Revelle: What is a mooring?

The focus of our cruise so far has been on deploying moorings, the backbone of this data-collecting mission. At their simplest, moorings keep boats, ships or buoys anchored to a single spot. The moorings we are using here, called subsurface moorings, are anchoring long, vertical stretches of line, sometimes several miles long, to the ocean floor. The top end of … Read More

Revelle: We are off!

After an exciting four days loading up the Revelle, we left the dock at 4pm on Friday and steamed for about 24 hours into the Tasman Sea. We have been lucky to have fair weather conditions as everyone finished preparing instruments for the first mooring. Watch the video to learn more. —Julia Calderone, The Revelle The Tasman Tidal Dissipation Experiment … Read More

Revelle: We’re eight hours from launch!

As we begin our final day of preparations, here are a few images from the last few days of planning and unloading. The Revelle leaves at 4pm from MacQuarie Wharf #4 today! — Julia Calderone, The Revelle The Tasman Tidal Dissipation Experiment // Supported by the National Science Foundation