Global Ocean delayed mode in-situ observations of ocean surface currents

Date 2019-04
Author(s) Rio Marie-Hélène1, Etienne Hélène1
Affiliation(s) 1 : CLS, Collecte Localisation Satellites, France
DOI 10.17882/41334
Publisher SEANOE
Abstract The In Situ delayed mode product designed for reanalysis purposes integrates the best available version of in situ data for ocean surface currents.

The data are collected from the Surface Drifter Data Assembly Centre (SD-DAC at NOAA AOML). All surface drifters data have been processed to check for drogue loss. Drogued and undrogued drifting buoy surface ocean currents are provided with a drogue presence flag as well as a wind slippage correction for undrogued buoys.

Altimeter and wind data have been used to extract the direct wind slippage from the total drifting buoy velocities. This product is designed to be assimilated into or for validation purposes of operational models operated by ocean forecasting centers for reanalysis purposes or for research community. These users need data aggregated and quality controlled in a reliable and documented manner.
Licence CC-BY-ND
Data

2019 version (last version through Copernicus)

Data
File Size Format Processing Access
2016 release 1 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
2017 release 2 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
2018 release 2 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
2019 Release 2 GB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access
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Rio Marie-Hélène, Etienne Hélène (2019). Global Ocean delayed mode in-situ observations of ocean surface currents. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/41334