Three small problems encountered with first use of SEABIRD SBE37sm Microcat: Excerpts from the resulting cnv file:

* Sea-Bird SBE37 Data File:
* FileName = H:\seabird\s9350202.asc
* Software Version 1.24
* Temperature SN = 1935
* Conductivity SN = 1935
* System UpLoad Time = Aug 31 2001 08:12:15
** first testthird deployment in tank
* ds
* SBE37-SM V 2.2  SERIAL NO. 1935    31 Aug 2000  08:12:34
* not logging: received stop command
* sample interval = 1800 seconds
* samplenumber = 697, free = 232319
* do not transmit real-time data
* store time with each sample
* A/D cycles to average = 4
* reference pressure = 0.0 db
* serial sync mode disabled
* wait time after serial sync sampling = 30 seconds
* temperature = 22.40 deg C
* S>
* SBE37-SM V 2.2  1935
* temperature:  07-aug-01
*     TA0 = -5.291041e-05
*     TA1 = 2.800240e-04
*     TA2 = -2.823845e-06
*     TA3 = 1.681038e-07
* conductivity:  07-aug-01
*     G = -9.668430e-01
*     H = 1.350139e-01
*     I = -1.781341e-04
*     J = 3.579110e-05
*     CPCOR = -9.570000e-08
*     CTCOR = 3.250000e-06
*     WBOTC = 4.979500e-06
* rtc:  07-aug-01
*     RTCA0 = 9.999772e-01
*     RTCA1 = 1.863524e-06
*     RTCA2 = -3.476806e-08
* S>
# nquan = 6
# nvalues = 697
# units = metric
# name 0 = t090: temperature, ITS-90 [deg C]
# name 1 = c0S/m: conductivity [S/m]
# name 2 = pr: pressure [db]
# name 3 = timeJ: time [julian days]
# name 4 = sal00: salinity, PSS-78 [PSU]
# name 5 = flag:  0.000e+00
# span 0 = 22.1079, 28.9430
# span 1 = -0.000010, 4.594310
# span 2 = 1.000, 1.000
# span 3 = 230.68132, 244.32932
# span 4 = 0.0000, 31.6989
# span 5 = 0.0000e+00, 0.0000e+00
# interval = seconds: 1800
# start_time = Aug 28 2000 15:24:13
# bad_flag = -9.990e-29
# derive_date = Aug 31 2001 08:23:47, 4.249
# derive_in = S9350202.CNV DEMO.CON
# file_type = ascii
*END*
....beginning of first deployment:
    26.7793   0.000000      1.000  230.68132     0.0000 0.0000e+00
    25.9221   0.000000      1.000  230.68480     0.0000 0.0000e+00
    22.1130   4.584260      1.000  230.68828    31.6989 0.0000e+00
    22.1079   4.564130      1.000  230.69175    31.5470 0.0000e+00
    22.1099   4.565720      1.000  230.69522    31.5578 0.0000e+00
    22.1130   4.566130      1.000  230.69869    31.5587 0.0000e+00
....beginning of secon deployment:
    22.7878   4.293590      1.000  235.30947    29.0117 0.0000e+00
    22.7832   4.294340      1.000  235.33030    29.0204 0.0000e+00
    22.7822   4.295400      1.000  235.35113    29.0291 0.0000e+00
    22.7770   4.296040      1.000  235.37197    29.0373 0.0000e+00
    22.7640   4.294730      1.000  235.39280    29.0360 0.0000e+00
    22.7678   4.295490      1.000  235.41363    29.0393 0.0000e+00
    22.7703   4.298070      1.000  235.43447    29.0571 0.0000e+00
....beginning of third deployment:
    27.5566   0.000700      1.000  242.51683     0.0139 0.0000e+00
    22.2633   0.003460      1.000  242.53766     0.0236 0.0000e+00
    22.5232   4.565720      1.000  242.55850    31.2599 0.0000e+00
    22.5276   4.584420      1.000  242.57933    31.3999 0.0000e+00
    22.5362   4.585880      1.000  242.60016    31.4049 0.0000e+00
    22.5380   4.585050      1.000  242.62100    31.4080 0.0000e+00
    22.5459   4.587320      1.000  242.64183    31.4090 0.0000e+00
    22.5482   4.587700      1.000  242.66266    31.4102 0.0000e+00
    22.5480   4.588040      1.000  242.68350    31.4130 0.0000e+00
 ...last record of  third deployment:
    22.4890   4.586290      1.000  244.32932    31.4420 0.0000e+00
 

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