Drifting Buoys, RMRP 1995
Drifting Buoy Information:
Five satellite tracked drifting buoys were deployed between 3-4 April 1995 by the RV Argo Maine.
All five were drogued at a depth of 40 meters. The drifting buoys transmitted via Service Argos
and between 4 and 6 positions were received daily for most of the buoys. The
table below lists the deployment positions along with the date and position of
the last transmission.
The positions calculated by Service Argos were edited using a default speed
criterion of 6 knots, eliminating unrealistic positons. The cleaned time series
were fit by a cubic spline and interpolated to hourly positions. The hourly
positions were low-pass filtered to remove any tidal effects.
The smoothed position time series are shown for each buoy. The symbols on the
plots are every seven days, starting on 6 April 1995 at 0000z. Labels indicating
the date are placed every four weeks.
|PTT||Drogue Depth||Date Deployed||Latitude||Longitude||Last Date||Latitude||Longitude|
|8176||40 m||3 April 1995||43° 18.0´N||67° 37.2´W||31 Dec 1995||51° 11.6´N||44° 59.4´W|
|8177||40 m||4 April 1995||43° 33.0´N||67° 40.2´W||31 Dec 1995||39° 54.5´N||55° 28.4´W|
|8589||40 m||3 April 1995||42° 50.7´N||67° 50.5´W||08 Aug 1995||40° 50.0´N||68° 58.0´W|
|22507||40 m||4 April 1995||43° 09.5´N||67° 23.4´W||30 Dec 1995||35° 17.9´N||46° 05.5´W|
|22940||40 m||4 April 1995||43° 49.3´N||67° 33.1´W||31 Dec 1995||43° 42.6´N||65° 21.7´W|