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On a New Road

They're off!Wednesday December 14, 2011
The last engineering sign-off happened the night before last and yesterday morning the PacX wavegliders headed out of Monterey Bay for Hawaii. They’ll be collecting piles of data along the way. Every now and then they will pause to do a few laps around mid-ocean buoys to get sensor correlations. It’s been somewhat cloudy, so we’ve had to turn some instruments off to save power. This won’t be a quick passage to Hawaii: they travel at about the speed of a pleasant stroll. Think of someone walking to Hawaii… 24 hours a day, without pausing. Here’s a map of their progress:

Overall map of the gliders progress

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If I look here I can see that some recording was interrupted. What are you using to plot the maps?

Posted by xtp on December 15, 2011 at 11:54 PM PST #

The url was:

Posted by xtp on December 15, 2011 at 11:54 PM PST #

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