WHOI mooring CTD, surface flux and meterorological data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign
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DOI10.5067/SPUR1-MOOR1
Short NameSPURS1_MOORING_WHOI
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.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
OCEANS > HUMIDITY INDICES > HUMIDITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region
North Bounding Coordinate: 24.6 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 24 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -38 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -38 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Sep-14 to 2013-Sep-30
Granule Time Span: 2012-Sep-14 to 2013-Sep-30
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width0.001 km
Platform/Sensor
Mooring
Platform
Name: SPURS1 WHOI Central Mooring (Mooring)
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.

Mooring
Platform
Name: SPURS1 WHOI Central Mooring (Mooring)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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MMS
SENSOR
Name: Meteorological Measurement System (MMS)
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)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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DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham. 2015. SPURS Field Campaign SPURS Central Mooring Products. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR1-MOOR1

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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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