NOAA Teacher at Sea
Onboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown
July 11 – August 10, 2009
Mission: PIRATA (Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Atlantic)
Geographical area of cruise: Tropical Atlantic
Date: August 8, 2009
Weather Data from the Bridge
Outside Temperature 28.71oC
Relative Humidity 77.91%
Sea Surface Temperature 27.94oC
Barometric Pressure 1020.21 inches
Longitude 70 01.463 W Latitude 19 23.205 N
After being on the ship for 25 days, people were happy to have a day in San Juan, Puerto Rico as the ship refueled. We pulled into the Coast Guard station in Old San Juan around 9:00 am and then had the next 24 hours to explore. I got a chance to roam around town sample the local cuisine and visit a few historic spots. Visited the capital building, the Castillo San Cristobol, and San Fillipe de Morro Fort.
We pulled out of the harbor at approximately 4:00pm on 8/7 and now are steaming to our final destination Key West. It is a bit quieter on the ship now since 9 of the scientists departed in Puerto Rico. The rest of the scientists are staying on to help unload their equipment in Key West.