RB-99-01: ACE Cruise Leg 1

Plan of the Day: 21 January, 1999



0600 – Filter change (tower and vans)

0800 – Radiosonde launch (20th)

0930 – Ozonesonde launch

1130 – CTD/Optical cast station ops

(SeaWifs satellite pass: ~1215L)

    1. CTD w/ bottle samples at 0m, 10m, 30m, 50m, 200m, 300m
    2. RADS drifter (deploy/recover)
    3. Optical cast to 300m

1800-1900 – Quick filter change and ROx calibration (tower)

2000 – Radiosonde launch

1930 (19th) – Weather discussion in ship’s library

2400 – Quick filter change and ROx calibration (tower)



  1. All personnel accessing the tower should log in w/ AL Van (ext. 161) and check with Bridge (ext. 125)
  2. Access to forward part of 0-2 van deck (except for transit to/from vans) and the bow area is restricted during scientific sampling ops – check with AL van (ext. 161)
  3. SCIENCE TALKS: Every other night at 8PM in the ship’s library. Speakers and topics are posted in library and elsewhere around the ship. Talks are general and (mostly…) non-technical in nature… any and all hands aboard are invited to attend. Tomorrow night (22nd): Mike Reynolds on atmospheric radiation measurements