This file format, described at https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dhos/axbt.php, contains a header line, followed by data lines. For example, a particular file at this site has first three lines as follows.
181.589 20100709 140820 -85.336 25.290 N42RF GL10 14 2010-190-15:49:18 -0.0 27.52 -9.99 -1.5 27.52 -9.99
where the items on the header line are (1) a year-day (ignored here), (2)
YYYYMMDD, (3) HHMMSS, (4) longitude, (5) latitude, (6) aircraft wing
number, (7) project name, (8) AXBT channel and (9) AXBT ID. The other lines hold vertical
coordinate in metres, temperature and temperature error; -9.99 is a missing-value
code. (This formatting information is extracted from a file named
is provided with the data.)
read.xbt.noaa1( file, debug = getOption("oceDebug"), missingValue = -9.99, processingLog )
character value naming a file, or a file connection, containing the data.
a flag that turns on debugging. The value indicates the depth within the call stack to which debugging applies.
numerical value that is to be interpreted as
if provided, the action item to be stored in the log. This parameter is typically only provided for internal calls; the default that it provides is better for normal calls by a user.
An xbt object.