Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 701–712, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-701-2015
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 701–712, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-701-2015

Research article 25 Nov 2015

Research article | 25 Nov 2015

A dynamical systems approach to the surface search for debris associated with the disappearance of flight MH370

V. J. García-Garrido et al.

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AR by Ana M. Mancho on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (29 Oct 2015) by Roger Grimshaw
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Nov 2015) by Roger Grimshaw
AR by Ana M. Mancho on behalf of the Authors (13 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March 2014 is one of the great mysteries of our time. The most relevant aspect is that not a piece of debris was found during the intensive surface search carried out for roughly 2 months following the crash. By combining different ocean data with dynamical systems tools, we propose a revised search strategy by showing why debris could not have been expected in some targeted search areas and determining regions where debris could be.