WHOI mooring CTD, surface flux and meterorological data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign

WHOI mooring CTD, surface flux and meterorological data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign
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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 SPURS central mooring consisted of a surface meteorological package, surface oceanographic instruments, and subsurface, non-real time oceanographic instruments including CTD, ADCP sensors and current meters providing continuous series of temperature, salinity and current profile observations. Meteorological observations include wind speed, air temperature, precipitation, and radiative flux. The mooring was deployed in 5,535 meters of water at N24:34.867, W38 on 14 September 2012, was serviced on 25 March 2013 and recovered on 30 September 2013. WHOI mooring data files include surface and subsurface time series of sea temperature, skin temperature, salinity, conductivity, wind velocity, air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation rate, barometric pressure, shortwave and longwave radiation, short/longwave flux, heat Flux, wind Speed and direction.
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Ocean Temperature > Skin Temperature
Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds > Velocity
Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Temperature Profiles
Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Oceans > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Oceans > Humidity Indices > Humidity
Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Surface Pressure
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Conductivity
Oceans > Ocean Heat Budget > Radiative Flux
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region
Northernmost Latitude: 24.6 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 24 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -38 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -38 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Sep-14 to 2013-Sep-30
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)
ProjectionType: WGS84
Latency9000 hours
Swath Width0.001 km
Sample Frequency-
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)1 Day
Temporal Repeat (Min)-
Temporal Repeat (Max)-
Name: Moorings for SPURS-I (SPURS1_Mooring)
Orbit Period: 1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 180 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
Name: SPURS mooring CTD (eg.Seabird SBE 37-SM CTD) (SPURS_CTD_MOORING)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: SPURS mooring CTD (eg.Seabird SBE 37-SM CTD)

Name: Moorings for SPURS-I (SPURS1_Mooring)
Orbit Period: 1 minutes
Inclination Angle: 180 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
Name: SPURS Mooring Meteorological package (SPURS_METEO_MOORING)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: SPURS Mooring Meteorological package (eg. Heise DDX barometric pressure sensor, RM Young 50202 Precipitation Gauge, RM Young 5103 Wind Monitor, Eppley Laboratory Precision Spectral Pyranometer (PSP), Eppley Laboratory Precision Infrared Radiometer (PIR), Rotronic MP-101A)

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)WHOI, Mooring, CTD, time series, Salinity, Conductivity, Temperature, Depth, Pressure, Skin Temperature, Wind Velocity, Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Precipitation rate, Barometric Pressure, Shortwave radiation, Longwave wave radiation, Shortwave Flux, Longwave Flux, Heat Flux, Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Upper Ocean, SPURS1, North Atlantic Ocean, salinity maximum region, insitu, SPURS
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Project Materials
SPURS-1 Cruise Documentation Packageftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/CruiseReports/
Cruise Reports
Archived SPURS-1 Website Contentftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/SpursWebsiteContent/
Meeting Materials, Cruise Blogs, and other archive artifacts
SPURS-1 Data Documentation Packageftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/DataDocumentation/
Data Submission Report, Instrument Calibration Report, etc
Additional Sites
PO.DAAC SPURS Mission pagePO.DAAC SPURS Mission page
Field Campaign and Instrument Overview
SPURS Project Websitehttp://spurs.jpl.nasa.gov/
Project Website for SPURS
Citation SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham. 2015. WHOI mooring CTD, surface flux and meterorological data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/SPUR1-MOOR1.

For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

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.