- Period: 2010/06/07 - 2014/10/18
- Region: Gulf of Mexico
- PI(s): Daniel L. Rudnick
- Funded by: BP, National Science Foundation
The overarching goal of Spray underwater glider operations in the Gulf of Mexico was to improve dynamical knowledge of oceanographic conditions in the Loop Current and associated eddies. A specific objective was to provide data to data assimilating models to establish the predictability of currents in the region.
All the data for this project is available in CF compliant netCDF(s), thus ancillary metadata is embeded inside those.
When using this dataset, please cite:
Rudnick, D. (2017). <i>Spray underwater glider campaign in Gulf of Mexico</i> [Data set]. Instrument Development Group, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. doi: 10.21238/s8SPRAY0420
We strongly recommend the netCDF listed above. If you prefer, alternative formats are available through our ERDDAP server.
Some basic plots of this project are available for preview.
- Todd, R. E., Owens, W. B., & Rudnick, D. L. (2016). Potential vorticity structure in the North Atlantic western boundary current from underwater glider observations. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46(1), 327-348;
- Rudnick, D. L., Gopalakrishnan, G., & Cornuelle, B. D. (2015). Cyclonic eddies in the Gulf of Mexico: observations by underwater gliders and simulations by numerical model. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 45(1), 313-326;
- Gopalakrishnan, G., Cornuelle, B. D., Hoteit, I., Rudnick, D. L., & Owens, W. B. (2013). State estimates and forecasts of the loop current in the Gulf of Mexico using the MITgcm and its adjoint. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118(7), 3292-3314;