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Data set name

SAMS/DML North East Atlantic drifters (May 1983 - February 1985)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom May 1983 to February 1985
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North east Atlantic

Observations 
Parameters

Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Current meters; satellite tracking system; water body temperature sensor

Description 
Summary

Twelve satellite tracked drifting buoys were deployed at three different times in the Rockall Trough. The buoys were drogued at varying depths and carried thermistors to report sea surface temperature.

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science
References

Booth, D.A. and Meldrum, D.T. (1987) Northeast Atlantic satellite tracked buoy drifts., UK Department of Energy Offshore Technology Report OTH 87 270. HMSO, London, 95pp.

Availability 
OrganisationScottish Association for Marine Science
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactSteven J Gontarek (Data Information Manager)
Address

Scottish Association for Marine Science

Argyll
Oban
PA37 1QA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1631 559314
Emailsteve.gontarek@sams.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1049024
Global identifier663
Last revised2009-12-01