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Entries from July 16th, 2012

Deepest Recovery

July 16th, 2012 · No Comments · 2012 - R/V New Horizon, Instrumentation, Missions, Procedures, Recovery, Seismometers, SIO

Monday, July 16, 2012 The weather today cooperated with the successful recovery of three of our deepest deployed Abalone seismometers. The seas were calm, with 3 to 6 foot swells. The wind was out of the north, picking up to 11 knots as evening approached. The depth of the seismometers’ deployment directly effects their recovery […]

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Tossed at Sea

July 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · 2012 - R/V New Horizon, Recovery, Seismometers, weather

Sunday, July 15, 2012 It’s been another full day. We recovered the Abalone seismometer J65 slightly after midnight (00:10) from 165 meters of water. After moving north, the weather deteriorated. Offshore the Washington side of the Juan de Fuca strait the winds rose to more than 35 knots, coming in from the Northwest. The seas […]

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Recovery Locations

July 15th, 2012 · No Comments · 2012 Crew, Recovery

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Heading north on Saturday

July 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments · 2012 - R/V New Horizon, Recovery, Seismometers

Saturday, July 14, 2012 Today we recovered three Abalone seismometers. The first one was Y1M5 (see chart for location) at 07:30 from 828 meters down. The second seismometer (J57) was much shallower. At only 56 meters deep, its structure was covered with barnacles, anemones and a couple of sea stars. The next seismometer (Y1M4) was […]

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Friday the 13th – First night at sea

July 13th, 2012 · No Comments · 2012 - R/V New Horizon, Missions, Procedures, Recovery, Seismometers, SIO

Aboard the New Horizon Departed the NOAA’s MOC-P dock at approximately 16oo hours. The weather was clear with ocean swells coming in from the Northwest. The fifteen instruments to be recovered were some of those that were deployed from the October voyage of the Wecoma. These are the Scripps Institute of Oceanography “Abalones”.  Abalones are […]

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Friday the 13th – First night at sea

July 13th, 2012 · No Comments · 2012 - R/V New Horizon, Recovery, Seismometers

The fifteen instruments to be recovered were some of those that were deployed from the October voyage of the Wecoma. These are the Scripps Institute of Oceanography “Abalones”. Abalones are trawl-resistant, three component, battery powered ocean bottom seismometers, capable of being deployed in water depths of 50 to 6000 meters. We are recovering them via […]

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Aboard the New Horizon

July 1st, 2012 · No Comments · 2012 - R/V New Horizon

Departed the NOAA’s MOC-P dock at approximately 16oo hours. The weather was clear with ocean swells coming in from the Northwest.

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