Articles | Volume 29, issue 4
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 345–361, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-345-2022
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 345–361, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-29-345-2022
Research article
07 Oct 2022
Research article | 07 Oct 2022

Applying dynamical systems techniques to real ocean drifters

Irina I. Rypina et al.

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Short summary
Techniques from dynamical systems theory have been widely used to study transport in ocean flows. However, they have been typically applied to numerically simulated trajectories of water parcels. This paper applies different dynamical systems techniques to real ocean drifter trajectories from the massive release in the Gulf of Mexico. To our knowledge, this is the first comprehensive comparison of the performance of different dynamical systems techniques with application to real drifters.