Lagrangian float deployment

On May 28, we deployed the Lagrangian float from the ship. The float is designed to stay with water of the same density in which it is placed, and since the flow is along constant density surfaces, the float follows the water extremely well. In this study, we are aiming to follow the trajectory of water in three-dimensions, as it gets horizontally advected, but also subducted (vertically) at the front. Later, the float was recovered from a small boat.

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Eric D’Asaro and Andrey Shcherbina checking the float
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Michael Omhart guiding it as it is lifted overboard by the ship’s crane

 

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