Except from Podcast: Kara La Lomia is part of a team at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) that’s designing, constructing and using drifters. These floating instruments track the currents, and are engaging everyone from students to lobstermen. To listen go to http://coseenow.net/podcast/2010/02/drifter/
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This data, collected by our colleagues at Cape Fear Community College, definitely got their attention. This is especially noteworthy because we’re getting towards the end of the semester where students are dealing with all kinds of assignments and are just trying to survive. A lecture about gyres and the differences between strong and swift western boundary currents and weak and meandering eastern boundary currents that is usually met with bored indifference was suddenly incredibly relevant.
That track was made in two months folks! Heck, I had no idea the Gulf Stream was *that* fast.
Does anybody know where I can get a kml file showing higher resolution SST data for the North Atlantic that would show all of the eddies in more detail?
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- jmanning: Hi Bob- Were you able to get your drifter in the ...
- Deidre Sullivan: That is quite a journey. Hopefully we will be abl...
- Sage Lichtenwalner: So close, and yet, apparently, the EEZ boundary ta...
- Sage Lichtenwalner: Wow, this really is a cool story. One could run a...
- Deidre Sullivan: I am amazed that the drifter has survived our wint...