Day 12: Question of the day
How is the information gathered from this trip going to be used for the benefit in the scientific community? -Adrian Hernandez
Why does the ctd collect information like temperature, salinity, oxygen, pressure, density, and others? what will the information conclude?What is a MMP?How will you get the styrofoam cups into the depths of the ocean? -Jazmine Puentes
-The information gathered on this research expedition will benefit the scientific community by finally collecting an understanding for internal waves, and hydraulic mixing throughout the water column. Age old curiosities that have never been understood.
-The CTD collects data using temperature, salinity, oxygen, pressure, density, and conductivity to measure fluctuations throughout the water which is hypothesized to be mixing caused by internal waves.
-The MMP is a Mclane Moored Profiler more information can be seen about this amazing instrument at http://www.mclanelabs.com/master_page/product-type/profilers/mclane-moored-profiler
-We will attach the styrofoam cups to the CTD cage itself, we will send the package with the cups attached to approximately 1500 meters below the surface.
Technologically prepared? OH YEA laptops galore
The night shift with Chief Scientist Ruth Musgrave, Michael Fuentes, and Hanne Beate Skattor
Felipe Gomez preparing a tag line
Scientist Paul Chua calibrating a ADCP on the CTD
Securing the CTD on board to change location
Kris Weeks and Hanne Beate Skattor preforming a XPT
Chief Scientist Ruth Musgrave downloading data on the deck
Felipe Gomez and Scientist Jen McKinnon working on the CTD
Chief Scientist Amy Waterhouse and Scientist Jonathan Nash
look at the computer sitting on the crate "Scary Stuff"
Scientist Jen Mackinnon ready to download data from the CTD
Sun setting 11-21-12
Elizabeth Bunin and Scientist Jonathan Nash enjoying the view
The Breathtaking view from the bow