June 2024 St. Thomas Field Work Prep

kpickDeployment, GPS Marking

In late June 2024, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School, University of North Carolina, and University of the Virgin Islands performed preparatory fieldwork for the next “steep cliffs” ROXSI experiment for Winter 2024-25. The preparatory field work was conducted along the cliffs near Bordeaux Bay in St. Thomas from June 18-20. In order to mount pressure sensors … Read More

Wednesday Jun 29th: Look! Up in the Sky!


The weather miraculously cleared up enough for the Skyfront LiDAR Drone to go out for its first flight in Monterey today at China Rock. After some setup issues, it lifted off its landing pad.    The drone was successful in flying for over an hour hovering at a few locations at 30 m above the ocean.  We collected some great … Read More

Tuesday Jun 28th: Finishing Touches in Rough Conditions


Undesirable weather came around again today after a couple days with ideal conditions. The fog was thick in the morning which caused the second day of divejet surveying to be canceled. Regardless, the R/V Sally-Ann still went out to China Rock and Asilomar in victory at sea conditions. Several more ADCPs were checked to make sure that they were level … Read More

Monday Jun 27th: Start of Divejet Survey

kpickBathymetry Survey, GPS Marking

The waves were minimal today, which made for a great day to bring out the divejet for the survey. A Signature 1000 ADCP was mounted on the divejet with the transducers facing down as drivers drove around the array on the surface of the water to cover areas that weren’t already covered by instruments. Drivers took 45-60 minute shifts on … Read More