Archive for March 4th, 2010

late so a quick data update before a fishery glider discussion blog tomorrow

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

It has been a long, but great day with a big celebration of RU27 .  Two elementary schools, 4 deans, and 1 University President, ~40 undergrads, all wanting to geek for oceanography.  A good day, but we have glider flying tonight, so how does it fair?

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The glider is heading cross shore and slightly south.  It is making good progress with storm driven southerly currents decreasing and the glider successfully adjusting to hit the prescribed way-point.

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The decrease in nearshore currents was corrborated with the HF radar codar data.

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The glider data does not show much structure in the vertical, except in the midshelf during the peak storm intensities. .  Except for low density water nearshore largely due to low salinity water, there is no structure in the optical or phytoplankton distributions.

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