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Currents

Argo Home Page (http://www.argo.ucsd.edu)- Argo provides a new source of data from the top 2km of the ocean. It uses a fleet of robotic floats that spend most of their life at depth and that surface regularly to make the temperature and salinity profile measurements.

BlueLink RealTime Ocean Forecasts from Australia (http://www.marine.csiro.au/bluelink/index.htm) -The forecasts will provide information on coastal and ocean currents and eddies, surface and subsurface ocean properties, that impact and are linked to maritime and commercial operations, defense applications, safety-at-sea, ecological sustainability, regional and global climate.

University of Colorado, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (http://www-ccar.colorado.edu)

High-Resolution maps of the California Current (http://www-ccar.colorado.edu/research/cali)

Maps of global surface geostrophic currents (http://www-ccar.colorado.edu/realtime/global_realtime/geovel.html)

Coriolis Data Center (http://www.coriolis.eu.org/coriolis/cdc/default.htm)- A system for operational oceanography is under development in France to monitor and forecast the ocean behavior.

Argo Float Data in Real Time, Positions and Profiles of Subsea Temperature (http://www.coriolis.eu.org/coriolis/cdc/argo.htm)

Provor Float Data in Real Time, Positions and Profiles of Subsea Temperature (http://www.coriolis.eu.org/coriolis/cdc/provor.htm)

Global Drifter Center, NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/gdc.html) - The center manages the deployment of drifting buoys around the world. Using research ships, Volunteer Observation Ships (VOS), and U.S. Navy aircraft, Global Lagrangian Drifters (GLD) are placed in areas of interest. Once verified operational, they are reported to AOML's Data Assembly Center (DAC). Incoming data from the drifter are then placed on the Global Telecommunications System (GTS) for distribution to meteorological services everywhere.

Surface Currents Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science (University of Miami) (http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu)- A web-based ocean current reference site. Each current has important links, summary text detailing velocity and hydrographic observations, and plots such as, average current speed and locations, drifting buoy positions, sea surface temperature maps, and HYCOM simulations.

UK Argo Project (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/ocean/argo)- Argo provides a new source of data from the top 2km of the ocean. It uses a fleet of robotic floats that spend most of their life at depth and that surface regularly to make the temperature and salinity profile measurements.

Revised on: 2 February, 2005