Honour All

That's how Antonio ended his morning email today. He was the first to see Scarlet cross over the line. Now he has the honor of making Scarlet's first waypoint change in Spanish waters.  As we get closer and closer to Spain, we will rely more and more on local knowledge.  Antonio has asked us to maintain a course to the northeast to compensate for the currents to the southeast.    Because ocean current speeds are nearly matched to Scarlet's own speed through the water, this will result in an eastward path over the ground for Scarlet.  Antonio and I continue watching the forecasts and altimetry products for guidance on current patterns.  The geostrophic currents from the satellite altimeter data we normally use tell us the current should have already turned to the northeast.  Clearly this is not the case.  This morning, Antonio sees that the products on his side have placed that northeast current some nautical miles still to our east.  We'll head towards that current with Antonio's waypoint for the 11 am surfacing.  Tina made the change to Scarlet's course from Palmer Station in Antarctica.

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Checking the rest of the fleet, Teledyne's Drake continues on its climate change mission, maintaining the 26.5 N section.  The agreement between the geostrophic surface currents from the altimeter and the depth average currents from Drake continues to amaze us.  The satellites say Drake just entered a southward flowing current, and thats what Drake is reporting.

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Back to the Middle Atlantic Bight, the coastal glider fleet (Rutgers & U. Delaware) is emerging from the trailing edge of Tropical Storm Ida.  The front between clear weather and clouds is passing right over New Jersey.  The rain has stopped, and people are out assessing the storm damage. Follow the Middle Atlantic Bight Blog at http://www.i-cool.org/?cat=5  for most recent updates.

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Moving way south to the Antarctic continent, Tina and Alex deployed RU25 this week from Palmer Station. Follow along on the Antarctic blog at  http://www.i-cool.org/?cat=21

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5 Responses to “Honour All”

  1. Antonio RAMOS Says:

    HOLA A TODOS !!

    THANKS A LOT TO ALL OF YOU FOR THIS NICE GIFT !!

    I WILL NEVER FORGET IT.
    antonio@

  2. Ana Inés Gonzále Ramos Says:

    Muchas felicidades, eres el mejor. Todos estamos muy orgullosos de ti. Un beso muy fuerte desde Alicante

  3. Germán Vicedo Serrano Says:

    Enhorabuena desde Alicante, pronto esperamos al submarino en España. Un abrazo

  4. Ana Inés González Ramos Says:

    Congratulations. Muchas felicidades a todos.

  5. Colleagues at Madrid (Puertos del Estado) Says:

    Congratulations from Madrid, we have had a couple of exciting days !
    but we never expected less from you! 😉

    Enrique, we start celebrations already !!

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