The profiles measured with the same instrument (bottles, CTD, XBT, ...) during the same cruise, are grouped within the same file which includes:
- a "cruise header format" based on the international CSR information
- a "station header format" including the cruise reference, the originator station reference within the cruise and the time and location
- the "data format" of the profile
The sequence "profile header"/"data points" is repeated for each profile.
example of MEDATLAS files for vertical profiles: