HOT-304 Chief Scientist Daily Reports

HOT-304 is currently en route to Station Kaena after completing all activities at St. ALOHA and successfully recovering the gas array, sediment traps and WireWalker. Also completed Station 52. Kudos to the KOK and her crew for a very successful cruise.

Winds are from the east at 12-18 kts with 2-4' seas. Currently operating under sunny skies with a few high clouds.

Dan

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Dan Sadler
University of Hawaii at Manoa

HOT-304 remains on schedule.  The primary production array was recovered yesterday at sunset and we have continued with CTD casts and net tows. The gas array was deployed before dawn and is drifting slowly towards the southwest along with the wirewalker and sediment traps.

Winds are from the east at 10-15 kts with 2-4' seas. Currently operating under sunny skies with a few high clouds.

Dan

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Dan Sadler
University of Hawaii at Manoa

HOT-304 is running smoothly on schedule.  We arrived at ALOHA at 0130 on Tuesday morning and deployed the bio-optical float, wirewalker, sediment traps and primary production array.  We have completed both the deep and shallow PO casts and are currently progressing with the 36 hour burst ctd casts. A net tow and hyperpro cast were completed after lunch.

Conditions are good, with winds from the east at 10-15 kts and 2-4' seas. The day started under heavy overcast but slowly cleared.  Currently operating under partial clouds.

Dan

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Dan Sadler
University of Hawaii at Manoa