A new near-real time in situ observations product (INSITU_GLO_UV_NRT_OBSERVATIONS_013_048) entirely dedicated to ocean currents is now available on the Copernicus Marine Service (April 2019).
Since April 2019, the Copernicus Marine Service delivered surface currents from 2 different instrument types:
- The near-surface zonal and meridional velocities along the trajectories of the drifting buoys which are part of the DBCP’s Global Drifter Program. These data are delivered together with wind stress components and surface temperature. The users have the choice between unfiltered data and 3-day filtered data.
- The near-surface zonal and meridional total velocities measured by High Frequency radars that are part of the European High Frequency radar Network. These data are delivered together with standard deviation of near-surface zonal and meridional raw velocities, Geometrical Dilution of Precision (GDOP), quality flags and metadata.