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 TypeCOMPLETE
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
Processing Level2
CoverageNorth 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: 0 km (Along) x 0 km (Across)
ProjectionEllipsoid: WGS 84
Swath Width0.001 km
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

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
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION
DATA CITATION POLICY
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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