SPURS1_UCTD_1

PODAAC-SPUR1-UCTD0

Version 1
  • 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. An Underway-CTD (UCTD) was deployed on 2 of the SPURS-1 cruises. An UCTD is a towed CTD instrument providing conductivity, salinity and temperature depth profile observations while underway at up to 20kts. 771 UCTD casts occurred during the Knorr and Endeavor-I cruises (6 Sept-9 Oct 2012 and 15 Mar-15 Apr 2013 respectively) utilizing an Oceanscience instrument. UCTD data files (1 per cruise) each contain the observational data for multiple deployments, binned in 1m depth intervals.

Data Identification Fields:

Toggle Data Identification Fields
    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Not Provided

Related URLs
    Science Keywords
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Temperature
    • Temperature Profiles
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Salinity/Density
    • Salinity
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Salinity/Density
    • Conductivity

Acquisition Information Fields:

Toggle Acquisition Information Fields
Platforms
  • RESEARCH VESSEL
    SPURS1_Vessels
    Instruments
    • SPURS_UCTD

Temporal Information Fields:

Toggle Temporal Information Fields

Spatial Information Fields:

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

Data Centers

Toggle Data Centers
  • SPURS Project
    PROCESSOR

    This data center does not have any addresses listed.

    This data center does not have any contact mechanisms listed.

  • PO.DAAC
    ARCHIVER

    This data center does not have any addresses listed.

    This data center does not have any contact mechanisms listed.

  • SPURS Data manager, Fred Bingham
    ARCHIVER

    This data center does not have any addresses listed.

    • +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

    This data center does not have any addresses listed.

Data Contacts

Toggle Data Contacts
  • Frederick
    Technical Contact
    Frederick Bingham

    SPURS Data manager, Fred Bingham

    This contact does not have any addresses listed.

    This contact does not have any contact mechanisms listed.

  • User
    Technical Contact
    User Services

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

    This contact does not have any addresses listed.

    This contact does not have any contact mechanisms listed.

Collection Citations Fields:

Toggle Collection Citations Fields