Atlantic Climate and Circulation Experiment
Project DescriptionThe Atlantic Climate and Circulation Experiment (ACCE) is a 5-year
program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine
ocean-atmosphere interaction in the North Atlantic ocean. The purpose
of the experiment is to study the ocean's effect on climate change.
Profiling Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer (PALACE) drifters
are used to track water masses in the subarctic gyre and the
subtropical gyre of the North Atlantic ocean. In addition, these
drifters measure vertical profiles of salinity and temperature in the
Individual projects are conducted by scientists at the University of
Washington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Scripps Institution
of Oceanography, the University of Miami, and the NOAA Atlantic
Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML).
[This information was obtained from the Profiling Drifters website of
the Univ. of Washington, School of Oceanography.]