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     data   graph     files  public Drifter track data from drifters deployed on multiple R/V Endeavor, Albatross IV, Oceanus,
Delaware, Cape Hatteras, Parizeau, and CCGS Cygnus cruises in the Gulf of Maine and Georges
Bank from 1995-1999 (GLOBEC)
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL access_formats String .htmlTable,.csv,.json,.mat,.nc,.tsv,.esriCsv,.geoJson,.odvTxt
attribute NC_GLOBAL acquisition_description String The status of drogue presence is indicated by timing the submergence of the
surface float. When the drogue is attached, its drag will cause the surface
sphere to submerge occasionally as a wave passes. If the drogue has been lost,
the surface sphere remains at the surface and is not buried by waves. When the
surface float submerges, contacts on top of the sphere are shorted out by the
seawater and the PTT controller starts counting the length of time (seconds)
the contacts are shorted. Every 30 minutes the accumulated submergence time is
scaled by 0.1 (for example, 1000 seconds is scaled to 100) and loaded into the
first byte of the data string and a new submergence time is started. Typical
submergence values are 10 to 100. Consistent submergence values of 0 indicate
the drogue has been lost. The maximum submergence value is 180 and indicates
the surface float is sinking, or heavily fouled.

Those drifters with identifications starting with a \"g\" were generally
deployed in US territorial waters and those with an \"n\" deployed in Canadian
waters by the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_nid String 54610
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_award_number String unknown GB NSF
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funder_name String National Science Foundation
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funding_acronym String NSF
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_funding_source_nid String 350
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_program_manager String David L. Garrison
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_0_program_manager_nid String 50534
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_award_nid String 54626
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_award_number String unknown GB NOAA
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_funder_name String National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_funding_acronym String NOAA
attribute NC_GLOBAL awards_1_funding_source_nid String 352
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Other
attribute NC_GLOBAL comment String Drifter Location Data
GLOBEC Georges Bank, 1995-1999
Contributer: Richard Limeburner (WHOI)
Modified by BCO-DMO 05-24-12: re-structured data, added yrday_gmt,
cruiseid, and argosid.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String info at bco-dmo.org
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String https://www.bco-dmo.org/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL data_source String extract_data_as_tsv version 2.3 19 Dec 2019
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2012-05-25T20:08:29Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2019-02-01T16:50:16Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL defaultDataQuery String &time<now
attribute NC_GLOBAL doi String 10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.3660.1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -13.247
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 53.623
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 21.036
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -13.247
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -77.139
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/3660 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_acronym String BDFT
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_dataset_instrument_nid String 5630
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_description String Drifter buoy to include the Beardsley Drifter. Generic drifter buoys may be surface or sub-surface buoys that move with the current. They have a variety of instruments attached, providing a platform that allows for the measurement of surface drifts, air pressure and other variables. The Beardsley Drifters are near-surface satellite-tracked drifters used for observations of circulation patterns. They are WOCE-style drifters featuring holey sock drogues. Each drifter has a small (~ 30 cm diameter) surface float with ARGOS transmitter and batteries tethered to a holey sock drogue centered at 15 m below the surface. The drogue, about 10 m tall and 1 m in diameter, is designed to "lock" itself to the water so that the surface float follows the mean water motion at 15 m depth with very little slippage even in high winds. Thus measuring the drifter's position as a function of time provides a Lagrangian measurement of the 15-m ocean current. (http://globec.whoi.edu/jg/info/globec/soglobec/drifters_argos%7Bdir=globec.whoi.edu/jg/dir/globec/soglobec/,data=globec.whoi.edu:80/jg/serv/globec/soglobec/drifters_argos.html1%7D?) WOCE-drifters: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/woce/woce_v3/wocedata_1/diu_summaries/svp/index.htm
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_name String Drifter Buoy
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_instrument_nid String 424
attribute NC_GLOBAL instruments_0_supplied_name String Drifter Buoy
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String argosid, bco, bco-dmo, biological, chemical, cruiseid, data, dataset, date, day, day_gmt, dmo, drifterid, erddap, iso, latitude, longitude, management, month, month_gmt, oceanography, office, preliminary, start, submergence, temperature, time, time_gmt, year, year_start, yrday, yrday_gmt
