SPURS1_TSG_1

PODAAC-SPUR1-TSG00

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  • Abstract
    The SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study) project is an 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 and SMOS satellites, provide a detailed characterization of salinity structure over a continuum of spatio-temporal scales. The SPURS-1 campaign involved a series of 5 cruises during 2012 - 2013 seeking to characterize the salinity structure and balance in a high salinity, high evaporation, and low rainfall region of the subtropical North Atlantic. It aims to resolve processes responsible for maintaining the subtropical surface salinity maximum in this region and within a 900 x 800-mile square study area centered at 25N, 38W. All SPURS-1 vessels were equipped with a thermosalinograph (TSG). A TSG is an automated measurement system that is coupled to a research vessel's water intake and GPS systems to provide continuous, along-track surface temperature and salinity measurements. Each SPURS cruise employed TSGs whose measurements were calibrated against onboard salinometers. TSG data files are one per cruise. Note that Knorr TSG data are contained coupled in the same file as its shipborne meteorological observations.

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    Data Dates
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    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

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    Science Keywords
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Winds
    • Surface Winds
    • Wind Direction
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Winds
    • Surface Winds
    • Wind Speed
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Precipitation
    • Precipitation Rate
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Salinity/Density
    • Salinity
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Temperature
    • Sea Surface Temperature
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Salinity/Density
    • Conductivity

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Platforms
  • RESEARCH VESSEL
    SPURS1_Vessels
    Instruments
    • SPURS_TSG
    • SPURS_METEO

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN CARTESIAN
Location Keywords
    • OTHER
    • SPURS-1 N.Atlantic Salinity maximum region

Data Centers

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  • SPURS Project
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  • PO.DAAC
    ARCHIVER

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  • SPURS Data manager, Fred Bingham
    ARCHIVER

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    • +1 (910) 962-2383
    • Email
  • Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, N
    ARCHIVER
    Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA

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    Frederick Bingham

    SPURS Data manager, Fred Bingham

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    Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, N

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