SPURS-1 shipboard Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler data for N. Atlantic Endeavor and Knorr cruises
DOI10.5067/SPUR1-ADCP0
Short NameSPURS1_ADCP
DescriptionThe SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) project is an oceanographic process study and associated field program that aim to elucidate key mechanisms responsible for near-surface salinity variations in the oceans. The project involves two field campaigns and a series of cruises in regions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans exhibiting salinity extremes. SPURS employs a suite of state-of-the-art in-situ sampling technologies that, combined with remotely sensed salinity fields from the Aquarius/SAC-D and SMOS satellites, provide a detailed characterization of salinity structure over a continuum of spatio-temporal scales. The SPURS-1 campaign involved a series of 5 cruises during 2012 - 2013 seeking to characterize the salinity structure and balance in a high salinity, high evaporation, and low rainfall region of the subtropical North Atlantic. It aims to resolve processes responsible for maintaining the subtropical surface salinity maximum in this region and within a 900 x 800-mile square study area centered at 25N, 38W. Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP) provide water column current velocity profile observations. Shipborne ADCP data were collected during the 3 US cruises, using the Knorr and Endeavor 300 kHz Workhorse, 75 khz broadband and 75 khz narrowband instruments, and during the Sarmiento cruise using a 76.8 khz broadband ADCP. Corresponding ruise dates were as follows: Knorr: 6 Sept-9 Oct 2012; Sarmiento: 14 Mar-10 Apr 2013, Endeavor: 15 Mar-15 Apr 2013 and 19 Sep-13 Oct 2013. Additionally, lowered ADCP (L-ADCP) measurements were made during the Knorr cruise on every CTD cast and during the Sarmiento cruise. The ADCP data files here (1 per cruise) are for the shipborne ADCP measurements only.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementCURRENT VELOCITY > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEANS
TEMPERATURE PROFILES > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEANS
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region
North Bounding Coordinate: 42 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 20 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -73 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -28 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Sep-06 to 2013-Oct-13
Granule Time Span: 2012-Sep-06 to 2013-Oct-13
ResolutionSpatial Resolution:
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width0.001 meters
Platform/Sensor
R/V Sarmiento
Platform
Name: R/V Sarmiento De Gamboa (SPAIN) (R/V Sarmiento)
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 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

R/V Endeavor
Platform
Name: R/V Endeavor (WHOI) (R/V Endeavor)
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 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

R/V Knorr
Platform
Name: R/V Knorr (WHOI) (R/V Knorr)
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 meters
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

ProjectNASA Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS)
Data ProviderPublisher: SPURS Data Management PI, Fred Bingham
Creator: SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham
Release Place: Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University on North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA
Release Date: 2015-May-11
Keyword(s)Current velocity, vertical profile, Upper Ocean, SPURS1, North Atlantic Ocean, salinity maximum region, Cruises, Endeavor, Knorr, insitu, SPURS
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Citation SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham. 2015. SPURS Field Campaign ADCP Products. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR1-ADCP0

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