Glider Project Deployed Recovered Days Distance Start/
End Voltage
Air Time POC Notes Payload KMZs Data Metadata
ud_476-459 MARACOOS 2015-09-17
14:00 GMT
2015-11-24
02:00 GMT
67.50 1335.1
km
11.05 Volts
10.69 Volts
7274
minutes
Haldeman
Breece
33 9178 kmzs

deployment Notes (33)  

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2015-11-25 14:37 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Recovered 7 am EST 11/24 by UDEL team out of Ocean City, MD.

Glider heavily fouled, mostly fuzzies some goosenecks.
2015-11-23 15:17 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Optics on every other yo, CC off again to get onshore for servicing.
2015-11-23 00:09 GMT
dkaragon
deployment CC turned on (close to shore)
2015-11-18 18:47 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Fin abort was fin stuck hardover at -18.6 coming up from first yo. Didn't change fin limits.
2015-11-18 18:46 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Ran 30 min diagnostic mission (MBD) ud_476-2015-321-0-16.mbd

Seems to be flying OK, not sure why trouble navigating.
2015-11-18 00:59 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Re-sequenced mission to see if navigational slow downs are fixed.
2015-11-13 13:29 GMT
dkaragon
deployment http://marine.rutgers.edu/~dkaragon/glider_profile_plotting/ud_476/ud_476_2015_301_1_334_Sampling.png

science cutout (investigate)
2015-11-12 16:36 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Glider started calling TWR at 508, problem with their datahost lead glider to being 'stuck' at connection. Finally called Rutgers after 10 hours or so of contacting TWR.

Back on 2 hour missions and regular fish-finding.
2015-11-08 00:12 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Some altimeter ground truth segments (sampling)
http://marine.rutgers.edu/~dkaragon/glider_profile_plotting/ud_476/ud_476_2015_301_1_209_Sampling.png

And the one after.
2015-10-29 20:22 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Abort was bad goto.
2015-10-22 16:12 GMT
haldeman
deployment Visited, cleaned, and on its way, 2 hour missions. Not changing any fin settings, but Breece has pictures. Possible barnacle interference...
2015-10-21 02:17 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Aborts have been for digifin. 2nd abort 2:41 EST 10/20 stayed out of service causing BEH errors when transferring data.

Fin was reported at recent surfacing as -.43 rad

x_fin_max was .45, lowered it to .32 assuming hardover was the problem.

MLG from 2nd fin abort was 200 KB same as MBD, worth downloading later
2015-10-09 12:06 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Tide must be coming in, brief intermediate offshore waypoint to stay out of shipping lanes.
2015-10-08 16:30 GMT
haldeman
deployment OTIS II was recovered, cleaned, and redeployed on 10/7/2015. Had trouble w/ external VMT, so removed and added wingrail weights. Flight mechanics looked good, but over the last 24 hours, OTIS II has been retasked to search for the Blue Hen. It has heard from it several times; we are currently heading towards last known argos position.
2015-10-06 13:54 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Changed yo top inflection from 5 to 4.5 to try to get a bit more flight column since it shallow time.

Changed u_pitch_max_delta_battpos from .2 to .15, it might not do much but to try to ease the overpitching on OTIS. (causing some altimeter noise and rapid yo's)
2015-10-06 02:59 GMT
dkaragon
deployment CC back on for overnight
2015-10-05 12:30 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Onshore waypoint, no current correction until the currents relax.
2015-10-03 12:59 GMT
dkaragon
deployment Current correction ON

(back to fighting currents)
2015-10-03 04:03 GMT
haldeman
deployment wpt -7421.7050 3820.1700

u_use_current_correction 0; tired of flying against the strong tail current
2015-10-02 17:07 GMT
haldeman
deployment Gliders are breaching (getting gps signal). Changing climb-to to 5 m to try and keep them underwater in high seas (significant wave height 17 ft at Delaware buoy).
2015-10-02 15:27 GMT
haldeman
deployment Changing dive-to from 27 to 25 m to avoid overdepth aborts.
2015-10-02 13:24 GMT
haldeman
deployment OTIS II still making a bit better headway than RU28 (heavier glider), so adding southern waypoint to bring it in closer to RU28
2015-10-01 16:41 GMT
haldeman
deployment Already losing ground to strong NE currents, so setting the wpt east. Leaving yo to full depth and 2 hour surfacings.

73 29.7310 W 39 06.8900 N
2015-09-30 12:55 GMT
haldeman
deployment OTIS II, being the heavier glider, is flying north a bit faster than RU28, so I'm backtracking it a bit to get them closer. Mid waypoint added to the goto.
2015-09-29 18:38 GMT
haldeman
deployment Retasked to a midpoint, then off to the NE with RU28 to weather the approaching storm. Saw some odd behavior when attempting to transfer files:

Error from wcs(00430243.TBD)


SCI: Sent 0 file(s):

SCI: FAILURE xmit_to_host(): results=1
1023784 65 Freewave console restored
REVERTING FROM SCIENCE COMMAND MODE
SCIENCE COMMAND MODE TERMINATED because:
Science Program QUIT (cts lowered)

Tried again to transfer .tbd and .vem files; no problem.
2015-09-28 20:23 GMT
haldeman
deployment Changing waypoint to inshore DEP waypoint; matching up to fly w/ RU28.
2015-09-22 20:52 GMT
haldeman
deployment Ctrl-F from the yo10.ma change reset the goto_l10.ma, so glider is heading back to initial (0) wpt. Changing back at this surfacing.
2015-09-22 18:01 GMT
haldeman
deployment Changing climb-to back to 3 m; still breaching occasionally.
2015-09-21 19:38 GMT
haldeman
deployment Changed climb-to from 2 to 2.5 m, as we were breaching:

http://marine.rutgers.edu/~haldeman/glider_plot/ud_476/ud_476-459/ud_476_2015_259_6_83_sbd_heading.png

Changed u_reqd_depth_at_surface from 4.0 to 2.0.
2015-09-21 13:15 GMT
haldeman
deployment Changed dive-to from 5 m to 3, and changed climb-to from 3 m to 2 m to increase the water column being sampled. M. Oliver requested science data closer to surface, so may be adjusting further.
2015-09-17 19:56 GMT
haldeman
deployment Adjusted and loaded RU28.mi (should have renamed) - altimeter settings. 7 m limit, filter is OFF.
2015-09-17 19:29 GMT
haldeman
deployment Deployed this morning off Belmar (Shark River) by Nicole C. and Nicole W. off NJDEP vessel.
2015-09-17 19:28 GMT
haldeman
configuration # seabird CTD #9178
# Wetlabs FLBBCD #3424
# Aanderaa #0334
# Vemco #450142
# Vemco #450143

Vemcos in .cfg file are incorrect; listed as 450007 and 450008.