CODE/DAVIS Drifter

The CODE/DAVIS drifter is designed and tested to meet the performance criteria of the CODE (Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment) drifter developed by Dr. Russ Davis of Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

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Product Description

The CODE/DAVIS drifter has been designed and tested to meet the performance criteria of the CODE (Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment) drifter developed by Dr. Russ Davis of SIO. The CODE/DAVIS drifter is an inexpensive solution to acquire coastal and esturarian water currents within a meter of the water surface.

Utilized by the oceanographic and metrological community, the robust design allows for easy ship deployment. The CODE/DAVIS drifter is equipped with a sea surface temperature
sensor, GPS receiver and the option of either Iridium® or ARGOS based satellite telemetry. The drifters operating life is between 3-12 months depending on the required rate of transmission.

  • Highly energy efficient electronics assembly
  • Cost-efficient and reliable
  • Rugged and innovative design
  • Iridium® telemetry
  • Prior to Deployment: Packaged Length: 1016 mm (40 inches) Diameter: 203.2 mm (8 inches) Weight: 10.8 kg (23.5 lbs)
  • Deployed Surface Unit: Hull Diameter: 102 mm (4 inches) Total Height: 1400 mm (55.1 inches) Total Cross-section Width: 1090 mm 43 inches) Drogue Vane: 50 mm (19.6 in.) X 70 mm (27.0 in.) Length Of Exposed Mast: 400 mm (16.0 inches) Float Size: 133 mm (5.25 in.) wide, 216 mm (8.5 in.) long Mass in Air: 8 kg (17.5 lbs)
  • Hull Material Marine-grade aluminium
  • Flotation Four, quarter-cylinder polystyrene floats
  • Sea Surface Temperature US sensor ±.05°C thermistor
  • Battery Voltage Precision resistive divider
  • GPS Receiver Jupiter F2