Project NTAS - Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station for air-sea flux measurement
|See details page for mooring logs, mooring diagrams, and cruise reports|
|See real-time data page for later deployments|
As data becomes available it is added to this secton of the NTAS site; it may still be subject to updates, however. 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. Metadata, including variable's "standard names" are taken from the Climate and Forecast NetCDF specification.
Real time data and provisional, partially processed subsurface temperature and salinity data is available on the Real Time Data page.
Notes on Meteorological DataMeteorological data contained on this site is collected by ASIMet loggers. More detailed information about this instrument package is available at /UOPinstruments/UOPinstruments.html.
The ASIMET meteorological sensors on the buoy provided a record of:
- Wind velocity
- Relative Humidity
- Air and Sea surface Temperatures
- Incoming Shortwave Radiation
- Incoming Longwave Radiation
- Barometric Pressure
Notes on Subsurface Temperature and Salinity Data
Delayed-mode subsurface temperature and salinity data from NTAS 7 - 14 were processed in cooperation with D. Vandemark and M. Emond (U. New Hampshire, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering). Key processing steps included timing checks, comparison with data from adjacent depths, assessment during periods of overlap between successive deployments, and comparison with independent data sources (e.g. Argo floats). Data files are separated by measurement type and sample interval.
NetCDF (OceanSITES standard) files are available for download. All data presented here should be considered provisional, as further adjustments to the data may be needed. Please note the version date as well as the citation for any data you download.
When using the data, please acknowledge the source: "Data from the NTAS Ocean Reference Station were made available by the Upper Ocean Processes Group of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. These data were collected with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing (GOMO) Program through the Cooperative Institute for the North Atlantic Region (CINAR) under Cooperative Agreement NA14OAR4320158. NOAA CPO FundRef number (100007298)."
Dates: March 30, 2001 - March 6, 2002
Dates: March 04, 2002- February 16, 2003
Dates: Feb 15, 2003 - Feb 19, 2004
Dates: Feb 21, 2004 - Mar 13, 2005
Dates: March 11, 2005 - Feb 28, 2006
Dates: February 25, 2006 - April 24, 2007
Dates: April 19, 2007 - July 29, 2008
Dates: July 28, 2008 - July 1, 2009
Dates: June 29, 2009 - November 12
Dates: December 10, 2010 - November 28,2011
Dates: November 25, 2011 - December, 2012. Went adrift: May 02, 2012
Dates: December 3, 2012 - October 25, 2013
Dates: October 22, 2013 - Adrift: September 23, 2014.
Recovery: October 29, 2014 (buoy) December 15, 2014 (mooring)
Dates: December 13, 2014 - February 4, 2016
Dates: February 2, 2016 - January 31,2017
|Temperature and Salinity||OS_NTAS_2016_D_TS.nc||OS_NTAS_2016_D_TS.cdl||OS_NTAS_2016_D_TS.asc.gz|
Dates: January 30, 2017 - June 12, 2018
Dates: June 10, 2018 - January 16, 2020
Dates: January 10, 2020 - adrift: April 28, 2020 08:00 UTC
Recovered: October 20, 2020
Dates: October 22, 2020 - November 13, 2021