The Deployment of Two Drifters from Pacific Gyre

December 2, 2019

Two drifters from Pacific Gyre were deployed on Friday November 15, 2019. The drifters were deployed as part of a validation experiment for the surface current products that Rutgers produces. The drifters made several loops inside Raritan Bay then made landfall due to the northeast winds that struck the area over the weekend.

The data from the drifter will be used to calibrate the MARACOOS High Frequency Radar Network.