SPURS-1 research vessel Thermosalinograph series data for N. Atlantic cruises

SPURS-1 research vessel Thermosalinograph series data for N. Atlantic cruises
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DOI10.5067/SPUR1-TSG00
Short NameSPURS1_TSG
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. All SPURS-1 vessels were equipped with a thermosalinograph (TSG). A TSG is an automated measurement system that is coupled to a research vessel's water intake and GPS systems to provide continuous, along-track surface temperature and salinity measurements. Each SPURS cruise employed TSGs whose measurements were calibrated against onboard salinometers. TSG data files are one per cruise. Note that Knorr TSG data are contained coupled in the same file as its shipborne meteorological observations.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOceans > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Conductivity
Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds > Wind Direction
Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds > Wind Speed
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region
Northernmost Latitude: 42 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 20 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -73 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -14 degrees
Time Span: 2012-Sep-01 to 2013-Oct-13
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
SPURS1_Vessels
Platform
Name: SPURS-I Research Vessels (SPURS1_Vessels)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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SPURS_TSG
SENSOR
Name: SPURS Ship-based Thermosalinograph (eg. sea-bird SBE 21 & 45 TSG) (SPURS_TSG)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: SPURS Ship-based Thermosalinograph (eg. sea-bird SBE 21 & 45 TSG)

SPURS1_Vessels
Platform
Name: SPURS-I Research Vessels (SPURS1_Vessels)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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SPURS_METEO
SENSOR
Name: SPURS Ship-based Meteorological package (eg. Vaisala WXT520 on RV.Knorr) (SPURS_METEO)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: SPURS Ship-based Meteorological package (eg. Vaisala WXT520 on RV.Knorr)

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)TSG, Thermosalinograph, trajectory, Salinity, Conductivity, Temperature, Rain Rate, Wind Speed, Wind direction, Fixed Depth, Upper Ocean, SPURS1, North Atlantic Ocean, salinity maximum region, Cruises, Endeavor, Knorr, Sarmiento, Thalassa, Vessel, insitu, SPURS
Persistent IDPODAAC-SPUR1-TSG00
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Project Materials
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 Cruise Documentation Packageftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/insitu/L2/spurs1/docs/CruiseReports/
Cruise Reports
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 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. SPURS-1 research vessel Thermosalinograph series data for N. Atlantic cruises. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/SPUR1-TSG00.

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.