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Profiling Drifter Data for the North Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Japan from University of Washington

Abstract: This dataset is composed of drifter trajectories, and temperature and
salinity profiles for the North Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Japan.

For the North Atlantic Ocean, 75 Profiling Autonomous Lagrangian
Circulation Explorer (PALACE) drifters will be deployed in the 18
degree C water region (20-40 N, 40-80 W), starting in July 1997.
The project is designed to examine the formation and circulation ... View entire text
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Description: University of Washington Profiling Drifters.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 34.0   E: 142.0   W: 127.0
  N: 47.0   S: 18.0   E: -20.0   W: -77.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stephen C. Riser
Dataset Title: University of Washington Profiling Drifters
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: University of Washington
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-07-01

Start Date: 1999-05-01
Use Constraints None of the data or information from the Univ. Washington Profiling
Drifter web site should be quoted or published without the permission
of the principal investigator.
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Data Set Progress
Data Center
School of Oceanography, University of Washington Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: riser at
Contact Address:
School of Oceanography
Box 357940
Univ. of Washington
City: Seattle
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA
Distribution Media: WWW
Distribution Format: postscript plots
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-15