Weekly Reports Polarstern

The Expedition PS127 (5 December 2021 - 2 January 2022))

PS127 – Weekly Report No 5 | 2 - 6 January 2022

Last full week of calm seas until Cape Town

Last view from Polarstern
[06. January 2022] 

After countless hours processing and cleaning bathymetry data for the past couple weeks we have reached South Africa and shut down the hydroacoustics, as well as Polarsterns underway measurements. Underway CTD casts of two times per day have also ended. This was the last real science for the cruise and I will miss these daily undertakings.


PS127 – Weekly Report No 4 | 26 December 2021 - 1 January 2022

Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn for New Years Eve

Launch of the weather balloon on New Year's Eve
[05. January 2022] 

After countless hours processing and cleaning bathymetry data for the past couple weeks the days tend to blend together. Sediment-echosounder training program came to an end back in Las Palmas, but the data is still gathered and checked for interesting features.


PS127 – Weekly Report No 3 | 19 - 25 December 2021

A green laser pierces the clear night sky

Tropos Lidar
[27. December 2021] 

The week before the Christmas holidays was quite eventful: Outdoor cinema on the helideck, more Saharan dust than before and the start of an additional radiosonde. 


PS127 – Weekly Report No 2 | 12 - 18 December 2021

Some final tests and a sunny goodbye

Sound velocity profiler for bathymetry patch test
[22. December 2021] 

Final device tests, packing equipment, interesting weather patterns and a BBQ were all part of activities this week before reaching Las Palmas. 


PS127 - Weekly Report No. 1 | 5 - 11 December 2021

A stormy send-off

Fig. 1: Bremerhaven locks
[14. December 2021] 

After a snowy Bremerhaven departure on Dec 5th 2021 at 13:00, Polarstern made its way through the port, the locks and towards the English Channel.


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