The overarching goal of PEACH is to understand the dynamics controlling exchange of waters between the continental shelf and deep ocean in the region near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. As part of PEACH, Spray gliders surveyed along the upper continental slope and across the outer continental shelf for more than two years during a series of missions from spring 2017 to spring 2019. Typical sampling was to a maximum depth of 500 m or to within a few meters of the seafloor in shallower water; occasional deeper sampling occurred if gliders encountered adverse currents. Additional plots of these data are available at


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: Todd, R. E. (2020). Spray glider observations in support of PEACH [Data set]. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Instrument Development Group. doi: 10.21238/S8SPRAY0880

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.

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