Dynamics Of Localized Currents and Eddy Variability In The Adriatic


21 September 2002 to 29 February 2004

This database contains the data of satellite-tracked surface drifters released in the Northern and Middle Adriatic as part of the international DOLCEVITA project between 21 September 2002 and 29 February 2004.

A html-based browser was designed  to facilitate access to the data. Individual plots (trajectories and time-series), pictures and movies, a master directory table, as well as a short description of the drifter systems and of  the data processing, are easily accessible through standard HTML documents, and can be visualized using a web viewer such as Netscape 7.1 or similar. The edited and interpolated/filtered drifter data are also provided in ASCII and MATLAB binary files, respectively.

This product is the collective work of Riccardo Barbanti, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Laura Ursella and Roberto Cecco. Funding was principally provided by a grant from the United States Office of Naval Research to the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) and by the NATO Undersea Research Centre.