Diane Stanitski: Day 11, August 21, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Diane Stanitski Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana August 16-30, 2002 Day 11: August 21, 2002 Weather log:I awoke and went out on the buoy deck this morning to find rain falling from overcast skies! Here are our observations at 0800 this morning:Latitude: 13°28'NLongitude: 143°28'WVisibility: 12 nautical miles (nm)Wind direction: 100° (direction from which the wind is blowing)Wind …

Diane Stanitski: Day 10, August 20, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Diane Stanitski Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana August 16-30, 2002 Day 10: August 20, 2002 Our location and the weather observations at 1500 today were:Latitude: 15°37.4'NLongitude: 145°25.0'WVisibility: 12 nautical miles (nm)Wind direction: 030 (direction from which the wind is blowing)Wind speed: 18 ktsSea wave height: 4-5'Swell wave height: 5-7'Sea water temperature: 26.0°CSea level pressure: 1011.9 mbDry bulb temperature: 25.8°CWet bulb temperature: 24.2°CCloud cover: 7/8, Cumulus …

Diane Stanitski: Day 9, August 19, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Diane Stanitski Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana August 16-30, 2002 Day 9: August 19, 2002 We enjoyed mostly cloudy skies today as we headed southeast toward the 125°W longitudinal line. Our location and the weather observations at 1300 today were:Latitude: 16°22.1'NLongitude: 149°09.5'WVisibility: 12 nautical miles (nm)Wind direction: 050 (on a 0-360° scale) which means NEWind speed: 22 …

Diane Stanitski: Day 8, August 18, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Diane Stanitski Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana August 16-30, 2002 Day 8: Sunday, August 18, 2002 The weather observations at 1700 today were:Temperature: 26.0°CSea Water Temperature: 26.7°CVisibility: 12 nautical milesWind direction: 055 (on a 0-360° scale) - NEWind speed: 20 ktsSea wave height: 5-7'Swell wave height: 6-8'Sea level pressure: 1013.2 mbCloud cover: 3/8, cumulus Today's quote: "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!" …

Diane Stanitski: Day 7, August 17, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Diane Stanitski Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana August 16-30, 2002 Day 7: Saturday, August 17, 2002Time: 0700 military time (based on a 24-hour time schedule) Latitude: 21°14.715'North (N) Cruising just south of the Big Island of Hawaii visible this morning from the port (left) side of the ship when facing forwardLongitude: 157°57.378'West (W) Weather Observations taken …

Diane Stanitski: Day 6, August 16, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Diane Stanitski Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana August 16-30, 2002 Day 6: Friday, August 16, 2002Time: 12:47 PMLatitude: 21°14.715'North (N)Longitude: 157°57.378'West (W) My first daily log…I love every minute on the ship! Everything is so interesting. I have already learned a great deal about the science to be conducted on board during the next 24 …

