We are leaving again, to the South. Different disciplines: oceanography, marine mammals, geology, chemistry, atmospheric physics, biology. On board the RV Tangaroa 40 people, six weeks, 7800 km. You can find more information here: NIWA , Univeristy of Auckland , A un paso de la Antartida , MetOcean and of course Twitter and Instagram.
Johanna Under The Ice - NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo. Ok, yes, I thought that I was doing cold water swim, but this is pushing the boundaries! Spectacular video, beautiful photography and a bit scary... Did you know that sea water doesn't freeze at 0º C? That is because of the salt content in … Continue reading Cold water swim…
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I've already told you that we always swim around a fountain. That fountain is called the Carter Fountain named after the guy who paid for it (and that drowned a couple of days later; now, that is bad luck!). Anyway, the truth is that it is quite a distinctive feature to find your way around … Continue reading Up and down
Latitude: 53˚ 37.605' S Longitude: 175˚ 46.849' E Sea state: 3m Swell Air temperature: 8.7˚ C Water temperature: 6.7˚ C Wind: 30.5 kn Depth: 4848.3 m In these latitudes the depth of the sea reaches 500o m. Normally, in the ocean, we measure depth with pressure units. The pressure on a point depends on the … Continue reading How much pressure…?
The ADCPs are ready to go! This guys will be deployed for a whole year recording measurements of current velocities and direction. There will be standing on a wire anchored to the bottom of the Ocean with a few other instruments that will be recording Ocean variables such as temperature and salinity. How cool is … Continue reading Ready to go
A few Sundays ago there was a swim in one of my favorite places, Lyall Bay, a beautiful beach looking towards Cook Strait. I could not swim as I am still recovering from my 10k swim. But I went to cheer the brave swimmers that were defying the elements. As opposed to swimming in the … Continue reading Not that way!!!