SPURS-2 Research vessel Meteorological series data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign R/V Revelle cruises
DOI10.5067/SPUR2-MET00
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.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeCOMPLETE
MeasurementATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERE
SURFACE WINDS > OCEAN WINDS > OCEANS > WIND SPEED
SURFACE WINDS > OCEAN WINDS > OCEANS > WIND DIRECTION
SURFACE TEMPERATURE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > ATMOSPHERE
CONDUCTIVITY > SALINITY/DENSITY > OCEANS
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > OCEANS
PRECIPITATION AMOUNT > PRECIPITATION > ATMOSPHERE
SALINITY > SALINITY/DENSITY > OCEANS
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: Eastern Tropical Pacific
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
ResolutionSpatial Resolution:
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width0.001 meters
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 meters
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 meters
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
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
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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