All Quiet on the Eastern Front
All Quiet on the Eastern Front- relatively speaking when compared to what is happening on the western side of the Atlantic
As many of you know Winter Storm Nemo is currently pummeling the North East of the US, where some places may see up to a meter of snow! As of right now in Towaco NJ I have about 8 inches/20 cm and there are no signs of it slowing down in the near future.
But back to the central and southern Atlantic, both gliders are continuing to push onwards.
Now that we have completed Challenger's steering tests and fine tuning, we have found a favorable heading and are now trying to see how fast we can fly so we can judge how far we can go in a given amount of time. This ball park number will then be projected over our options as to how we will follow on in the planning of the rest of Challenger's Flight. Looking now, we can see the strong field of eddies shooting off of the cape and headed due west towards the central Atlantic while the currents are more tame to the north.
On the other side of the equator, Silbo continues to fight with the head current. Below I have plotted an image of the V component (north south) of the currents for Silbo's region. From here, we can see that we are still on the cusp of the eddy that is creating the northern flux, however Silbo is beginning to close in on that dark blue signature to the south that resembles a strong southerly flux.
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