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The Global Drifter Program

Satellite-tracked surface drifting buoys

Information

Follow the links at left for more information about the instrument, the Global Drifter Program, the drifter bibliography, and more.

For detailed information on drifter data formats, acquiring, processing, archiving and distribution of the data, as well as information on how to deploy drifters, download the drifter training CD here [PDF]