Dataset: drifter_start_positions
Deployment: AL9506

Initial drifter deployment positions
Principal Investigator: 
Richard Limeburner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
23 May 2012
Version Date: 

Initial positions of drifters deployed from 1995 to 1999 in support of the U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank program. For drifter tracking, see the 'drifter_tracks' dataset.

1Drifters named with a leading 'g' were generally deployed in US terriorial waters and drifters identified with a leading 'n' were deployed in Canadian Waters by Peter Smith from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO). Also, drifter types containing a gps system reported positions every 30 minutes.

2'inst' parameter is a combination of:  Manufacturer code (se = Seimac, cw = Clearwater, met = MEtocean, to = Technocean) + Center depth of drogue (10 or 40 meters) + Shape of drogue (W = wide, versus a square drogue) + Presence of gps system (gps)

Richard Limeburner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Woods Hole, MA 02540

BCO-DMO updated: June 01, 2012

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