RAFOS Floats in the North Atlantic; University of Rhode Island
Entry ID: URI_RAFOS_Floats

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Summary
Abstract: RAFOS floats are neutrally buoyant isopycnal drifters, which are tracked
acoustically by ranging to as many as five sound sources that were moored at
the depth of the permanent sound channel south of the Gulf Stream along a line
between 73W and 51W. All sources transmit a precisely timed frequency
modulated, continuous wave (CW) signal every eight hours. The floats, ... View entire text
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Description: Home page for the "RAFOS Float Group"
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 30.0   E: -45.0   W: -75.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-01-17
Stop Date: 1990-03-26
ISO Topic Category
Originating Center
Data Center
RAFOS Float Group, Physical Oceanography Department, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.po.gso.uri.edu/rafos/
Dataset ID: RAFOS Floats

Data Center Personnel
Name: SANDRA ANDERSON-FONTANA
Phone: 401-874-6520
Email: sfontana at gso.uri.edu
Contact Address:
227 Watkins
URI/GSO
City: Narragansett
Province or State: RI
Postal Code: 02882
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 401-874-6520
Email: sfontana at gso.uri.edu
Contact Address:
227 Watkins
URI/GSO
City: Narragansett
Province or State: RI
Postal Code: 02882
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Anderson-Fontana,S. and H.T. Rossby, 1991. RAFOS floats in the SYNOP
Experiment 1988-1990. G.S.O. Univ. of Rhode Island Tech. Report 91-7, 155 pp.

Hummon, J., T. Rossby, E. Carter, J. Lillibridge III, M. Liu, K. Schultz-Tokos,
S. Anderson-Fontana, A. Mariano, 1991. The Anatomy of Gulf Stream Meanders.
G.S.O. Univ. of Rhode Island Tech. Report 91-4, vol. I and II.

Bower, A., R. O'Gara and T. Rossby, 1986. RAFOS float pilot studies in the
Gulf Stream 1984-1985. G.S.O. Univ. of Rhode Island Tech. Report 86-7, 110 pp.

Rossby, T., D. Dorson and J. Fontaine, 1986. The RAFOS system. J. Atmos. and
Oceanic Tech., 3, 672-679.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-07-03
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