SPURS1_WAVEGLIDER_1

PODAAC-SPUR1-GLID3

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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. A Waveglider is an autonomous platform propelled by the conversion of ocean wave energy into forward thrust and employing solar panels to power instrumentation. During SPURS-1, three wavegliders (ASL2, ASL3 and ASL4) were deployed from the Knorr in September 2012, redeployed in April 2013 (ASL22, ASL32 and ASL42) with final recovery in September. Waveglider trajectories followed a square loop or butterfly pattern around the central SPURS mooring. Sensors included a CTD at the near-surface and another at 6 m depth, a surface current meter, air temperature, atmospheric pressure and wind speed sensors providing continuous along-track observations. NetCDF waveglider data files here contain hour averaged, georeferenced trajectory data for those parameters and depths.

Data Identification Fields:

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
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    Science Keywords
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Circulation
    • Current velocity
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Pressure
    • Surface Pressure
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Winds
    • Surface Winds
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Temperature
    • Temperature Profiles
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Ocean Temperature
    • Surface Air Temperature
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Salinity/Density
    • Salinity
    • Earth Science
    • Oceans
    • Salinity/Density
    • Conductivity

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • AUV
    SPURS1_Waveglider
    Instruments
    • WAVEGLIDER_CURRENTMETER
    • WAVEGLIDER_CTD
    • WAVEGLIDER_METEO

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Spatial Information Fields:

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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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Data Contacts

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    Frederick Bingham

    SPURS Data manager, Fred Bingham

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

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