SPURS: Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study

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Data Plots
Met
SPURS MET plot
T/S Contours
SPURS II TS contour plot
Temp Contours
SPURS II T contour plot


SPURS II Data


Notes
All data presented here should be considered provisional, as further further updates may be made. Please note the version date as well as the citation for any data you download.

A full description of the OceanSITES NetCDF specification used for UOP datasets is available on the OceanSITES web site. Variable "standard names" are taken from the Climate and Forecast NetCDF specification.

Meteorology and Surface Fluxes

SPURS II meteorological data was collected by ASIMet loggers; duplicate sensors were deployed to ensure continuity of data, and the best data record was selected from each sensor pair. The ASIMET system provides measurements of wind velocity and direction, relative humidity, air and sea surface temperature, incoming shortwave radiation, longwave radiation, barometric pressure, and precipitation. More detailed information about this instrument package is available at /UOPinstruments/UOPinstruments.html.

Preliminary surface fluxes are calculated using the COARE Bulk Flux algorithm.

TypeMetadata1-Minute dataHourly averaged 1-Minute dataHourly averaged
Meteorology CDL NetCDF NetCDF ASCII ASCII
Surface Fluxes CDL NetCDF NetCDF ASCII ASCII


Temperature and Salinity Data

Subsurface temperatures 31 depths from 1.3m to 703m were recorded using Seabird Electronics, Inc. SBE37s and SBE39s, and Richard Brancker Research, Ltd. XR-420s. Of these data records, 27 instruments from 2.1m to 703m also contain salinity.

TypeMetadata5-Minute data 5-Minute data
Temperature and Salinity CDL NetCDF ASCII
Temperature CDL NetCDF ASCII
Contour plots ofT/S data and Temperature are also available.






Page updated: March 16, 2018