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Saildrone Data Animation from Baja Campaign
[03-Jan-19] This animation shows salinity and temperature data collected by the Saildrone overlaying maps of satellite sea surface salinity and temperature during the Baja Field Campaign. The Saildrone Baja campaign was a 60-day cruise from San Francisco Bay along the US/Mexico coast to Guadalupe Island and back over the period 11 April to 11 June 2018. The single deployed saildrone carried a range of instruments that included a CTD, IR pyrometer, fluorometer, dissolved oxygen sensor, anemometer, barometer, and Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP).
The top-left panel in the animation shows the Saildrone sea water salinity data over the sea surface salinity map from SMAP RSS Level 3 V3 70KM 8day running mean, and the top-right panel shows the Saildrone sea surface temperature data over the sea surface temperature map from GHRSST Level 4 MUR V4.1. The bottom left panel is a plot of the Saildrone sea water salinity (black line) and the SMAP RSS sea surface salinity data (green). Similarly, on the bottom right, the plot includes the Saildrone temperature (black) compared to the MUR sea surface temperature data (black).
The Saildrone Baja dataset is described and discoverable via the PO.DAAC data portal. More information about the Saildrone dataset release can be found in the press release. (00:03:37) Credit: PO.DAAC.