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.

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.
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.

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.