S/V Lady Amber underway Thermosalinograph and Sea Snake data for the SPURS-2 E. Tropical Pacific field campaign

S/V Lady Amber underway Thermosalinograph and Sea Snake data for the SPURS-2 E. Tropical Pacific field campaign
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DOI10.5067/SPUR2-LAMBR
Short NameSPURS2_LADYAMBER
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. Underway physical data from 6 cruises undertaken by the schooner Lady Amber during the SPURS-2 field campaign include along-track meteorological, salinity snake and fixed-hull CTD measurements at 1m and 2 m intake depths. Comparisons with nearby Revelle data facilitate evaluation of uncertainties arising from collecting data from a sailboat, and the characterization of small-scale spatial variability in the ocean and atmosphere. Data files are in netCDF CD/ACDD standards compliant format.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: Eastern Tropical Pacific
Northernmost Latitude: 35.627 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 0.085 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -163.925 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -126.978 degrees
Time Span: 2016-Aug-29 to 2018-Apr-30
ResolutionSpatial Resolution: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)
ProjectionType:
Detail:
Ellipsoid: WGS84
Latency hours
Swath Width0.001 km
Sample Frequency-
Temporal Repeat (Nominal)1 Day
Temporal Repeat (Min)-
Temporal Repeat (Max)-
Platform/Sensor
S/V Lady Amber
Platform
Name: Sailing Vessel Schooner Lady Amber (S/V Lady Amber)
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: Stephen Riser and Jie Yang
Release Place: Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Release Date: 2019-Oct-24
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS
Keyword(s)Lady Amber, sailing boat, CTD, salinity snake, meterorology, Upper Ocean, SPURS2, Eastern Tropical Pacific, ITCZ region, Cruises, Revell, insitu, SPURS
Persistent IDPODAAC-SPUR2-LAMBR
Questions related to this dataset? Contact podaac@podaac.jpl.nasa.gov
Project Materials
SPURS-2 Cruise Documentation Packagehttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/insitu/L2/spurs2/docs/CruiseReports/
Cruise Reports
SPURS-2 Data Documentation Packagehttps://podaac-tools.jpl.nasa.gov/drive/files/allData/insitu/L2/spurs2/docs/DataDocumentation/
Data Submission Report, Instrument Calibration Report, etc
Additional Sites
PO.DAAC SPURS Mission pagehttp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/spurs
Project Website for SPURS
Citation Stephen Riser and Jie Yang. 2019. S/V Lady Amber underway Thermosalinograph and Sea Snake data for the SPURS-2 E. Tropical Pacific field campaign. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR2-LAMBR.

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Journal Reference Rainville, L., L.R. Centurioni, W.E. Asher, C.A. Clayson, K. Drushka, J.B. Edson, B.A. Hodges, V. Hormann, J.T. Farrar, J.J. Schanze, and A.Y. Shcherbina. 2019. Novel and flexible approach to access the open ocean: Uses of sailing research vessel Lady Amber during SPURS-2. Oceanography 32(2):116-121, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.219.