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Surface drifter data, 2001-2002, Southern Ocean, continental margin west of Antarctic Peninsula, GLOBEC.
Entry ID: drifters_argos_SO

Abstract: Twenty-four surface drifters were deployed from research vessels during 4
cruises to the GLOBEC Southern Ocean study area (continental margin west of the
Antarctic Peninsula). The drifters are of the WOCE type, holly sock drogued at
15 meters, and track by the ARGOS system. Data reported are date/time, drifter
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Description: U.S. GLOBEC Data System - Directory of Data;
See data object(s): "drifters_argos" and "drifter_images" (R. Limeburner

drifter_images is a cartoon animation of the drifter tracks, year 2001.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.7   S: -68.4   E: -68.1   W: -73.6
Min Depth: 2M

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-05-05
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
Use Constraints Any person making substantial use of a data set must communicate with the
investigators who acquired the data prior to publication and anticipate that
the data collectors will be co-authors of published results. This extends to
model results and to data organized for retrospective studies.

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Data Center
U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics Program Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 508-289-2409
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: rgroman at
Contact Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Swift House MS#38
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1127
Country: USA
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Phone: 508-289-2298
Fax: 508-457-2169
Email: dallison at
Contact Address:
MS #36
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Shiverick House
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-24