Last updated: Sunday 3rd December 2017   

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The weather on Sunday has been an improvement to that of Saturday, with  a much calmer sea.  For those that have been looking at the webcam there is little to see as we have been shrouded in fog throughout the day. 

The James Clark Ross is now on passage to Rothera Base on Adelaide Island and is making good progress just now.  The amount of ice,  in the form of bergy-bits and icebergs has increased and,  with the fog,  safe navigation is with the aid of the radars,  which are looking a bit cluttered.  The Deck Officers are picking their way between the larger pieces of ice and later this evening the ship will cross the Antarctic Circle.  It is anticipated that in the early hours of the morning we will encounter the pack ice that is between us and Rothera.

In the early hours of Sunday morning the final glider was deployed and is now on it's programmed mission.  All the gliders are being monitored in real time from on board the ship.

The science team have a blog about their work on board and it can be read HERE

Noon Position Report Sunday 3rd December  2017 

Latitude: 65 00.34 S
Longitude: 068 19.76 W
Bearing: 353 T, 94 Nm from Anvers Island
Cruise Number: JR17001
Distance Travelled: 223
Total Distance Travelled: 1318.9
Steam Time: 20.5
Total Steam Time: 120.8
Average Speed: 10.9
Total Average Speed: 10.9
Wind: Direction NNE, Force 5
Sea State: Moderate
Air Temp: 0.0 C Sea Temp: 0.0 C
Pressure: 991 Tendency (3hrs): Falling

 

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Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com