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The James Clark Ross is now outside the limits of the normal communications satellite.  I may,  from time to time,  be able to update this page with the Daily Position Report,  below.  There will be no menu or photographs until the ship is back inside the satellite footprint.  I also hope that the ship's track will continue to work. More information on this can be found HERE

Having departed our last science station yesterday the James Clark Ross made steady progress further north overnight (although there is no difference between night and day this far north at this time of the year) and arrived at the next science station,  B17,  this morning.  The ice conditions are best described as 'interesting' and the Deck Officers on the Bridge are constantly trying to avoid the floes that keep trying to get in the way of the science deployments.

The morning started off very well with another polar bear sighting,  making the total so far to five. 

It is hoped that upon completion of this science station to continue north but we will have to see what the ice conditions are like at the time.

Previous updates from this trip  The archive only goes to 13th July.  Once back in range of comms I will update any days that have interesting data.

Noon Position Report  

Latitude: 81 20 N
Longitude: 29 06 E
Bearing: 37 T, 240 Nm from Longyearbyen
Cruise Number: JR16006
Distance Travelled: 99
Total Distance Travelled: 1448
Steam Time: 18.5
Total Steam Time: 167.3
Average Speed: 5.3
Total Average Speed: 8.9
Wind: Direction WNW, Force 4
Sea State: Calm
Air Temp: 0.6 C Sea Temp: -0.1 C
Pressure: 1014.7 Tendency (3hrs): Steady


Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com