Daily Archives: September 23, 2017

SIO student cruise wrap-up

After 240 hours of hard work and 4,970 towed uCTD casts, we are happy to add SCoNE (point Sal Coastal circulatioN Experiment) to the list of successful student cruises made possible by the UC Ship Funds Program.
We wish to thank everyone who worked to make this experiment a reality, including the Science Party and the Crew of the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. André is very grateful for the awesome mentoring provided by Jen MacKinnon, Amy Waterhouse and Kate Adams, and for the hard work Spencer Kawamoto, Paul Chua, Jonny Ladner, Liz Brenner, Mary Huey, Eva Friedlander and many others put in preparing for and executing this amazing and unprecedented coordinated effort with the other groups involved in the Inner Shelf DRI.
More on the Sproul’s story and science coming soon!
André Palóczy and Kate Adams.
R/V R. G. Sproul‘s Crew
Chris Welton        (Captain)
Paul Dempster    (1st Mate)

Katherine Pogue (2nd Mate)

Wayne Lacy         (Cook)
Ernie Bayer          (Chief Engineer)

The SCoNE Science Party gathered on the bow of the R/V Sproul. From left to right: Kate Adams (on top photo) Spencer Kawamoto (on bottom photo), Julia Dohner, Praneeth Gurumurthy, Sahra Webb, Jess CG, André Palóczy, Jeff Coogan, Alice Ren, Manuel Gutiérrez-Villanueva, María Hernández. Center: Jeremiah Brower. Anacapa Passage is seen in the background, with Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands on the right and left, respectively. Photo credits: Spencer Kawamoto (top) and Kate Adams (bottom).

SIO Airborne Flight (9/21/17)

SIO Melville lab had our last day of flying the MASS system yesterday. Again we experienced clear skies and windy conditions which provided good signal for our sensor suite. We flew an additional calibration flight after the science flight to wrap things up and spent the day today backing up data and packing up to head home after a successful campaign.


L to R: Surface wave modulation off Point Sal, strong wind and wave conditions again from Oceano to Shell Beach, our pilot Hank maneuvering us toward Mussel Rock.

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