Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Data description paper
19 Oct 2023
Data description paper |  | 19 Oct 2023

A Mediterranean drifter dataset

Alberto Ribotti, Antonio Bussani, Milena Menna, Andrea Satta, Roberto Sorgente, Andrea Cucco, and Riccardo Gerin

Data sets

A new released Mediterranean drifters’ dataset Ribotti Alberto, Bussani Antonio, Menna Milena, Satta Andrea, Sorgente Roberto, Cucco Andrea, and Gerin Riccardo

Model code and software

Panoply netCDF, HDF and GRIB Data Viewer NASA

Short summary
Over 100 experiments were realized between 1998 and 2022 in the Mediterranean Sea using surface coastal and offshore Lagrangian drifters. Raw data were initially unified and pre-processed. Then, the integrity of the received data packages was checked and incomplete ones were discarded. Deployment information was retrieved and integrated into the PostgreSQL database. Data were interpolated at defined time intervals, providing a dataset of 158 trajectories, available in different formats.
Final-revised paper