Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14: Skunked again

This morning the weather looked great. Erin and I were ready and got into the helicopter to install a timelapse camera and a seismometer. But once we were in the air the weather looked suspicious on the other side of the mountains, where we wanted to get to. We climbed to 9000 feet and were presented with a view of solid clouds as far as the eye could see. So back to the ship. Today's picture was taken out of the helicopter on the way back to the ship. We will now embark on two days of marine science, measuring profiles of salinity and temperature in the ocean, deploying an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) and taking sediment cores from the bottom of the ocean to study the glacial history of the area.

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