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Neutrally buoyant float data for 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. Neutrally buoyant floats drift and move through the water column providing continuous temperature and salinity profiles via 2 integrated CTDs and GPS surface position location data. Two floats were deployed during SPURS-1, one during the Knorr cruise in September 2012 another deployed during the April 2013 Endeavor cruise. Recoveries were in April and September 2013 respectively. Neutrally buoyant float trajectory profile data include georeferenced time series of salinity, temperature, and pressure/depth observations.

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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.

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

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher NASA/JPL/PODAAC
Maintainer
Identifier C2491772227-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2015-04-07
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-04-28
Category SPURS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Citation SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham. 2015-05-11. Neutrally buoyant float data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign. Version 1.0. SPURS-1 Field Campaign Neutrally Buoyant Float 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/SPUR1-NBFLT. http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS. SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham, SPURS Data Management PI, Fred Bingham, 2015-05-11, Neutrally buoyant float data for the SPURS-1 N. Atlantic field campaign, http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/SPURS.
Creator SPURS PROJECT, Fred Bingham
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Release Place Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, University on North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, USA
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Temporal 2012-09-18T00:00:00Z/2013-02-22T00:00:00Z

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