Archive for March 19th, 2010

Great work and a toast to our sea going partners!!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The call sign for a successful glider recovery came in this mid-morning.  "The bear is in the igloo."

RU22 was recovered with a broken wing and our bet that its nose cone is full of sediment.  We will assess. But tonight we toast the partners who went to sea.  Today we scientists from U. Maryland, U. Mass Dartmoth, Rutgers, and Webb Research all at sea spanning from St. Thomas, to the Chesapeake, to southern New England.  To those sea dogs, we raise a pint and thank you for a great job done!


Operation extraction!

Friday, March 19th, 2010

A quick note and a morning coffee toast to the Maryland partners.  They are hopefully going to recover RU22  today.  The large storm over the last weekend has resulted in a slug of low density water.  This making glider flying problematic as the density is on the border of the range we ballasted the glider for.  So the glider is loiter mode just offshore and lets wish our intrepid Maryland partners good luck.