80
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 1
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

If the tag supports automatic release from the animal, and if the tag has the capability to determine if the release mechanism is currently intact, this field will contain a '0' if the mechanism is intact and a '1' if the mechanism is broken or released

Allowed Values: '0' if the mechanism is intact '1' if the mechanism is broken or released

number_ Argos_transmissions

CC ID: 362677
Seq. Order: 85
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 5
Status: Active
Description:

The number of Argos transmissions generated by the tag

Battery_Voltage

CC ID: 362678
Seq. Order: 90
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 6
Scale: 3
Status: Active
Description:

Battery voltage measured by the tag during the transmission of this status message

Transmitter_Voltage

CC ID: 362679
Seq. Order: 100
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 5
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Status: Active
Description:

Transmitter's Power Amp supply voltage. Used for diagnostics by Wildlife Computers

Transmitter_Current

CC ID: 362682
Seq. Order: 105
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 6
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Status: Active
Description:

Transmitter's Power Amp supply current. Used for diagnostics by Wildlife Computers

Allowed Values: M N L A K

temperature

CC ID: 362683
Seq. Order: 120
Data Storage Type: numeric
Max Length: 5
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 3
Scale: 1
Status: Active
Description:

Temperature measured by the tag just prior to this transmission

Depth

CC ID: 362684
Seq. Order: 125
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Precision: 9
Status: Active
Description:

Depth sensor reading made just prior to transmission. Since the tag must be at the surface to transmit, this value should be close to zero and therefore indicates any drift in the sensor. The ZeroDepthOffset has not been applied to this value

Null Value: Space/null
Null Value Meaning:

A depth of 0

MaxDepth

CC ID: 362687
Seq. Order: 130
Data Storage Type: numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Maximum depth measured by the tag during some previous period (usually the previous day, but can vary depending on tag type).

Unit of Measure: meters

ZeroDepthOffset

CC ID: 362688
Seq. Order: 135
Data Storage Type: numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The amount of offset that the tag is currently applying to the Depth sensor readings if the Zero Offset Correction feature is enabled on the tag. The feature is working correctly if 0 meters = Depth + ZeroDepthOffset*Resolution where Depth is the uncorrected dvalue reported in this status message

Unit of Measure: meters

MinWetDry

CC ID: 362689
Seq. Order: 140
Data Storage Type: numeric
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The minimum wet/dry sensor value observed during the previous day

MaxWetDry

CC ID: 362690
Seq. Order: 145
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The maximum wet/dry sensor value observed during the previous day

WetDryThreshold

CC ID: 362691
Seq. Order: 150
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 3
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The current wet/dry sensor threshold value. Wet/dry sensor values above this value indicate the tag is dry. Sensor values less than this value indicate the tag is wet

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 753747
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mcneill, Joanne B
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address: joanne.b.mcneill@noaa.gov
Phone: 252-728-8763
Fax: 252-728-8784

Distributor

CC ID: 753748
Date Effective From: 2017-01-21
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 753749
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mcneill, Joanne B
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address: joanne.b.mcneill@noaa.gov
Phone: 252-728-8763
Fax: 252-728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 753750
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mcneill, Joanne B
Address: 101 Pivers Island Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address: joanne.b.mcneill@noaa.gov
Phone: 252-728-8763
Fax: 252-728-8784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 753874
Start Date: 2017
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0103/0159216/1.1/data/0-data/30335/Sea_Turtle_Satellite_Telemetry_Data_Status/Sea_Turtle_Satellite_Telemetry_Data_Status.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2017-01-21 - Present)
File Name: Sea_Turtle_Satellite_Telemetry_Data_Status.csv
Compression: Uncompressed
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 35936
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:35936
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2016-12-13 05:12+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-04-29 15:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-04-30