Ecomapper data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign

Ecomapper data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign
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DOI10.5067/SPUR1-ECOMP
Short NameSPURS1_ECOMAPPER
DescriptionThe SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) project is an oceanographic process study and associated field program that aim to elucidate key mechanisms responsible for near-surface salinity variations in the oceans. The project involves two field campaigns and a series of cruises in regions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans exhibiting salinity extremes. SPURS employs a suite of state-of-the-art in-situ sampling technologies that, combined with remotely sensed salinity fields from the Aquarius/SAC-D and SMOS satellites, provide a detailed characterization of salinity structure over a continuum of spatio-temporal scales. The SPURS-1 campaign involved a series of 5 cruises during 2012 - 2013 seeking to characterize the salinity structure and balance in a high salinity, high evaporation, and low rainfall region of the subtropical North Atlantic. It aims to resolve processes responsible for maintaining the subtropical surface salinity maximum in this region and within a 900 x 800-mile square study area centered at 25N, 38W. The Ecomapper or IVER is a portable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable carrying a range of sensor payloads. For SPURS-1 these included CTD, chlorophyll, oxygen and turbidity sensors. Ecomapper was deployed on two days during the Knorr cruise, 29 and 30 September 2012. The resulting Knorr Ecomapper data files include deployment event information and contain trajectory-depth profile series of chlorophyll, turbidity, oxygen, conductivity, with salinity, and temperature observations from two sensors.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Optics > Chlorophyll
Oceans > Ocean Optics > Turbidity
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Conductivity
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Temperature Profiles
Oceans > Ocean Chemistry > Oxygen
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region
Northernmost Latitude: 27 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 26 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -39 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -38 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Sep-30 to 2012-Sep-30
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)
ProjectionType: WGS84
Detail:
Ellipsoid:
Latency9000 hours
Swath Width1 km
Sample Frequency-
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)1 Day
Temporal Repeat (Min)-
Temporal Repeat (Max)-
Platform/Sensor
SPURS1_Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (SPURS1_Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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ECOMAPPER_CTD
SENSOR
Name: Ecomapper CTD (eg. YSI, Sea Bird) (ECOMAPPER_CTD)
Swath Width: 1 km
Description: Ecomapper CTD (eg. YSI, Sea Bird)

SPURS1_Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (SPURS1_Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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ECOMAPPER_FLUOROMETER
SENSOR
Name: Ecomapper Fluorometer (eg. YSI) (ECOMAPPER_FLUOROMETER)
Swath Width: 1 km
Description: Ecomapper Fluorometer (eg. YSI)

SPURS1_Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (SPURS1_Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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ECOMAPPER_DISSOLVED_OXYGEN
SENSOR
Name: Ecomapper Dissolved Oxygen (eg. YSI) (ECOMAPPER_DISSOLVED_OXYGEN)
Swath Width: 1 km
Description: Ecomapper Dissolved Oxygen (eg. YSI)

SPURS1_Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (SPURS1_Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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ECOMAPPER_TURBIDITY
SENSOR
Name: Ecomapper Turbidity (eg. YSI) (ECOMAPPER_TURBIDITY)
Swath Width: 1 km
Description: Ecomapper Turbidity (eg. YSI)

ProjectNASA Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS)
Data ProviderCreator: SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham
Release Place: Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University on North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA
Release Date: 2015-May-11
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS
Keyword(s)Ecomapper, IVER, YSI, CTD, trajectory profile, Chlorophyll, Turbidity, Oxygen, Salinity, Conductivity, Temperature, Depth, Pressure, Upper Ocean, SPURS1, North Atlantic Ocean, salinity maximum region, insitu, SPURS, Knorr
Persistent IDPODAAC-SPUR1-ECOMP
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Project Materials
Archived SPURS-1 Website Contentftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/SpursWebsiteContent/
Meeting Materials, Cruise Blogs, and other archive artifacts
SPURS-1 Cruise Documentation Packageftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/CruiseReports/
Cruise Reports
SPURS-1 Data Documentation Packageftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/DataDocumentation/
Data Submission Report, Instrument Calibration Report, etc
Additional Sites
PO.DAAC SPURS Mission pagehttp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/spurs
Field Campaign and Instrument Overview
SPURS Project Websitehttp://spurs.jpl.nasa.gov/
Project Website for SPURS
Citation SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham. 2015. Ecomapper data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/SPUR1-ECOMP.

For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference E.Lindstrom, F.Bryan, R.Schmitt. 2015. SPURS: Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study - The North Atlantic Experiment. Oceanography 28(1):14-19, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.01.