Yesterday we’ve recovered the last wave buoys after our last sampling station at about 42N, 64W. We went through one more weather system with overall more clement and warmer conditions. In other words it was smoother than St-Jude storm. We were even greeted by air and sea temperatures up to 20degC which is quite a… Read More

After spending time through another storm at longitude 50W and latitude 52N, we navigated west and entered the Strait of Belle Isle to find calmer waters behind Newfoundland in the Gulf of St Lawrence. Although still far away in distance, it is always a heartwarming feeling to see some land after some long periods in… Read More

In my previous blog post, I mentioned two instruments used to measure wave properties as part of this project – the waverider buoy and the spar buoy. These devices are deployed by our colleagues from the UK to measure properties like sea surface elevation, wave breaking and bubbles. Why is it important? The ocean acts… Read More

Since my last blog post we left our position around latitude 58N and then sailed south along longitude 46W to latitude 54N. We then sat for 2 days through another mini-storm. Though not as strong as the previous one, this is a nice case study for us as the winds and sea state gradually increased… Read More

I have been at sea for almost a week now and overall everyone seems to have found their sea legs.  So far we have been through one storm and are now sitting out a little bit more east at longitude 45W. Initially we were supposed to reach 43W but never made it as conditions got… Read More

Two days ago I arrived in Nuuk, Greenland to meet the Research Vessel (R/V) Knorr to participate in the cruise experiment HiWinGS, which stands for High Wind Gas Exchange Study. This study takes place in the North Atlantic Ocean from October 9th to November 15th, 2013. The project focuses on improving our understanding of how… Read More