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Bermuda Bio-Optics Project (BBOP) data processing system
Author(s): Jens C. Sorensen; Margaret C. O'Brien; Daniel Konnoff; David A. Siegel
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Paper Abstract

The shear volume of profiling spectroradiometer data is increasing dramatically as global change research programs are placing more emphasis on the evaluation of spatial and temporal structure of ocean biogeochemical cycles. These vast amounts of data must be calibrated, processed, reduced, analyzed, and interpreted in a timely manner. Here, we present a computer data processing for efficiently achieving this goal, in terms of both computational and human resources. The processing system is comprised of a suite of ANSI C++ programs that read and operate on a specified file format, the lowest common denominator (LCD) data file. The LCD file contains all relevant data and metadata in a single ASCII file. UNIX shell scripts are used in the control of data flow as well as error and log handling. The final product is a binned spectroradiometer data set with relevant derived parameters included that may be disseminated to other groups or data bases. At UCSB, we have been using the BBOP system for the past two years and the system is available for use by other research groups.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190097
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Jens C. Sorensen, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Margaret C. O'Brien, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Daniel Konnoff, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
David A. Siegel, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2258:
Ocean Optics XII
Jules S. Jaffe, Editor(s)

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