SIO Airborne Flight (9/14/17)

Today the SIO Melville lab was limited by a persistent cloud layer but we were still able to fit in a 3.5 hour flight at a reduced altitude of 2000ft. We flew a grid pattern above the ship tracks near Guadalupe, alongshore tracks from Oceano to Purisima Point, and cross-shore tracks originating from Guadalupe and Purisima Point. Click on images for full size.

L to R: Looking South from above Guadalupe at Point Sal, Point Purisima and Point Sal, tons of IWs extending south from Point Sal.

L to R: Looking North from above Point Sal at Mussel Rock, R/V Sally Ride and R/V Oceanus transecting IWs off of Guadalupe, R/V Sally Ride.