Update
January 14-16, 1997

On Board the Polar Duke

© 1997 Ann Hawthorne

SUBJECT: SITREP AND OBSERVATIONS FROM R/V POLAR DUKE

GMT DATE: 14-15 January 1997

GMT TIME: 1600 0000 0400 1200
LAT: 64-03S 64-14S 64-25S 64-53S
LONG: 68-10W 67-43W 67-14W 66-08W
TEMPERATURE (C): 2.4 2.0 1.4 6.9
AIR PRESSURE (MB): 981 986 990 995
WIND SPEED (KN): 22-27 11-16 17-21 11-16
WIND DIRECTION: NE N NNW NNE
CLOUDS (%): FOG FOG OVCST OVCST
SEA STATE (M): 4-6 1-2.5 1-2.5 0.5-1.0
SEA ICE: NONE  

SHIP'S POSITION: Bellingshausen Sea

FUEL ON BOARD (@ 0800): 467.5 M3

REMARKS: The Duke got underway in moderate seas early evening of the 14th. In order to prevent excessive strain on the HIAB deck crane while towing the Bioacoustics fish for 30 hours, it was rigged to the port side tugger winch through a block on the A-frame. All has proceeded well with seas and wind steadily decreasing. We will continue to tow towards inshore along this 550 line, finishing near midnight.

Regards,
Al Hickey
R/V Polar Duke

 

SUBJECT: SITREP AND OBSERVATIONS FROM R/V POLAR DUKE

GMT DATE: 15-16 January 1997

GMT TIME: 1600 0000 0400 1200
LAT: 65-05S 65-30S 64-56S 64-47S
LONG: 63-36W 64-29W 64-25W 64-44W
TEMPERATURE (C): 3.8 1.1 1.7 0.6
AIR PRESSURE (MB): 996 994 988 986
WIND SPEED (KN): 22-27 4-6 17-21 11-16
WIND DIRECTION: NE NNE E SW
CLOUDS (%): RAIN PCL OVCST RAIN
SEA STATE (M): 1-2.5 0.5 1 1
SEA ICE: NONE  

FUEL ON BOARD (@ 0800): 462 M3

SHIP'S POSITION: 100 miles west of Palmer Station

REMARKS: The 550 alongtrack grid towing the bioacoustics fish and launching of XBTs was completed late last evening. The 600 transect began early this morning with 1M and 2M net trawls and a CTD. To date, this cruise has logged 322 science events.

Regards,
Al Hickey
R/V Polar Duke

 

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