<b>PI:</b>             Principal investigator's name
 <b>dataset:</b>        Brief description of the data 
 <b>project/cruise:</b> Process/AL9744 (for example)
 <b>ship:</b>           R.V. ALBATROSS IV

 Parameters              Descriptions                         Units
 station              station number from event log           n/a
 event                event number from event log             n/a
 parameter1           an explanation of parameter1            meters
 parameter2_lt_1mm    explanation of this item and that       count
                         that we report only those items
                         less than 1 millimeter here
 continue_param       again, an explanation                   furlongs/fortnight
(and on until all parameters are defined)
The data were collected using the following procedures: .... 

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