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griddap Subset tabledap Make A Graph wms files Title Summary FGDC ISO 19115 Info Background Info RSS Email Institution Dataset ID Trajectory - R4.x265.000.0027 - laser_spot_drifter_launch_info - 28.65N, 87.80W - 20160120T1 Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER) surface drifters, raw, Gulf of Mexico, January - May 2016. Over 1000 near-surface biodegradable drifters were deployed in the northern Gulf of Mexico in January-February 2016 as part of the CARTHE Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER). The drifters were drogued at 0.5 m depth and reported their positions in real-time using SPOT Global Positioning System (GPS) units nominally every 5 minutes for about 3 months. No temperature or salinity sensors were attached to these drifters. This dataset contains the raw data, except that duplicate entries, out-of-range positions, and data before launch have been eliminated.  Data covers the period 20 January through 1 May 2016. This dataset was created by the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE). This research was made possible by a grant from The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.\n\ncdm_data_type = Trajectory\nVARIABLES:\ntrajectory (Laser Spot Drifter Launch Info.Prn.Prn)\ntime (seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z)\nlatitude (degrees_north)\nlongitude (degrees_east)\ndepth (Depth of drifter drogue, m)\nvessel (Vessel (WS for Walton Smith or M* for Masco-8))\nlauch_group (lauch_group (WS for Walton Smith or M* for Masco-8))\nnode (Node (For the surveys, each drop constitutes a new node with a single vertex))\nvertex (vertex (For the surveys, each drop constitutes a new node with a single vertex))\ndrogue_loss_date (Date of drogue loss (yyyy-mm-dd)), seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z)\ntime3 (End Date and time of laser spot drifter launch, seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z)\nplatform (RV_Walton_Smith_or_RV_Masco-8)\ninstrument\ncrs\n (external link) University of Delaware / School of Marine Science and Policy R4_x265_000_0027_laser_spot_drifter_launch_info

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