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Drifter Project

The Drifter is a versatile, low cost, environmental monitoring buoy designed by NASA's Applied Science & Technology Project Office at Stennis Space Center to enable public participation in NASA's scientific research. Drifters measure parameters such as water temperature and salinity. This in-situ data helps refine data collected by NASA satellites and aircraft and improve the accuracy of NASA models and forecasts. A Drifter can easily be assembled and operated by high school students. The map below shows recent collections from the Drifter system in the Armond Bayou.

Full Drifter Dataset

Data taken from the Drifter

*Anomalies may be present in full Drifter dataset due to down time or maintenance