Read a Nortek Aquadopp File

Description

The R code is based on information in the Nortek System Integrator Guide (2008) and on postings on the Nortek “knowledge center” discussion board. One might assume that the latter is less authoritative than the former. For example, the inference of cell size follows advice found at http://www.nortekusa.com/en/knowledge-center/forum/hr-profilers/736804717 (downloaded June 2012), which contains a typo in an early posting that is corrected later on.

Usage

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read.aquadopp(file, from = 1, to, by = 1, tz = getOption("oceTz"),
  longitude = NA, latitude = NA, orientation, distance, monitor = FALSE,
  despike = FALSE, processingLog, debug = getOption("oceDebug"), ...)

Arguments

file

a connection or a character string giving the name of the file to load. (For read.adp.sontek.serial, this is generally a list of files, which will be concatenated.

from

indication of the first profile to read. This can be an integer, the sequence number of the first profile to read, or a POSIXt time before which profiles should be skipped, or a character string that converts to a POSIXt time (assuming UTC timezone). See “Examples”, and make careful note of the use of the tz argument.

to

if supplied, an indication of the last profile to read, in a format as described for from. If not supplied, the whole file will be read.

by

an indication of the stride length to use while walking through the file. If this is an integer, then by-1 profiles are skipped between each pair of profiles that is read. If this is a string representing a time interval, in colon-separated format (MM:SS), then this interval is divided by the sampling interval, to get the stride length.

tz

character string indicating time zone to be assumed in the data.

longitude

optional signed number indicating the longitude in degrees East.

latitude

optional signed number indicating the latitude in degrees North.

orientation

Optional character string specifying the orientation of the sensor, provided for those cases in which it cannot be inferred from the data file. The valid choices are "upward", "downward", and "sideward".

distance

Optional vector holding the distances of bin centres from the sensor. This argument is ignored except for Nortek profilers, and need not be given if the function determines the distances correctly from the data. The problem is that the distance is poorly documented in the Nortek System Integrator Guide (2008 edition, page 31), so the function must rely on word-of-mouth formulae that do not work in all cases.

monitor

boolean, set to TRUE to provide an indication (with numbers and dots) of every profile read.

despike

if TRUE, despike will be used to clean anomalous spikes in heading, etc.

processingLog

if provided, the action item to be stored in the log. (Typically only provided for internal calls; the default that it provides is better for normal calls by a user.)

debug

a flag that turns on debugging. Set to 1 to get a moderate amount of debugging information, or to 2 to get more.

...

additional arguments, passed to called routines.

Value

An adp object, i.e. one inheriting from adp-class.

Author(s)

Dan Kelley

References

1. Information on Nortek profilers (including the System Integrator Guide, which explains the data format byte-by-byte) is available at http://www.nortekusa.com/. (One must join the site to see the manuals.)

2. The Nortek Knowledge Center http://www.nortekusa.com/en/knowledge-center may be of help if problems arise in dealing with data from Nortek instruments.

See Also

Other things related to adp data: [[,adp-method, [[<-,adp-method, adp-class, adp, as.adp, beamName, beamToXyzAdp, beamToXyzAdv, beamToXyz, beamUnspreadAdp, binmapAdp, enuToOtherAdp, enuToOther, plot,adp-method, read.adp.nortek, read.adp.rdi, read.adp.sontek.serial, read.adp.sontek, read.adp, read.aquadoppHR, read.aquadoppProfiler, subset,adp-method, summary,adp-method, toEnuAdp, toEnu, velocityStatistics, xyzToEnuAdp, xyzToEnu

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