PhOD personnel Ryan Smith, Grant Rawson, and Jay Hooper conducted a hydrographic survey along 27N in the Florida Straits aboard the R/V F.G. Walton Smith on January 12-13, 2015. The cruise was part of the Western Boundary Time Series project, which is designed to quantify Florida Current volume transport and water mass changes. This survey and others help to calibrate daily estimates of the Florida Current volume transport derived from a submarine telephone cable deployed across the Straits. Divers also exchanged a project pressure gauge on the west side of the 27N section.
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- Grant Rawson stabilizes the equipment as it is loaded onto the R/V F.G. Walton Smith. Image Credit: NOAA
- PhOD personnel load equipment onto the R/V F.G. Walton Smith in preparation for their hydrographic survey in the Florida Straits. Image Credit: NOAA
- Jay Hooper reviews the real time oceanographic data collected on previous surveys. Image Credit: NOAA