Dataset: ship_track_SFX
Deployment: DRFT08RR

SOFeX project cruise track animation
Principal Investigator: 
Ken Johnson (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, MBARI)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Kenneth H. Coale (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, MLML)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Cynthia L. Chandler (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
15 March 2007
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The short animation was downloaded in March 2007 from the SOFeX project Web site hosted at MBARI. It was originally published as a .avi format file (compatible with Windows Media Player or Real Player software), and has been converted to Flash by the OCB DMO.

The brief animation depicts the ship tracks of all three vessels that participated in the SOFeX sampling cruises during austral summer 2002. The animation begins with the R/V Revelle departing Lyttelton, NZ and heading south toward the SOFeX study area. The R/V Revelle ship track is represented by red dots, the R/V Melville ship track is green, the USCGC Polar Star ship track is blue and the North (N) patch drifter is black. There is no audio track.

The SOFeX project cruise track and sampling area are plotted on a southern polar projection map (view map as JPG image).

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