Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
Research article
27 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 27 Jul 2016

Drift simulation of MH370 debris using superensemble techniques

Eric Jansen, Giovanni Coppini, and Nadia Pinardi

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In March 2014, a commercial airliner vanished without a trace. The main wreckage of the plane was never recovered, except for some small parts that washed up more than 17 months after the disappearance. In this paper we show a method to model the most likely trajectories of floating debris from the aircraft. The results show that the assumed area of the crash site is compatible with the recovered debris and predict that further debris may be found along the African east coast.
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