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New England Shelfbreak Front PRIMER Experiment

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The Primer '97 experiment was conducted to study the acoustic scattering and oceanography of shelfbreak fronts in the Winter and to compare these results with the Primer '96 experiment we conducted the previous summer in the same place.

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Coming to pick us up

Loading in the snow

Snow before departing

Surface float check

Float going over

Float aft

Deck and some waves

Closeup of a float

224Hz Source "Bertha"

Bertha in the air

Positioning a guard buoy

Guard buoy in the air

Guard buoy in the water

Shark getting readied


The Bosun and crane

"Shark" (right)

"Shark" (left)

High Flyer up close

"Shark" on deck

"Shark's" surface buoy

WHOI's VLA up in air

Floatation device

Helping Hands

VLA strapped on deck

Taping the VLA

Figure eighting the VLA

Hold up at WHOI pier

Getting SeaSoar ready in the morning

Getting SeaSoar ready

SeaSoar going over

Putting VLA in at night

Sea conditions in winter

Going over a wavecrest

Weather forward

SeaSoar on deck

Some water on deck

Watching the wave

Kissing a wave

A little help from my friends

Deck in the wave

Chief Scientist, Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz

SeaSoar crew waiting on a wave

Luigi demonstating survival gear


Leaving Whoi pier

R/V Oceanus at pier

The Woods Hole

Nobska Lighthouse

Bringing in an ADCP

Lowering the ADCP

Damaged guard buoy (no top)

CTD going over

CTD work at sunset


Yoda imitation (hee hee)

Undoing the ADCP

Hey, that's me! (and co-investigator Dr. Jim Lynch)

Last updated: July 22, 2011

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