As our dear friend Antonio exclaimed; GOAL!!!
Over the weekend, Challenger made her way out of St Helena’s EEZ and into open, successfully ducking around the last of the unfavorable bathymetry until the rocky shores of Ascension Island!
In the surface waters over the past couple of days, we have seen the circulation of a large cold core eddy as we transect the center, resulting in the oscillation of the gliders currents from North West to West. The eddy’s signature however is only seen in the first couple hundred meters and at depth we continue to see the deep north east flux shown in the image of pinzon above.
This flux should continue to help us along on the remaining 870 km that stand between Challenger and the shores of Ascension.
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