You are here

First day on Forerunner

July 17, 2007

Today we went out on Forerunner for the July ETM Chase REU Cruise. We were accompanied by a small group from the Northwest Aquatic Marine Educators (NAME) conference that was in Astoria. We departed at around 10:00am and headed upstream a little ways to do a CTD cast and take a freshwater sample. We then headed downstream to AM169 and proceeded to do CTD casts and samples.

We repeated this procedure at Green 33, Green 35, 1Km intervals for four Kilometers, Red 26, and Red 22. At Green 33 we attempted to create a moderate siphon, using 2" diameter tubing, to obtain larger samples of water. Unfortunately the length of tubing was not long enough for the site so we continued taking samples with the niskin bottle. Then we went up to drop the NAME group off before taking one last CTD cast and sample. Then we headed back to dock and arrived at around 7:00pm.

[img_assist|nid=608|title=Setup|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=75][img_assist|nid=609|title=Lydie with NAME group|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=75]
[img_assist|nid=610|title=Michael with the niskin bottle|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=60|height=100][img_assist|nid=611|title=Sending the CTD and the hose over|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=75][img_assist|nid=612|title=Timing|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=75][img_assist|nid=613|title=Discussion|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=75][img_assist|nid=614|title=Working below|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=75|height=100][img_assist|nid=615|title=NAME group|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=100|height=75]