Coastal and Marine Geology Metadata and Data

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Time

This provides the time information in CMG InfoBank

"Date/Time" at the start of each record for correlation with other datasets.

  Standard format is "YYYYDDDHHMMSST" where...
      YYYY = year (e.g., 1998 or 2001)
       DDD = day of year (e.g., 007 = January 7th,  
              365 = December 31 [non-leap year])
        HH = hour of day in 24hr time 
              (e.g., 02 = 2am, 15 = 3pm)
        MM = minutes
        SS = seconds
         T = tenths of second

"Dates" for Formal Metadata.

  Standard format is "YYYYMMDD" where...
      YYYY = year (e.g., 1998 or 2001)
        MM = month number (e.g., 01 = January)
        DD = day of month

"Dates/Times" for Formal Metadata.

  Standard format is "YYYYMMDDHHMMSSSSZ" where...
      YYYY = year (e.g., 1998 or 2001)
        MM = month number (e.g., 01 = January)
        DD = day of month
        HH = hour of day in 24hr time 
              (e.g., 02 = 2am, 15 = 3pm)
        MM = minutes
      SSSS = hundreths of seconds 
              (seconds to two decimal places - without the decimal)
         Z = Zulu time 
              (aka Universal Time, Greenwich Mean Time)

All values are zero filled (see examples above).

Times are Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) unless specifically stated otherwise.

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