Jacquelyn Hams, August 2, 2006

NOAA Teacher at Sea
Jacquelyn Hams
Onboard NOAA Ship Rainier
July 24 – August 11, 2006

Mission: Hydrographic Survey
Geographical Area: Shumagin Islands, Alaska
Date: August 2, 2006

TAS Jacquelyn Hams reads X-Band radar screen
TAS Jacquelyn Hams reads X-Band radar screen

Weather
Cloudy Visibility: 8 nm
Wind direction: 100
Wind speed: 7 knots
Seawater temperature: 10 degrees C
Sea level pressure: 1011.8 mb
Temperature dry bulb: 10.6 degrees C
Temperature wet bulb: 10.0 degrees C

Science and Technology Log

I went to the Pilot House this morning to continue working on my navigating underway skills and discovered that the cruise plan had changed and that the ship will anchor in Eagle Harbor tonight.  I am given the two course plot accordingly. According to the weather report, we will run into some bad weather on route to Eagle Harbor.

Radar screen
The rain is shown by the heavy dotted areas and the ship is anchored in the center.

Personal Log 

Here are some photographs of daily activities aboard the NOAA Ship RAINIER.

Survey boats in the Northeast Bight
Survey boats in the Northeast Bight
Shawn Gendron, Hydrographic Assistant Survey Technician, processing survey line data
Shawn Gendron, Hydrographic Assistant Survey Technician, processing survey line data

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