Rutgers RIOS Student Deploys an Ocean Glider in the US Virgin Islands

This glider was deployed on the 2nd international mission from the US Virgin Islands and is transiting to the British Virgin Islands in order to study heat flow through the Anegada Straight. Equipped with temperature, salinity, depth and current measuring instruments, this glider will monitor water transport and heat content in the upper 1000 meters of the ocean. This heat content is important to the formation and fueling of storms such as hurricanes. This collaborative project includes the University of Virgin Islands, Caribbean Wind, Vetlesen Foundation, CARICOOS and Rutgers University.