Report 114 -- Monday, 16 October, 2000
DATE : Monday, 16 October, 2000
UNIVERSAL TIME: 0500
LOCAL (SHIP) TIME: 1400
AUSTRALIAN EASTERN STANDARD/SUMMER TIME: 1600
POSITION: -56 32.48 118 44.41
CURRENT SPEED (KNOTS): 5.4
DISTANCE TO NEXTWAYPOINT (NAUTICAL MILES): 1294 to ice edge north of Davis
DISTANCE COVERED LAST 24 HOURS (NAUTICAL MILES): 187
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Passing snow showers, wind at 34 knots
AIR TEMPERATURE: -0.2 degrees C
SEA TEMPERATURE: 1.4 degrees C
SEA CONDITIONS: ship pitching into moderate sea with a short swell
ICE CONDITIONS: nil
Malcolm Lambert spoke about 'Noctalucent Clouds' and 'Photographing Auroras' yesterday afternoon. Onboard bird, whale and noctalucent cloud observation programs continue. Continuous Plankton Recorder still on transect. New mess and lounge arrangements are working well. The lounge is used for quiet reading, playing games and the occasional video.
Following damage to Inmarsat B handset in very rough weather we have borrowed a unit from Surveyor onboard to enable e-mail comms to continue at least until Da\1s. Measures have been taken to protect this handset from damage.
Suzanne and Gordon
I told you in my General News report earlier today about the communications problem we'd had and that it is OK again for the time being.
Might have a bit of a doze and a read before going to pick up the Plankton Recorder.