Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER) surface drifters, interpolated to 15-minute intervals

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment II (CARTHE II)

DOI:
10.7266/N7W0940J
 
UDI:
R4.x265.237:0001
Last Update:
Jun 28 2017 20:21 UTC
 
Dataset Author(s):
Eric D'Asaro, Cedric Guigand, Angelique Haza, Helga Huntley, Guillaume Novelli, Tamay Özgökmen, Ed Ryan
Point of Contact:
Huntley, Helga S.
University of Delaware / School of Marine Science and Policy
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment 306 Robinson Hall
Newark, Delaware  19716
USA
helgah@udel.edu
Funding Source:
RFP-IV
Data Collection Period:
2016-01-21 to 2016-04-30

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Suggested Citation:

Eric D'Asaro, Cedric Guigand, Angelique Haza, Helga Huntley, Guillaume Novelli, Tamay Özgökmen, Ed Ryan (2017) Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER) surface drifters, interpolated to 15-minute intervals. Distributed by: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC), Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. doi:10.7266/N7W0940J

Abstract:

Over 1000 near-surface biodegradable drifters were deployed in the northern Gulf of Mexico in January-February 2016 as part of the CARTHE Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER). The drifters were drogued at 0.5 m depth and reported their positions in real-time using SPOT GPS units nominally every 5 minutes for about 3 months. No temperature or salinity sensors were attached to these drifters. The data was quality-controlled by separating trajectories at drogue-loss. Positions were then low-pass filtered and interpolated to uniform 15 minute intervals. Data covers the period 21 January through 30 April 2016. This dataset was created by the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE). This research was made possible by a grant from The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

Purpose:

The drifters were released to study submesoscale dispersion at the ocean surface.

Theme Keywords:

drifters, dispersion, submesoscale, surface transport, LASER, trajectories

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LASER_SPOT.zip (98.64 MB)

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Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER) surface drifters, interpolated to 15-minute intervals



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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER) surface drifters, interpolated to 15-minute intervals Alternate title: LASER surface drifters Date: Date: Date: 2017-03-14 Date type: Date type code: creation Abstract: Over 1000 near-surface biodegradable drifters were deployed in the northern Gulf of Mexico in January-February 2016 as part of the CARTHE Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER). The drifters were drogued at 0.5 m depth and reported their positions in real-time using SPOT GPS units nominally every 5 minutes for about 3 months. No temperature or salinity sensors were attached to these drifters. The data was quality-controlled by separating trajectories at drogue-loss. Positions were then low-pass filtered and interpolated to uniform 15 minute intervals. Data covers the period 21 January through 30 April 2016. This dataset was created by the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE). This research was made possible by a grant from The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative. Purpose: The drifters were released to study submesoscale dispersion at the ocean surface. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Individual name: Helga S. Huntley Organisation name: University of Delaware / School of Marine Science and Policy Position name: Research Assistant Professor Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 3028311175 Facsimile: Address: Address: Delivery point: College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment 306 Robinson Hall City: Newark Administrative area: Delaware Postal code: 19716 Country: USA Electronic mail address: helgah@udel.edu Role: Role code: pointOfContact Point of contact: Responsible party: Individual name: Angelique C. Haza Organisation name: University of Miami / Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Position name: Associate Scientist Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 3054214657 Facsimile: Address: Address: Delivery point: 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway City: Miami Administrative area: Florida Postal code: 33149 Country: USA Electronic mail address: ahaza@rsmas.miami.edu Role: Role code: pointOfContact Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: drifters Keyword: dispersion Keyword: submesoscale Keyword: surface transport Keyword: LASER Keyword: trajectories Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Gulf of Mexico Keyword: DeSoto Canyon Type: Keyword type code: place Language: eng; USA Topic category: Topic category code: oceans Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -97.7665 East bound longitude: -77.7405 South bound latitude: 19.9373 North bound latitude: 32.2662 Geographic element: BoundingPolygon: Polygon: Polygon: Outer boundary: Linear ring: gml:posList: 32.2662 -77.7405 30.4624 -79.2231 26.4086 -79.3827 24.1585 -79.9986 23.1544 -81.4355 23.18508 -82.86788 22.6151 -84.3094 21.8899 -85.1989 22.9498 -87.3201 22.02 -90.4221 21.7225 -92.5433 20.0489 -93.3416 19.9373 -96.5348 22.801 -96.5804 24.5304 -97.7665 25.90299 -97.04024 28 -97.2647 30 -93.296 28.94497 -90.8879 29.13708 -89.81124 28.90651 -88.99825 30.07316 -89.06417 30.14919 -87.89962 30.4252 -86.8868 29.3653 -83.9901 26.7805 -83.5567 24.5118 -83.6251 24.1771 -81.5039 24.91063 -80.38497 26.00177 -79.90157 29.3281 -80.4091 31.0203 -80.2495 31.9873 -79.4283 32.2662 -77.7405 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Description: ground condition Begin date: 2016-01-21 End date: 2016-04-30 Supplemental Information: ID date (YYYY-MM-DD), time (HH:MM:FFF) latitude, longitude (decimal degrees) estimated position error (m) eastward and northward velocities (m/s) estimated velocity error (m/s)|||||
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Distribution info: Distribution: Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: 3618253604 Address: Address: Delivery point: 6300 Ocean Drive City: Corpus Christi Administrative area: TX Postal code: 78412 Country: USA Electronic mail address: griidc@gomri.org Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://data.gulfresearchinitiative.org Role: Role code: distributor Distributor format: Format: Name: dat, txt Version: inapplicable File decompression technique: zip Distributor transfer options: Digital transfer options: Transfer size: 98.637 Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://data.gulfresearchinitiative.org/data/R4.x265.237:0001 Protocol: https Name: Data Landing Page Description: GRIIDC dataset landing page Function: Online function code: information
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Publications:

Miron, P., Beron-Vera, F. J., Olascoaga, M. J., Sheinbaum, J., Pérez-Brunius, P., & Froyland, G. (2017). Lagrangian dynamical geography of the Gulf of Mexico. Scientific Reports, 7(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07177-w

D’Asaro, E. A., Shcherbina, A. Y., Klymak, J. M., Molemaker, J., Novelli, G., Guigand, C. M., … Özgökmen, T. M. (2018). Ocean convergence and the dispersion of flotsam. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201718453. doi:10.1073/pnas.1718453115

Olascoaga, M. J., Miron, P., Paris, C., Pérez-Brunius, P., Pérez-Portela, R., Smith, R. H., & Vaz, A. (2018). Connectivity of Pulley Ridge with remote locations as inferred from satellite-tracked drifter trajectories. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. doi:10.1029/2018jc014057

Haza, A. C., D’Asaro, E., Chang, H., Chen, S., Curcic, M., Guigand, C., … Shcherbina, A. (2018). Drogue-Loss Detection for Surface Drifters during the Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER). Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 35(4), 705–725. doi:10.1175/jtech-d-17-0143.1

Carlson, D. F., Özgökmen, T., Novelli, G., Guigand, C., Chang, H., Fox-Kemper, B., … Horstmann, J. (2018). Surface Ocean Dispersion Observations From the Ship-Tethered Aerostat Remote Sensing System. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5. doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00479

Gough, M. K., Beron-Vera, F. J., Olascoaga, M. J., Sheinbaum, J., Jouanno, J., & Duran, R. (2019). Persistent Lagrangian Transport Patterns in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(2), 353–367. doi:10.1175/jpo-d-17-0207.1

Pearson, J., Fox-Kemper, B., Barkan, R., Choi, J., Bracco, A., & McWilliams, J. C. (2019). Impacts of Convergence on Structure Functions from Surface Drifters in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(3), 675–690. doi:10.1175/jpo-d-18-0029.1

Gonçalves, R. C., Iskandarani, M., Özgökmen, T., & Thacker, W. C. (2019). Reconstruction of Submesoscale Velocity Field from Surface Drifters. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(4), 941–958. doi:10.1175/jpo-d-18-0025.1

Chang, H., Huntley, H. S., Kirwan, A. D., Carlson, D. F., Mensa, J. A., Mehta, S., … Poje, A. C. (2019). Small-scale dispersion in the presence of Langmuir circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography. doi:10.1175/jpo-d-19-0107.1