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Metadata Updated: December 8, 2023

This collaborative project is focused on collecting temperature and salinity profiles in the waters in the vicinity of the US Virgin Islands to investigate the oceans role in modulating hurricane intensity in the region. Specifically, glider data will be utilized to both validate and improve operational coupled ocean and atmosphere hurricane models. The 5 Naval Oceanographic gliders deployed in the US Virgin Islands were part of a larger network that included an additional 5 in the vicinity of Puerto Rico. These gliders were provided and operated by the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) and are part of a larger effort to deploy and operate over 100 gliders simultaneously. The data these Littoral Battlespace Sensing (LBS) gliders collect is used in underwater ocean forecasts that support a wide range of naval operations. This glider also carried a Loggerhead Instruments Remora Acoustic Recorder, but the data from this sensor is not contained in this dataset.

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Metadata Date December 31, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2023
Reference Date(s) August 4, 2018 (creation), August 4, 2018 (issued)
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Metadata Date December 31, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2023
Reference Date(s) August 4, 2018 (creation), August 4, 2018 (issued)
Responsible Party CariCOOS,MARACOOS,Integrated Ocean Observing System,Naval Oceanographic Office,Rutgers University,National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ocean and Coastal Observing Virgin Islands Inc., NOAA National Ocean Service, Loggerhead Instruments (Point of Contact)
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