Early Mappings of the Amazonian Outflow

Hey All!

So today I began looking into the salinity fields for the North Atlantic in search of any signals that may help fly south towards Brazil.  Our team has been thinking of looking into this to see if the Amazon and its fresh water fluxes may have any extending influences on this area. To start off our investigation, I plotted up some of the myocean data.

 

What it looks like from this perspective, is that the waters close to Brazil and along the shelf become much fresher and spill out a little into the North Atlantic, however subsurface, we see the Antarctic Intermediate Water creeping north.  This will need much more investigation as we get our other products up and working.

As for the currents, we still have some weak flows to the north, but to the south there is a strong jet that may prove to propel us towards the equator and maybe speed us up a bit.  But only time will tell and as for now, Silbo will continue to fight his way south on his journey across the Atlantic basin.

Today, we also did some testing on Challenger's compass, which caused us to drop a little to the south due to the influence of the small cold eddy I mentioned last night.

This evening however, once the testing was completed, the waypoint back to the north was reassigned and so on the morning surfacing we should have some new northward progress.

Force Wind Sea & Honor

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