University of Exeter
Controlled data. Access is open for research, please contact data supervisor: Dr Andrew Vickers - A.W.Vickers@exeter.ac.uk
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Data from 5 beam ADCP, deployed close to the Wave Hub site
Readme File for folder PRIMaRE_NAS\ADCP_5Beam\Data By: Dr. Abdessalem Bouferrouk, Renewable Energy Research Group This folder has two main subfolders: \Raw_Data: As the name indicates, this is the raw data as output from the ADCP’s memory cards for each deployment. Data from the 5-Beam ADCP is organised as follows: data that comes from the four inclined beams is named as MAST0000.000 (or ‘master’ unit) while data from the 5th vertical beam is named SLAV0000.000 (or the ‘slave’ unit). Note: Each ‘master’ or ‘slave’ can output data from up to two memory cards. In this case please note that the output files will named as: MAST0000.000: for 1st memory card MAST0000.001: for second memory card The same applies for the ‘slave’ unit. The file called ‘Merge.000’ is the one that must be formed out of all master and slave raw data. The raw master and slave raw data can be merged into’Merge.000’ using the RDI utility ‘Merge’ which is available under the folder \Software. The file ‘Merge.000’ is the file that must be processed through the software ‘WavesMon’, see \Software folder, to produce time series (for further independent processing e.g. through MATLAB) or obtain wave and data as output by WavesMon which is actually quite reliable. You cannot process individual files MAST0000 or SLAV0000 via WavesMon! For users interested in the currents data only, not wave data, they have to take the ‘MAST0000’ files and read them through the software ‘WinADCP’ to get time series of u, v and w velocity components in the orthogonal earth coordinate system. Alternatively, users can read the ‘MAST0000’ files into the BBList utility to get current velocity data (no wave data). \Processed_Data This folder may contain examples of processed data typically time series from WavesMon software for those interested in independent processing say in MATLAB. However, users can generate such data themselves by following relevant instructions on using WavesMon software. Processed data may also include time series data for the current velocity field for those interested in currents data and not wave.