For many of the parameters collected by the National mooring network facility, quality control processes and data standards documentation can be found below.
Each year talks and workshops are also held in Hobart as part of the annual QC summit to table issues with instruments and sampling and to develop solutions. The agendas, presentations and summary reports from the Summits are loaded onto the IMOS website.
An updated (Version 3, March 2016) NRS BGC Operations Manual has been drafted and is currently open for comment, see IMOS National Reference Stations Biogeochemical Manual_Version 3, March 2016. Please email comments and feedback to Val Latham Val.Latham(at)csiro.au
The following Procedural guides are now appendices of the Biogeochemical Manual above:
- National Reference Station Biogeochemical Sampling Pre-Run Check and Field Sampling CTD Procedural Guide v2.1, October 2014.
- Standardised Profiling CTD Data Processing Procedures v. 2.0 - 25 March 2014.
- File naming convention for log sheets and raw CTD profiles.
To view a series of sampling videos that have been produced or carbon, salinity and nutrient sampling and for the bottle leak test procedure and post sampling filtering procedures click here.
Associated reference documents:
Reports on Mooring Data
This document is intended to provide a sound, scientific and operational basis for long term investment in the IMOS National Reference Station (NRS) Network.
Prepared by: The NRS Scientific Steering Committee (Lynch T.P., Morello E.B., Middleton J. F., Thompson, P., Feng, M., Richardson A., Doherty P., Roughan, M, Morris B., Tilbrook B., Steinberg C., James, C., and S. Allen ) and The IMOS Office (Moltmann T.C., Hill K.L.)