SPURS-2 research vessel CTD profile data for E. Tropical Pacific R/V Revelle cruises

(SPURS2_CTD)
This dataset will be available through Earthdata Cloud only, starting September, 2022. Learn More
AWS Calendar Icon
DOI10.5067/SPUR2-CTD00
Short NameSPURS2_CTD
DescriptionThe SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) project is a NASA-funded oceanographic process study and associated field program that aim to elucidate key mechanisms responsible for near-surface salinity variations in the oceans. The project is comprised of 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, SMAP and SMOS satellites, provide a detailed characterization of salinity structure over a continuum of spatio-temporal scales. The SPURS-2 campaign involved two month-long cruises by the R/V Revelle in August 2016 and October 2017 combined with complementary sampling on a more continuous basis over this period by the schooner Lady Amber. Focused around a central mooring located near 10N,125W, the objective of SPURS-2 was to study the dynamics of the rainfall-dominated surface ocean at the western edge of the eastern Pacific fresh pool subject to high seasonal variability and strong zonal flows associated with the North Equatorial Current and Countercurrent. CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, Depth) casts were undertaken at stations on each of the two R/V Revelle cruises during SPURS-2. These shipboard lowered CTD probes provide continuous conductivity, salinity, and temperature vertical profile observations at fixed sampling locations. There were a total of 50 and 14 CTD casts made during the first and second R/V Revelle cruises respectively, and the data files available here are for continuous CTD profile data for each of the individual casts deployed. All CTD data were calibrated using shipboard salinometers using IAPSO standard seawater.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementOCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Processing Level2
CoverageNorth Bounding Coordinate: 21.26 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 5.06 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -157.88 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -118.32 degrees
Time Span: 2016-Aug-16 to 2017-Nov-17
Granule Time Span: 2016-Aug-16 to 2017-Nov-17
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)
ProjectionProjection Type: WGS84
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width0.001 km
Platform/Sensor
R/V Revelle
Platform
Name: R/V Roger Revelle (SIO) (R/V Revelle)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
/
CTD
SENSOR
Name: Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD)
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: Janet Sprintall
Release Place: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
Release Date: 2019-Mar-28
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS

Keyword(s)CTD, vertical profile, Salinity, Conductivity, Temperature, Depth, Pressure, Upper Ocean, SPURS2, Eastern Tropical Pacific, ITCZ region, Cruises, Revelle, insitu, SPURS, oceanographic campaign
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
DATA CITATION POLICY
Citation Janet Sprintall. 2019. SPURS Field Campaign CTD Products. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR2-CTD00

Download Citation
RIS XML JSON-LD

For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.

Journal Reference Lindstrom, E.J., A.Y. Shcherbina, L. Rainville, J.T. Farrar, L.R. Centurioni, S. Dong, E.A. DAsaro, C. Eriksen, D.M. Fratantoni, B.A. Hodges, V. Hormann, W.S. Kessler, C.M. Lee, S.C. Riser, L. St. Laurent, and D.L. Volkov. 2017. Autonomous multi-platform observations during the Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study. Oceanography 30(2):38-48. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.207

.