OMG Level 2 Airborne eXpendable Bathy Thermograph (AXBT) Profiles(OMG_L2_AXBT)
|Start/Stop Date||2020-Sep-02 to 2021-Sep-16|
|Description||This dataset contains Level 2 in situ temperature profile measurements from the Airborne eXpendable BathyThermograph (AXBT) probes. It provides science quality temperature measurements as a function of depth in the water column. The AXBTs were jettisoned from a plane to collect temperature readings around Greenland, where a ship would have had difficulties maneuvering. After landing in the water, the AXBTs drop a weighted sensor from the surface that falls at a well-calibrated rate, measuring water temperature as it falls. An equation is used to determine the depth of the measurements as the probe falls. The AXBTs are part of the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission. In the fall of 2020 and 2021, the AXBT probes were used to supplement the ocean-per-year survey of ocean properties on the continental shelf surrounding Greenland. The goal of the mission is to find out what contributions the ocean has on Greenland's melting glaciers.|
|Measurement||OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE|
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
|Swath Width||0.1 km|
Name: Aircraft (Aircraft)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 90.0 degrees
Name: BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS (BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS)
Swath Width: 0.1 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.
|Project||Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG)|
|Data Provider||Publisher: NASA/JPL/OMG|
Release Place: NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Release Date: 2021-Oct-31
|Keyword(s)||OMG, BT, Greenland, bathythermograph|
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Region: NORTH AMERICA
Region: NORTH AMERICA
North Bounding Coordinate: 83.6 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 59.1 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: 73.6 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
Time Span: 2020-Sep-02 to 2021-Sep-16
Granule Time Span: 2020-Sep-02 to 2021-Sep-16Swath Width: 0.1 km
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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. 2021. OMG Airborne eXpendable Bathy Thermograph (AXBT) Profiles Version 1. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/OMGEV-AXBT1
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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