Memorial University Ocean Glider Deployments : 2005 – Present

Date 2021-02
Author(s) von Oppeln-Bronikowski NicolaiORCID1, de Young BradORCID1, Bachmayer RalfORCID2, Palter JaimeORCID3, Claus BrianORCID4, 5, Zhou MingxiORCID3, Matthews Robin J. B.ORCID6, Howatt Tara7, Bishop Charlie8, Downey Mark1, Riggs Neil9, Foley Jack1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada
2 : MARUM, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
3 : Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, USA
4 : Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada
5 : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA
6 : Université Paris Saclay, Saint-Aubin, France
7 : Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
8 : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. John's, Canada
9 : Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory, Memorial University, St. John's, Canada
DOI 10.17882/79349
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) Ocean Gliders, Ocean Observing, Advancing Glider Observations, Advancing Glider Technology, Gliders in the Labrador Sea
Abstract

Memorial University has over the past 15 years been involved in various ocean glider activities with deployments focused primarily on the Newfoundland Shelf and the Labrador Sea. For example, there are four deployments with glider data in the Labrador Sea. Partnerships with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Ocean Gliders Canada have also resulted in deployments of Memorial's gliders in the Pacific. The data contain 14’663 mission kms, 620 deployment days and 25’108 individual glider profiles.

L1 NETCDF files for every deployment archived on the Memorial University’s Glider Data server are made available publicly for scientific research. Deployments vary in duration and region. All files were processed with the SOCIB glider toolbox (Troupin et al., 2015), modified by Nicolai von Oppeln-Bronikowski, 2019 for MUN glider deployments.

Metadata: File creator(s), contact info, institution, applicable funding, responsible researcher(s), deployment region, deployment start, deployment end, longitude min, longitude max, latitude min, latitude max, glider type, glider configuration if known, sensors, sensor serial numbers, science data QC.

Glider Data:


  • Minimum Data: Time, Depth, Position, Depth-Averaged Current, CTD.

  • Most Deployments: Oxy_umolL, Oxy_Calphase_DEG, Oxy_sat

  • Some Deployments: pCO2_uatm,  pCO2_Calphase_DEG, pCO2_Dphase

Licence CC-BY
User's manual

Glider report

Data
File Size Format Processing Access
Deployment list 61 KB PDF Open access
unit 049 newfoundland shelf 2006 160 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
unit 048 fortune bay 2012 140 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
nunkaysa pacific 2012 169 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
scidaana pacific 2012 57 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
unit 334 labrador shelf 2014 113 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
pearldiver labrador shelf 2014 512 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
unit 473 labrador shelf 2014 344 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
unit 472 trinity bay 2014 263 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
unit 473 trinity bay 2014 264 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
unit 472 trinity bay 2015 84 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
unit 473 trinity bay 2016 49 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
unit 473 labrador sea 2016 847 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
unit 473 trinity bay 2018 36 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
pearldiver gosl 2019 36 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
pearldiver labsea 2020 731 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
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How to cite 

von Oppeln-Bronikowski Nicolai, de Young Brad, Bachmayer Ralf, Palter Jaime, Claus Brian, Zhou Mingxi, Matthews Robin J. B., Howatt Tara, Bishop Charlie, Downey Mark, Riggs Neil, Foley Jack (2021). Memorial University Ocean Glider Deployments : 2005 – Present. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/79349