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General
Data set name

Mediterranean Surface Drifter Database

Data holding centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom September 2001 on going
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Mediterranean and Black Sea (box 30-46N, 5W-45E)

Observations 
Parameters

Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Satellite tracking system

Description 
Summary

This data-sets contains the data of satellite-tracked surface drifters in the Mediterranean Sea. The drifters were deployed in the Mediterranean Sea for sientific and operational purposes by various institutions from different countries. The raw drifter data, essentially position (latitude and longitude) and sea surface temperature, were first reduced and edited for spikes and outliers. They were them interpolated at uniformally distributed times, low-pass filtered and sub-sampled at 6-hour intervals. A html-based browser was designed to facilitate access to the data. Individual plots (trajectories and time-series), composite trajectory plots (spaghettie diagrams) and animations as well as documentation on the data processing are easily accessible through standard HTML documents, and can be visualized using a web viewer such as Netscape or similar. The processed drifter data can also be provided in the form of MATLAB binary files. Main partners are: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Istituto Universario Navale, Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie l'Energia e l'Ambiente, Naval Postgraduate School, NATO Undersea Research Centre, Naval Oceanographic Office, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Science of Ukraine.

OriginatorsOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Data web sitehttp://doga.ogs.trieste.it/drifter/index.html
Availability 
OrganisationOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactPoulain P.M.
Address

OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c
Sgonico (Trieste)

34010
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-70
Global identifier3914
Last revised2004-11-23