Sea surface temperature and salinity collected aboard the S.A. AGULHAS II and S.A. AGULHAS in the South Atlantic Ocean and Southern Ocean from 2010-12-08 to 2017-02-02 (NCEI Accession 0170743)

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This accession contains sea surface temperature and salinity data collected from 2010 to 2017 in the South Atlantic Ocean and Southern Ocean from S.A. Agulhas and Agulhas-II research vessels, in the framework of South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP), South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and Italian National Antarctic Research Programme (PNRA) scientific activities. Measurements have been obtained through termosalinograph (TSG) during several cruises to both Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands. On-board TSG devices have been regularly calibrated and continuously monitored in-between cruises; no appreciable sensor drift emerged. Independent water samples taken along the cruises have been used to validate the data; salinity measurement error was a few hundredths of a unit on the practical salinity scale. A careful quality control allowed to discard bad data for each single campaign. Furthermore, a seaice flag has been included in the dataset for identifying valid data which could have been slightly affected by sea ice contamination.
  • Cite as: Aulicino, Giuseppe; Cotroneo, Yuri; Ansorge, Isabelle; van den Berg, Marcel (2018). Sea surface temperature and salinity collected aboard the S.A. AGULHAS II and S.A. AGULHAS in the South Atlantic Ocean and Southern Ocean from 2010-12-08 to 2017-02-02 (NCEI Accession 0170743). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V56M3545 [access date]
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Time Period 2010-12-08 to 2017-02-02
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -33.35
S: -70.81
E: 43.23
W: -37
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-03-14
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: 58264W
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Aulicino, Giuseppe; Cotroneo, Yuri; Ansorge, Isabelle; van den Berg, Marcel (2018). Sea surface temperature and salinity collected aboard the S.A. AGULHAS II and S.A. AGULHAS in the South Atlantic Ocean and Southern Ocean from 2010-12-08 to 2017-02-02 (NCEI Accession 0170743). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V56M3545 [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Aulicino, Giuseppe
  • Cotroneo, Yuri
  • Ansorge, Isabelle
  • van den Berg, Marcel
Principal Investigators
  • Ansorge, Isabelle
Collaborators
  • van den Berg, Marcel
  • Cotroneo, Yuri
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Aulicino, Giuseppe
    Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
  • Related Funding Agency: Italian National Antarctic Research Program
  • Related Funding Agency: South African National Antarctic Programme
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • 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 > SALINITY
Provider data type
  • Seaice flag
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
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
  • THERMOMETERS
  • THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
Provider Instrument
  • Visual observation/Satellite information
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Aulicino, Giuseppe; Cotroneo, Yuri; Ansorge, Isabelle; van den Berg, Marcel (2018). Sea surface temperature and salinity collected aboard the S.A. AGULHAS II and S.A. AGULHAS in the South Atlantic Ocean and Southern Ocean from 2010-12-08 to 2017-02-02 (NCEI Accession 0170743). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V56M3545 [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2018-03-14T20:07:28 - NCEI Accession 0170743 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: CONDUCTIVITY (measured); Units: Siemens/meter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermosalinographs; Sampling and Analyzing Method: For each cruise, the full resolution thermo-salinometer dataset has been processed and undersampled with a median filter over 1 minute interval..
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY - SURFACE WATER (calculated); Units: psu; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermosalinographs; Sampling and Analyzing Method: For each cruise, the full resolution thermo-salinometer dataset has been processed and undersampled with a median filter over 1 minute interval.; Data Quality Method: Firstly, an automatic detection of unreliable values was performed using selected thresholds criteria on conductivity, SSS and SST values (QC-1). Then, quality flags (good, suspicious, bad) were attributed to data basing on the detection of insufficient seawater flow (i.e. difference larger than 0.2°C between SST and SSTH while SSS remained nearly constant), the contamination by air bubbles, the presence of sea-ice (QC-2). Finally, a visual inspection of individual campaigns was carried out, with a specific attention to data flagged as suspicious in the QC-2 (QC-3). Validation through comparison with bottle samples..
  • Parameter or Variable: TEMPERATURE - WATER - CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermosalinographs; Sampling and Analyzing Method: For each cruise, the full resolution thermo-salinometer dataset has been processed and undersampled with a median filter over 1 minute interval..
  • Parameter or Variable: TEMPERATURE - WATER - CONTINUOUS MEASUREMENT [WATER TEMPERATURE] at HULL (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermometer; Sampling and Analyzing Method: For each cruise, the full resolution thermo-salinometer dataset has been processed and undersampled with a median filter over 1 minute interval..
  • Parameter or Variable: Seaice flag (measured); Units: binary: 0 = NO ICE ; 1 = scatter SEA ICE ;; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: visual observation / Satellite information; Sampling and Analyzing Method: The sea ice flag indicates data which could have been slightly affected by scatter seaice contamination, as recorded by cruise reports or satellite seaice maps..
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • thermometer
  • thermosalinographs
Platform
  • S. A. AGULHAS
  • S.A. AGULHAS II
Last Modified: 2018-05-10T12:44:58
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