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.
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: Davis, R. (2016). <i>Solomon Sea Ocean Transport from Gliders</i> [Data set]. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Instrument Development Group. doi: 10.21238/s8SPRAY2718
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.