Study of the Sea-Surface Microlayer and Air-Sea Boundary

Cruise Log

Mark Schrope

Wrapping Up

Five weeks have gone by since R/V Falkor left from Darwin, Australia sailing out to study the sea surface microlayer: thin as a hair, yet absolutely key for...

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Sea-Surface Microlayer Week 4 Video Update

As the expedition comes to a close, this week's #AirToSea video update demonstrates how the various autonomous vehicles - flying and floating - collect and analyze...

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SOI/ Mónika Naranjo González

Keeping At It

“It took half an hour to drill those three holes” sighs Scott Brown, Physicist and Electronic Engineer, looking at the tiny penetrations on top of...

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SOI/ Mónika Naranjo González

Solving Problems at Sea

I have been on a lot of research cruises, and one thing that never stops surprising me is how quick and efficient teams need to be...

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SOI / James Cooper

Unrelated Questions

A small crowd congregates around the UAV in the flight deck. The experts quickly retrieve the data and instruments while the Latitude team checks the...

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Sea-Surface Microlayer Week 3 Video Update

This beautiful and fascinating video wraps up the third week of the #AirToSea expedition, explaining and exploring the four working groups studying the sea-surface microlayer aboard R/V...

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Sampling the Invisible

Microbes play many vital roles by physically and chemically changing their surroundings: they consume and produce a diverse range of organic and inorganic materials, provide...

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SOI/ Mónika Naranjo González

Station 9

It was 1430 hours when the drone took off, loaded with an array of instruments designed to gather data for a period of three hours....

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A Little Goes a Long Way

I am one half of the trace element sampling team - mentioned in an earlier blog post as the ‘Dust People.’ Together with Bill Landing...

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SOI/ Mónika Naranjo González

No Time to Lose

It could be assumed that given the intensity of operations in this expedition, the thought of a five-day transit through calm waters would be warmly welcomed....

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SOI/ Mónika Naranjo González

Growth Through Experience

I am a second-year Phd student in the field of marine environmental science in the University of Oldenburg in Germany. My interest lies in the...

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SOI/ Mónika Naranjo González

Sea-Surface Microlayer Week 2 Video Update

Crew and researchers give a look into their roles in this Study of the Sea-Surface Microlayer and Air-Sea Boundary research cruise. At sea and on...

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Islands within an island

Today Falkor has begun a five-day transit from the Timor Sea into the Pacific Ocean. While some of those onboard are yielding to the soothing...

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The Small Hours

At 7:30am, the sun will barely have started its slow ascent. Maybe that is why waking up at 4:30am to prepare the instruments to go...

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SOI/ Mónika Naranjo González

Winds of Change

There has not been a slow day in this expedition. As Chief Officer Paul Shepherd and his team scan the horizon in search for a...

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The Time Has Come

The processes controlling carbon dioxide transport and transformation in oceans remain uncertain. We need to be able to model the transfer of this gas between...

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The Dust People

It was hot when Drs Rachel Shelley and William Landing were setting up the aerosol sampler on the forecastle of Falkor. Secured to the railing on...

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SOI/ Monika Naranjo Gonzalez

Sea Surface Microlayer: Why?

We have all heard it, we know more about the universe than we do about the oceans. Many more have walked on the moon than...

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SOI / Mónika Naranjo González

With Bells On!

Mariana looks at the buoy drifting away from R/V Falkor. She has done it countless times before; but as she assists in the deployment of...

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