Last updated: Wednesday 13th December 2017   

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There has been a deterioration in the weather as the day has progressed and this evening it is not very nice.  Thankfully the current heading means that there is little rolling and just a bit of pitching.  Sadly the James Clark Ross is due to alter course at around midnight and that will put the seas on the beam and we will roll then.

We are currently on passage to the first of a number of CTD stations,  starting near to Elephant Island.

Freezing spray and snow are not helping the situation.  The view forward this afternoon.

Looking aft is no better!

The current plan is that the James Clark Ross is due to arrive in Punta Arenas on the 21st December when a full crew change will take place.

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

Noon Position Report Wednesday 13th  December  2017 

Latitude: 61 29.53 S
Longitude: 059 35.96 W
Bearing: 264 T, 127 Nm from Elephant Island
Cruise Number: JR17001
Distance Travelled: 256
Total Distance Travelled: 2456
Steam Time: 22.5
Total Steam Time: 273.5
Average Speed: 11.4
Total Average Speed: 9.0
Wind: Direction E, Force 8
Sea State: Heavy
Air Temp: -0.8 C Sea Temp: 1.2 C
Pressure: 969 Tendency (3hrs): Steady

 

Previous updates from the current trip.

Previous updates from my last  trip,  to the Arctic in the summer of 2017

Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com