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Update
January 5, 1997

On Board the Polar Duke

© 1997 Ann Hawthorne
SUBJECT: SITREP AND OBSERVATIONS FROM R/V Polar Duke

GMT DATE: 05 January 1997

GMT TIME: 0800 1200 1600
LAT: 52-35S 53-13S 53-43S
LONG: 68-24W 67-31W 66-54W
TEMPERATURE (C): 7.2 10.1 9
AIR PRESSURE (MB): 983 982 984
WIND SPEED (KN): 35 40 40
WIND DIRECTION: NW NW W
CLOUDS (%): OVCST PCL OVCST
SEA STATE (M): 1.0-1.5 1.5-2.0 1.0-1.5
SEA ICE: NONE

SHIP'S POSITION: Southbound along the west coast of Tierra del Fuego

REMARKS: The Polar Duke continues south towards Isla de Los Estados. Strong winds prevail in the lee of the coast. Airport wind velocity in Punta Arenas yesterday was reported as gusting to 90 knots throughout the afternoon.

An XBT transect across the Drake for S-260 will begin early tomorrow morning.

Regards,
Al Hickey
R/V Polar Duke

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