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Georges Bank long-term drifter data, 1995-1999, GLOBEC
Entry ID: drifter_GB

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Abstract: Satellite tracked drifters with holey sock drogues centered at 10 and 40m
depths were deployed during 1995-99 to monitor the seasonal patterns of
near-surface circulation over Georges Bank and adjacent areas. Approximately
248 drifters where deployed by the GLOBEC program. Those drifters with
identifications starting with a "g" were generally ... View entire text
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Description: U.S. GLOBEC Data System - Directory of Data; See data object(s): "drifter95" thru "drifter99" and "drifter_positions" (R. Limeburner, Investigator)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 43.5   S: 40.0   E: -65.0   W: -70.0
Min Depth: 10M Max Depth: 40M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-07-30
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 6-8 PER DAY
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
ISO Topic Category
Quality Raw data. No quality control
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 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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Christopher E. Naimie, Richard Limeburner, Charles G. Hannah and Robert C.
Beardsley, 2001. On the geographic and seasonal patterns of the near-surface
circulation on Georges Bank - from real and simulated drifters. Deep-Sea
Research II 48, Pages 501-518.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23