14 December 2001 to 31 August 2003

This database contains the data of satellite-tracked surface drifters released in the Tyrrhenia Sea Sea as part of several projects conducted by the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS, in Trieste, Italy), the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC in La Spezia, Italy) and the University Parthenope di Napoli (IUN, in Naples, Italy).

A html-based browser was designed  to facilitate access to the data. Individual plots (trajectories and time-series), a master 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 Ines Borionne, Riccardo Gerin and Pierre-Marie Poulain.