Deployment of RU33

October 15, 2020

RU33 was recently deployed offshore of Tuckerton, NJ. Glider veterans Captain Chip Haldeman (pictured above) and Nicole Waite brought along a graduate student, Sam Coakley, for his first deployment. The hurricane glider is going to be monitoring the Mid-Atlantic Bight during the close of the 2020 hurricane season as part of a NOAA supported collaborative project through the Mid Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS). With an RDI DVL on board the glider (pictured below) we are going to measure the shear in the currents along the gliders track which can drive mixing and the cooling of our warm, summer, surface ocean.