The PO.DAAC is pleased to announce the availability of data from the NASA SPURS-2 field campaign. This initial release includes the first seven of what will ultimately be a total of twenty eight in-situ datasets produced during SPURS-2 that will be archived/distributed by the PO.DAAC. Datasets comprising this release include: vertical profile data from lowered conductivity, temperature, depth (CTD), expendable bathythermograph (XBT) and ARGO profiling float instruments, water column current velocity profiles from shipborne Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), along-track multivariate sensor measurements from Saildrone, WAMOS wave radar data, and precipitation imagery data from the SEA-POL rain radar.
The SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) project is a NASA-funded oceanographic process study and associated field program that aim to elucidate key mechanisms responsible for near-surface salinity variations in the oceans. 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, SMAP and SMOS satellites, provide a detailed characterization of salinity structure over a continuum of spatio-temporal scales. While SPURS-1 focused on the salinity maximum region of the sub-tropical N. Atlantic, SPURS-2 concentrated on the dynamic and seasonally variable, rainfall dominated region of the eastern tropical Pacific centered at 10N, 125W. The SPURS-2 campaign involved two month-long cruises by the R/V Revelle in August 2016 and October 2017 combined with complementary sampling on a more continuous basis over this period by the schooner Lady Amber.
The SPURS-2 datasets are described, discoverable and accessible via the PO.DAAC data portal. Further information on SPURS is available from the project website and also via the SPURS field campaign page on the PO.DAAC portal.
Citation: Lindstrom, E.J., A.Y. Shcherbina, L. Rainville, J.T. Farrar, L.R. Centurioni, S. Dong, E.A. DAsaro, C. Eriksen, D.M. Fratantoni, B.A. Hodges, V. Hormann, W.S. Kessler, C.M. Lee, S.C. Riser, L. St. Laurent, and D.L. Volkov. 2017. Autonomous multi-platform observations during the Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study. Oceanography 30(2): 38-48.
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