Daily Nauru99 Report
NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN
Previous <- 7/17/99
Time: 1515 Local, 0315 Z
Visual Observations: More stratoform clouds today, otherwise very similar to most other days on the cruise.
Notable Events and Anecdotes: We finished securing vans and departed for Kwajalein at 1840 yesterday, bidding fond farewells to our many old and new friends on Nauru. At about 0930 today we experienced a sudden change in seasons (Winter to Summer) as we crossed the equator. To the joy of all, the ship's laundry was opened for a few hours today. Doc treated 17 casualties in the ensuing stampede. Last radio contact with Nauru occurred at 0830 today. Next stop Kwajalein, with some seafloor mapping before docking (at the request of NOAA ship Ka'imimoana, which will deploy buoys for KWAJEX, RHB's next mission).
Instrument Status: All are down and stowed except for ceilometer, DABUL, wind profiler and flux system.
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Updated: June 1999