SPURS-2 PICO mooring data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign

SPURS-2 PICO mooring data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign
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DOI10.5067/SPUR2-MOOR2
Short NameSPURS2_MOORING_PICO
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. Two PICO moorings (PMEL 9N and 11N) were deployed on the Revelle cruise in September 2016 in northern and southern domain quadrants at 9deg2.830N, 124deg59.833W and N10:59.0498, W124:57.531 respectively. These moorings contained a surface meteorological package and a "prawler", a CTD that crawls up and down the mooring line from 4-450m, yielding time series of salinity and temperature profile data at fixed locations (nominally 8 profiles per day). The moorings were recovered on the second Revelle cruise (Oct. 22 & Nov. 2, 2017). PICO mooring netCDF files contain georeferenced CTD profile data including salinity, temperature, potential temperature, pressure, depth, surface meteorological package data, GPS-Lat/Lon, and profile ID.
Version1.0
Dataset TypeOPEN
MeasurementOCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES > NONE
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY > NONE
Processing Level2
CoverageRegion: Eastern Tropical Pacific
Northernmost Latitude: 11 degrees
Southernmost Latitude: 9.047 degrees
Westernmost Longitude: -125 degrees
Easternmost Longitude: -124.958 degrees
Time Span: 2016-Aug-22 to 2017-Oct-24
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
Mooring
Platform
Name: SPURS1 WHOI Central Mooring (Mooring)
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)

Mooring
Platform
Name: SPURS1 WHOI Central Mooring (Mooring)
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: Zhang, D, Kessler, W.S
Release Place: Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University on North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA
Release Date: 2019-Oct-24
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS
Keyword(s)PICO Mooring, trajectory profile, Salinity, Pressure, Depth, Temperature, Potential Temperature, Upper Ocean, SPURS2, Eastern Tropical Pacific, ITCZ region, Cruises, Revelle, insitu, SPURS, oceanographic campaign
Persistent IDPODAAC-SPUR2-MOOR2
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 Zhang, D, Kessler, W.S. 2019. SPURS-2 PICO mooring data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR2-MOOR2.

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Journal Reference Zhang, D., et al. (2019a) The coherency of surface and subsurface salinity variability under the ITCZ measured by SPURS-2 moored buoys. Oceanography, under review.