Boats, Boats, and More Boats

4:50 pm EST
4:50 pm EST

We continued to take screenshots of shipping traffic and overlay them into Google Earth.

Wednesday November 18th didn't show much traffic outside the shipping lanes except for one that got away from the rest of the pack.

Thursday  Nov. 19thThursday November 19th was just as quiet as wednesday, however there were fewer ships seen.

Tuesday Nov. 24th  3:08 am EST
Tuesday Nov. 24th 3:08 am EST

Tuesday November 24th showed a bit more traffic outside the shipping lanes but not enough to cause a panic.

Monday Nov. 23rd  12:45 pm EST

Monday Nov. 23rd 12:45 pm EST

Monday November 23rd showed the most boat traffic all week with the most number of ships.  A few even came close to RU27's current waypoint.

Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

Our group has been inputting screenshots into Google Earth of the worst case scenarios in order to help determine what possible issues could arise when trying to pick up Scarlet.

We have also added additional .kmz files that can be downloaded from theRUCOOL website that show recent shipping traffic and the worst case scenario. These can be under the vessel tracking group.

We are also currently working on comparing the amount of traffic to the wave height and jet stream data in order to see if they have an effect on the number of ships we see and their location.

~Leo, Amelia, Shannon

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