SIO student cruise wrap-up

After 240 hours of hard work and 4,970 towed uCTD casts, we are happy to add SCoNE (point Sal Coastal circulatioN Experiment) to the list of successful student cruises made possible by the UC Ship Funds Program. We wish to thank everyone who worked to make this experiment a reality, including the Science Party and the Crew of the R/V Robert … Read More

SIO Airborne Flight (9/21/17)

SIO Melville lab had our last day of flying the MASS system yesterday. Again we experienced clear skies and windy conditions which provided good signal for our sensor suite. We flew an additional calibration flight after the science flight to wrap things up and spent the day today backing up data and packing up to head home after a successful … Read More

The last boat afloat

Though most of our friends have left, the science crew of the Sally Ride has been enjoying our final few days of surveying.   Some of the topics that have been on our mind this week include wakes associated with flow around topography, strong fronts created by confluence in these wakes, or by confluences in the generally eddying along-shore flow, and … Read More

SIO Airborne Flight (9/20/2017)

SIO Melville lab had another successful four hour flight today. We overflew a Sally Ride transect before doing the usual cross-shore low altitude and alongshore high altitude legs. Still plenty of wind and waves on site and mostly clear skies with a few developing clouds at the end of the flight. L to R: Point Sal conditions today, sediment plumes … Read More

SIO Airborne Flight (9/19/2017)

After cloudy conditions limited the previous two days of flights to the very North end of the experimental site, today the SIO Melville lab was greeted with clear conditions throughout the region. Total flight time was 8 hours over the course of two flights with a variety of altitudes and headings flown to best sample the high wind/wave conditions. L … Read More