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Current Time and Temperature at Palmer Station
Current time and temperature at Palmer Station

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Sample Situation Report (SITREP)
Research and Supply Vessel
Laurence M. Gould

ARSV LAURENCE M. GOULD DAILY SITUATION REPORT

GMT DATE:              11/5/01
METRICS:               TL

GMT TIME:                   0000          0600          1200          1800
LOCAL TIME:                 2100          0300          0900          1500
LATITUDE (S):            63'48.3" S    64'31.7" S    64'47.4" S        AT
LONGITUDE (W):           61'07.8" W    62'24.5" W    64'04.7" W      PALMER
                                                                    STATION

WEATHER
TEMPERATURE (C):            -1.3          -2.2          -2.1
AIR PRESSURE(MB):          982.7         981.9         980.1
REL HUMIDITY (%):           71.0          78.2          56.6
WIND SPEED (KN):            5-7            21           8-10
WIND DIRECTION:              NW            NE           ENE
SWELL HEIGHT (ft):          4-6           1-2            0
SWELL DIRECTION:             W             NE            *
SALINITY(PSU):              33.8          33.6          32.8
SEA SURF TEMP(C):           -0.3          -0.7          -1.5
VISIBILITY (NM):            8-10           10            10
CLOUDS (%):                  60            25            30
SEA STATE:

SEA ICE
ICE TOTAL(TENTHS):                         8             10
NEW & GREY ICE:                          BRASH
GREY-WHITE:
THIN ICE (30-60):
MED ICE (60-120):                                        8
THICK ICE (120-200):                                     2
OLD ICE 2 Yr. Plus:
SNOW DEPTH (CM):                                       30-40
ICE PRESSURE:

ENGINES/PITCH:             2/100         2/100         2/VAR
                     (OS-On Station, VP-Variable Pitch, OE-One Engine)

FUEL ON BOARD: (gallons)             140,225

REMARKS: Arrived Palmer Station 1030 LT today. Only a couple of difficult
spots through the ice, which we entered at 0630 at the South end of the
Neumeyer Channel. The pack ice has spread considerably here and we had
some good stretches of open water. Cargo operations mostly completed today,
more tomorrow and PAX turnover on Wednesday 11/7. EDT Palmer Station is
0900 on 11/8. ETA Copa will then be 0900 on 11/9, and a rough ETA for
Punta Arenas is 11/13 (very dependent on conditions in the Drake!).

Regards,
Steve/Peg

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