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AOS Field Day

25 Apr 2018 - 13:45

The AOS class spent Tuesday (17th April) at sea learning some of the fundamentals of measurement in real-world conditions. Click through for some images of the day. We trust students' sea legs are now stronger than before!

Photo credits: A/Prof Astrid Jarre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTD comes up: an instrument to measure salinity (conductivity) and temperature at depth, i.e., basic hydrography. Colin also has a PAR sensor on: photosynthetically active radiation -- the amount of light available to phytoplankton do do primary production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students doing basic seawater filtration through a micropore filter, for total chlorophyll measurements to be run later, in the lab on land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retrieval of a drogue used to do calculate direction and speed of subsurface currents.