PICO Mooring data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign

PICO Mooring data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign
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DOI10.5067/SPUR1-MOOR2
Short NameSPURS1_MOORING_PICO
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. Two PICO moorings (PICO-1000, PICO-3000) were deployed on the Knorr cruise in September 2012 in the northern and eastern SPURS-1 domain quadrants at N24.74, W37.95 and N24.51, W37.81 respectively. The moorings contained a surface meteorological package and a "prawler", a CTD that crawls up and down the mooring line from the near-surface down to about 500m, yielding time series of salinity and temperature profile data at fixed locations. The moorings were recovered on the Endeavor-2 cruise. PICO mooring netCDF files contain georeferenced CTD profile data including salinity, temperature, potential temperature, pressure, depth, GPS-Lat/Lon, and profile ID.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Temperature > Temperature Profiles > None
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity > None
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region
Northernmost Latitude: 25 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 24 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -38 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -27 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Sep-14 to 2013-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_Mooring
Platform
Name: Moorings for SPURS-I (SPURS1_Mooring)
Orbit Period: 1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 180 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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SPURS_CTD_MOORING
SENSOR
Name: SPURS mooring CTD (eg.Seabird SBE 37-SM CTD) (SPURS_CTD_MOORING)
Swath Width: 1 km
Description: SPURS mooring CTD (eg.Seabird SBE 37-SM CTD)

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)PICO Mooring, trajectory profile, Salinity, Pressure, Depth, Temperature, Potential Temperature, Upper Ocean, SPURS1, North Atlantic Ocean, salinity maximum region, insitu, SPURS
Persistent IDPODAAC-SPUR1-MOOR2
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Project Materials
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
Archived SPURS-1 Website Contentftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/SpursWebsiteContent/
Archived SPURS-1 Website Content
Additional Sites
SPURS Project Websitehttp://spurs.jpl.nasa.gov/
Project Website for SPURS
PO.DAAC SPURS Mission pagehttp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/spurs
Field Campaign and Instrument Overview
Citation SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham. 2015. PICO Mooring 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-MOOR2.

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.