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/3660/license (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL metadata_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/api/dataset/3660 (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 53.623
attribute NC_GLOBAL param_mapping String {'3660': {'lat': 'master - latitude', 'lon': 'master - longitude', 'ISO_DateTime_UTC': 'flag - time'}}
attribute NC_GLOBAL parameter_source String https://www.bco-dmo.org/mapserver/dataset/3660/parameters (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_affiliation String Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_affiliation_acronym String WHOI
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_name String Dr Richard Limeburner
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_person_nid String 50423
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_role String Principal Investigator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_0_role_type String originator
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_affiliation String Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_affiliation_acronym String WHOI BCO-DMO
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_name String Shannon Rauch
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_person_nid String 51498
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_role String BCO-DMO Data Manager
attribute NC_GLOBAL people_1_role_type String related
attribute NC_GLOBAL project String GB
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_acronym String GB
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_description String The U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Program is a large multi- disciplinary multi-year oceanographic effort. The proximate goal is to understand the population dynamics of key species on the Bank - Cod, Haddock, and two species of zooplankton (Calanus finmarchicus and Pseudocalanus) - in terms of their coupling to the physical environment and in terms of their predators and prey. The ultimate goal is to be able to predict changes in the distribution and abundance of these species as a result of changes in their physical and biotic environment as well as to anticipate how their populations might respond to climate change.
The effort is substantial, requiring broad-scale surveys of the entire Bank, and process studies which focus both on the links between the target species and their physical environment, and the determination of fundamental aspects of these species' life history (birth rates, growth rates, death rates, etc).
Equally important are the modelling efforts that are ongoing which seek to provide realistic predictions of the flow field and which utilize the life history information to produce an integrated view of the dynamics of the populations.
The U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank Executive Committee (EXCO) provides program leadership and effective communication with the funding agencies.
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_geolocation String Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, Northwest Atlantic Ocean
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_name String U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_project_nid String 2037
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_project_website String http://globec.whoi.edu/globec_program.html (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL projects_0_start_date String 1991-01
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_name String Biological and Chemical Oceanographic Data Management Office (BCO-DMO)
attribute NC_GLOBAL publisher_type String institution
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 21.036
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v55
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Drifter track data from drifters deployed on multiple R/V Endeavor, Albatross IV, Oceanus, Delaware, Cape Hatteras, Parizeau, and CCGS Cygnus cruises in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank from 1995-1999. Satellite-tracked drifters with holey sock drogues centered at 10, 15 and 40-m depths were deployed over Georges Bank during 1995-99 in support of the U.S. GLOBEC/Georges Bank Program.
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 1999-07-08T20:59:06.00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1995-01-01T06:01:54.00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Drifter track data from drifters deployed on multiple R/V Endeavor, Albatross IV, Oceanus, Delaware, Cape Hatteras, Parizeau, and CCGS Cygnus cruises in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank from 1995-1999 (GLOBEC)
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -77.139
attribute NC_GLOBAL xml_source String osprey2erddap.update_xml() v1.3
variable year_start   short  
attribute year_start _FillValue short 32767
attribute year_start actual_range short 1995, 1999
attribute year_start bcodmo_name String year_start
attribute year_start description String Year that the drifter was initially deployed (e.g. 1995).
attribute year_start long_name String Year Start
attribute year_start units String dimensionless
variable drifterid   String  
attribute drifterid bcodmo_name String drifterid
attribute drifterid description String Drifter identification number. 'g' = drifter initially deployed in US water; 'n' = drifter deployed in Canadian waters by the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
attribute drifterid long_name String Drifterid
attribute drifterid units String dimensionless
variable argosid   short  
attribute argosid _FillValue short 32767
attribute argosid actual_range short 3012, 24976
attribute argosid bcodmo_name String argosid
attribute argosid description String ARGOS drifter identification number.
