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AUV NEWS: Seaglider AUV mission exceeds 1,000 miles

Posted on 30.12.2003 - 04:27 EST in AUV NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

A Seaglider long-range autonomous underwater vehicle surveyed the hydrography of the ocean's top kilometer on transects totaling more than 1,000 nautical miles on an unattended mission begun August 21, 2003.

Professor Charles C. Eriksen, University of Washington’s School of Oceanography, told Oceansp@ce the underwater glider is expected to be recovered next month and replaced with another after completing ten 120-nautical-mile-long sections seaward of the continental shelf edge off the Washington coast. The repeat sections being collected document the seasonal cycle of part of the California Current system. Two other Seagliders recently crossed the Labrador Sea and another is surveying the Alaska Stream.

The School of Oceanography and the Applied Physics Laboratory developed Seagliders at the University of Washington. Progress of Seagliders can be followed at, Eriksen noted.

Oceansp@ce, No. 517, December 29, 2003

Source: OceanSp@ce

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