Diane Stanitski: Days 1-5 (Pre-Trip Log), August 11-15, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Diane Stanitski Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana August 16-30, 2002 Date: August 11-15, 2002 Pre-Trip Log Two years ago, I took my Shippensburg University Climatology class on a field trip to the National Headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Silver Spring, MD. It was then that I learned …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 25, March 25, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Monday, March 25, 2002 Lat: 1°SLong: 91°WSeas: 3-5 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly cloudySea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: light airsAir Temp: 90-81°F This day started and ended the same way: bittersweet. In the morning, we watched the Ka'imimoana sail out of the harbor without us. It was scheduled to leave at …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 24, March 24, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002 Lat: 1°SLong: 91°WSeas: 2-4 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly cloudy with possible rain showersSea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: light airsAir Temp: 93-82°F This was a day for exploring the island. Several of us headed off for the short walk from our hotel to the Charles Darwin Research …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 23, March 23, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Saturday, March 23, 2002 Lat: 1°SLong: 91°WSeas: flatVisibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly cloudySea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: light airsAir Temp: 91-83°F I arose at 5:30 to see the sunrise off the bow of the ship and our entrance into the Galapagos Islands - a place I've always dreamed of seeing. The …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 22, March 22, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Friday, March 22, 2002Lat: 1°SLong: 91°WSeas: 2-4 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly cloudySea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: light airsAir Temp: 86-79°F Today makes exactly three weeks on the Ka'imimoana. And this will be my last Daily Log from it. What a day it was. It was truly a perfect day. The …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 21, March 21, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Thursday, March 21, 2002 Lat: 1.5°SLong: 95°WSeas: 5-8 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: mostly cloudy with isolated rainshowersSea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: SE 10-15 knotsAir Temp: 83-70°F Today was a day of mostly rainshowers, in actuality, with intermittent spurts of sun. The skies were pretty dramatic. The day was a pretty typical …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 20, March 20, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 Lat: 5°SLong: 95°WSeas: 5-8 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: mostly cloudy with isolated rainshowersSea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: SE 10-15 knotsAir Temp: 84-70°F Today was a day of CTD's, a live broadcast and a nighttime buoy visit. We are back to doing a CTD every degree, so Amy …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 19, March 19, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 Lat: 8°SLong: 95°WSeas: 5-8 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: mostly cloudy with isolated showersSea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: NE 10-15 knotsAir Temp: 84-70°F This morning, the eight Pollywogs on board (folks who have crossed the Equator but have never gone through the Shellback initiation) went through their Shellback …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 18, March 18, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Monday, March 18, 2002Lat: 8°SLong: 100°WSeas: SE 4-7 ftVisibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly cloudy with isolated rainshowersSea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds:E 10-15 knotsAir Temp: 86-72°F Once again, today was a day in transit. The scientists were preparing for the leg between Galapagos and Manzanillo by getting the buoys that they …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 17, March 17, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Sunday, March 17, 2002Lat: 8°SLong: 105°WSeas: 4-7 ftVisibility: unrestrictedWeather: mostly cloudy with isolated rainshowersSea Surface Temp:Winds: E 10-15 knotsAir Temp: 87-74°F Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Clem cooked up quite the corned beef and cabbage feast today. Hope all of you had fun too. We are presently transiting …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 16, March 16, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Saturday, March 16, 2002Lat: 8°SLong: 110°WSeas: 2-5 ftVisibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly to mostly cloudy, possibility of rain showersSea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: 5-10 knotsAir Temp: 85-74°F Today was kind of bittersweet for me but I doubt the crew feels that way. Today, we recovered the buoy at 8°S 110°W and …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 15, March 15, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Friday, March 15, 2002Lat: 6.2°SLong: 111°WSeas: 4-6 ftVisibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly to mostly cloudySea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: SE 10-15 knotsAir Temp: 85-74°F Today was the day that we rounded up our wayward buoy. The buoy was deployed in April 2001 at 5°S 110°W. In November 2001, NOAA scientists knew …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 14, March 14, 2020

