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Surface currents and temperature data from satellite-tracked drifters in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas from 2011-08-07 to 2014-03-06 (NCEI Accession 0126984)

Metadata Updated: July 28, 2023

Drifters were deployed from vessels in the Chukchi Sea during the ice-free seasons of 2011-2013. Drifter positions were determined via GPS, and positions were relayed via Iridium communications to on-shore data centers. Drifters were tracked from their release until they a) were picked up at sea for redeployment; b) beached on-shore; or c) died at sea because of battery failure or other causes. Many drifters remained active as sea ice re-formed in the region, and 3 drifters were frozen in the ice and released the following spring. Drifters also recorded Sea Surface Temperature (SST) from 2012 onward. Drifters were of various types (Davis, SVP, and Microstar) and were drogued at various depths (1 m and 10 m).

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Metadata Date 2021-10-16T21:46:40Z
Metadata Created Date March 12, 2021
Metadata Updated Date July 28, 2023
Reference Date(s) April 1, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2021-10-16T21:46:40Z
Metadata Created Date March 12, 2021
Metadata Updated Date July 28, 2023
Reference Date(s) April 1, 2015 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Dobbins, Elizabeth; University of Alaska - Fairbanks > Institute of Marine Science (IMS/UAF) (2015). Surface currents and temperature data from satellite-tracked drifters in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas from 2011-08-07 to 2014-03-06 (NCEI Accession 0126984). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0126984. Accessed [date]., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Temporal Extent Begin 2011-08-07
Temporal Extent End 2014-03-06

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