U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Data Thesaurus

Revised: July 11, 2000

The following field names, instrument names and protocols are being considered for the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank program. This list will be updated as necessary. For further information contact the Data Management office.

The general guidelines used to define field names and data attributes are based on the JGOFS Program although there are differences between the two programs.

Field Names


  1. The Practical Salinity Scale 1978 and the International Equation of State of Seawater 1980. Tenth report of the Joint Panel on Oceanographic Tables and Standards (JPOTS), Sidney, B.C. Canada, 1-5 September 1980, sponsored by Unesco, ICES, SCOR, IAPSO. Unesco technical papers in marine science 36.
  2. ITS-9- Temperature Scale, Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc., Application Note No. 42. Revised - November 1996. The linear relationship between the ITS90 (T90) temperature standard and the IPTS68 (T68) standard is T68 = 1.00024 * T90.

Instrument Names


Platform Names and Their Abbreviations