Discovery Metadata System

Satellite-tracked trajectories of drifting buoys deployed in the Southern Ocean, 2006-2010


Forty surface drifters (drogued at 15m) were deployed from the ship during the cruise and subsequently tracked by satellite. Four ARGO floats were also deployed. These were programmed to drift at a depth of 1000m. They were also programmed to descend to 2000m and then resurface every 10 days in order to complete a full ocean profile

ADELIE, Argo float, GDP, Global Drifter Program

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