Temperature, salinity, and dye concentration from CTD, gliders and other instruments as well as drifter velocity collected in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and other locations for the Arctic Tracer Release Experiment (ARCTREX) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) from 2014-09-09 to 2016-01-20 (NCEI Accession 0168859)

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The goal of the Arctic Tracer Release Experiment (ARCTREX) was to simulate a small oil spill in the Chukchi Sea in order to test the ability of currently available observational technologies and web-based GIS tools to provide real time data and maps to response agencies. We performed a series of Rhodamine dye release experiments during two time periods, from 2014-09-09 to 2014-09-17 and from 2015-09-06 to 2015-09-10, and sampled the resulting plumes with satellite-tracked surface drifters, AUV gliders, an Acrobat towed vehicle, extended-range high frequency radar, ship's TSG, and a VMP-250 vertical microstructure profiler. Data was ingested into NOAA's Environmental Response Management Application ERMA (Arctic ERMA) in near real time for inclusion in their web-based mapping tool. Due to inclusion of drifters that drifted out of the main experimental location, the actual spatial and temporal data spans exceed the spatial (-163E : -159.5E; 70.25N : 71.75N) and temporal (from 2014-09-09 to 2015-09-10) of the main experiment. Data are in various text formats.
  • Cite as: Winsor, Peter; Simmons, Harper; Chant, Robert (2017). Temperature, salinity, and dye concentration from CTD, gliders and other instruments as well as drifter velocity collected in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and other locations for the Arctic Tracer Release Experiment (ARCTREX) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) from 2014-09-09 to 2016-01-20 (NCEI Accession 0168859). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2014-09-09 to 2016-01-20
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 75.7
S: 58.44
E: -151.15
W: 151.49
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-12-27
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: G4J3DW
Purpose During ARCTREX, this system allowed us to sample continuous, near-surface temperature, salinity, and dye concentration while underway to track the evolution of the dye plumes. The underway system also allowed us to get detailed (if localized) surface measurements on horizontal density fronts. In aggregate the results can be used to guide the development and evaluation of oil spill trajectory models and provide insights on processes relevant to the functioning of the marine ecosystem.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Winsor, Peter; Simmons, Harper; Chant, Robert (2017). Temperature, salinity, and dye concentration from CTD, gliders and other instruments as well as drifter velocity collected in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and other locations for the Arctic Tracer Release Experiment (ARCTREX) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) from 2014-09-09 to 2016-01-20 (NCEI Accession 0168859). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Winsor, Peter
  • Simmons, Harper
  • Chant, Robert
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Contributors
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOI; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN PRESSURE > WATER PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > DENSITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • RUTGERS/IMCS > Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • FLUOROMETERS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > CHUKCHI SEA
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
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  • Cite as: Winsor, Peter; Simmons, Harper; Chant, Robert (2017). Temperature, salinity, and dye concentration from CTD, gliders and other instruments as well as drifter velocity collected in the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and other locations for the Arctic Tracer Release Experiment (ARCTREX) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) from 2014-09-09 to 2016-01-20 (NCEI Accession 0168859). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2017-12-27T22:53:26 - NCEI Accession 0168859 v1.1 was published.
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  • Parameter or Variable: LATITUDE (measured); Units: degrees N; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Parameter or Variable: LONGITUDE (measured); Units: degrees E; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD; Sampling and Analyzing Method: CTDs were on multiple platforms: rosette frame, Acrobat towed vehicle, autonomous gliders, Vertical Microstructure Profiler (VMP), and ship's water intake system. Refer to individual metadata for processing details..
  • Parameter or Variable: SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: buoy - drifting buoy.
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY (calculated); Units: psu; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD; Sampling and Analyzing Method: CTDs were on multiple platforms: rosette frame, Acrobat towed vehicle, autonomous gliders, Vertical Microstructure Profiler (VMP), and ship's water intake system. Refer to individual metadata for processing details..
  • Parameter or Variable: CONDUCTIVITY (measured); Units: S/m; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD; Sampling and Analyzing Method: CTDs were on multiple platforms: rosette frame, Acrobat towed vehicle, autonomous gliders, Vertical Microstructure Profiler (VMP), and ship's water intake system. Refer to individual metadata for processing details..
  • Parameter or Variable: PRESSURE - WATER [HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE] (measured); Units: dbar; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD; Sampling and Analyzing Method: CTDs were on multiple platforms: rosette frame, Acrobat towed vehicle, autonomous gliders, Vertical Microstructure Profiler (VMP), and ship's water intake system. Refer to individual metadata for processing details..
  • Parameter or Variable: turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) dissipation rate (calculated); Units: W/kg; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Vertical Microstructure Profiler (VMP); Sampling and Analyzing Method: Temperature and salinity data were computed from instrument CTD downcast data with TC alignment and de-spiking. Diapycnal diffusivity was computed using standard Osborn model for stratified turbulence with an assumed mixing efficiency of 0.2..
  • Parameter or Variable: CHLOROPHYLL A CONCENTRATION (measured); Units: microgram/liter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Fluorometers were on multiple platforms: rosette frame, Acrobat towed vehicle, and autonomous gliders. Refer to individual metadata for processing details..
  • Parameter or Variable: Rhodamine dye concentration (measured); Units: ppb; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Flurometers were on multiple platforms: rosette frame, Acrobat towed vehicle, autonomous gliders, and ship's water intake system. Refer to individual metadata for processing details..
  • Parameter or Variable: OPTICAL BACKSCATTER (measured); Units: non dimensional; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Glider; Sampling and Analyzing Method: WET Labs ECO Puck optical sensor was mounted on the autonomous glider. Refer to that metadata..
  • Parameter or Variable: CDOM Fluorescence [Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM)] (measured); Units: ppb; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Glider; Sampling and Analyzing Method: WET Labs ECO Puck optical sensor was mounted on the autonomous glider. Refer to that metadata..
  • Parameter or Variable: WATER DENSITY (calculated); Units: kg/m^3; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: CTD; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Density was calculated from CTD data for the rosette frame and ship's water intake system (TSG). Refer to individual metadata for processing details..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • buoy - drifting buoy
  • CTD
  • fluorometer
  • Glider
  • GPS
Platform
  • Norseman II
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