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Lagrangian drifter data

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Start Date
2015-04-14
End Date
2015-07-07

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Rosenberger, K.J., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2017, Data from coastal circulation and water-column properties in the National Park of American Samoa, February-July 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7RN362H.

Summary

Satellite-tracked, DGPS-equipped Lagrangian surface-current drifter deployments were conducted over 12 weeks between 14 April and 7 July 2015 at various locations within and offshore of the National Park of American Samoa study area to track surface currents. The drifters internally logged their location every 1 minute, and they transmitted their positions to satellites every 5 minutes. A drogue was attached to the drifters at 1 m below sea level in order to track the currents at that depth.

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Purpose

These drifter deployments were conducted as a part of a larger investigation into the circulation and transport along the coast off the National Park of American Samoa on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa.
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