12 kilometers and an unexpected current

Just a short blog - wanted to get this over to Antonio in the Canaries right away. Looks like we all will be pouring over our guidance maps today.  Scarlet just reported a strong current 0f 13 cm/sec to the Southeast, almost exactly opposite to what we see in the geostrophic currents from the satellite altimeter.  Strong winds?  Inertial waves? Looks like Antonio and I will be generating a little email traffic in preparation for the 11 am surfacing.  This new current slowed progress to the east a bit.  We only covered about 4 kilometers, bringing us to within 12 kilometers of the Spanish EEZ as of 3 am (eastern standard time) today.

 

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