attribute argosid long_name String Argosid
attribute argosid units String dimensionless
variable cruiseid   String  
attribute cruiseid bcodmo_name String cruiseid
attribute cruiseid description String Identification number of the cruise on which the drifter was initially deployed (e.g. OC302 = R/V Oceanus cruise number 302). 'nd' = cruiseid unknown.
attribute cruiseid long_name String Cruiseid
attribute cruiseid units String dimensionless
variable latitude   double  
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude _FillValue double NaN
attribute latitude actual_range double 21.036, 53.623
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude bcodmo_name String latitude
attribute latitude colorBarMaximum double 90.0
attribute latitude colorBarMinimum double -90.0
attribute latitude description String Latitude in decimal degrees; positive = North.
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LATX/ (external link)
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
variable longitude   double  
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude _FillValue double NaN
attribute longitude actual_range double -77.139, -13.247
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude bcodmo_name String longitude
attribute longitude colorBarMaximum double 180.0
attribute longitude colorBarMinimum double -180.0
attribute longitude description String Longitude in decimal degrees; negative = West.
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P09/current/LONX/ (external link)
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable temp   float  
attribute temp _FillValue float NaN
attribute temp actual_range float -5.0, 46.15
attribute temp bcodmo_name String temperature
attribute temp description String Water temperature.
attribute temp long_name String Temperature
attribute temp missing_value float NaN
attribute temp nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/TEMPP901/ (external link)
attribute temp units String degrees Celsius
variable submergence   float  
attribute submergence _FillValue float NaN
attribute submergence actual_range float -1.16, 2547.57
attribute submergence bcodmo_name String unknown
attribute submergence description String Tension value between surface float and drogue.
attribute submergence long_name String Submergence
attribute submergence units String unknown
variable yrday_gmt   float  
attribute yrday_gmt _FillValue float NaN
attribute yrday_gmt actual_range float 1.0636, 365.9906
attribute yrday_gmt bcodmo_name String yrday_gmt
attribute yrday_gmt description String Day of the year and decimal time (01 to 366); calculated from the original column 'yrday_special' (year day since 01/01/95).
attribute yrday_gmt long_name String Yrday Gmt
attribute yrday_gmt units String dimensionless
variable year   short  
attribute year _FillValue short 32767
attribute year actual_range short 1995, 1999
attribute year bcodmo_name String year
attribute year description String Year, in YYYY format (e.g. 1996).
attribute year long_name String Year
attribute year nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/YEARXXXX/ (external link)
attribute year units String dimensionless
variable month_gmt   String  
attribute month_gmt bcodmo_name String month_gmt
attribute month_gmt description String Month of the year (01 to 12), in MM format.
attribute month_gmt long_name String Month Gmt
attribute month_gmt units String dimensionless
variable day_gmt   String  
attribute day_gmt bcodmo_name String day_gmt
attribute day_gmt description String Day of the month (0 to 30), in DD format.
attribute day_gmt long_name String Day Gmt
attribute day_gmt units String dimensionless
variable time_gmt   String  
attribute time_gmt bcodmo_name String time_gmt
attribute time_gmt description String Time of day (24 hour clock), including decimal minutes.
attribute time_gmt long_name String Time Gmt
attribute time_gmt units String dimensionless
variable time   double  
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 7.88940114E8, 9.31467546E8
attribute time axis String T
attribute time bcodmo_name String ISO_DateTime_UTC
attribute time description String Date and time (UTC) formatted to ISO8601 standard. T indicates start of time string; Z indicates UTC.
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String ISO Date Time UTC
attribute time nerc_identifier String https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P01/current/DTUT8601/ (external link)
attribute time source_name String ISO_DateTime_UTC
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time time_precision String 1970-01-01T00:00:00.00Z
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z

The information in the table above is also available in other file formats (.csv, .htmlTable, .itx, .json, .jsonlCSV1, .jsonlCSV, .jsonlKVP, .mat, .nc, .nccsv, .tsv, .xhtml) via a RESTful web service.

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