Oceanographic, meteorological and physical data collected from Saildrone 126 and Saildrone 128 in the Bering Sea from 2015-04-26 to 2016-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0187987)

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This accession contains near-surface measurements of oceanographic, meteorological and physical data collected in situ from two autonomous surface vehicles Saildrone 126 and 128 in the Bering Sea in 2015 and 2016. The 2015 experiment took place between 2015-04-26 and 2015-07-28 and the 2016 experiment took place between 2016-05-23 and 2016-09-03. Saildrone is an unmanned autonomous sailboat powered by wind and solar energy. Under the umbrella of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Saildrone LLC, these vehicles were deployed on experimental missions in 2015 and 2016 to assess the viability of this observing platform. The major field program in FY15 and 16 was the test deployment of two saildrones which followed ice retreat in the Bering Sea, sailing from Dutch Harbor to Nome. Both saildrones had a variety of sensors and instruments consisting of thermosalinograph, ADCP, echo sounder, oxygen optode, fluorometer, SST IR pyrometer, anemometer, meteorological probe, digital barometer, and magnetometer. The oceanographic measurements include skin temperature, salinity, water temperature, water skin temperature, ocean currents, chlorophyll-a, CDOM concentration, red backscatter, fish biomass and dissolved oxygen. The atmospheric measurements consist of wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity and air pressure. The physical measurements include tide direction and speed, magnetic field and water depth. All the data are in netCDF-CF (underway) format. These data are experimental and have not been quality controlled. There are known issues (offsets) in the sea surface salinity data and there might be unknown issues in other data variables. Users need to do quality control when using these data. These data are made available at the users own risk. The dataset will be updated as data are quality controlled and updated data become available.
  • Cite as: Burger, Eugene; Calvin, Mordy; Cross, Jessica; NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (2019). Oceanographic, meteorological and physical data collected from Saildrone 126 and Saildrone 128 in the Bering Sea from 2015-04-26 to 2016-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0187987). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0187987. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2015-04-26 to 2016-09-03
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 63.85496
S: 53.84342
E: -162.7042
W: -175.46873
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-05-30
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 1BG587
Purpose These data were collected to support the Saildrone project. Saildrone is an autonomous sailboat powered by wind and solar energy sources. Under the umbrella of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between PMEL and Saildrone LLC these platforms were deployed on experimental missions in 2015 and 2016 to assess the viability of this observing platform. The major field program in FY15 and 16 was the test deployment of two Saildrones which followed ice retreat in the Bering Sea, sailing from Dutch Harbor to Nome.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Burger, Eugene; Calvin, Mordy; Cross, Jessica; NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (2019). Oceanographic, meteorological and physical data collected from Saildrone 126 and Saildrone 128 in the Bering Sea from 2015-04-26 to 2016-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0187987). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0187987. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Burger, Eugene
  • Calvin, Mordy
  • Cross, Jessica
  • NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Contributors
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Burger, Eugene
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: Saildrone LLC
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > SURFACE SALINITY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE GEOPHYSICS > MARINE MAGNETICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > ORGANIC MATTER
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
  • 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
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
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR/PMEL > Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords Provider Platform Keywords
  • Saildrone 126
  • Saildrone 128
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ANEMOMETERS
  • BAROMETERS
  • ECHO SOUNDERS
  • FLUOROMETERS
  • GPS RECEIVERS
  • OXYGEN METERS
  • PYRANOMETERS
  • THERMOSALINOGRAPHS
Provider Instrument Keywords
  • pyrometer
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
Project keywords Provider Project Keywords
  • Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Saildrone LLC
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Burger, Eugene; Calvin, Mordy; Cross, Jessica; NOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (2019). Oceanographic, meteorological and physical data collected from Saildrone 126 and Saildrone 128 in the Bering Sea from 2015-04-26 to 2016-09-03 (NCEI Accession 0187987). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0187987. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2019-05-30T17:50:49Z - NCEI Accession 0187987 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: LATITUDE (measured); Units: degrees north; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Parameter or Variable: LONGITUDE (measured); Units: degrees east; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Parameter or Variable: TEMPERATURE - AIR [AIR TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: meteorological sensors.
  • Parameter or Variable: RELATIVE HUMIDITY (measured); Units: percent; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: meteorological sensors.
  • Parameter or Variable: PRESSURE - BAROMETRIC [BAROMETRIC PRESSURE] (measured); Units: hPa; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: barometers.
  • Parameter or Variable: CONDUCTIVITY (measured); Units: millisiemens; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermosalinographs.
  • Parameter or Variable: SALINITY - SURFACE WATER (calculated); Units: psu; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermosalinographs.
  • Parameter or Variable: SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: thermosalinographs.
  • Parameter or Variable: OXYGEN - DISSOLVED GAS [DISSOLVED OXYGEN] (measured); Units: micromole/liter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: oxygen meter.
  • Parameter or Variable: OXYGEN - PERCENT SATURATION (calculated); Units: percent; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: oxygen meter.
  • Parameter or Variable: TEMPERATURE - WATER [WATER TEMPERATURE] (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: oxygen meter.
  • Parameter or Variable: CDOM Fluorescence [Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM)] (measured); Units: ppb; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: CHLOROPHYLL (measured); Units: microgram/liter; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: OPTICAL BACKSCATTER (measured); Units: (m sr) -l; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: FLUORESCENCE (measured); Units: count; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: fluorometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (measured); Units: degrees C; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: pyrometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: marine magnetics (measured); Units: microtesla; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: magnetometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: PHOTOSYNTHETIC ACTIVE RADIATION (PAR) (measured); Units: micromol photons/ (m**2 s); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: pyranometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND DIRECTION (measured); Units: degrees T; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: anemometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND SPEED (measured); Units: knot; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: anemometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: WIND GUST (measured); Units: knot; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: anemometer.
  • Parameter or Variable: FISH BIOMASS (measured); Units: number of pings; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: echo sounder.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • anemometer
  • barometers
  • echo sounder
  • fluorometer
  • GPS
  • magnetometer
  • meteorological sensors
  • oxygen meter
  • pyranometer
  • thermosalinographs
Last Modified: 2019-06-15T18:29:37Z
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