Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 645–669, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-645-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 645–669, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-645-2021

Data description paper 25 Feb 2021

Data description paper | 25 Feb 2021

A gridded surface current product for the Gulf of Mexico from consolidated drifter measurements

Jonathan M. Lilly and Paula Pérez-Brunius

Data sets

GulfDrifters: A consolidated surface drifter dataset for the Gulf of Mexico J. M. Lilly and P. Pérez-Brunius https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3985916

GulfFlow: A gridded surface current product for the Gulf of Mexico from consolidated drifter measurements J. M. Lilly and P. Pérez-Brunius https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3978793

DWDE drifters: Trajectories of surface drifters in the western Gulf of Mexico from the Deep-Water Dispersion Experiment P. Pérez Brunius, P. García Carrillo, A. Ronquillo Méndez, J. Rodríguez Outerelo, A. Sandoval Rangel, C. Liera Grijalva, and X. Flores Vidal https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3979964

Short summary
A large set of historical surface drifter data from the Gulf of Mexico are processed and assimilated into a spatially and temporally gridded dataset called GulfFlow, forming a significant resource for studying the circulation and variability in this important region. The uniformly processed historical drifter data interpolated to hourly resolution from all publicly available sources are also distributed in a separate product. A greatly improved map of the mean circulation is presented.