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Title: University of Massachusetts Marine Renewable Energy Center Waverider Buoy Data

Abstract

The compressed (.zip) file contains Datawell MK-III Directional Waverider binary and unpacked data files as well as a description of the data and manuals for the instrumentation. The data files are contained in the two directories within the zip file, "Apr_July_2012" and "Jun_Sept_2013". Time series and summary data were recorded in the buoy to binary files with extensions '.RDT' and '.SDT', respectively. These are located in the subdirectories 'Data_Raw' in each of the top-level deployment directories. '.RDT' files contain 3 days of time series (at 1.28 Hz) in 30 minute "bursts". Each '.SDT' file contains summary statistics for the month indicated computed at half-hour intervals for each burst. Each deployment directory also contains a description (in 'File.list') of the Datawell binary data files, and a figure ('Hs_vs_yearday') showing the significant wave height associated with each .RDT file (decoded from the filename). The corresponding unpacked Matlab .mat files are contained in the subdirectories 'Data_Mat'. These files have the extension '.mat' but use the root filename of the source .RDT and .SDT files.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
54
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0000299
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR); Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
Subject:
16 Tidal and Wave Power
Keywords:
MHK; Marine; Hydrokinetic; energy; wave data; oceanographic; bouy data; Waverider; binary data; unpacked data; RDT; SDT; time series; Matlab; significant wave height; accelerometer data; Nantucket; Rhode Island; datawell; datalogger; data; raw; binary; resource
OSTI Identifier:
1245829
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.15473/1245829

Citation Formats

Lohrenz, Steven. University of Massachusetts Marine Renewable Energy Center Waverider Buoy Data. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.15473/1245829.
Lohrenz, Steven. University of Massachusetts Marine Renewable Energy Center Waverider Buoy Data. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15473/1245829
Lohrenz, Steven. 2015. "University of Massachusetts Marine Renewable Energy Center Waverider Buoy Data". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.15473/1245829. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1245829. Pub date:Wed Oct 07 00:00:00 EDT 2015
@article{osti_1245829,
title = {University of Massachusetts Marine Renewable Energy Center Waverider Buoy Data},
author = {Lohrenz, Steven},
abstractNote = {The compressed (.zip) file contains Datawell MK-III Directional Waverider binary and unpacked data files as well as a description of the data and manuals for the instrumentation. The data files are contained in the two directories within the zip file, "Apr_July_2012" and "Jun_Sept_2013". Time series and summary data were recorded in the buoy to binary files with extensions '.RDT' and '.SDT', respectively. These are located in the subdirectories 'Data_Raw' in each of the top-level deployment directories. '.RDT' files contain 3 days of time series (at 1.28 Hz) in 30 minute "bursts". Each '.SDT' file contains summary statistics for the month indicated computed at half-hour intervals for each burst. Each deployment directory also contains a description (in 'File.list') of the Datawell binary data files, and a figure ('Hs_vs_yearday') showing the significant wave height associated with each .RDT file (decoded from the filename). The corresponding unpacked Matlab .mat files are contained in the subdirectories 'Data_Mat'. These files have the extension '.mat' but use the root filename of the source .RDT and .SDT files.},
doi = {10.15473/1245829},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
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