Successfully Completed: 2019 Hurricane Season Deployments (Missions 22 through 28)

Glider ID StatusRegionDeployment# of profilesLast Comm. (UTC)
SG663RecoveredCaribbean Sea07/16/2019
SG664RecoveredCaribbean Sea07/16/2019
SG665RecoveredNorth Atlantic07/18/2019
SG666RecoveredNorth Atlantic07/18/2019
SG667RecoveredCaribbean Sea08/15/2019
SG668RecoveredCaribbean Sea08/19/2019
SG670RecoveredFlorida Straits10/07/2019

Glider-derived Ocean Currents

This web page provides access to surface and depth averaged ocean currents determined with underwater gliders.

Maps of Glider-derived Ocean Currents SG667

SG663 SG664 SG665 SG666 SG667 SG668 SG670


Surface currents are estimated by the underwater glider as the drift of the vehicle during the time when it is standing at the surface between dives, using GPS time and Location.

Underwater gliders use an accurate hydrodynamic model to determine the path of the vehicle in still water based on its speed and direction. Using this model, depth-averaged currents are determined by comparing the predicted surfacing location of the vehicle with the actual surfacing position according to the GPS. Depth average currents estimates have an accuracy of 0.01 cm/s and are assumed to act over the whole profile uniformly.