Last modified 4 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.

Examples:

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)

10023mc-a.nc- mooring ID is 1002, relative height is 3rd from top, instrument type is mc (microcat)

103512solo-a.nc- mooring ID is 1035. relative height is 12th from top, inst_type is solo.