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The NOPP Ocean Drifter Data and Education Site
Entry ID: 01-drifter-99

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Summary
Abstract: Ocean currents play an extremely important role in the global transfer of
water, heat, organisms, nutrients, potential pollutants, and sediments.
Satellite and computer technology, combined with years of experience are
presently used to investigate how water moves within the ocean. In one of the
earliest attempts to study ocean currents, scientists aboard the R.M.S.
Challenger used a float or ... View entire text
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Description: The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) is a collaboration of
fifteen Federal agencies to provide leadership and coordination of national
oceanographic research and education programs. An innovative program
established by Congress in Fiscal Year 1997, NOPP facilitates new interactions
among federal agencies, academia and industry; increases visibility for ocean
issues on the national agenda; and achieves a higher level of coordinated
effort and synergy across the broad oceanographic community.
Service Citation
Originators: National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)
Title: Project NOPP Drifters
Release_Date: 1998-04-03
Provider: United States Global Change Research Program (U.S. GCRP)
URL: http://drifters.doe.gov
Service Keywords
DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING >ARCHIVING Parameter Definition
EDUCATION/OUTREACH >CURRICULUM SUPPORT >CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES Parameter Definition
EDUCATION/OUTREACH >INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS >WEB-BASED Parameter Definition

ISO Topic Category
OCEANS
Platform
BUOYS Ancillary Description
Quality Educators can use data and information to integrate ocean science into
curricula, scientists use drifter data to build models of climate and
weather patterns, and Oceanographers use drifter data to track
major ocean currents and eddies.
Ancillary Keywords
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Service Provider
NOPP > National Oceanographic Partnership Program Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.nopp.org/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: SARAH SCHOEDINGER
Phone: 202-232-3900, ext.221
Email: sschoedinger at brook.edu
Contact Address:
1755 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 800
United States
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20036
Country: CORE
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic
Distribution_Format: HTML
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 1999-11-15
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-06-01
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