Monday, 13 February 2012

Shear frustration!

We have just had a forced break from science for 24 hours whilst a large storm system passed. Sustained winds of over 50 knots were recorded in the overnight period last night, with a maximum gust approaching 80 knots. Fortunately, the wind and high waves are now receding and we have managed to continue our CTD program with a station right in the middle of Shag Rocks Passage. However, we remain unable to deploy the microstructure profilers until the wave heights decrease a little more. The good news is that the weather seems to be set fair for a few days at least now, meaning that we should be able to complete our work here soon.

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