WOCE SAMBA experiment float data

During the World Ocean circulation experiment, 100 MARVOR floats were launched  near 800 dbar mostly in the Brazil basin, within the framework of SAMBA (SubAntartic Motions in the Brazil bAsin).This experiment aimed at describing the absolute general circulation of the Antarctic Intermediate Water around 800 m depth in the South Atlantic. MARVOR floats cycled every 2 (or 3) months between their nominal depth and surface to transmit data via the ARGOS system and were programmed for 30 (or 20) cycles, i.e. a total life of 5 years.


Physical oceanography


WOCE, Acoustics, Floats, MARVOR, RAFOS, Currents, AAIW, Ocean


30N, -75S, 30E, -100W


WOCE SAMBA1 experiment float data
488 KoASCProcessed data
WOCE SAMBA2 experiment float data
656 KoASCProcessed data
WOCE SAMBA3 experiment float data
1 MoASCProcessed data
Float positions during their surface drift
815 KoFLOATERQuality controlled data
Float data README
How to cite
Ollitrault Michel (2018). WOCE SAMBA experiment float data. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/46185

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