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Lagrangian floats

After deploying a bunch of drifters on Monday morning, we also deployed two Lagrangian floats. These floats are designed to sink and drift along with water of a particular density. If water was being subducted along the front in the past two days, we hope that these floats went along for the ride! Today we retrieved them to download their data.

Mike and Andrey with the float, ready to deploy off the side of the ship. They are spraying the instrument with soapy water so that no bubbles form on its surface and change its buoyancy when we put it into the ocean.

The Lagrangian float in the water

Recovery of the float by two crew members in the zodiac