Read an ITP-type CTD File
A connection or a character string giving the name of the file to
Optional character string containing an identifying name or number for the station. This can be useful if the routine cannot determine the name automatically, or if another name is preferred.
Optional missing-value flag; data matching this value will
be set to
Boolean, set to
An integer specifying whether debugging information is
to be printed during the processing. This is a general parameter that
is used by many
If provided, the action item to be stored in the log. This is typically only provided for internal calls; the default that it provides is better for normal calls by a user.
additional arguments, passed to called routines.
read.ctd.itp() reads ice-tethered-profiler data that are stored
in a format files used by WHOI servers as of 2016-2017. Lacking
documentation on the format, the author constructed this function
to work with some files that were on-hand. Whether the function will
prove robust is an open question.
An object of
ctd-class. The details of the contents
depend on the source file. The
metadata slot is particularly
variable across data formats, because the meta-information provided
in those formats varies widely.
Information about ice-tethered profile data is provided at http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=23096, which also provides a link for downloading data. Note that the present version only handles data in profiler-mode, not fixed-depth mode.
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