Surface Drifter Data
These data sets have been supplied to OSD by the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorology Laboratory in Miami. Data files have been prepared in a compressed comma separated file with the format description in each file. Each file contains all of the buoy data from a particular ocean basin and year. A map of the basins is shown below.
*Please see notices below for updates
Data files are divided into these Ocean basins
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- To compare AOML data to OSD data, the buoy id/number is assigned
differently. When recycling buoy numbers, AOML's convention is to
add a 2 digit qualifier to the original generic buoy number to indicate
the year the buoy stopped reporting. AOML adds the qualifier as a prefix
while OSD reverses this and adds the qualifier as a suffix for easier use
within its processing system. For example AOML buoy id 9712345 is
represented in OSD as 1234597.
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