Palmer LTER Lagrangian Current Measurements
Entry ID: NSF-ANT05-37960

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Summary
Abstract: We deployed satellite-tracked near surface drifters during the annual austral summer Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program January cruises during 2005-2007 in order to investigate the near-surface Lagrangian currents over the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) shelf between 63 and 68 S. The LTER investigators have focused their studies in this region since 1990, and have collected much valuable hydrographic and biological data on this ecosystem, but to date there have been very few direct measurements of currents. Satellite-tracked drifters provide a simple yet powerful tool to track the motion of near-surface water on time scales ranging from the tidal/inertial band to monthly and longer.
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Description: NODC Accession #0039274

Description: NSF OPP Award Abstract #0537960
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.0   S: -75.0   E: -50.0   W: -110.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-06
Stop Date: 2007-12-24
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Data Center
National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: LTERdrifter

Data Center Personnel
Name: NODC USER SERVICES
Phone: 301-713-3277
Fax: 301-713-3302
Email: NODC.Services at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Oceanographic Data Center
User Services Branch
NOAA/NESDIS E/OC1
SSMC3, 4th Floor
1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 508-289-2536
Email: rbeardsley at whoi.edu
Contact Address:
MS #21 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-03-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-08
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