OMG Airborne eXpendable Conductivity Temperature Depth (AXCTD) Profiles
This dataset will be available through Earthdata Cloud only, starting March 28th 2022. Learn More
AWS Calendar Icon
DOI10.5067/OMGEV-AXCT1
Short NameOMG_L2_AXCTD
DescriptionThis dataset contains in situ measurements from Airborne eXpendable Conductivity Temperature Depth (AXCTD) probes. It provides salinity, density, temperature and sound velocity of the water column. The AXCTDs were jettisoned from a plane, once the AXCTD hit the water a probe released to measure the physical properties of the water. This provided measurements of the ocean's physical characteristics around Greenland, where a ship would have had difficulties maneuvering. The AXCTDs are 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 > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: 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: 2016-Sep-13 to 2020-Sep-12
Granule Time Span: 2016-Sep-13 to 2020-Sep-12
ResolutionSpatial Resolution:
Swath Width0.01 km
Platform/Sensor
Aircraft
Platform
Name: Aircraft (Aircraft)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 90.0 degrees
/
AXCTD
SENSOR
Name: Airborne eXpendable Conductivity Temperature Depth (AXCTD)
Swath Width: 0.01 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectOceans Melting Greenland (OMG)
Data ProviderPublisher: NASA/JPL/OMG
Creator: OMG
Release Place: NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Release Date: 2019-Jul-31

Keyword(s)OMG, CTD, Greenland
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
USER'S GUIDE
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation OMG. 2019. OMG AXCTD Profiles. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/OMGEV-AXCT1

Download Citation
RIS XML JSON-LD

For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

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

.