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Volume 32, No. 2
Pages 142 - 149

The SPURS-2 Eastern Tropical Pacific Field Campaign Data Collection

Frederick M. Bingham Vardis TsontosAnnette deCharonCarla Jean LauterLisa Taylor
Article Abstract

This paper describes the large, diverse set of in situ data collected during the Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study 2 (SPURS-2) field campaign. The data set includes measurements of the ocean, atmosphere, and fluxes between atmosphere and ocean; measurements of the skin surface layer, bulk mixed layer, and deeper water; (mostly) physical, chemical, and biological measurements; and ship-based, mobile drifting/floating, and moored observations. We include references detailing the methods for collection of each data set, provide DOIs for accessing the data, and note some papers in this special issue that use them. To facilitate broader access to SPURS-2 data and information, we created an online tool that allows users to explore data sets organized by various categories (e.g., instrument type, mobility, depth). This tool will complement content available from the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) and will be highly engaging for visual learners.


Bingham, F.M., V. Tsontos, A. deCharon, C.J. Lauter, and L. Taylor. 2019. The SPURS-2 eastern tropical Pacific field campaign data collection. Oceanography 32(2):142–149, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.222.


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