a better idea is to use swarms of underwater drones to dissipate hurricanes by releasing liquid nitrogen around the circumference of the eye of the hurricane to cool the water and thereby dissipate the hurricane.
Am I correct that the glider will rise and fall in a repeating manner to take a temperature profile of X vertical feet? How large is X?
I’d like to learn more about glider tech. Link in the article?
The glider does travel in a yo-yo’d zigzag pattern. The vertical feet are dependent on three factors: the ocean’s depth, the glider’s pump depth, and the maximum height the glider mission is set to when it’s not surfacing to transmit data and get a GPS fix.
Glider pump “combinations include 30, 100, 200, 350, and 1000 meters”. For this particular mission that the article was written, the minimum depth pump used was 100m.
For each profile, you get temperature, connectivity (salinity), and pressure. And depending on your sensor load, you’ll get chlorophyll-a, CDOM, backscatter, and most of the time, oxygen too.
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