Palmer LTER Lagrangian Current Measurements

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Citation:
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Title: Palmer LTER Lagrangian Current Measurements
Description:
Abstract:
We deployed satellite-tracked near surface drifters during the annual austral summer Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program January cruises during 2005-2007 in order to investigate the near-surface Lagrangian currents over the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) shelf between 63 and 68 S. The LTER investigators have focused their studies in this region since 1990, and have collected much valuable hydrographic and biological data on this ecosystem, but to date there have been very few direct measurements of currents. Satellite-tracked drifters provide a simple yet powerful tool to track the motion of near-surface water on time scales ranging from the tidal/inertial band to monthly and longer.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050106
Ending_Date: 20071224
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -110.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -50.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -50.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.0
Keywords:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: ARGOS > ARGOS DATA COLLECTION AND POSITION LOCATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: LTER > LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: NSF/OPP > OFFICE OF POLAR PROGRAMS, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROBERT C. BEARDSLEY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RICHARD LIMEBURNER
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: MS #21 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: MS #21 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02543
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-289-2536
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-289-2539
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2181
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rbeardsley@whoi.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rlimeburner@whoi.edu
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NODC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Oceanographic Data Center
Address: User Services Branch
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC1
Address: SSMC3, 4th Floor
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: LTERdrifter
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/search/prod/acces...
Access_Instructions:
NODC Accession #0039274
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardN...
Access_Instructions:
NSF OPP Award Abstract #0537960
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080303
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090108
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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