The Turkish Strait System (TSS)


28 August 2007 to 27 August 2009

This database contains the data of satellite-tracked surface drifters released in the Marmara Sea, southwestern Black Sea and northeastern Aegean Sea as part of the Turkish Strait System (TSS) project. More details can be found on the TSS main page.

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 Sukru Besiktepe, Pietro Zanasca, Riccardo Gerin and Pierre-Marie Poulain as part of a collaboration between the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) and the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS). OGS contribution was mainly funded by a grant from the United States Office of Naval Research.