Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Skip to content

Argo float CTD profile data within the scope of the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

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. Part of the Argo global network of autonomous, self-reporting samplers, Argo floats drift horizontally and move vertically through the water column generally on 10 day cycles, collecting high-quality temperature, conductivity and salinity depth profiles from the upper 2000m. Approximately 24 floats were deployed during SPURS-1 within the campaign domain, mainly during the Knorr cruise (6 Sept-9 Oct,2012). These were standard Argo floats with the addition of surface temperature and salinity (STS) sensors and acoustic rain gauges (PAL). Data accessible here only include the standard ARGO profiles, not the STS or PAL data. SPURS-1 ARGO data files are oganized per float and each contain profile trajectory series of conductivity, salinity, temperature, pressure, depth observations.

Access & Use Information

Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

Downloads & Resources

Dates

Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Graphic Preview

Thumbnail

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2491772167-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2015-02-20
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-04-28
Category SPURS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Citation SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham. 2015-05-11. Argo float CTD profile data within the scope of the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign. Version 1.0. SPURS Field Campaign ARGO float 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/SPUR1-ARGO0. http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS. SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham, SPURS Data Management PI, Fred Bingham, 2015-05-11, Argo float CTD profile data within the scope of the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign, http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS.
Creator SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham
Graphic Preview Description Thumbnail
Graphic Preview File https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/Podaac/thumbnails/SPURS1_ARGO.jpg
Harvest Object Id 2628b222-6b10-4dd9-92a6-f123b4487f72
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/SPUR1-ARGO0
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -76.0 23.0 -28.0 41.0
Program Code 026:001
Release Place Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University on North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA
Series Name Argo float CTD profile data within the scope of the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 422bfa4a3e759149c2f7686546f4ff95ce37de9eb9eca85fbef50a6a30b6ba56
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial
Temporal 2012-09-09T00:00:00Z/2014-08-21T00:00:00Z

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.