1. The flux glider can capture comparable variability of surface flux associated variables with mooring observations. In terms of sea surface salinity, the flux glider can detect finer salinity structure.
2. Basic payloads for air-sea flux observations have been established and shown to capture comparable variability as seen on moorings.
3. Deployment and recovery operations can be completed using small boats with relative ease.
4. The stability of sensors over weeks to months were relatively good.
5. JAMSTEC plans to conduct 3 observation lines associated with TRITON moorings [137E, 147E and 156E]
6. Challenges included decreased performance in severe weather conditions and some sensors needed reinforcement from water intrusions.
The data will be disseminated from a JAMSTEC website and posted here when available.