This study was designed to complement the spatial analyses I conducted as part of the ODaT project (see details here).  Several new data products were computed from historical data, but it was recognised that the occupation of a region by a glider would increase the data density by several orders of magnitude, thus providing new information on oceanographic features.

depth2
A depth-time plot from a glider, showing two measures of stratification identified in its profiles.  These are compared to the lower-resolution estimates from historical climatology.
Ellett2
A 3D view of glider data bisecting an ocean basin

I wrote a series of scripts to accept glider data and calculate measures of stratification and water properties which could then be compared to regional climatology.

PEA_Sept_glid
Comparison between stratification strength computed for September using historical data (main panel) and a single glider mission.

This work was carried out in collaboration with DSTL.

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