GPS and satellite telemetry drifters

Gary took time out to collaborate with Brett Web and Sam Russ of the University of South Alabama on their drifter buoys for a Gulf of Mexico current study. Tracking a large group of drifter buoys is one of the best ways to measure the Lagrangian distribution of currents in the coastal zone. Brett’s buoy uses GPS for location and simplex satellite communication for real-time data reporting. Find out more and view some early results at Brett’s web site.