Trajectories of drifters of different shapes released at four locations across the Atlantic Ocean

Philippe Miron, Maria Olascoaga, Francisco Beron-Vera, Nathan Putman, J. Triañes, Rick Lumpkin & Gustavo Goni
This data set contains trajectories of drifters of various shapes deployed at four locations across the Atlantic Ocean during the PIRATA (Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic) Northeast Extension (https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/pne/index.php) cruise in 2018. The drifters were released to study how marine debris and Sargassum move under different ocean and wind conditions and assess inertial effects on their drift. These drifters were specially designed at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. Five types...
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