Saildrone 2021 Arctic field campaign for the Multi-Sensor Improved SST (MISST) project

(SAILDRONE_ARCTIC_2021)
Version1
Processing Level2
Start/Stop Date2021-Jul-06 to 2021-Oct-21
Short NameSAILDRONE_ARCTIC_2021
DescriptionTwo Saildrone unmanned surface vehicles (USV) collected data on a 90-day cruise from Dutch Harbor Alaska to the Chukchi Sea and back, during 6 July 2021 to 20 October 2021. Power issues caused the actual sampling period to end on 20 September 2021. The overall mission objective was to measure atmospheric and oceanographic conditions in Alaskan arctic waters. A special emphasis during this year’s cruise was to better understand the spatial/temporal scales of air-sea covariance in the Chukchi Sea. This was addressed by running a series of parallel tracks using the two Saildrones at varying horizontal offsets. Each Saildrone was equipped to measure air temperature and relative humidity, barometric pressure, surface skin temperature, wind speed and direction, wave height and period, seawater temperature and salinity, chlorophyll fluorescence, and dissolved oxygen. Both vehicles measured near surface currents with 300 kHz acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP). NetCDF data files here contain 1-minute averaged, georeferenced trajectory data for the USV. The project, Multi-sensor Improved Sea-Surface Temperature (MISST), is funded by NASA through the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP).
DOI10.5067/SDRON-ARC21
MeasurementOCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY
OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > CHLOROPHYLL
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
Platform/Sensor
Saildrone
Platform
Name: (Saildrone)
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CTD
SENSOR
Name: Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD)

Saildrone
Platform
Name: (Saildrone)
/
ADCP
SENSOR
Name: Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)

Saildrone
Platform
Name: (Saildrone)
/
ANEMOMETERS
SENSOR
Name: ANEMOMETERS (ANEMOMETERS)

Saildrone
Platform
Name: (Saildrone)
/
FLUOROMETERS
SENSOR
Name: FLUOROMETERS (FLUOROMETERS)

Saildrone
Platform
Name: (Saildrone)
/
TEMPERATURE SENSORS
SENSOR
Name: TEMPERATURE SENSORS (TEMPERATURE SENSORS)

Saildrone
Platform
Name: (Saildrone)
/
HUMIDITY SENSORS
SENSOR
Name: HUMIDITY SENSORS (HUMIDITY SENSORS)

Saildrone
Platform
Name: (Saildrone)
/
PYROMETERS
SENSOR
Name: PYROMETERS (PYROMETERS)

Saildrone
Platform
Name: (Saildrone)
/
PAR SENSORS
SENSOR
Name: Photosynthetically Active Radiation Sensors (PAR SENSORS)

Saildrone
Platform
Name: (Saildrone)
/
BAROMETERS
SENSOR
Name: BAROMETERS (BAROMETERS)

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ProjectNational Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)
Data ProviderPublisher: PO.DAAC
Creator: Saildrone, Inc
Release Place: Saildrone, Alameda, CA
Release Date: 2022-Aug-15
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/Saildrone/

FormatnetCDF-4
Keyword(s)Saildrone, CTD, trajectory, salinity, conductivity, temperature, depth, pressure, upper ocean, Pacific Ocean, in situ, ADCP, fluorometer, anemometer, surface, chlorophyll-a, oxygen concentration, wind speed, wind direction, Arctic, NOPP, MISST, insitu
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Resolution
Spatial Resolution:
Temporal Resolution: 1 minute - < 1 hour
 
Coverage
Region: ARCTIC OCEAN
North Bounding Coordinate: 71 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 65 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -168 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -164.5 degrees
Time Span: 2021-Jul-06 to 2021-Oct-21
 
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 Saildrone, Inc. 2022. Saildrone 2021 Arctic field campaign for the Multi-Sensor Improved SST (MISST) project. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SDRON-ARC21

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Journal Reference Gentemann, C. L., Scott, J. P., Mazzini, P. L. F., Pianca, C., Akella, S., Minnett, P. J., Cornillon, P., Fox-Kemper, B., Cetinić, I., Chin, T. M., Gomez-Valdes, J., Vazquez-Cuervo, J., Tsontos, V., Yu, L., Jenkins, R., De Halleux, S., Peacock, D., & Cohen, N. 2020. Saildrone: Adaptively Sampling the Marine Environment, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101, 6. https://doi.org//10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0015.1

Vazquez-Cuervo J, Castro SL, Steele M, Gentemann C, Gomez-Valdes J, Tang W.. 2022. Comparison of GHRSST SST Analysis in the Arctic Ocean and Alaskan Coastal Waters Using Saildrones, Remote Sensing, 14, 3. https://doi.org//10.3390/rs14030692