SPURS-2 Research vessel Meteorological series data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign R/V Revelle cruises

(SPURS2_METEO)
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Version1.0
Processing Level2
Start/Stop Date2016-Aug-20 to 2017-Nov-15
Short NameSPURS2_METEO
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. A ship mast meteorological sensor package with an additional set of sophisticated sensors, including a direct covariance flux package was set up on both SPURS-2 Revelle cruises. These provided georeferenced, along-track atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, IR/visible radiation, rain, and wind speed and air-sea flux measurements. Resulting data are packaged in netCDF files (one per cruise) with standards compliant metadata.
DOI10.5067/SPUR2-MET00
MeasurementATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Platform/Sensor
R/V Endeavor
Platform
Name: R/V Endeavor (WHOI) (R/V Endeavor)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
SENSOR
Name: Ship-based Thermosalinograph (THERMOSALINOGRAPHS)
Swath Width: 0.001 kilometers
Description: Spacecraft angular distance from orbital plane relative to the Equator.

R/V Revelle
Platform
Name: R/V Roger Revelle (SIO) (R/V Revelle)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
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MMS
SENSOR
Name: Meteorological Measurement System (MMS)
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: Carol Anne Clayson
Release Place: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Release Date: 2019-Oct-24
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS

FormatnetCDF-4
Keyword(s)Meteorology, trajectory, Salinity, Conductivity, Temperature, Rain Rate, Wind Speed, Wind direction, Fixed Depth, 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
Resolution
Spatial Resolution: 1 Meters x 1 Meters
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
 
Coverage
North Bounding Coordinate: 24.203 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 5.055 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -144.874 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -119.886 degrees
Time Span: 2016-Aug-20 to 2017-Nov-15
Granule Time Span: 2016-Aug-20 to 2017-Nov-15
 
Projection
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
 
NameLong NameUnit
air_temperatureAir Temperaturedegrees_C
air_temperature_at_16p5mAir Temperaturedegrees_C
buoyancy_fluxBuoyancy FluxW/m^2
course_over_groundCourse Over Ground from Ships Data Filesdegrees
downwelling_IRDownwelling IR of Pyranometers and PyrgeometersW/m^2
downwelling_solarDownwelling Solar of Pyranometers and PyrgeometersW/m^2
eastward_currentEastward Current from ADCP Measurementm/s
evaporationEvaporation of Optical Rain Gaugemm
evaporation_rateEvaporation rate of Optical Rain Gaugemm/hr
friction_velocityFriction Velocitym/s
headingHeading from Ships Data Filesdegrees
latent_heat_fluxLatent Heat FluxW/m^2
latitudeLatitudedegrees_north
longitudeLongitudedegrees_east
near_sea_surface_temperature_at_2mNear Sea Surface Temperature at 2m from USPSdegrees_C
near_sea_surface_temperature_at_3mNear Sea Surface Temperature at 3m from USPSdegrees_C
near_sea_surface_temperature_at_5cmNear Surface Sea Temperature at ~5cm from Sea-Snake after callibration with Osspre Sensorsdegrees_C
near_sea_surface_temperature_at_5mNear Sea Surface Temperature at 5m from thermosalinographdegrees_C
neutral_wind_speed_relative_to_earthNeutral Wind Speed relative to Earth adjusted to 10m and neutral stratification computed from ADCP measurementsm/s
neutral_wind_speed_relative_to_waterNeutral Wind Speed relative to water adjusted to 10m and neutral stratification computed from ADCP measurementsm/s
northward_currentNorthward Current from ADCP Measurementm/s
precipitationPrecipitation of Optical Rain Gaugemm
precipitation_ratePrecipitation rate of Optical Rain Gaugemm/hr
pressurePressure from UConn Barometers on the 03 deckmbar
reflected_solarReflected SolarW/m^2
relative_humidity_at_10mRelative Humidity%
relative_humidity_at_16p5mRelative Humidity%
relative_humidity_at_2mRelative Humidity%
salinity_at_2mSalinity at 2m from USPS1
salinity_at_3mSalinity at 3m from USPS1
salinity_at_5mSalinity at 5m from thermosalinograph1
sea_surface_salinitySea surface salinity from the salinity snake1
sea_surface_temperatureSea Surface Temperature estimated from Tsea minus cool skindegrees_C
sensible_heat_fluxSensible Heat FluxW/m^2
sensible_heat_flux_from_rainSensible Heat FluxW/m^2
specific_humidity_at_10mSpecific Humidityg/kg
specific_humidity_at_16p5mSpecific Humidityg/kg
specific_humidity_at_2mSpecific Humidityg/kg
specific_humidity_at_sea_surfaceSpecific Humidity at Sea Surfaceg/kg
speed_over_groundSpeed Over Ground from Ships Data Filesm/s
surface_stressSurface StressPa
timeTimedays since 1950-01-01T00:00:00
upwelling_IRUpwelling IRW/m^2
wind_direction_relative_to_earthWind Direction relative to Earth from Sonic Anemometers on the bow mastdegrees
wind_direction_relative_to_waterWind Direction relative to water from Sonic Anemometers on the bow mastdegrees
wind_speed_relative_to_earthWind Speed relative to Earth adjusted to 10m computed from ADCP measurementsm/s
wind_speed_relative_to_earth_at_18mWind Speed relative to Earth at ~18m from Sonic Anemometers on the bow mastm/s
wind_speed_relative_to_water_18mWind Speed relative to water at ~18m from Sonic Anemometers on the bow mastm/s
wind_speed_relative_to_water_at_10mWind Speed relative to water adjusted to 10m computed from ADCP measurementsm/s
wind_speed_relative_to_water_at_2mWind Speed relative to water adjusted to 2m computed from ADCP measurementsm/s
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Citation Carol Anne Clayson. 2019. SPURS Field Campaign Meteorology Products. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR2-MET00

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Journal Reference Clayson, C.A., J.B. Edson, A. Paget, R. Graham, and B. Greenwood. 2019. Effects of rainfall on the atmosphere and the ocean during SPURS-2. Oceanography 32(2):86-97. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.216

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