The Global Drifter Program

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

This website is the homepage of NOAA's global drifter program, which tracks the motion of buoys across the world's oceans. The buoys measure temperature and other properties, and have a transmitter with which to send data to passing satellites. Ocean currents and chemistry can be measured from the buoy's data.

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Chemical
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Topics: Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography