Hello Everyone! So, we have finally made it to the eve of station one. The first stop will bring us to an eddy hundreds of miles off of Newfoundland. Overnight, and much of the day, brought us some intense waves and wind. I think it is safe to say that everyone is hoping for calmer seas tomorrow but the outlook for that is not good. The weather will dictate what kinds of testing will be done. The plan is to be on deck tomorrow around 4AM to start setting up for the day.
We began Wednesday with some sea snow! Check out the link below for a look:
Wave Height: About 16ft.
Though perspective is hard to convey in a picture the post below gives you an idea of how high the waves are right now. My eye level is at the bottom.
This link gives you an idea of how high the waves were Wednesday:
I love surprises, they give us the opportunity to dive into the unknown with unquenchable curiosity. I have never been at sea, for more than a day, and I certainly have never seen a floating lab at work. The mission is the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES). This blog is not about the science as much as the people behind it. I will leave the science discoveries to the 32 bright minds onboard. So how does a floating lab work? Let's figure it out together.