The example sounding shown in figure 2-10, and
entered in the bathythermograph log in figure 2-11,
would be received in message format as follows:
JJYY 19057 1204 /72413 08357 30907 40275 88888 00102
19088 00000 66666 31009 NSHP
What information is encoded in section I of the
bathythermograph log (CNMOC 3167/2)?
When the last digit in the GGgg( ) group is a 9,
what is being indicated?
What is the code group 4snTTT used to report?
How should the group IXIXIXXRXR be encoded
when a Sippican AN/BQH-7/MK-8 recorder is
being used along with a Sippican T-5 XBT
How should a depth/temperature pair of 420
meters/03.4°C be encoded?
How should a depth/temperature pair of 1,312
feet/42.6°F be encoded?
What does the group 00000 99903 64102
To what does the "set" of an ocean current
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify what
records are required to be forwarded to record
All successful bathythermograph observations
should be encoded and transmitted, regardless of clas-
sification. Bathythermograph observations are trans-
mitted to one of two Collective Address Designators
(CADS)OCEANO WEST or OCEANO EAST, as
specified in NAVMETOCCOMINST 3140.1, United
States Navy Meteorological and Oceanographic
Support System Manual. All transmitted observations
to either of the CADs are automatically entered in both
the current information and the historical information
data bases. The information then becomes available for
acoustic data predictions for all fleet units through the
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography
Centers data networks.
The only records required to be saved indefinitely
are the originals of the completed CNMOC 3167/2
bathythermograph log sheets. Each observation must
be properly identified by completing the data block
preprinted on each section of the chart. As directed by
NAVMETOCCOMINST 3140.1, unclassified original
bathythermograph log sheets are forwarded to the
National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA/NESDIS
E/OC12, 13 15 E West Highway, Silver Spring,
Maryland, 20910-3282, by the fifth day of the following
month. Original classified log sheets are forwarded to
the Naval Oceanographic Office, 1002 Balch
Boulevard, (ATTN Code N34D), Stennis Space Center,
Mississippi 39522-5001, by the fifth day of the
following month. A meteorological records transmittal
form should accompany the log sheets in lieu of a cover
letter. NEVER delete geographical positions to make
any observation unclassified, as observations without
position data are useless. Instructions for the proper
packaging and handling of classified log sheets are
discussed in OPNAVINST 5510.1, Department of the
Navy Information and Personnel Security Program
SECNAVINST 5212.5, Navy and Marine Corps
Records Disposition Manual, provides guidance for the
retention of temporary records. Temporary
bathythermograph records, such as the used recorder
charts removed from the take-up roll and any
duplicate copies of the log sheets, are retained on board
until no longer needed (usually no more than 6 months).
What manual outlines procedures for the
transmission of bathythermograph observation
Where are classified original bathythermograph
log sheets mailed?
How long are duplicate copies of bathythermo-
graph log sheets normally retained on board?
DECODING DRIFTING BUOY
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Identify the
meaning of each element in the drifting buoy