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Drifting Buoy Data for the Global Ocean; Position, Surface Pressure, and Surface/Subsurface Temperature
Entry ID: MEDS_DRIBU


Summary
Abstract: Drifting Buoy (DRIBU) data have been gathered from a number of different
sensors mounted on drifting buoys. Drifting buoy data includes the buoy
position, date, time and, in most cases, includes many variables such as
surface and subsurface water temperature, air pressure, air temperature, wind
speed and wind direction.

MEDS is the world data centre for drifting buoys (Responsible National
Oceanographic Data Centre - RNODC). As part of its role, MEDS acquires,
processes, quality controls and archives real-time drifting buoy messages
reporting over the Global Telecommunications System (GTS) as well as delayed
mode data acquired from other sources. Over 200,000 new records are captured
monthly from the GTS.

MEDS has collected and archived over 22 million real-time records from all over
the world between 1978 and the present. These include data from both
oceanographic and and meteorological buoys.

These data are available on computer magnetic tape in GF-3 format, floppy disk
or diskette. Data retrieval can be by area, time period or buoy number. Sea
surface temperature (SST), sea level pressure (SLP), sea level tendency and
sub-surface temperature are available, as well as buoy position.To provide a
global repository for drifting buoy data that may be accessed by those
interested.
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Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -80.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Marine Environmental Data Service
Dataset Title: Drifting Buoy Data for the Global Ocean; Position, Surface Pressure, and Surface/Subsurface Temperature
Online Resource: http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Meds/Databases/DRIBU/drifting_bu...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EASTERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]


Instrument
DRIFTING BUOYS    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
GCMD
DRIBU
GLOBAL DRIFTER PROGRAM
IDN_NODE GSFC
PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
SUBSURFACE FLOATS/DRIFTERS
SURFACE FLOATS/DRIFTERS
WOCE-SVP
WOCE/TOGA
Wind Speed/direction


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Integrated Science Data Management, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ESTELLE COUTURE
Phone: +01-613-990-0259
Fax: +01-613-993-4658
Email: couture at meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Marine Environmental Data Service
12082 - 200 Kent Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E6
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: On a cost-recovery basis.


Personnel
SAVITHRI SAVI NARAYANAN
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-613-990-0265
Fax: +01-613-993-4658
Email: narayanans at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Marine Environmental Data
Service
12082 - 200 Kent Street
K1A 0E6
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Country: CANADA


ESTELLE COUTURE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-613-990-0259
Fax: +01-613-993-4658
Email: couture at meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Marine Environmental Data Service
12082 - 200 Kent Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E6
Country: Canada



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-05-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-01-11



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