Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 645–669, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 645–669, 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


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ED: Publish as is (13 Jan 2021) by Giuseppe M.R. Manzella
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.