What is the storyline of Argo?

On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it’s just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez’s plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his “film” crew.
Argo/Film synopsis

What is the purpose of Argo?

The main objective of the Argo program is to provide a quantitative description of the evolving state of the upper 2000m of the ocean by collecting profiles of temperature and salinity from the surface to 2000m.

How many hostages were killed in the Iranian embassy?

During the 17-minute raid they rescued all but one of the remaining hostages and killed five of the six hostage-takers. An inquest cleared the SAS of any wrongdoing….Hostages.

Hostage Occupation Fate
Abbas Lavasani Chief Press Officer killed prior to assault

Why Argo floats are important?

Argo is a global array of 3,800 free-drifting profiling floats that measures the temperature and salinity of the upper 2000 m of the ocean. These sensors allow scientists, for the first time to monitor decadal changes in the ocean ecosystem.

How does Argo work?

Argo is an international program that collects information from inside the ocean using a fleet of robotic instruments that drift with the ocean currents and move up and down between the surface and a mid-water level. Each instrument (float) spends almost all its life below the surface.

What happened to the 52 hostages in Iran?

The remaining 52 hostages were held until January 1981, up to 444 days of captivity. The hostages were initially held at the embassy, but after the takers took the cue from the failed rescue mission, the detainees were scattered around Iran in order to make a single rescue attempt impossible.

How many American hostages died in Iran?

On April 24, 1980, an ill-fated military operation to rescue the 52 American hostages held in Tehran ends with eight U.S. servicemen dead and no hostages rescued.

How does an Argo float work?

The standard Argo float mission is a 10-day cycle, with most of the float’s time spent drifting along with deep ocean currents, followed by taking a series of measurements as it moves back up (profiles) to the ocean surface. For the majority of the Argo fleet, this surface interval is between 15 minutes and one hour.

What are the major differences between moored buoys and Argo floats?

While moored buoys operate at its deployed location, Argo floats drift and measure temperature and salinity at different locations in ocean.

Will an Argo sink?

It will manage in calm water, but forget about any chop. And if it’s overloaded, as one was at the Texas Hill Country press launch, it will sink. Compared with a side-by-side UTV, the Argo LX is more stable but not as quick. And it won’t carry as much as a 4×4 pickup, but trucks don’t swim at all.

Why ARGO floats are important?

Is the movie Argo a true story?

Yes, Argo (2012 movie) was based on a true story. It was based on the events of Canadian Caper ; rescue of the American hostages from Iran on 1979, jointly initiated by the Canadian Government and CIA.

Where was the movie Argo filmed?

Part of the 85th Academy Awards Collection. Argo was filmed in Turkey and Los Angeles in United States of America.

What is Argo about?

Argo is a standard to which other developing ocean observing systems can look to. For example, Argo offers ideas on various topics such as how to collaborate internationally, how to develop a data management system and how to change the way scientists think about collecting data.