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Thursday, March 14, 2002Lat: 6°SLong: 110°WSeas: 4-7 ftVisibility: unrestricted (3-5 mi. in rainstorms)Weather: mostly cloudy with possible rainstormsSea Surface Temp: 82-86°FWinds: E 10-15 knotsAir Temp: 87-74°F Today, we deployed a buoy at 5°S but we have not recovered the 5°S buoy. That's because the little devil is at …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 13, March 13, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2002Lat: 2°SLong: 110°WSeas: 3-6 ftVisibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly to mostly cloudySea Surface Temp: 80-84°FWinds: E 10-15 knotsAir Temp: 86-76°F This morning was jam-packed. I got up and outside on deck in the hopes of tagging along on a little half hour RHIB ride to visit the …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 12, March 12, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2002Lat: .5°SLong: 110°WSeas: 2-4 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly to mostly cloudySea Surface Temp: 77-82°FWinds: N/NE 5 knotsAir Temp: 88-76°F As it turns out, the ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) was rigged up to deploy when I went outside this morning. The scientists had determined a new …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 11, March 11, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Monday, March 11, 2002Lat: 0°Long: 110°WSeas: 2-5 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: cloudy, rain possibleSea Surface Temp: 77-82°FWinds: N/NE 5 knotsAir Temp: 88-77°F What an interesting day, all the way around. Weather-wise, we awoke to clear skies, with clouds on the horizon and we could tell it was going to be …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 10, March 10, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Sunday, March 10, 2002Lat: 1°NLong: 110°WSeas: 2-4 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly to mostly cloudySea Surf Temp: 79-82°FAir Temp: 89-78°F Today started out not looking so good - and I should know since I saw the sun rise behind the clouds. I have been up since 4am since I …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 9, March 9, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Saturday, March 9, 2002 Lat: 5°NLong: 110°WSeas: E/NE 2-5 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly, occasionally mostly cloudySea Surface Temperature: 78-82°FAir Temp: 87-76°F Today, we did our first recovery/deployment of a buoy. What a fascinating 6 hour process. I was very impressed by the way the entire crew worked …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 8, March 8, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Friday, March 8, 2002 Lat: 6.5°NLong: 110°WSeas: E/NE 2-5 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly, occasionally mostly, cloudySea Surface Temp: 78-82°FWinds: E/NE 10-15 knotsAir Temp: 83-74°F Do you remember when I said yesterday that today was all about barnacles? Well, as my beloved husband (I miss you honey!) likes to …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 7, March 7, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Thursday, March 7, 2002 Lat: 8°NLong: 110°WSeas: waves 4-6 ft., swells 8-10 ftVisibility: unrestrictedWeather: cloudy, partly cloudySea Surface Temp: 27.6°CWinds: 15 knotsAir Temp: 27.2°C I was asked by a student in Mr. Whitham's class in San Diego what it feels like to be on a ship. Today, …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 6, March 6, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2002 Latitude: 11°NLongitude: 110°WSeas: 2-5 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: cloudy Today was not as nice as it has been this week, but it still beats winter in Chicago (which I did for several years). And people from Chicago, please don't write me that …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 5, March 5, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2002 Latitude: 15 NLongitude: 111 WSeas: N/NW 2-5 ft.Visibility: UnrestrictedWeather: Partly CloudySea Surface Temp: 72-76FWinds: NE 5-10Air Temp: 78-65F Hello again from the sunny Pacific! Today was another wonderful day in paradise. We were actually visited by some boobies doing some aerial maneuvers around …

Dana Tomlinson: Day 4, March 4, 2002

NOAA Teacher at Sea Dana Tomlinson Aboard NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana March 1 - 27, 2002 Date: Monday, March 4, 2002 Latitude: 20 NLongitude: 112 WSeas: 4-7 ft.Visibility: unrestrictedWeather: partly cloudySea Surface Temp: 60-68 FWinds: NE 13-18Air Temp: 78/65 F Happy Monday, all! And a very happy one it is out here. Last night, at sundown, we actually saw the elusive "green flash" at sunset. …

Jennifer Richards, September 10, 2001

NOAA Teacher at Sea Jennifer Richards Onboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown September 5 - October 6, 2001 Mission: Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate Processes Geographical Area: Eastern Pacific Date: September 10, 2001 Latitude: 13º 25.1 N Longitude: 100º 58.4 W Temperature: 26.1ºC Seas: Sea wave height: 6-8 feet Swell wave height: -- Visibility: 0.5 …

Jennifer Richards, September 8, 2001

NOAA Teacher at Sea Jennifer Richards Onboard NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown September 5 - October 6, 2001 Mission: Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate Processes Geographical Area: Eastern Pacific Date: September 8, 2001 Latitude: 19º 57.1N Longitude: 108º 21.4W Temperature: 30.0ºC Seas: Sea wave height: 2-3 feet Swell wave height: 3-4 feet Visibility: 10-12 miles …