Upper ocean currents and sea surface temperatures (SST) from Satellite-tracked drifting buoys (drifters) as part of the Global Drifter Program for Hawaii region 1980/02/01 - 2009/03/31 (NCEI Accession 0063296)

Metadata Updated: February 26, 2021

Satellite-tracked drifting buoys ("drifters") collect measurements of upper ocean currents and sea surface temperatures (SST) around the world as part of the Global Drifter Program (GDP). Drifter locations are estimated from 16-20 satellite fixes per day, per drifter. The Drifter Data Assembly Center (DAC) at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) assembles these raw data, applies quality control procedures, and interpolates them via kriging to regular six-hour intervals.

This specific set of interpolated 6-hourly data represents the Hawaii sub-region of the GDP for all available drifters between 1980 to March 2009. Data are available as a single combined Matlab file as well as text format. One can acquire the most recent updates from http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/dacdata.html.

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Metadata Date 2020-06-15T03:34:03Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) January 18, 2011 (publication)
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Metadata Date 2020-06-15T03:34:03Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) January 18, 2011 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Lumpkin, Rick; NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (2011). Upper ocean currents and sea surface temperatures (SST) from Satellite-tracked drifting buoys (drifters) as part of the Global Drifter Program for Hawaii region 1980/02/01 - 2009/03/31 (NCEI Accession 0063296). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0063296. 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 1980-02-01
Temporal Extent End 2009-03-31

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