Gliding into St. Thomas

This week Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL) Assistant Professor Dr. Travis Miles and PhD Student Joe Gradone deployed RU36, the newest addition to our glider fleet, off St. Thomas. This glider will be measuring temperature, salinity, oxygen, and subsurface currents in the passage way between St. Thomas and St. Croix.  This effort will lead to a better understanding of the transport of heat and freshwater into the Caribbean Sea which impacts the global distribution of heat through its role as the beginning of the upper limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).