SPURS-2 research vessel along track WAMOS wave radar data for the second R/V Revelle cruise in the E. Tropical Pacific

Processing Level2
Start/Stop Date2017-Oct-05 to 2017-Nov-16
DescriptionThe SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) project is 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 involves 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. The WaMoS wave radar instrument was available during the second R/V Revelle cruise of SPURS-2. WaMoS is a radar-based wave and surface current monitoring system providing wave field imagery and station time series or along track data series for key wave parameter in near near-real time. The single resulting SPURS-2 WaMos data file contains along track wave measurement from the R/V Revelle over the duration of this cruise (5 Oct. to 16 Nov. 2017) for the following essential wave field parameters: wave period, wave length, and wave direction, as well as surface current speed and direction.
R/V Revelle
Name: R/V Roger Revelle (SIO) (R/V Revelle)
Orbit Period: 0.0 minutes
Inclination Angle: 0.0 degrees
Name: WaMoS Wave Radar (WAMOS)
Swath Width: 11.0 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: Kyla Druska
Release Place: Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Release Date: 2019-Mar-28
Resource: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS

Keyword(s)WAMOS, radar, wave data, surface, Upper Ocean, SPURS2, Eastern Tropical Pacific, ITCZ region, Cruises, Revelle, insitu, SPURS, oceanographic campaign
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Spatial Resolution: 1 Meters x 1 Meters
Temporal Resolution: 1 Day
North Bounding Coordinate: 24.2 degrees
South Bounding Coordinate: 5.06 degrees
West Bounding Coordinate: -125.57 degrees
East Bounding Coordinate: -119.89 degrees
Time Span: 2017-Oct-05 to 2017-Nov-16
Granule Time Span: 2017-Oct-05 to 2017-Nov-16
Ellipsoid: WGS 84
NameLong NameUnit
current_directionCurrent Direction of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radardegrees
first_peak_directionFirst Peak Direction of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radardegrees
first_peak_periodFirst Peak Period of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radars
first_peak_wavelengthFirst Peak Wavelength of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radarm
latitudeLatitude of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radardegrees_north
longitudeLongitude of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radardegrees_east
mean_periodMean Period of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radars
mean_wave_directionMean Wave Direction of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radardegrees
peak_directionPeak Direction of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radardegrees
peak_periodPeak Period of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radars
peak_wavelengthPeak Wavelength of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radarm
second_peak_directionSecond Peak Direction of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radardegrees
second_peak_periodSecond Peak Period of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radars
second_peak_wavelengthSecond Peak Wavelength of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radarm
surface_current_velocitySurface Current Velocity of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radarm/s
timeTime of WaMoS Wave/Rain Radardays since 1950-01-01T00:00:00
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Citation Kyla Druska. 2019. SPURS Field Campaign WAMOS Products. Ver. 1.0. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR2-WAMOS

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Journal Reference Lindstrom, E.J., J.B. Edson, J.J. Schanze, and A.Y. Shcherbina. 2019. SPURS-2: Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study 2. The eastern equatorial Pacific experiment. Oceanography 32(2):15-19, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.207..