Southern California Bight Drifters

 

Data from the ten ARGOS satellite-tracked drifters deployed during the1990 Flux experiment are provided below. The drifters were of the holey sock design. Five were drouged to follow water at a depth of 15 meters indicated by an S. The five drouged to follow water at 40 meters are indicated by a D.

Data listed is: drifter identification number, location, location class, calendar date and time of data collection, calendar date and time of location and sea surface temperature.

Data is in tab delimited columns. A 9999.0 in the latitude field indicates the drifter was out of the water and subsequently redeployed. Locations are listed as latitude North, longitude West in decimal degrees. Location class is a measure of location accuracy. Date and time are given in calendar days and GMT. Temperature is given in degrees C.




 Location Class

 Estimated Accuracy in Latitude and Longitude

 3

 150 meters (1st st. dev.)

 2

 350 meters (1st st. dev.)

 1

 1000 meters (1st st. dev.)

Deployment 1 January 25, 1990 - February 7, 1990

8852 S
8853 D
8854 D
8855 S
8856 S
8857 S
8858 D
8859 S
8860 D
8861 D

Deployment 2 July 7, 1990 - July 22, 1990

At the end of this deployment the remaining drifters were not picked up. The sampling frequency beginning on July 22, 1990 (day 203), was changed to every three days.

8852 S
8853 D
8854 D
8855 S
8856 S
8857 S
8858 D
8859 S
8860 D
8861 D