Guidelines for processing RBR CTD profiles: Fs97-18/314E-PDF

"RBR conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) profilers provide high quality data straight from the instrument without post-processing. However, as we will show, applying additional processing steps, such as carefully aligning the sensors in time, will improve the data and reduce artifacts such as salinity spiking. Unlike Seabird Electronics, RBR does not presently make available any software or guidelines to help with the processing, although their Matlab software, rsktools, will eventually have this functionality. After speaking with staff at RBR, and a number of RBR users in the oceanographic community, it became clear that there are steps which should be taken to ensure high quality data. Staff scientists at the Hakai Institute, a scientific research institution that conducts long-term research at remote locations on the coastal margin of British Columbia, convened two workshops consisting of experienced RBR and Seabird users to share data processing procedures and to develop a standard post-processing workflow. Application of this workflow to data from a properly calibrated RBR profiler will ensure it is of the highest quality, and therefore suitable for publication in peer-reviewed literature and for distribution to data archives"--Introd., p. 1.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Guidelines for processing RBR CTD profiles
Series Title Canadian technical report of hydrography and ocean sciences,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Date c2017.
Number of Pages iv, 38 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-06003-3
Catalogue Number
  • Fs97-18/314E-PDF
Subject Terms Hydrography, Scientific equipment, Data processing