While Autonomous Underwater Gliders (AUGs) have become a mainstay of coastal and open ocean observing, few observations have been made in lakes using AUGs. This short commentary discusses the role that gliders play in ocean observing systems, discusses a set of observations made in Lake Superior using an AUG, and presents some initial merging of glider and remote sensing data.
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JA would like to thank LLO technician Matt James for his hard work on the glider program and Robert Hecky, for insightful suggestions that substantially improved this comment. George Leshkevich provided the AVHRR and MODIS data. The glider was purchased under NSF OCE grant 0406543 , and additional sensors and operating costs were supported by the U.S. IOOS Office for the development and operation of the Great Lakes Observing System and administered through a cooperative agreement with the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystem Research .