Our SailBuoy has been struggling for days fighting the currents, wind and waves. Today, we finally see wind from a better direction and she is moving fast eastward.
I have made some quick plots (see below) of Temperature, Salinity, and Oxygen. No sign that she has been in the Mississippi river plume, but she must have been close. Note that there are some inaccurate position measurements in these raw plots.
|Temperature along the SailBuoy track (deg C)|
|Salinity along the SailBuoy track (PSU)|
|Oxygen along the SailBuoy track (μM)|
|Dr. Lars Hole|