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CALYPSO South drifter experiment first update
14 June 2021
The first lapse of the CALYPSO South drifter experiment was completed on 13th June.
After following the currents south of the Maltese Islands for three days the drifters
reached the limits of the study area. They were tracked, retrieved and redeployed
back north near Gozo to repeat the next lap of measurements. The movement of the
drifters provides direct observations of the sea currents and will be used to
compare to currents measured by HF radars for validation. Both measurements are
done in real time by the Physical Oceanography Research Group and are used to
confirm the performance of the HF radar CALYPSO observing system.
Project coordinator: Prof. Aldo Drago; Fieldwork by Dr. Adam Gauci.