OMG Airborne eXpendable Conductivity Temperature Depth (AXCTD) Profiles
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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 TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES > NONE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
Processing LevelL2
CoverageRegion: North America
Northernmost Latitude: 83.6 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 59.1 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: 73.6 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -6.9 degrees
Time Span: 2016-Sep-13 to 2019-Sep-05
Granule Time Span: 2016-Sep-13 to 2019-Sep-05
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0.01 km (Along) x 0.01 km (Across)
ProjectionType:
Detail:
Ellipsoid:
Latency hours
Swath Width0.01 km
Sample Frequency-
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)-
Temporal Repeat (Min)-
Temporal Repeat (Max)-
Platform/Sensor
Aircraft
Platform
Name: Aircraft (Aircraft)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 90 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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AXCTD
SENSOR
Name: Airborne eXpendable Conductivity Temperature Depth (AXCTD)
Swath Width: 0.01 km
Description: AXCTD

ProjectOceans Melting Greenland (OMG)
Data ProviderCreator: OMG
Release Place: -
Release Date: 2019-Jul-31
Resource: -
Keyword(s)OMG, CTD, Greenland
Persistent IDPODAAC-OMGEV-AXCT1
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
User's Guide
User Guidehttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/omg/L2/docs/omg-ocean-axctd-users-guide.pdf
User guidance documentation for this dataset
Project Materials
OMG 2016 Field Reportshttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/omg/L2/docs/2016
2016 Field Reports
OMG 2015 Field Reportshttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/omg/L2/docs/2015
2015 Field Reports
Citation OMG. 2019. OMG Airborne eXpendable Conductivity Temperature Depth (AXCTD) Profiles. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/OMGEV-AXCT1.

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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