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  1. vooke

    vooke Active Member

    Read more
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/20...le-searching-mh370-sinks-volcano-indian-ocean

    I'm wondering how this towfish is expected to locate a plane or its wreckage or parts when it can't 'see' a 2KM volcano on its path
     
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  2. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    I assume it wasn't looking forwards. It's the equivalent of walking into a lamp post while looking at the ground for a dropped ring. :)
     
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  3. vooke

    vooke Active Member

    Now that's super funny analogy.
    I agree to some extent but still, the vehicle should not be bumping into things down there without warning the crew, or maybe they slept on the job
     
  4. Gridlock

    Gridlock Active Member

    Maybe the synthetic aperture radar has sidebeam characteristics due to Hifflessen-Scholtz scattering that means anhydrous sedimentary deposits are invisible to the Shatner's Bassoon?

    Which is a different way of saying, I'm sure they know what they're doing (and we don't).
     
  5. Efftup

    Efftup Senior Member

    It could also have been a calibration issue. I have it it on good authority that at one point in the trials of the Royal Navy's Merlin helicopter, it could see a foot of periscope sticking out the water tens of miles away while simultaneously being unable to see the Large cargo ship it had just taken off from.
     
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  6. vooke

    vooke Active Member

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/25/asia/mh370-search-sonar-vehicle-lost/index.html

    Now it makes sense; the towfish was being hauled back to Freemantle and as such was not actively searching the ocean floor. But still, it could have been negligence