Friday, March 30, 2007

Crossing fronts

RU16 is now moving toward the offshore end of the Rutgers University Glider Endurance Line. The glider crossed a strong temperature front (also seen in the sea surface temperature image from two days ago, see post below) and is now in surface rich chlorophyll waters. Once RU16 reaches the offshore waypoint, it will head onshore along the endurance line. RU01, the other glider currently in the waters of NJ, is already moving onshore along that line. RU16 will trail RU01 by about 4 days.

1 comment:

Donglai Gong said...

Oh wow, look at that chlorophyll signal in the warm water! Would this be the classic 'spring bloom' signal? The timing is right.