Jacquelyn Hams, August 1, 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 1, 2006

Clear Visibility: 10 nm
Wind direction: 200
Wind speed: 10 knots
Seawater temperature: 11.1 degrees C
Sea level pressure: 1011.4 mb
Temperature dry bulb: 13.3 degrees C
Temperature wet bulb: 11.1 degrees C

Science and Technology Log 

I continue practicing navigation underway using radar and dead reckoning.  Three of the fixes I checked fall right on the ship’s course. A few others fall within an acceptable error.  The swells were a little rough so I take a break from the radar screen and charts until the late afternoon.

The NOAA Ship RAINIER anchors in Northeast Bight, Nagai Island for the night.

In the pilot house on the NOAA Ship RAINIER, from left to right, ENS Olivia Hauser, RAINIER Junior Officer,  ENS Megan McGovern, RAINIER Junior Officer,  Umeko Foster in foreground Intern, and Jacquelyn Hams, TAS on far right.
In the pilot house, from left to right, ENS Olivia Hauser, Jr Officer, ENS Megan McGovern, Jr Officer, Umeko Foster, and Jacquelyn Hams