Cruise Data

Cruise Data

Overview

SF State performs research cruises on San Francisco Bay aboard the R/V Questuary. Cruise data is provided for informational purposes only, data has been screened and post-processed but has not independently peer-reviewed for accuracy. Please contact the SF State Marine Superintendent for more information on these data.

CTD (Conductivity/Temperature/Depth) Profile Data

These data collected from our SeaBird Electronics SBE 19 CTD. File nomenclature is YYMMDD## (year, month, day and cast number starting with 01). All data are .ZIP compiled for each date the instrument was operated, each file contains the following information:

  • *.HEX - Raw CTD hexadecimal data downloaded from the CTD (this file must be processed using SeaSoft).
  • *.CON - Calibration file for the CTD cast.
  • *.ASC - Post-processed by SeaSoft CTD cast data, normally averaged by depth bins of 0.10 meters and column formatted with cast parameters on the first row. This data can be read using MS Excel.
  • *.HDR - Header file for CTD cast data containing time, date, site name, location and coordinates.
CTD Data
2007 .ZIP Archive
2008 .ZIP Archive
2009 .ZIP Archive
2010 .ZIP Archive
2011 .ZIP Archive
2012 .ZIP Archive
2013 Pending
2014 .ZIP Archive
2015 .ZIP Archive
2016 Pending
2017 Pending

 

Underway Data Acquisition System Data

Data collected from a SeaBird Electronics SBE45 micro TSG that is calibrated bi-annually in January. File nomenclature is YYMMDD## (year, month, day, file number starting with 01). Each .ZIP file contains the following files for each date the instrument was operated:

  • *.HEX - Raw UDAS data (you can read this CSV data directly in MS Excel).
  • *.CON - UDAS calibration file.
  • *.HDR - Header file for UDAS data containing site name and location (Note: The HEX data contains the time and position coordinates for each scan, so you normally will not need the HDR file).
UDAS Data
2009 .ZIP Archive
2010 .ZIP Archive
2011 .ZIP Archive
2012 .ZIP Archive
2013 .ZIP Archive
2014 .ZIP Archive
2015 .ZIP Archive
2016 Pending
2017 Pending