Saildrone field campaign surface and ADCP measurements for the Atlantic Tradewind Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign (ATOMIC) project

(SAILDRONE_ATOMIC)
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Version1.0
Processing Level2
Start/Stop Date2020-Jan-17 to 2020-Mar-02
Short NameSAILDRONE_ATOMIC
DescriptionSaildrone is a wind and solar powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) capable of long distance deployments lasting up to 12 months and providing high quality, near real-time, multivariate surface ocean and atmospheric observations while transiting at typical speeds of 3-5 knots. The drone is autonomous in that it may be guided remotely from land while being completely wind driven. The saildrone ATOMIC (Atlantic Tradewind Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign) campaign involved the deployment of a fleet of saildrones, jointly funded by NASA and NOAA, in the Atlantic waters offshore of Barbados over a 45 day period from 17 January to 2 March 2020. The goal was to understand the Ocean-Atmosphere interaction particularly over the mesoscale ocean eddies in that region. The saildrones were equipped with a suite of instruments that included a CTD, IR pyrometer, fluorometer, dissolved oxygen sensor, anemometer, barometer, and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP). Additionally, four temperature data loggers were positioned vertically along hull to provide further information on thermal variability near the ocean surface. This Saildrone ATOMIC dataset is comprised of two data files for each of the three NASA-funded saildrones deployed, one for the surface observations and one for the ADCP measuements. The surface data files contain saildrone platform telemetry and near-surface observational data (air temperature, sea surface skin and bulk temperatures, salinity, oxygen and chlorophyll-a concentrations, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction) spanning the entire cruise at 1 minute temporal resolution. The ADCP files for each saildrone are at 5 minute resolution for the duration of the deployments. All data files are in netCDF format and CF/ACDD compliant consistent with the NOAA/NCEI specification.
DOI10.5067/SDRON-ATOM0
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Platform/Sensor
Saildrone
Platform
Name: Saildrone Unmanned Surface Vehicle (Saildrone)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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PYROMETERS
SENSOR
Name: Heitronics Wing IR Pyrometer (PYROMETERS)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Saildrone
Platform
Name: Saildrone Unmanned Surface Vehicle (Saildrone)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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ADCP
SENSOR
Name: Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Saildrone
Platform
Name: Saildrone Unmanned Surface Vehicle (Saildrone)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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CTD
SENSOR
Name: Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Saildrone
Platform
Name: Saildrone Unmanned Surface Vehicle (Saildrone)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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ANEMOMETERS
SENSOR
Name: Aanderaa Dissolved Oxygen (710) Sensor 4831 (ANEMOMETERS)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Saildrone
Platform
Name: Saildrone Unmanned Surface Vehicle (Saildrone)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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FLUOROMETERS
SENSOR
Name: Fluorometer (FLUOROMETERS)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Saildrone
Platform
Name: Saildrone Unmanned Surface Vehicle (Saildrone)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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BAROMETERS
SENSOR
Name: Vaisala Barometer PTB210 (BAROMETERS)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

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ProjectAtlantic Tradewind Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign (ATOMIC)
Data ProviderPublisher: Saildrone Inc
Creator: Saildrone
Release Place: Saildrone Inc. 1050 W Tower Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Release Date: 2020-Jul-30
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/saildrone

FormatnetCDF-4
Keyword(s)ADCP, CTD, fluorometer, anemometer, surface, trajectory, saildrone, chlorophyll-a, oxygen concentration, wind speed, wind direction, Salinity, Conductivity, Temperature, ATOMIC, NASA, Carribean, insitu
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Coverage
Region: Carribean
North Bounding Coordinate: 12.1 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 7.4 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -59.4 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -48.6 degrees
Time Span: 2020-Jan-17 to 2020-Mar-02
Granule Time Span: 2020-Jan-17 to 2020-Mar-02
 
