Oceans Melting Greenland AXCTD

Dataset Name Sensor Make Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Start Date End Date
Oceans Melting Greenland AXCTD float Observation Irregular Irregular 2016-09-13 2018-09-11

Dataset Description

The Ocean Melting Greenland (OMG) is a NASA/JPL mission to study the how ocean warming is affecting the Greenland Ice Sheet. OMG is a 5-year mission that begun in 2016. Each spring airborne campaigns measure Greenlands outlet glaciers using radar. In the summer, the airborne campaign drops ~250 expendable CTDs (AXCTD), which measure ocean temperature, salinity, conductivity, sound velocity and density as they sink. Simons CMAP contains AXCTD depth profiles from 2016-09-13 to 2018-09-11.

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Data Source

The Oceans Melting Greenland AXCTD data were obtained from the NASA EOSDIS Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (https://doi.org/10.5067/OMGEV-AXCT1).

https://omg.jpl.nasa.gov/portal/ https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/dataset/OMG_L2_AXCTD

How to Acknowledge

OMG. 2019. OMG Airborne eXpendable Conductivity Temperature Depth (AXCTD) Profiles. Ver. 1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [10-01-2020] at https://doi.org/10.5067/OMGEV-AXCT1.

Fenty, I., J.K. Willis, A. Khazendar, S. Dinardo, R. Forsberg, I. Fukumori, D. Holland, M. Jakobsson, D. Moller, J. Morison, A. Meunchow, E. Rignot, M. Schodlock, A.F. Thompson, K. Tino, M. Rutherford, and N. Trenholm. 2016. Oceans Melting Greenland: Early results from NASAs ocean-ice mission in Greenland. Oceanography 29(4):72-83, https://doi.org/10.5670/ocean.2016.100

Version History

Data accessed on: 10-01-2020