Home. I arrived at RDU about 10:30PM Friday night. My husband and I hugged, my sons carried my luggage and my daughter did not let go of my hand for a long time. I slept for 2 days, awoke Monday…
LSSL Ship's Log: 19082008 2209- Rosette secured on board.  Underway to Kugluktuk,  485 nautical miles. At 2210 on 19 Aug 2008, Third Mate Marian Punch piped, "We have finished work at the last…
After taking on fuel we are steaming to our last set of stations at 72N, 133W. This route will be through the last ice of the cruise. We had to go 13 miles out of our way to go around this huge floe…
We have been here at 69N, 133W waiting for the fuel barge for the past 24 hours. It is late. While it is frustrating to have to wait, this situation reminds us that it is not worth getting worked…
We are currently anchored at 69.50N, 133.12W waiting for a fuel barge.  It is calm with broken clouds, a perfect time to go up top to the Crows Nest.  Above the Bridge stands the highest point on the…
After sampling at 72.36N, 144.42W, the LSSL began a 16-hour 293 km steam south to meet a refueling barge.  This break in the science work gave everyone time to take breath after the frenetic pace of…
This morning is sunny and COLD.  WHOI is deploying its last mooring.  The sun makes the fore deck look inviting; however, the air temperature is -2C! The key instrument on the mooring is the McLane…
We are at Mooring Station D.  Here WHOI will recover and deploy a mooring, and the science program will do several Rosette casts, some pump lines, Bongo nets and X-CTDs. We are treated to more sun!…
Today is our last trip out on to the ice.  WHOI is deploying their last ITP, Dave Meldrum is putting in his third SAMS-IMBS and Alice & Kristina are directing an ice-sampling team.  The day…
Because the parameters of conductivity, temperature and depth are so important in oceanographic study, scientists are constantly testing ways to measure it more frequently and more accurately. One…
By reading these journals, I hope that you have developed an appreciation for how science is done out here.  The sense of scale is hard to imagine-- everything is so BIG. The dip nets are Bongos,…
The most common three-letter abbreviation in oceanography is CTD. C **= conductivity **T = temperature **D **= depth Measuring these parameters of ocean water establishes the layers of the ocean…