MH370 flaperon drift analysis
This post is intended simply to make interested readers aware of the MH370 flaperon drift analysis just published by David Griffin (CSIRO, Australia), which is available here.
Given various recent public statements by scientists who really should know better, plus of course the various silly comments on the internet by people who are not able to know better, this drift analysis is a welcome beam of sense and logic. As Griffin states in his concluding paragraph:
“Taking the modelling and observations together, we stand by our earlier conclusions: the finding of the flaperon is not a reason to doubt the present choice of sea-floor search area. And with only one piece of MH370 found, the presence of ocean turbulence makes it essentially impossible to refine the sea-floor search area with any confidence. The flaperon finding does, however, support the flight-path analysis conclusion that the 39°S-32°S segment of the 7th arc is indeed the highest-priority search region for MH370.”