Since the first Intensive Operations Period (IOP 1) in September/2017, results from the different groups have been coming together to reveal a complicated plot around Pt. Sal, with lots of topographic wakes, recirculation south of the point, ridiculously sharp fronts and some really aggressive high-frequency internal waves. Between about noon on the 12th until 9 am on the 13th, we … Read More
A tale of two drifters
We have recovered all of our (SIO, Feddersen) instruments, and the fun of sorting out and QCing the data has begun, however, I thought I’d share a sweet tale of loss and love. We were fortunate to only leave 2 instruments at Pt Sal, drifter 23 and 24, although I do believe their fate may have always been intertwined. Their … Read More
There and back again
That’s a wrap for us out here. Gear in hand, deck overflowing, data download party in full swing, we’re headed home. Till next time….
All work and no play makes…
We’ve been mostly working crazy hours out here, pulling in a silly number of moorings, downloading hundreds of GB of data, dealing with a few unexpected twists and turns. But we took a couple minutes on the 31st for sanity-retaining-fun:
You take one down, pass it around, 99 moorings left to recover…
Actually far fewer than 99, only 15 more to go as of Thursday morning. We have had an incredibly busy few days, with a few unexpected challenges. As of now, we have most of the moorings onboard and tons of data being downloaded. A huge shout-out to the SIO research divers, who came out to lend us a hand.