Flying the Cube
As winter storm Saturn pushes its way across the US, the global gliders continue to push on through some less than favorable currents. However, Antonio and his team have provided us with a whole new interface to view them in: The CUBE
This new tool provides us with a 4-Dimensional representation of the the ocean models (shown here is the hycom model) giving us depths and forecasts up to +3 days.
Now lets zoom in:
From this view, we can see the warm eddy to our west that is causing the currents flowing to our east. Tomorrow, Challenger will grab its new way point to the North West that will help us take the northern side of the eddy as we will soon shift gears to flying towards the north.
And in the North Atlantic, Silbo continues to push along as he heads towards the southern flow created by the warm eddy on the edge of this image
Hopefully soon we will begin to feel the effects of this eddy we have been chasing so we can make some good progress towards Brazil.
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