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 TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > TURBIDITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > CHLOROPHYLL
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region
North Bounding Coordinate: 27 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 26 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -39 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -38 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Sep-29 to 2012-Sep-30
Granule Time Span: 2012-Sep-29 to 2012-Sep-30
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: WGS84
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width0.001 km
Platform/Sensor
Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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OXYGEN METERS
SENSOR
Name: Ecomapper Dissolved Oxygen (OXYGEN METERS)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (Ecomapper)
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.

Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (Ecomapper)
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.

Ecomapper
Platform
Name: SPURS-I WHOI Ecomapper (Ecomapper)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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TURBIDITY METERS
SENSOR
Name: Ecomapper Turbidity (TURBIDITY METERS)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
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
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
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham. 2015. SPURS Field Campaign Ecomapper Products. 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.

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