In addition to the daily Florida Current volume transport estimates made using the voltage measurements on the telephone cable, this project collects several other types of data for calibration and/or augmentation purposes. Specifically, the project collects:
Aside from the cable-voltage observations, these data sets are either collected on one-day cruises with small vessels (dropsonde, XBT), or on two-day cruises on the R/V F.G. Walton Smith (CTD, LADCP, SADCP). The small-vessel cruises generally occur up to ten times per year, while the R/V F.G. Walton Smith cruises usually occur four to six times per year.
All of these data are available either via this web page or by request from the project managers. For the benefit of users of these data sets, annual reports detailing the observations collected during each calendar year are being produced and posted on this web page. These reports also explain in more detail where the data sets can be obtained. Reports are being added to this web page as they are completed and published.
scientists would also appreciate it if you informed us of any
publications or presentations that you prepare using this data.
Continued funding of this project depends on us being able to justify
to NOAA (and hence the US Congress) the usefulness of this data.