Friday, March 16, 2007

Glider at the shipping lanes

After staying down for 12 hours, the glider emerged just north of the shipping lanes. The mission worked just fine. The glider moved forward while oscillating between the bottom and 20 meters below the surface. Although we missed information at the surface layer, there is still significant variability at depth. The glider is scheduled now to fly for another 6 hours. We hope this will get the glider right in the space between the inbound and outbound shipping lanes, where it can safely stay at the surface for a few minutes while sending us back the data it collected. We are almost half way through the most dangerous part of the trip.

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