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  • RAMA Moorings

    Posted on September 17th, 2018 Scott Glenn No comments

    Here is the dogleg track from Sri Lanka to Mauritius.  The most northern RAMA mooring on the 81E line is a 4S.  We would have to divert to a dues south path to get near it.


    The most southern RAMA mooring on the 67E line is at 12 S, right along our intended path.



    Looks like our fly-by of a RAMA mooring will wait for 12S, 67E.

  • One Salty Situation

    Posted on September 17th, 2018 Karolina Zbaski No comments


    European model Copernicus and US Navy model HYCOM seems to show a high salinity tail coming out from Gulf of Oman/Arabian Sea and slowly drifting around Sri Lanka and into the Bay of Bengal. Salinity exceeds 36 psu and extends to 56m (according to Copernicus). This could cause trouble with glider flight patterns especially deep water profiling.