SPURS-2 Drifter data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign
|Description||The 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. A drifter is a passive Lagrangian sensor platform consisting of a surface buoy and tethered subsurface drogue. Drifter buoys contain GPS/ARGOS and satellite data transmitters, with sensors measuring temperature and other properties. For SPURS-2, a range of drifters were deployed during both Revelle SPURS-2 cruises. These included: standard Surface Velocity Program (SVP) drifters with salinity sensors added (SVP/S), Surface Contact Salinity drifters, CODE, SADOS, AOML and CARTHE-SUPRACT drifters. For each series, drifter data have been aggregrated within single netCDF data files with their corresponding drifter-IDs and associated near-surface salinity, temperature georeferenced (GPS and ARGOS) trajectory series data.|
|Measurement||OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY|
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
|Coverage||North Bounding Coordinate: 32.283 degrees|
South Bounding Coordinate: -10.074 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -179.999 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -124.78 degrees
Time Span: 2016-Jun-20 to 2019-Mar-14
Granule Time Span: 2016-Jun-20 to 2019-Mar-14
|Resolution||Spatial Resolution: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)|
|Projection||Ellipsoid: WGS 84|
|Swath Width||0.001 km|
Name: SPURS-I SVP Drifters (Drifter)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
Name: Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.
|Project||NASA Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS)|
|Data Provider||Publisher: SPURS Data Management PI, Fred Bingham|
Creator: L. Centurioni, V. Hormann, G. Reverdin, A. Hasson, A. Supply, D. Volkov
Release Place: Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University on North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA
Release Date: 2019-Oct-24
|Keyword(s)||Drifter, trajectory, Salinity, Temperature, surface, SPURS2, Eastern Tropical Pacific, ITCZ region, Cruises, Revelle, insitu, SPURS, oceanographic campaign|
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|Citation||L. Centurioni, V. Hormann, G. Reverdin, A. Hasson, A. Supply, D. Volkov. 2019. SPURS Field Campaign Drifter Data Products. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR2-DRIFT
For more information see Data Citations and Acknowledgments.
|Journal Reference||Volkov, D.L. S. Dong, G.R. Foltz, G. Goni, and R. Lumpkin. 2019. Observations of near surface salinity and temperature structure with dual-sensor Lagrangian drifters during SPURS-2. Oceanography 32(2):66-75. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.214; 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.2017.218.