Friday, June 15, 2012

RV Weatherbird II Geomorphology Cruise, Summer 2012 - Part 2

Day 1

The geomorphology cruise is now under way. The science party received an orientation and safety briefing from Captain Boomer.  The RV Weatherbird departed St. Petersburg at 09:00 and motored to Site 1.  There, we successfully calibrated the USBL mount and GPS interface that will  be used for determining the position of our lowered instruments — the MILET photo platform and the Multi-core.

We are now underway for site 2 where we will complete the tests of the winch and the fiber-optic cable termination for the MILET photo platform.

Seas are choppy, but weather conditions tomorrow should be workable.

Post Author:
Dr. Ian MacDonald

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