File Descriptions

This section describes the content and format of each of the 19 files that comprise this numeric data package (NDP) (see Table 2). Because CDIAC distributes the data set in several ways (e.g., via anonymous FTP and on floppy diskette), each of the 19 files is referenced by both an ASCII file name, which is given in lowercase, bold-faced type (e.g., ndp076.txt) and a file number. The remainder of this section describes (or lists, where appropriate) the contents of each file.

Table 3. Content, size, and format of data files.

File number File name File description Logical records File size in bytes
1 ndp076.txt: a detailed description of the data set, methods of calculations of carbon fields, the five FORTRAN 77 data-retrieval routines, and the thirteen oceanographic data files 1,094 58,117
2 coef_talk.for: a FORTRAN 77 data-retrieval routine to read and print coef_talk.dat (File 7) 45 1,430
3 coef_tco2.for: a FORTRAN 77 data-retrieval routine to read and print coef_tco2.dat (File 8) 39 1,160
4 mld1x1.for: a FORTRAN 77 data-retrieval routine to read and print mld1x1.dat (File 9) 47 1,631
5 talkdat.for: a FORTRAN 77 data-retrieval routine to read and print talk_*.dat (Files 10-14) 44 1,456
6 tco2dat.for: a FORTRAN 77 data-retrieval routine to read and print tco2_*.dat (Files 15-19) 41 1,285
7 coef_talk.dat: a listing of the a, b, and c coefficients used to calculate TALK fields 48,387 4,403,002
8 coef_tco2.dat: a listing of the a, b, c, and d coefficients used to calculate TCO2 fields 48,387 3,096,806
9 mld1x1.dat: mixed layer depths (1°×1° grid) calculated for each month of the year 34,144 4,574,721
10-14 talk_*.dat: interpolated TALK fields calculated annually and for each quarter 4,973,480 447,612,905
15-19 tco2dat: interpolated TCO2 fields calculated annually and for each quarter 4,980,110 323,714,083
Total 10,085,818 783,466,596

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