Good morning all,
Last week i finally got the codar data i have been working with processed and plotted. Does anyone know how to save a .M file as a .mpeg or .avi movie so i can post it. Have a script that shows all of the plots in sucession, making it look like a movie. It shows the currents and drifter together.
The next step i need to do is work on processing the same data using the script i got from scripps. Ill start that today.
Last week the office was packed to the brim. Everyone from Qualitas met together in Madrid. Everyone made presentation to show the team what they are personally working on . We had many, occasionally very long, meetings every day. Two of the meetings were with other possible investing companys. The other gropus that visited seemed pretty interested in the presentations. At the end of the first presntation, Andres asked me to ad-lib a short presentation about the glider. Little stressful. It is really hard describing the motion and behavior of the glider in spanish. I want to send a thank you to Igor for posting the videos on the web. After my feeble attempt to describe the gliders i pulled up the RUCOOL page and played the video from CNN. It def saved my behind.
Now for entertainment news:
Last week i went go-karting with everyone at the office. What a blast! Ive been on gocarts before but these ones flew. No joke the must have gone 30-40 mph at top speed. THERE werre 6 of us total and we all started at the same time, just like a race. It was great. High speed turns and a couple of good crashes. I was awarded the title of most wreckless and at the same time best racer. I never really liked watching racing but its different to be the driver. What a rush.
This weekend myself, Bruno , his girlfriend and Juan Carlos went to Torrevieja to Juan Carlos' beach house. It was very nice, but the crowds there are crazy. There is more traffic there at 3 in the morning than there is at noon. Very big night life. We just went bowling instead. I think i represented the US and its bowling prowess pretty well with a win.
This week i am going to take a trip to Valencia, in particular L'Albufera. L'Albufera is a salt water marsh where Qualitas is/has installed many doppler sensors to monitor the tidal flux of water. This marsh has 5 rivers leading to the Mediterranean. Using riversonds and other doppler sensors they monitor the status of the Marsh. this area is a large wildlife reserve. I have heard it is a very nice area, however it smells awful. Im ready for the worst. It will be interesting to see one of the setups they have, since i am so used to only seeing Codar sites.
On the Codar front, Vicente is in Barcelona for a few days working on the Masnou site. Hopefully by the end of the week everything will be finally straightened out there. It really takes a lot of effort to set up a codar site. After the initial installation there is def a long period of tweaking everything out untill it is working correclty.
Also i want to say great job to everyone working on the glider lately. I keep getting emails through rugliderops from Eric, showing crazy flight plots. Good job noticing the 360s and working with that problem.