Successfully Completed! 2022 Hurricane Season Deployments (Missions 44 through 49)

Glider ID Status Region Deployment Profiles Days Last Comm. (UTC)
SG610 Recovered Caribbean Sea 2022-06-21
SG635 Recovered Caribbean Sea 2022-06-22
SG649 Recovered Caribbean Sea 2022-08-14
SG665 Recovered North Atlantic 2022-06-23
SG667 Unknown Caribbean Sea 2022-06-29
SG670 Recovered North Atlantic 2022-07-13

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 SG649

SG610 SG635 SG649 SG665 SG667 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.