Saturday, January 10, 2009

Change in the weather

After many days of pitching and rolling, the seas have finally
relaxed a little. Along with the winds and waves, there's been a
change in the temperature of both the surface of the ocean and air as
well. Ocean temp is now about 0.3C, air just around freezing as
well. From this point on, even as we get closer to the continent,
the air temperature won't change very much. Neither will the surface
ocean temperature. Even though on the continent it's well below
zero! Anyone have an idea why?

We've got a test CTD to work out kinks in the equipment and crew
today coming up at 1 pm. I'll send an update on the bloopers later
today and a little bit on my duties w/r/t the instrument.

Liz, nice question re: the freshies. For those who don't know, she's
talking about the fresh veggies and fruit, which have a habit of
running out after a week or two at sea. In answer, they're still
there but getting less frequent and less appetizing. In an attempt
to maximize my intake of these, I've been eating a LOT of salads. I
note that leaving from Chile in summer has it's advantages as far as
freshies (think AVOCADOS!!!). Avocados compliment virtually everything.

1 comment:

  1. And how do you ward off scurvy, then, when the freshies run out???