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

Waveglider data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign
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DOI10.5067/SPUR1-GLID3
Short NameSPURS1_WAVEGLIDER
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. A Waveglider is an autonomous platform propelled by the conversion of ocean wave energy into forward thrust and employing solar panels to power instrumentation. During SPURS-1, three wavegliders (ASL2, ASL3 and ASL4) were deployed from the Knorr in September 2012, redeployed in April 2013 (ASL22, ASL32 and ASL42) with final recovery in September. Waveglider trajectories followed a square loop or butterfly pattern around the central SPURS mooring. Sensors included a CTD at the near-surface and another at 6 m depth, a surface current meter, air temperature, atmospheric pressure and wind speed sensors providing continuous along-track observations. NetCDF waveglider data files here contain hour averaged, georeferenced trajectory data for those parameters and depths.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Circulation > Current velocity
Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Surface Pressure
Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Conductivity
Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Temperature Profiles
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region
Northernmost Latitude: 42 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 23 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -71 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -37 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Sep-01 to 2013-Mar-25
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_Waveglider
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Waveglider (SPURS1_Waveglider)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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WAVEGLIDER_CTD
SENSOR
Name: Waveglider CTD (eg. sea-bird GPCTD) (WAVEGLIDER_CTD)
Swath Width: 1 km
Description: Waveglider CTD (eg. sea-bird GPCTD)

SPURS1_Waveglider
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Waveglider (SPURS1_Waveglider)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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WAVEGLIDER_METEO
SENSOR
Name: Waveglider meteorological package (eg. air temperature, pressure, winds) (WAVEGLIDER_METEO)
Swath Width: 1 km
Description: Waveglider meteorological package (eg. air temperature, pressure, winds)

SPURS1_Waveglider
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Waveglider (SPURS1_Waveglider)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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WAVEGLIDER_CURRENTMETER
SENSOR
Name: Waveglider Current Meter (WAVEGLIDER_CURRENTMETER)
Swath Width: 1 km
Description: Waveglider Current Meter

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)Waveglider, CTD, trajectory, Salinity, Conductivity, Temperature, Depth, Pressure, Upper Ocean, SPURS1, North Atlantic Ocean, salinity maximum region, insitu, SPURS
Persistent IDPODAAC-SPUR1-GLID3
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. Waveglider 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-GLID3.

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.