Ecomapper data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign

Ecomapper data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign
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DOI10.5067/SPUR1-ECOMP
Short NameSPURS1_ECOMAPPER
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. The Ecomapper or IVER is a portable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable carrying a range of sensor payloads. For SPURS-1 these included CTD, chlorophyll, oxygen and turbidity sensors. Ecomapper was deployed on two days during the Knorr cruise, 29 and 30 September 2012. The resulting Knorr Ecomapper data files include deployment event information and contain trajectory-depth profile series of chlorophyll, turbidity, oxygen, conductivity, with salinity, and temperature observations from two sensors.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > CHLOROPHYLL
OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region
Northernmost Latitude: 27 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 26 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -39 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -38 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Sep-29 to 2012-Sep-30
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)
ProjectionType: WGS84
Detail:
Ellipsoid:
Latency9000 hours
Swath Width0.001 km
Sample Frequency-
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)1 Day
Temporal Repeat (Min)-
Temporal Repeat (Max)-
Platform/Sensor
Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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FLUOROMETERS
SENSOR
Name: Fluorometer (FLUOROMETERS)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: Ecomapper Fluorometer (eg. YSI)

Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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OXYGEN METERS
SENSOR
Name: Ecomapper Dissolved Oxygen (OXYGEN METERS)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: Ecomapper Dissolved Oxygen (eg. YSI)

Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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TURBIDITY METERS
SENSOR
Name: Ecomapper Turbidity (TURBIDITY METERS)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: Ecomapper Turbidity (eg. YSI)

Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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CTD
SENSOR
Name: Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: Saildrone Teledyne CTD (2632)

ProjectNASA Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS)
Data ProviderCreator: SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham
Release Place: Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University on North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA
Release Date: 2015-May-11
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS
Keyword(s)Ecomapper, IVER, YSI, CTD, trajectory profile, Chlorophyll, Turbidity, Oxygen, Salinity, Conductivity, Temperature, Depth, Pressure, Upper Ocean, SPURS1, North Atlantic Ocean, salinity maximum region, insitu, SPURS, Knorr
Persistent IDPODAAC-SPUR1-ECOMP
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Project Materials
SPURS-1 Data Documentation Packagehttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/DataDocumentation/
Data Submission Report, Instrument Calibration Report, etc
SPURS-1 Cruise Documentation Packagehttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/CruiseReports/
Cruise Reports
Archived SPURS-1 Website Contenthttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/SpursWebsiteContent/
Meeting Materials, Cruise Blogs, and other archive artifacts
Additional Sites
PO.DAAC SPURS Mission pagehttp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/spurs
Field Campaign and Instrument Overview
SPURS Project Websitehttp://spurs.jpl.nasa.gov/
Project Website for SPURS
Citation SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham. 2015. Ecomapper data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR1-ECOMP.

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Journal Reference E.Lindstrom, F.Bryan, R.Schmitt. 2015. SPURS: Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study - The North Atlantic Experiment. Oceanography 28(1):14-19, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.01.