Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1759–1790, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1759-2021

Special issue: Elucidating the role of clouds–circulation coupling in climate:...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1759–1790, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1759-2021

Data description paper 29 Apr 2021

Data description paper | 29 Apr 2021

Measurements from the RV Ronald H. Brown and related platforms as part of the Atlantic Tradewind Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign (ATOMIC)

Patricia K. Quinn et al.

Data sets

Near-surface meteorology, air-sea fluxes, surface ocean waves, and near-surface ocean properties (temperature, salinity, currents) measured by in-situ instruments aboard two Saildrones in the North Atlantic Ocean by NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies/University of Washington, during the Atlantic Tradewind Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign (ATOMIC), east and southeast of Barbados, 2020-01-13 to 2020-04-11 Dongxiao Zhang and Chidong Zhang https://doi.org/10.25921/9km0-f614

Near-surface meteorology, air-sea fluxes, surface ocean waves, and ocean properties (temperature, salinity, currents) estimated from in-situ instruments aboard the Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS) mooring by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Al Plueddemann, Sebastien Bigorre, and Ben Pietro https://doi.org/10.25921/er1a-hq72

Lower-atmospheric meteorological and surface properties from the CU-RAAVEN unmanned aircraft system (UAS) over the Tropical Atlantic Ocean by University of Colorado Boulder / Physical Sciences Labortory Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Gijs de Boer, Steven Borenstein, Radiance Calmer, Michael Rhodes, Christopher Choate, Jonathan Hamilton, Brian Argrow, and Janet Intrieri https://doi.org/10.25921/jhnd-8e58

Near-surface wind velocity, surface atmospheric pressure, and near-surface ocean parameters (temperature, salinity) estimated from in-situ instruments aboard 9 surface ocean drifters in the North Atlantic Ocean by NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorolo Gregory Foltz https://doi.org/10.25921/2pzq-4d52

Near-surface meteorology, air-sea fluxes, surface ocean waves, and near-surface ocean properties (turbulent dissipation rate, currents, temperature, salinity) estimated from in-situ and remote sensing instruments aboard six SWIFT drifters (Surface Wave In Jim Thomson, Elizabeth Thompson, Suneil Iyer, Kyla Drushka, and Alex de Klerk https://doi.org/10.25921/s5d7-tc07

Near-surface meteorology, air-sea fluxes, surface ocean waves, and near-surface ocean parameters (currents, temperature, salinity) estimated from in-situ and remote sensing instruments aboard two Wave Gliders lauched and recoverd from the NOAA Ship Ronald Jim Thomson, Elizabeth Thompson, Suneil Iyer, Kyla Drushka, and Alex de Klerk https://doi.org/10.25921/dvys-1f29

Near-surface meteorology, air-sea fluxes, surface ocean waves, and near surface ocean parameters (temperature, salinity, currents) and primary dataset of ship location and navigation estimated from in-situ and remote sensing instruments aboard NOAA Ship R Elizabeth Thompson, Chris Fairall, Sergio Pezoa, and Ludovic Bariteau https://doi.org/10.25921/etxb-ht19

Vertical profiles of ocean temperature, salinity, pressure, chlorophyll-a, turbidity, and oxygen, estimated from the in situ Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD), fluorometer, and dissolved oxygen sensors aboard the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the Nort Kyla Drushka https://doi.org/10.25921/zycs-th03

Vertical profiles of ocean currents estimated from an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler remote sensing instrument aboard the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlantic Ocean by the ship equipment and saved by the Applied Physics Laboratory at the Uni Kyla Drushka https://doi.org/10.25921/b6wh-zr34

Vertical profiles of ocean temperature and salinity estimated from the underway Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (uCTD) in-situ instrument aboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlantic Ocean by the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University Kyla Drushka https://doi.org/10.25921/nsmv-0c33

Ocean skin surface temperature estimated from remote sensing of infrared radiation by the Remote Ocean Surface Radiometer (ROSR) aboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlantic Ocean by the NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory during the Atlantic Trad Elizabeth Thompson https://doi.org/10.25921/nwx9-rd07

Ocean skin surface temperature and near-surface air temperature retrieved from spectral radiances measured by a Marine-Atmosphere Emitted Radiance Interferometer (M-AERI) aboard the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlantic Ocean by the University o Paquita Zuidema, Goshka Szczodrak, and Peter Minnet https://doi.org/10.25921/db6z-z646

Near-surface humidity and water vapor isotopologue ratios estimated from a Picarro gas analyzer in-situ instrument aboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlantic Ocean by Oregon State University and University of Auckland during the Atlantic Trade David Noone https://doi.org/10.25921/s76r-1n85

Vertical Profiles of cloud, vertical velocity, and precipitation parameters estimated from a motion-stabilized vertically-pointing W-band (94 GHz) Doppler radar aboard the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlantic Ocean by University of Miami and NO Elizabeth Thompson, Paquita Zuidema, Chris Fairall, Sergio Pezoa, Ken Moran, and Ludovic Bariteau https://doi.org/10.25921/44cy-kr53

Atmospheric chemistry and composition properties estimated from in-situ instruments aboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlantic Ocean by the NOAA Pacific Marine Enviornmental Laboratory during the Atlantic Tradewind Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale I Patricia Quinn and Derek Coffman https://doi.org/10.25921/yf54-2c81

Cloud base height and vertical profiles of visible light backscattered from aersols and clouds in the atmospheric boundary layer estimated from a vertically-pointing lidar remote sensing instrument aboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlantic Oc Elizabeth Thompson, Chris Fairall, Sergio Pezoa, and Ludovic Bariteau https://doi.org/10.25921/jbz6-e918

Rain rate, rain accumulation, raindrop count, and equivalent radar reflectivity from disdrometer aboard the NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlantic Ocean by the University of Miami during the Atlantic Tradewind Ocean-Atmosphere Mesoscale Interacti Paquita Zuidema https://doi.org/10.25921/pfgy-7530

Continuous profiles of vertical velocity and uncalibrated aerosol backscatter intensity at a wavelength of 1.5 micron in the atmospheric boundary layer measured by a vertically-stabilized Doppler lidar aboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown in the North Atlanti W. Alan Brewer https://doi.org/10.25921/74pc-me66

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ATOMIC took place in the northwestern tropical Atlantic during January and February of 2020 to gather information on shallow atmospheric convection, the effects of aerosols and clouds on the ocean surface energy budget, and mesoscale oceanic processes. Measurements made from the NOAA RV Ronald H. Brown and assets it deployed (instrumented mooring and uncrewed seagoing vehicles) are described herein to advance widespread use of the data by the ATOMIC and broader research communities.