Sunday, March 30, 2008

Closing the Loop

We have just closed our first loop around a warm core ring.

Temperatures are cooler on this lap. Yellows are 14 C, oranges are 16C.
Curretnt velocities are slowly decaying, but still high.
This morning we will change the waypoints and start drawing the glider out into the colder and slower parts of the eddy. This will require several waypoint changes today. If we pull too hard, we leave the eddy, and don't make our destination. If we don't pull hard enough, its another lap or we miss the target ring on the northeast.

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