On Thursday July 21st, PHOD began its fifth underwater glider mission in the Caribbean Sea. Two underwater gliders, SG609 and SG630, were successfully deployed off of Puerto Rico. The deployment was carried out by AOML researchers on board the R/V La Sultana with the help of personnel from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez (UPRM). The refurbished gliders have sensors that measure temperature, salinity, oxygen, Chlorophyll-a, and turbidity. This deployment is the beginning of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season deployment, with two more gliders scheduled for deployment in the tropical North Atlantic in August.
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- Colorful houses light up the scene in Puerto Rico. Image credit: NOAA
- Scientists and crew get ready to send the underwater glider into the ocean. Image credit: NOAA
- Water off the coast. Image credit: NOAA
- Ubaldo Lopez of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez prepares to launch NOAA ocean gliders in the summer of 2017 off Puerto Rico.
- The refurbished gliders are loaded and ready to go. Image credit: NOAA
- Underwater glider mission takes off in the waters of Puerto Rico. Image credit: NOAA
- Lights in Puerto Rico. Image credit: NOAA
- Lizard in Puerto Rico. Image credit: NOAA
- Underwater glider gets ready for deployment. Image credit: NOAA
- Scientist looks on as he traverses the waters. Image credit: NOAA
- Scientists launch glider from back of boat. Photo Credit: NOAA.
- Glider being prepared for launch in shop space. Photo Credit: NOAA.