Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on 2014-10-01 13:00:25

Notes on Mooring IDs in file names

We recently rolled over from 3-number mooring IDs to 4-number ones- yes, we passed 1000 platforms deployed, and it may have impact on scripts written to decode the names.

Here's some info that will help parse our file names:

  • The Mooring ID + height order on the tripod is the first 4-6 digits of the file names.
  • those numbers are followed by characters - most often indicating instrument type
  • I think all 4-numbers before the alphanumeric are 3-digit mooring ID, 1 digit relative height.
  • for mooring ID's >900, there may be 2-digit relative heights, so mostly if it's 5 digits before the letters, it's a 4-number mooring ID and a 1 digit relative height, and if it's 6 numbers, then it's a 4-digit Mooring ID with a 2-digit relative height.


oldest- 2492-A.cdf - mooring ID is 249, relative height is 2nd from top (inst_type is missing in this name)

Mid- 9105advs-cal.cdf- mooring ID is 910, relative height is 5th from top, inst_type is ADV, and it's a stat's file instead of a burst file.

99110ntu-trm.cdf- mooring ID is 991, relative height is 10th from top, inst_type is ECO ntu. This could be confused with the ones greater than 1000, but the first digit isn't 1....

Newest- (none > 1000 are published yet, but the first should come on line soon) mooring ID is 1002, relative height is 3rd from top, instrument type is mc (microcat) mooring ID is 1035. relative height is 12th from top, inst_type is solo.