Open sharing of data collected aboard Falkor is an integral part of the Schmidt Ocean Institute mission, but sharing data efficiently and accessibly is challenging. To better accomplish this mandate, Schmidt Ocean Institute is now partnering with Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS). Both programs were created to ensure maximum … Continued
After 26 days at sea, the T-Beam crew has sailed back into port along the Derwent River, and tied up on land. We never expected this work to be easy – battling with the constant barrage of storms headed directly from the southern ocean – the Tasman Sea did not disappoint.
Out here in the Tasman Sea, chasing the internal tide involves a lot of detective work, piecing together clues from water velocity, temperature, and density to determine where exactly the tide beam is heading.
This morning I was handed a small vial of water from the deepest reaches of the Tasman Sea (4800 meters deep, to be exact). So what, you ask?
As you may have noticed, there is a lot of high-tech experimental equipment and instruments on an oceanographic research cruise.
Last week, the great dark turquoise waves rolling past the ship in the dark looked impressive, at 15 feet tall or more, but they are nothing compared to their giant cousins below.
The continental shelf of Tasmania is pretty steep.
For new comers to science, it is important that they begin their journey in some particular way.
Having collected another set of data from our familiar C2 site, we are now steaming to a location a bit south of the A1 mooring.
The Tasman Sea is not happy. For the past couple of days, waves have been crashing over the bow, and sustained winds have routinely been blowing above 35 kts.