The science work being carried out on board the RRS James Clark Ross is very varied, with underway air sampling, CTD (Conductivity, Temperature and Depth), which includes collecting samples from various depths (as deep as 2,500m to as shallow as 10m). Water that is collected is than filtered and sampled. The scientists are also using a small radio controlled boat to sample the very top layer of water.
No more polar bear sightings since the last update but there have been sightings of hooded seals and an interesting looking skua.
Noon Position Report
|Latitude:||75° 03.0 N|
|Longitude:||008° 46.6 W|
|Bearing:||240 °T, 387 Nm from Longyearbyen|
|Total Distance Travelled:||2026|
|Total Steam Time:||190.51|
|Total Average Speed:||10.63|
|Wind:||Direction WSW, Force 2|
|Air Temp: 4 °C||Sea Temp: 4.4 °C|
|Pressure: 1019.4||Tendency (3hrs): Steady|
Fog through most of period, lifting occasionally.
V/l Moving easily in open water to slight sea & low swell.
V/l working through 3-6/10ths pack ice overnight for part of period.