Despite difficult weather conditions, we have been hard at work overnight completing the first three CTD stations along the North Scotia Ridge. Unfortunately, 30 knot winds and high seas are preventing us from deploying any of our microstructure profilers at the moment, though we are expecting the conditions to ameliorate over the next few days.
Today’s photo fix is provided by Xinfeng Liang, who works with Andreas Thurnherr at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory. He is studying for a PhD in Physical Oceanography and is our resident expert in Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler data on our cruise.
Dhruv observing the HRP deployment at the first test station
Heather contemplating on deck
HRP in the water
Ken at the HRP deployment
Lou and Katy at the deployment
What a difference three days makes. The ship in the trough of a wave this morning
Albatrosses flying close to the ship
Update: Winds have increased to 40 knots and CTD deployments are temporarily suspended. We hope to resume shortly.