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 to R: Surface wave modulation across an internal wave, looking North toward Point Sal from offshore Purisima Point with today’s larger waves, Lion’s head radar station on the cliff in front of large waves breaking south of Point Sal.

L to R: Red tide still evident in experimental location, R/V Sally Ride muscling through the large waves, breaking waves marching toward the coast.