OMG Ocean Water Properties Data from Alamo Floats Version 1

(OMG_L1_FLOAT_ALAMO)
DOI10.5067/OMGEV-ALMO1
Short NameOMG_L1_FLOAT_ALAMO
DescriptionThis dataset contains level 1 in situ measurements of temperature and salinity from several autonomous, profiling Alamo floats. These floats change their buoyancy by inflating an external bladder with oil, allowing them to dive and surface regularly. Conductivity, Temperature and Depth sensors (CTDs) allow them to collect vertical profiles of temperature and salinity. This provided measurements of the ocean's physical characteristics around Greenland. The floats wer deployed as part of the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project. The goal of the project is to find out what contributions the ocean has on Greenland's melting glaciers.
Version1
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Processing Level1
CoverageRegion: NORTH AMERICA
Region: NORTH AMERICA
North Bounding Coordinate: 79.841 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 60.351 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -74.576 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 53.406 degrees
Time Span: 2017-Aug-30 to 2021-Oct-31
Granule Time Span: 2017-Aug-30 to 2021-Oct-26
ResolutionSpatial Resolution:
Swath Width0.001 km
Platform/Sensor
InSitu
Platform
Name: InSitu (InSitu)
Orbit Period: -999.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: -999.0 degrees
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FLOAT_CTD
SENSOR
Name: Neutrally Buoyant Float CTD (FLOAT_CTD)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectOceans Melting Greenland (OMG)
Data ProviderPublisher: NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Creator: OMG
Release Place: NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Release Date: 2022-Feb-28

Keyword(s)OMG, Alamo, Float, Greenland, cryosphere, in situ, sea ice, glaciers
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
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PO.DAAC DRIVEhttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/omg/L1/FLOATS/ALAMO
PO.DAAC Drive
FormatASCII
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Citation is critically important for dataset documentation and discovery. Please cite the data as follows, and cite the reference papers when it is appropriate.
Citation OMG. 2022. OMG Ocean Water Properties Data from Alamo Floats Version 1. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/OMGEV-ALMO1

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Journal Reference Fenty, I., J.K. Willis, A. Khazendar, S. Dinardo, R. Forsberg, I. Fukumori, D. Holland, M. Jakobsson, D. Moller, J. Morison, A. Meunchow, E. Rignot, M. Schodlock, A.F. Thompson, K. Tino, M. Rutherford, and N. Trenholm. 2016. Oceans Melting Greenland: Early results from NASA's ocean-ice mission in Greenland. Oceanography 29(4):72-83, https://doi.org/10.5670/ocean.2016.100

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