Hongyang Lin, Zhenyu Sun, Zhaozhang Chen, Jia Zhu, Jianyu Hu. Wintertime Guangdong coastal currents successfully captured by cheap GPS drifters[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2020, 39(1): 166-170. doi: 10.1007/s13131-019-1425-3
Citation: Hongyang Lin, Zhenyu Sun, Zhaozhang Chen, Jia Zhu, Jianyu Hu. Wintertime Guangdong coastal currents successfully captured by cheap GPS drifters[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2020, 39(1): 166-170. doi: 10.1007/s13131-019-1425-3

Wintertime Guangdong coastal currents successfully captured by cheap GPS drifters

doi: 10.1007/s13131-019-1425-3
Funds:  The National Basic Research Program of China under contract No. 2015CB954004; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under contract Nos 41606009, 41776027, 91858201 and 41890801; the Xiamen University Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities under contract No. 20720180099; the municipal project of Huizhou City under contract No. F2017-01-1; the Laboratory for Regional Oceanography and Numerical Modeling, Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao) under contract No. 2017A02.
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  • Corresponding author: E-mail: hujy@xmu.edu.cn
  • Received Date: 2018-11-09
  • Accepted Date: 2019-04-15
  • Available Online: 2020-04-21
  • Publish Date: 2020-01-20
  • This study introduces a type of self-developed, GPS-based, simple and cheap Surface Current Experiment (SUCE) drifters designated for observing surface coastal currents. By examining trajectories of six drifters deployed in the Daya Bay and the drifter-derived velocities, we conclude that such drifters are generally capable of capturing the characteristics of wintertime surface coastal currents along the Guangdong coast.
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