Re: Contradicts suggestion drift modeling indicated a different crash location
I think the reporters statement comes from a recent article.
At the time the earch was underway, the current search area was thought to be the right one. The search was even extended at one point, because an update suggested a new area would be better. Now another scientific team, has used the lessons learned from this search to create a new drift model and they say the search area is further north.
However, one thing to remember in all this, is that these are all just simulations based on relatively minimal data. We just dont have a good idea of how things move in the southern Indian Ocean.
So I can fully understand the Australians not being willing to fund even more searches right now based on these new models. The process of refining the models can go on for years before anything resembling real accuracy occurs. I feel sorry for the families, but there is only so much you can do...