Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Inner Shelf Circulation Study
Sturges, W., Pearn P. Niiler, and R. H. Weisberg
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This report presents the results of an experiment involving several hundred satellite-tracked surface drifters used, together with an auxiliary series of moored current meters and meteorological buoys, to measure the near-shore circulation in the coastal waters of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. The drifter experiment was performed under the direction of Dr. P. P. Niiler of Scripps. Each weekly set of results, determined by satellite, was mapped in near-real time by Dr. Walter Johnson of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) and then made available to interested parties on a web page set up for this project at http://gulf.ocean.fsu.edu.