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Drifting buoy data from the U.S. Northeast Continental Shelf
Entry ID: Drifters_US_NE_Continental_Shelf


Summary
Abstract: Collection of drifter tracks from various projects in the Northeast US with
most being from the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank. Projects include ECOHAB,
MERHAB, USGS Mass Bay, GLOBEC, SCOPEX, and eMOLT. Time span ranges from 1988 to
2005. Drogue depths vary from 1m to 40m.

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Extract data online through a DODS server form.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 46.0 S: 35.0  E: -63.0  W: -75.0
 Min Altitude: 0  Max Altitude: 0  Min Depth: 1M  Max Depth: 40M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: James P. Manning


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-04-02
Stop Date: 2005-06-17


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GEORGES BANK
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: .001 degrees
Longitude Resolution: .001 degrees
Temporal Resolution: 1 hr


Science Keywords
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >ADVECTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >UPWELLING/DOWNWELLING    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
null


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]


Instrument
DRIFTING BUOYS    [Information]
GPS RECEIVERS    [Information]
ARGOS >ARGOS Data Collection and Position Location System    [Information]


Project
GLOBEC >Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, IGBP    [Information]
IGBP >International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    [Information]
U.S.GLOBEC-GB >U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, Georges Bank    [Information]
ECOHAB >Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Bloom    [Information]
MERHAB >Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms    [Information]
COHH >Centers for Oceans and Human Health    [Information]
EMOLT >Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps    [Information]
SCOPEX >The South Channel Ocean Productivity Experiment    [Information]
GOMODP >Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership    [Information]


Quality
Quality is poor in that a) drogue depths and loss not well documented, b)
variety of configurations were used, and c) data derived from multiple projects
with different agendas.


Access Constraints
Please notify the individual responsible for collecting the specific dataset


Keywords
Coastal current
Lagrangian
Drifters


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
WHOI,NOAA/NEFSC


Data Center
Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAMES P. MANNING
Phone: 508-495-2211
Fax: 508-495-2258
Email: james.manning at noaa.gov
Email: jmanning at mercury.wh.whoi.edu
Contact Address:
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
166 Water Street
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA


Personnel
JAMES P. MANNING
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 508-495-2211
Fax: 508-495-2258
Email: james.manning at noaa.gov
Email: jmanning at mercury.wh.whoi.edu
Contact Address:
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
166 Water Street
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-12-01



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