Lagrangian Time and Space Scales
The Lagrangian autocorrelation function was computed for
each drifter velocity component, and then integrated from zero
lag to the first zero crossing of the autocorrelation to give a
Lagrangian integral time scale. The Lagrangian space scale
was then found by multiplying the integral time scale by the
rms velocity for each component.
Mean u Lagrangian time scale = 2.9 days
Mean v Lagrangian time scale = 1.8 days
Mean x Lagrangian space scale = 27 km
Mean y Lagrangian space scale = 18 km