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Rough weather

Yesterday and today, we’ve been experiencing relatively high winds, at least for the Mediterranean — around 20 knots most of the time and occasionally up to 40 knots! This has limited our ability to deploy and retrieve floats and drifters, but we’ve kept up with the UCTD and EcoCTD as much as possible, and CTDs and water sampling continue regardless of the weather! Tomorrow we’re heading west, where the waves are a bit smaller and we’ll be able to deploy more of the instruments that need recovery, such as the wirewalker and the Lagrangian floats.

Doing CTD casts in big waves.