Memorial University Ocean Glider Deployments : 2005 – Present
|Author(s)||von Oppeln-Bronikowski Nicolai1, de Young Brad1, Bachmayer Ralf2, Palter Jaime3, Claus Brian4, 5, Zhou Mingxi3, Matthews Robin J. B.6, 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
|Keyword(s)||Ocean Gliders, Ocean Observing, Advancing Glider Observations, Advancing Glider Technology, Gliders in the Labrador Sea|
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.