Seaglider data from the Indian Ocean as part of the Equatorial Line Observations (ELO), January-April 2019



The data included in this publication are from conductivity, temperature, and pressure sensors attached to two Seagliders deployed near Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean (10.47 S, 105.73 E) on the 23rd of January 2019. They travelled to two waypoints in the direction of the coast of Java; Seaglider SG641 arrived at waypoint ELOX1 (10.166 S 105.9 E) on the 25th January 2019 and SG537 at waypoint ELOX2 (9.25 S 106.533 E) on 30th of January 2019. They then stayed at their waypoints until their final dives on the 4th of April 2019 and 13th of April 2019, respectively. Each glider dataset was processed using the UEA Seaglider toolbox. The corrections did not remove all uncertainty from the salinity data in the thermocline region, therefore, salinity and other derived variables were set to null if still not considered trustworthy. The sampling interval varied throughout the deployment for the SG537 with a minimum sampling rate of 4-5 seconds. The measurements were carried out in succession and the time stamp corresponds to the first measurement of each cycle. The data from the SG641, a scicon glider, was interpolated to 1 second intervals. Depth estimates for each different sensor are also provided. Both Seagliders are from the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK glider facility, and were deployed and piloted by UEA and associated personnel. These gliders were deployed as part of the Equatorial Line Observations (ELO) project, whose primary objective was to understand ocean-atmosphere interactions associated with atmospheric convectively coupled equatorial waves (CCEWs) and the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). The ELO project is funded jointly by the Natural Environmental Research Council, UK (grant reference NE/R012431/1), and the National Science Foundation, USA (grant reference 1724741).
Date made available15 Dec 2022
PublisherBritish Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Temporal coverage23 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
Geographical coverageIndian Ocean

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