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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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 TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > HUMIDITY INDICES > HUMIDITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > VELOCITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > RADIATIVE FLUX
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SKIN TEMPERATURE
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
Detail:
Ellipsoid:
Latency9000 hours
Swath Width0.001 km
Sample Frequency-
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)1 Day
Temporal Repeat (Min)-
Temporal Repeat (Max)-
Platform/Sensor
Mooring
Platform
Name: SPURS1 WHOI Central Mooring (Mooring)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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MMS
SENSOR
Name: Meteorological Measurement System (MMS)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: Waveglider meteorological package (eg. air temperature, pressure, winds)

Mooring
Platform
Name: SPURS1 WHOI Central Mooring (Mooring)
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)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
Persistent IDPODAAC-SPUR1-MOOR1
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 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 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.