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Profile Flags in CODASΒΆ

“Profile flags” indicate the editing status of a given bin or profile. They are bits associated with different kinds of flagging:

binary decimal range Percent Good bin
000 0      
001 1     bad
010 2   bad  
011 3   bad bad
100 4 bad    
101 5 bad   bad
110 6 bad bad  
111 7 bad bad bad

An explanation of the application of these flags to the codas database is given here.


Snippets of the three types of ascii files generated in editing are shown below. The convention is:

  1. Any file in edit ending with *badbin.asc looks like this:
#  --- date ------      x   x  num bin bin bin bin bin

 2001/09/02  22:19:14   0   0   5   5   6   7   8   9
 2001/09/02  22:24:14   0   1   5   5   6   7   8   9
 2001/09/02  22:29:15   0   2   5   5   6   7   8   9

Where

  • the first two columns are the ensemble time (end of ensemble)
  • the first two numbers that follow are unused
  • the third number is the count of badbins to read
  • the rest are bin numbers (starting with 1) to flag as bad

It is applied from the edit directory to the database (eg. aship) as follows:

badbin ../adcpdb/aship badbin.asc
badbin ../adcpdb/aship abadbin.asc
badbin ../adcpdb/aship poly_badbin.asc
badbin ../adcpdb/aship rect_badbin.asc
  1. Any file in edit ending with *badprf.asc looks like this:
-1   x   x  --- date ------

-1   0   4 2001/09/02  22:39:13
-1   0   5 2001/09/02  22:44:14

Where

  • the first number is -1
  • the next two numbers that follow are unused
  • the last two colums are the ensemble time (end of ensemble)

It is applied from the edit directory to the database (eg. aship) as follows:

dbupdate ../adcpdb/aship badprf.asc
dbupdate ../adcpdb/aship abadprf.asc
dbupdate ../adcpdb/aship hspan_badprf.asc
  1. Any file in edit ending with *bottom.asc looks like this:
x   x   x  --- date ------     A    32767    bin x

0   0   0 2001/09/02  22:19:14 A    32767    58 473
0   0   1 2001/09/02  22:24:14 A    32767    21 177
0   0   2 2001/09/02  22:29:15 A    32767    45 369
0   0   3 2001/09/02  22:34:14 A    32767    36 297
0   0   4 2001/09/02  22:39:13 A    32767    23 193
0   1   0 2001/09/02  22:52:57 A    32767    10  89
0   1   1 2001/09/02  22:57:56 A    32767     9  81
0   1   2 2001/09/02  23:02:56 A    32767     8  73
0   1   3 2001/09/02  23:07:56 A    32767     7  65

Where

  • the three columns are unused
  • the next two colums are the ensemble time (end of ensemble)
  • then there is an ‘A’, follwed by 32767
  • the second-to-last column is the “max amp bin” (the largest amplitude bump, i.e. where the bottom is). Side-lobe interference is dealt with in a later step
  • the last column is unused

It is applied from the edit directory to the database (eg. aship) as follows – this requires two steps, one to lock in the “max amp bin” and one to deal with side-lobe interference:

dbupdate ../adcpdb/aship bottom.asc
set_lgb  ../adcpdb/aship

(4) The last editing step is setflags, which applies a Percent Good criterion to the database and set a variable as “-1” if the entire profile is bad.

It is applied from the edit directory to the database (eg. aship) as follows

setflags setflags.tmp

See additional documentation about the editing steps in