CARTHE Blog Highlights Drones Used in SPLASH Experiment

4468CARTHE researchers relied on high-resolution cameras mounted to drones to track drift cards’ initial transport during the SPLASH experiment to measure currents. The acquired images are used to see how small scale surface currents behave, especially around fronts. The GPS-equipped LASER drifters collect data for 2-4 months over many kilometers, while the drones allow CARTHE scientists to see what happens at scales of 1 m – 200 m, flying over a patch of drift cards for about an hour.

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