WHOI Mass Spec Data entry, Edited May 2008, DRO
Within the field are semi-colon (";") separate “tags”
that give the user a great deal of flexibility in describing the specimen. You
may use any, all or none of the “tags”, as your data requires. We
have adopted the convention of describing each “tag” followed by
a colon and a “description” as follows:
The tags currently allowable are described in the following section, along
with their use. A rule-of-thumb here is lower case tokens indicate system tags
whereas upper case tags indicate a user parameter.
||Mostly used for ODP archive vs. working samples
||Multiple comments may be used, up to 256 characters
||Core depth, in meters.
||categorization of the specimen size distribution, usually entered in the
forms e.g. 250- 500, <250, >500. Try not to use embedded spaces.
||count of number of specimens.
||Initials of the person loading the carousel at WHOI. Identifiers may be
no more than four characters in length. We prefer three characters.
||identifies the use of pyrite. No string is necessary.
||user assigned ID number or string- Note the identifier may contain both
letters and numbers, the only constraint being that it may not use semi-colons,
colons or commas.
||a user assigned integer quality value to the specimen. The
Convention is 0:good (default) to 9:very bad.
||Initials of the person whose samples are in the carousel. Identifiers
may be no more than four characters in length. We prefer three characters.
||identifies sonification. No string is necessary.
||is the identifier assigned to describe the units associated with the Core-Depth
field which contains the distance taken from the top of the core in centimeters
("cm"). Other two character identifiers could be used, e.g. "m."
(meters), "mm", "ft", "in", etc. If the sample
was take from a depth of 4 to 6 centimeters the value entry must be constructed
as "4-6". The hyphen must be used.
||specifies some special units of measurement associated with
the users value of measurement. Length is limited to 16 characters.
||a user specified value associated with the specimen. The string
may be no longet than 32 characters. The units are as described in the U:
||denotes the decimal degrees of longitude of the position from which the
specimen was taken. East of Greenwich is positive and the allowable range
is -180 to +180. West is negative.
||denotes the decimal degrees of latitude of the position from which the
specimen was taken. North of the equator is positive and the allowable range
is -90 to +90. South is negative.
Examples of data entry
Enter the weight for standards ( eg. 94)
Enter the depth (eg. 105)
Enter the depth range (eg. 95-97)
Enter the Cruise-Core
Enter the genus and species (eg. G. ruber-w or N. pachy-L)
Standard information (powder standard)
Many items can be strung together and are separated by a semicolon
for example R:WBC;o:DRO;u:cm;f:125-150;s:;n:10
these are Curry samples loaded by ostermann, depth in cm, fraction 125-150,
NOTE: enter the things which may change, like n;10, last in the list for ease
||units (in core depth)
||u:cm or u:ft
||f:125-150 or f:>250
||number of specimens
||c: these were very dirty bugs in general
||R:WBC (the PI who is paying)
||weight (for instance)
||PI supplied ID number or string
||I:5 or I:PT10039
||PI supplied weight or other info
||U:ug - eg. 52 ug
||Archive usually used with ODP samples