Standard Codes

These codes describe the accuracy to which measurements have been made. The list of parameters can be consulted in the Dictionnary of Oceanographic Codes application. The quantities expressed in the Description column correspond to the units defined for each parameter (for instance, "Accuracy is greater than .2" means >0.2ºC when the code is used with parameter TEMP). Some code meanings depend on the parameter to which they apply.

0

No value measured

Parameter(s): (all)

B

Accuracy is between .001 and .002

Parameter(s): (all)

C

Accuracy is between .002 and .005

Parameter(s): (all)

D

Accuracy is between .005 and .01

Parameter(s): (all)

E

Accuracy is between .01 and .02

Parameter(s): (all)

F

Accuracy is between .02 and .05

Parameter(s): (all)

G

Accuracy is between .05 and .1

Parameter(s): (all)

H

Accuracy is between .1 and .2

Parameter(s): (all)

I

Accuracy is greater than .2

Parameter(s): (all)

U

Unknown units

Parameter(s): (all)

1

Better than 0.02

Parameter(s): PSAL

1

Accurate to 1

Parameter(s): HCDT,HCSP

1

No units

Parameter(s): OSI$

1

Values reported to 0

Parameter(s): PRP$,PRQ$

1

Better than .01

Parameter(s): (other)

2

Less than 0.02

Parameter(s): PSAL

2

Accuracy is 0.1

Parameter(s): TRAN, CNDC, TEMP, HCSP

2

Accurate to 10

Parameter(s): HCDT

2

Less than .01

Parameter(s): (other)

3

Accuracy is 1.0

Parameter(s): TRAN

3

Sample analysis

Parameter(s): (other)

4

Unknown accuracy

Parameter(s): (all)

5

Accurate to 0.1

Parameter(s): HCDT

5

Accurate to 0.001

Parameter(s): (other)

6

Accurate to 0.0001

Parameter(s): (all)

A

Values reported to 0 (obsolete)

Parameter(s): PRP$,PRQ$

P

Salinity practical salinity units (PSU) (obsolete)

Parameter(s): (all)

S

Salinity pre 1982 salinity units (PPT) (obsolete)

Parameter(s): (all)

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