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Project ICEBERGS – Newsletter #3

August 2, 2011 via - UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

Perspectives from the AUV Group – Alex Forrest and Andrew Hamilton

After leaving Cumberland Sound, we proceeded up the eastern coast of Baffin Island with the intention of making it to a potential iceberg target near Eclipse Sound at the northern tip of Baffin Island by July 29. Unfortunately, stiff 25 knot winds and high seas rose on Friday morning and so we were unable to deploy vessels or the AUV. The modified plan was to take the sheltered route south of Bylot Island through Eclipse Sound and Navy Board Inlet and look for suitable ice targets in Lancaster Sound where satellite imagery had identified some Petermann Ice Island fragments, The AUV team woke at 3:30am Saturday Morning with plans to conduct a helicopter reconnaissance of potential targets in the area. Unfortunately, the weather was uncooperative once again as a fog bank rolled in just as the flight crew was preparing to launch the helicopter at 4:00am.

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Author:Alex Forrest and Andrew Hamilton
Publisher:UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Citation:Forrest A, Hamilton A, Project ICEBERGS – Newsletter #3, UNH CCOM, 2 August 2011
Date Published:August 2, 2011
External Link:http://www.ccom.unh.edu/news/icebergs_newsletter_3.pdf
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