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

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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
present. Drogue depths vary from 1m to 40m.
Related URL
Description: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  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
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: .001 degrees
Longitude Resolution: .001 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 meters - < 250 meters
Temporal Resolution: 1 hr
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
ISO Topic Category
Platform
BUOYS Ancillary Description
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
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
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
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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-03-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-12-01
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