NameLong NameUnit
BARO_PRES_MEANAir pressurehPa
BARO_PRES_STDDEVAir pressure SDhPa
bt_ampbottom track echo amplitudeCounts
bt_corBottom track correlationCounts
bt_percent_goodBottom track percent goodPercent
bt_rangeBottom track rangecm
bt_vel_eastBottom track velocity east(mm)s-1
bt_vel_northBottom track velocity north(mm)s-1
bt_vel_upBottom track velocity up(mm)s-1
cell_depthDepth of ADCP Measurementm
CHLOR_RBR_MEANChlorophyll concentrationmicrogram L-1
CHLOR_RBR_STDDEVChlorophyll concentration SDmicrogram L-1
CHLOR_WETLABS_MEANChlorophyll concentrationmicrogram L-1
CHLOR_WETLABS_STDDEVChlorophyll concentration SDmicrogram L-1
COGCourse over grounddegree
COG_FILTERED_MEANCourse over ground one minute meandegree
COG_FILTERED_STDDEVCourse over ground one minute stddevdegree
COND_RBR_MEANSeawater conductivitymS cm-1
COND_RBR_STDDEVSeawater conductivity SDmS cm-1
COND_SBE37_MEANSeawater conductivitymS cm-1
COND_SBE37_STDDEVSeawater conductivity SDmS cm-1
correlationCorrelationCounts
echo_intensityEcho amplitudeCounts
error_velError of velocityms-1
GUST_WND_MEANWind gust speedm s-1
GUST_WND_STDDEVWind gust speed SDm s-1
HDGVehicle headingdegree
HDG_FILTERED_MEANVehicle heading one minute meandegree
HDG_FILTERED_STDDEVVehicle heading one minute stddevdegree
HDG_WINGWing headingdegree
headingVehicle headingDegree
latitudeLatitudedegrees_north
longitudeLongitudedegrees_east
nav_end_latitudeLatitude of ensemble enddegrees_north
nav_end_longitudeLongitude of ensemble enddegrees_east
nav_end_timeNavigation end timeseconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
nav_start_latitudeLatitude of ensemble startdegrees_north
nav_start_longitudeLongitude of ensemble startdegrees_east
nav_start_timeNavigation start timeseconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
O2_CONC_RBR_MEANOxygen concentrationmicromol L-1
O2_CONC_RBR_STDDEVOxygen concentration SDmicromol L-1
O2_CONC_SBE37_MEANOxygen concentrationmicromol L-1
O2_CONC_SBE37_STDDEVOxygen concentration SDmicromol L-1
O2_SAT_RBR_MEANOxygen saturationpercent
O2_SAT_RBR_STDDEVOxygen saturation SDpercent
O2_SAT_SBE37_MEANOxygen saturationpercent
O2_SAT_SBE37_STDDEVOxygen saturation SDpercent
PAR_AIR_MEANPhotosynthetically active radiation in airmicromol s-1 m-2
PAR_AIR_STDDEVPhotosynthetically active radiation in air SDmicromol s-1 m-2
percent_goodPercent good using 3 or 4 beam solutionsPercent
percent_good_3_beamPercent good using 3 beam solutionPercent
percent_good_4_beamPercent good using 4 beam solutionPercent
pitchplatform pitch angleDegree
PITCH_FILTERED_MEANVehicle pitch one minute meandegree
PITCH_FILTERED_PEAKVehicle pitch one minute peakdegree
PITCH_FILTERED_STDDEVVehicle pitch one minute stddevdegree
RH_MEANRelative humiditypercent
RH_STDDEVRelative humidity SDpercent
rollplatform roll angleDegree
ROLL_FILTERED_MEANVehicle roll one minute meandegree
ROLL_FILTERED_PEAKVehicle roll one minute peakdegree
ROLL_FILTERED_STDDEVVehicle roll one minute stddevdegree
SAL_RBR_MEANSeawater salinity1
SAL_RBR_STDDEVSeawater salinity SD1
SAL_SBE37_MEANSeawater salinity1
SAL_SBE37_STDDEVSeawater salinity SD1
SOGSpeed over groundm s-1
SOG_FILTERED_MAXSpeed over ground one minute maxm s-1
SOG_FILTERED_MEANSpeed over ground one minute meanm s-1
SOG_FILTERED_MINSpeed over ground one minute minm s-1
SOG_FILTERED_STDDEVSpeed over ground one minute stddevm s-1
TEMP_AIR_MEANAir temperaturedegrees_c
TEMP_AIR_STDDEVAir temperature SDdegrees_c
TEMP_CTD_RBR_MEANSeawater temperaturedegrees_c
TEMP_CTD_RBR_STDDEVSeawater temperature SDdegrees_c
TEMP_IR_SEA_WING_UNCOMP_MEANWing Sea IR Temperaturedegrees_c
TEMP_IR_SEA_WING_UNCOMP_STDDEVWing Sea IR Temperature SDdegrees_c
TEMP_O2_RBR_MEANSeawater temperaturedegrees_c
TEMP_O2_RBR_STDDEVSeawater temperature SDdegrees_c
TEMP_SBE37_MEANSeawater temperaturedegrees_c
TEMP_SBE37_STDDEVSeawater temperature SDdegrees_c
timetimeSeconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
trajectoryTrajectory / Drone ID
UWND_MEANEastward wind speedm s-1
UWND_STDDEVEastward wind speed SDm s-1
vehicle_vel_eastVehicle velocity eastward(mm)s-1
vehicle_vel_northVehicle velocity northward(mm)s-1
vehicle_vel_upVehicle velocity upward(mm)s-1
vel_eastEast velocityms-1
vel_northNorth velocityms-1
vel_upVertical velocity upms-1
VWND_MEANNorthward wind speedm s-1
VWND_STDDEVNorthward wind speed SDm s-1
WAVE_DOMINANT_PERIODDominant wave periods
WAVE_SIGNIFICANT_HEIGHTSignificant wave heightm
WIND_MEASUREMENT_HEIGHT_MEANWind measurement heightm
WIND_MEASUREMENT_HEIGHT_STDDEVWind measurement height SDm
WING_ANGLEWing angledegree
WING_HDG_FILTERED_MEANWing heading one minute meandegree
WING_HDG_FILTERED_STDDEVWing heading one minute stddevdegree
WING_PITCH_FILTERED_MEANWing pitch one minute meandegree
WING_PITCH_FILTERED_PEAKWing pitch one minute peakdegree
WING_PITCH_FILTERED_STDDEVWing pitch one minute stddevdegree
WING_ROLL_FILTERED_MEANWing roll one minute meandegree
WING_ROLL_FILTERED_PEAKWing roll one minute peakdegree
WING_ROLL_FILTERED_STDDEVWing roll one minute stddevdegree
WWND_MEANDownward wind speedm s-1
WWND_STDDEVDownward wind speed SDm s-1
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Journal Reference Gentemann, C.L., J.P. Scott, P.L.F. Mazzini, C. Pianca, S. Akella, P.J Minnett, P. Cornillon, B. Fox-Kemper, I. Cetinic, T.M. Chin, J. Gomez-Valdes J. Vazquez-Cuervo, V.M. Tsontos, L. Yu, R. Jenkins, S. De Halleux, D. Peacock; N. Cohen. Saildrone: Adaptively Sampling the Marine Environment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (2020) 101 (6): E744E762. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0015.1

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