Navy Glider Launch 2020

July 23, 2020

Scott Glenn and Travis Miles joined captain Jim Nickles of Monmouth University on the R/V Heidi Lynn Sculthorpe on July 22 and deployed two US Navy Slocum Gliders. These gliders are joining what will become a fleet of glider in the mid-Atlantic that will remain deployed throughout hurricane season. They will gather information about what is happening below the ocean surface that may either hinder or enhance the strength of an approaching tropical cyclone. Funding for this hurricane glider program was made available by the United States Navy, NOAA, IOOS, IFAA, OAR, AOML.