Solomon Sea Ocean Transport from Gliders

The western boundary current of the South Pacific Tropical Gyre flows through the Solomon Sea and then to the equator. The degree to which this flow affects the equatorial zone and global climate depends on its transport of water and heat. These transports have been measured since 2007 by underwater gliders crossing the Sea seasonally to monthly. Ocean temperature and salinity profiles and depth-average current are measured every few km to depths of 500 to 1000 m. Velocity shear can be inferred from measured density. Phenomena of interest are ENSO and flow in the Equatorial Undercurrent.

Data

All the data for this project is available in CF compliant netCDF file(s). If you use this dataset, please cite its doi:10.21238/S8SPRAY2718

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