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

SPURS-2 Research vessel Meteorological series data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign R/V Revelle cruises
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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 TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: Eastern Tropical Pacific
Northernmost Latitude: 24.203 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 5.055 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -144.874 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -119.886 degrees
Time Span: 2016-Aug-20 to 2017-Nov-15
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
R/V Revelle
Platform
Name: R/V Roger Revelle (SIO) (R/V Revelle)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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MMS
SENSOR
Name: Meteorological Measurement System (MMS)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: Waveglider meteorological package (eg. air temperature, pressure, winds)

R/V Endeavor
Platform
Name: R/V Endeavor (WHOI) (R/V Endeavor)
Orbit Period: 0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0 degrees
Ascending Node: 1970-Jan-01 00:00:00
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THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
SENSOR
Name: Ship-based Thermosalinograph (THERMOSALINOGRAPHS)
Swath Width: 0.001 km
Description: SPURS Ship-based Thermosalinograph (eg. sea-bird SBE 21 & 45 TSG)

ProjectNASA Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS)
Data ProviderCreator: Carol Anne Clayson
Release Place: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Release Date: 2019-Oct-24
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS
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
Persistent IDPODAAC-SPUR2-MET00
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
Field Campaign and Instrument Overview
SPURS Project Websitehttp://spurs.jpl.nasa.gov/
Project Website for SPURS
Citation Carol Anne Clayson. 2019. SPURS-2 Research vessel Meteorological series data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign R/V Revelle cruises. 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