Consortium on the Ocean's Role in Climate

CORC (Consortium on the Ocean's Role in Climate) has been making observations of the California Current system with moorings since 2008. In support of these mooring deployments, gliders serve as data shuttles to communicate with the underwater mooring gear, as well as collect additional data near or between moorings.

These gliders are operated by PI U. Send, and are in addition to repeat glider sections by PI D. Rudnick in the same general area. Data reported here are temperature, salinity, and column-average currents based on lateral glider displacement between dives.


Temperature, Salinity, Currents

  • Region: California coast (Pacific)
  • PI: Uwe Send
  • Funded by: Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing (GOMO) Program - NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Grant NA15OAR4320071

Science Quality Binned Project Data

Cleaned, post-processed and vertically binned to meet user needs

Access Options

Data are available in CF compliant NetCDF files and are also available via our ERDDAP server which offers additional file types, data subsetting, visualization options and more.



Project Dataset Processing

  • Averaged to 10-m vertical bins
  • Vertical binning improves ease of use
  • The 10-m bins allow for easy integration of ADCP acoustic backscatter and velocity data
  • Filtered using QC flags
  • Only high-quality data are represented in each bin

How to Cite

When using this dataset, please cite the data as:

Send, U. (2018). Spray glider data in support of mooring observations from the CORC project in the California Current starting 2007 [Data set]. Instrument Development Group, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. doi: 10.21238/S8SPRAY8857


Send, U., Regier, L., & Jones, B. (2013). Use of underwater gliders for acoustic data retrieval from subsurface oceanographic instrumentation and bidirectional communication in the deep ocean. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30(5), 984-998.; doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00169.1