Category Archives: Arctic 2013

JCR Arctic Final Update

This is the final update from the James Clark Ross from the JR288 Arctic cruise. The science is now almost complete and the ship is on passage to Dundee,  from where the scientists and their equipment will be discharged.  From … Continue reading

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JCR Arctic Update 29th July 2013

Monday proved to be an interesting day for us all on the JCR. Just after mid-day a BAS Twin Otter aircraft did a fly past,  having taken off from Longyearbyen several hours earlier.  This aircraft is carrying a number of … Continue reading

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JCR Arctic Update 28th July 2013

Another busy day of sampling on board the James Clark Ross. Noon Position Report for Sunday 28th July 2013 Latitude: 78° 53.1 N Longitude: 007° 07.5 W Bearing: 278 °T, 273 Nm from Longyearbyen Cruise Number: JR288 Distance Travelled: 79 … Continue reading

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JCR Arctic Update 27th July 2013

The highlight of the day for Friday was the sighting of a mother polar bear with two cubs on an ice-floe.  Alas weather conditions were poor for good photography but it was enjoyable to watch. The James Clark Ross has … Continue reading

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JCR Arctic Update 26th July 2013

Most of Friday was spent amongst pack ice,  which at times made deployment of equipment interesting. The weather continues to be good,  with light winds and clear skies. As the James Clark Ross progresses further to the north,  we are … Continue reading

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JCR Arctic Update 25th July 2013

The JCR spent much of the day in sight of Greenland,  with a heat haze seen across the pack ice. Not a great deal of wildlife in the past twenty four hours,  a few seals and birds but nothing overly … Continue reading

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JCR Arctic Update 23rd July 2013

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 … Continue reading

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JCR Arctic Update 22nd July 2013

Another day of thick fog in the morning and then clearing during the afternoon.  The ship was only a few miles off the coast of Greenland and it was lovely to see.  There was a heavy patch of sea ice … Continue reading

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James Clark Ross Arctic Cruise 2013 – JR288

The James Clark Ross is currently engaged on a month long science cruise,  designated JR288, to the Arctic. Initially the ship is working to the east of Greenland, slowly heading further north,  and will then turn east towards Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen. … Continue reading

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