Tagged: Antarctic voyage

Antarctic Voyage: The carbon team - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 14, 2013

By Elizabeth Shadwick (ACE CRC) and Helen Bostock (Marine Geologist, NIWA) Date: 12/02/2013 Location: 60.792084°S, 139.818669°E Weather: Windy 30-40 knots (55-75 km/hour) Sea State: 6 – 7 m swells Kate Berry running alkalinity samples. [Helen Bostock]We managed a couple of CTDs overnight and then a short steam to the next station. The weather has … Read More

Antarctic Voyage: Cold weather protection - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 13, 2013

Written by Dr Anne Waterhouse (ship’s doctor) and Helen Bostock (marine geologist, NIWA) Date: 11/2/2013 Location: 59.852688°S, 139.613379°E Weather: Snow, rain, 40-50 knot (70-90 km/hour) winds Sea state: Rough – 8-10 m swell Kate Berry and Anne Waterhouse in their Antarctic gear. [Helen Bostock]Last night the storm continued with the wind and … Read More

Antarctic Voyage: Neptune is coming… - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 12, 2013

Written by Aitana Forcen (PhD Student NIWA and Victoria University, Wellington) and Helen Bostock (marine geologist at NIWA) Date: 10/2/2013 Position: 59.852981°S, 139.867876°E Weather: Windy – gusting to 50 knots (approx. 90 km/hour) Sea State: Rough – 4-7 m swells The writing on the whiteboard in the ship’s library says “Neptune is coming….” Daniel … Read More

Antarctic voyage: The geology team and coring - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 08, 2013

Dr Helen Bostock, marine geologist at NIWA, writes: Date: 7/2/2013 Position: 56.089685°S, 159.882531°E Weather: Cloudy, 30 knot winds Sea State: 2-3 m swell Introducing the geology/biology team! The team is made up of me (Helen Bostock), Mark Fenwick (token biologist/NIWA) and two students – Molly Patterson and Courtney Derriman. We have also seconded … Read More

Antarctic Voyage: The Continuous Plankton Recorder - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 07, 2013

Dr Helen Bostock, marine geologist at NIWA, writes: Date: 6/2/2013 Position: 52.244066˚S, 164.093142˚E Weather: Cloudy and getting cooler Sea state: 1-2 m swell – not too rough Yesterday, while many of us were in our beds trying to get over sea sickness, Mark Fenwick (the token biologist) and several of the crew deployed the … Read More

Antarctic Voyage: Multibeam mapping of the seafloor - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 07, 2013

Yesterday, just before the rough seas started and most of the science team took to their beds suffering with sea sickness, the geology team started running the multibeam seafloor mapping system. We are collecting some opportunistic seafloor data on the voyage transits to and from Antarctica. We also hope to map the continental shelf around the Mertz Glacier to add … Read More

Antarctic voyage: Leaving port and sea sickness - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 04, 2013

Written by Dr Helen Bostock, marine geologist at NIWA, and Anne Waterhouse (ship’s doctor) Date: 3/2/2013 Position: 41.52247˚S, 174.772597˚E Weather: Sunny, northerly breeze Sea state: Some waves, gentle swell Dolphins. Credit: Helen Bostock After a week of packing, training and mobilising, we set off from the wharf at 9am Sunday, sailing out … Read More