The location of the ITCZ is determined using ocean vector winds, sea surface salinity (SSS), precipitation (P), and evaporation (E) estimates for the region. Observation resources include satellite-based observations (wind, SSS, and P), models (wind, SSS, P, E), and in situ assets deployed during the SPURS-2 field campaign (wind, SSS, P, E). Observations from the in situ assets including upper air soundings, ships, and buoys are used to validate satellite and model data and to develop scaling requirements for estimating the advection and convergence of atmospheric moisture in the SPURS-2 region. The effective spatial and temporal resolution needed to determine the location and extent of the ITCZ is addressed. Issues and solutions for using satellite-only data to determine the location of the ITCZ are presented. The location of the ITCZ impacts several areas of interest for the SPURS-2 field campaign including precipitation, wind velocities, column integrated atmospheric moisture content, sea surface salinity, sea surface temperature, radiation budgets, and latent and sensible heat fluxes.