Comments on Spray: First Underwater Autonomous Vehicle To Cross Gulf Stream
A small self-propelled ocean glider named Spray is the first underwater autonomous vehicle (UAV) to cross the Gulf Stream underwater. (Read
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|"Read this biography of Henry Stommel, an early oceanographer who (among many other things) found an explanation for the Gulf Stream in fluid dynamics. He found the mechanism (the latitudinal change of the Coriolis force on the rotating Earth) that produced the westward intensification of oceanic currents."
(Bill Christensen 11/6/2004 4:02:31 PM)
(CHamou 4/8/2006 12:42:02 PM)
|"Unbelievable. I had plans and a very small model of a sled using the same principle of varying buoyancy.
Why not a large tanker, why not driving planes separate from the ship, why not continuous rows of "snakes" of planes attached to the sides of ships? My small model worked.
(James Bruce 1/8/2007 6:11:35 AM)
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