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

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The 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.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
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Data First Published 2019-05-30
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2019-05-30
Category SPURS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Citation Zhang, D, Kessler, W.S. 2019-10-24. SPURS-2 PICO mooring data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign. Version 1.0. SPURS Field Campaign Pico Mooring Data Products. Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University on North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, SPURS Data Management PI, Fred Bingham. https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR2-MOOR2. Zhang, D, Kessler, W.S, SPURS Data Management PI, Fred Bingham, 2019-10-24, SPURS-2 PICO mooring data for the E. Tropical Pacific field campaign, http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS.
Creator Zhang, D, Kessler, W.S
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Release Place Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University on North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA
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Temporal 2016-08-22T16:00:00Z/2017-10-24T12:00:00Z

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