Archive for June 25th, 2010

Luckily, We Aren’t in Antarctica

Friday, June 25th, 2010

We compared the glider and HYCOM from 6/24/2010.

The left graph shows the temperature profile from the glider and compares it to the right temperature profile from the HYCOM model. The temperature was very accurate and so it will contribute minimal error to the heat transport.

These are plots of the U and V components of the current. The glider only takes on measurement for depth average velocity. The glider reported a U velocity of .058 m/s, and a V velocity of -.16  m/s.

East/West Transport

This plot shows the transport predicted by the HyCOM model for the East/West direction. The surface shows a transport of 5 C*m/s West. The maximum eastern transport of about 2.5 C*m/s occurs at about 500 m.

North/South Transport

This plot shows the transport predicted by the HyCOM model for the North/South directions. The surface shows a transport of about 1.5 C*m/s in the South direction. The maximum transport in the North direction of about 0.75 C*m/s occurs at about 500 m depth.