Our first peek at mooring data

We recovered our deepest mooring (MS100-T) from 100 meters first thing on Wednesday morning. The data has now been downloaded and we have two plots to share! The figures below show temperature contours plotted over depth for several hours selected from two separate days. For those unfamiliar with the MS100-T mooring structure, the line has 26 thermisters spread over about … Read More

The R/V Oceanus sets sail once again

The crew on the R/V Oceanus left port today from San Francisco under a fortuitous blue sky. We are headed south to Point Sal and expect to arrive in the morning on Thursday. We plan to recover and re-deploy up to 8 moorings and 9 landers over the next five days, as well as continue surveys with the towed Mini-bat/Acrobat … Read More

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

Oceanus finishes BATing and is dockside in SF

Oceanus finished 24-hours BATing on the Oceano array bounding box. We can see both the large-scale wind-driven response and the NLIWs coming in (see plot below). The storm knocked some kelp free which we managed to catch on the BAT. No harm, no foul.    We were happy to get the BAT back on board and head north. Here’s an … Read More