Field validation of a semi-spherical Lagrangian drifter

We present the design and field validation for the performance of a Semi-spherical Lagrangian Drifter (SELD). The SELD is a low-cost, low-technology, home-made alternative to much more expensive commercial Lagrangian drifters. An analysis of the SELD configuration shows that its drag area ratio is a...

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Main Authors: M. Gasser, J. Salvador, P. Sangrà, J. L. Pelegrí
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas 2001-07-01
Series:Scientia Marina
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Online Access:http://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/709
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spelling doaj-2b203bf7eccd473db43b3dfe5d9fae132021-05-05T13:49:49ZengConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasScientia Marina0214-83581886-81342001-07-0165S113914310.3989/scimar.2001.65s1139703Field validation of a semi-spherical Lagrangian drifterM. Gasser0J. Salvador1P. Sangrà2J. L. Pelegrí3Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaDepartamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaDepartamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaDepartamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaWe present the design and field validation for the performance of a Semi-spherical Lagrangian Drifter (SELD). The SELD is a low-cost, low-technology, home-made alternative to much more expensive commercial Lagrangian drifters. An analysis of the SELD configuration shows that its drag area ratio is as good as TRISTAR and holey-sock drifters. Field results in a situation of near solid rotation within an oceanic vortex confirm that SELD and holey-sock drifters have an almost identical behavior.http://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/709lagrangian driftersdrifter designdrag area ratiooceanic vortex
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author M. Gasser
J. Salvador
P. Sangrà
J. L. Pelegrí
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J. Salvador
P. Sangrà
J. L. Pelegrí
Field validation of a semi-spherical Lagrangian drifter
Scientia Marina
lagrangian drifters
drifter design
drag area ratio
oceanic vortex
author_facet M. Gasser
J. Salvador
P. Sangrà
J. L. Pelegrí
author_sort M. Gasser
title Field validation of a semi-spherical Lagrangian drifter
title_short Field validation of a semi-spherical Lagrangian drifter
title_full Field validation of a semi-spherical Lagrangian drifter
title_fullStr Field validation of a semi-spherical Lagrangian drifter
title_full_unstemmed Field validation of a semi-spherical Lagrangian drifter
title_sort field validation of a semi-spherical lagrangian drifter
publisher Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
series Scientia Marina
issn 0214-8358
1886-8134
publishDate 2001-07-01
description We present the design and field validation for the performance of a Semi-spherical Lagrangian Drifter (SELD). The SELD is a low-cost, low-technology, home-made alternative to much more expensive commercial Lagrangian drifters. An analysis of the SELD configuration shows that its drag area ratio is as good as TRISTAR and holey-sock drifters. Field results in a situation of near solid rotation within an oceanic vortex confirm that SELD and holey-sock drifters have an almost identical behavior.
topic lagrangian drifters
drifter design
drag area ratio
oceanic vortex
url http://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/709
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