A captain assembled a crew for an expedition from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to the Caribbean with stops in Bermuda and Puerto Rico, and back up to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The total journey was 2519.49 nautical miles and would have taken 13.48 days by ship, 2.95 years by glider, and 57.59 hours by car. Unfortunately, the captain and his crew never made it from Puerto Rico to The Outer Banks. The last known radio communications relayed screams and eerie, ghost like sounds. It is suspected that they were lost to the Bermuda triangle. Satellite images from that day show large clouds over much of the area, so no data was able to be collected. Patrick Ambrosio
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The distance from California to Hawaii was about 2094.68 nautical miles. By boat, it would take you about 262 hours, which is about 11 days. By glider, it would take you about 20,947 hours, which is about 873 days. By car, it would take you about 47 hours, which is about 2 days.
This is my overlay of the Sea Surface Temperatures in Florida.
this is a Boat trip from Hsinchu, Taiwan to New Jersey through the arctic sea. It is 8934.9 nautical miles, which would mean it would take 46 days and 12.76 by a boat going at an avg of 8 knots an hour, and it would take 10 years and 72 days for a glider going at an avg of 0.1 knots an hour and lastly, 9 days and 7.44 hours for a car going at 40 knots an hour to complete the ride.
This is another photo of google earth where there is an satellite photo of the east coast of USA on Oct. 1 2013 at 1:59pm GMT.
Here is an example of a cruise that would set sail from Miami Beach and would be expected to end up in the Virgin Islands in about 11 days. The total trip distance is 2069 nautical miles.
By boat it would take 258.625 hours (10.77 days) at 8 knots, by car 45.97 hours (1.9 days) and by glider 20690 hours (862 days).
Here is an example of the Florida coast that has a sea temperature map overlay-ed. You can see the evidence of the gulf stream in the bottom right of the picture. The overlay was taken on September 28th.
The second picture shows our trip from the Hawaiian Islands to the southern tip of Alaska. With a distance of 2,256.80 nautical miles and a speed of 8 knots, our ship will take 282.1 hours (just under 12 days) to complete the journey. At .1 knots, a glider would take 22,568 hours (940 days, or about 31 months), while a car would take 50 hours (just over 2 days).
The map above represents a cruise that I took across the Atlantic Ocean. The cruise departed from Florida and went to Bermuda. In total, the trip took 106.5 hours by a ship traveling at 8 knots, 45.0 hours by a car traveling at 45 knots, and 8526.4 hours by a glider traveling at 0.1 knots.
This picture displays an overlay of the sea surface temperature of North American East Coast. These readings were recorded on October 1, 2013.
Here is an image of a cruise from San Francisco, California to Oahu Hawaii. I have close relatives living in Northern Cali, so I've decided to start my cruise to hawaii there. I chose Oahu because my friend grew up there and has family there and from pictures, it looks like a beautiful place to visit. The trip is 2065.77 nautical miles long. By ship it is approximately 11 days, by glider it is approximately 861 days, and by car it is approximately 2 days.
The bottom picture is of my cruise, which starts at Florida and makes its way around the Bahamas, and loops around back to Florida. The cruise is 1808 nautical miles long. The cruise would take nine days for a ship, a glider would take 753 days, and car would take approximately two days to travel the course. Above that, is the data of New Jersey's sea surface temperatures layered on top of New Jersey. It is interesting to notice that the warmer water begins once the shelf drops off into deeper water.
The boat trip that I took was from Curacao to the coast of Venezuela. I chose this trip because it was a trip that my parents and I wanted to take when we had gone on vacation to Curacao, but never did. The time it took the boat to travel was 6.415 hours, the car took 1.14 hours, and the glider took 513.2 hours.
This is an image overlay of the sea surface temperatures on the East Coast from September 24th, 2013.
My cruise is from Jamaica to Mexico City, going around the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. By car, I traveled 25.96 hours. By ship, 146.03 hours. By glider, 11682.3 hours.
This is an overlay on Google Earth of east coast currents over the map. The picture of the currents is from October 1st at 17:00 hours. It shows the hourly surface currents for the east coast.