The Passage » Sea Surface Temperature Crossing the Drake Passage

Sea Surface Temperature

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Temperature trace of the sea surface temperature taken aboard the LM Gould on this trip. Note the abrupt change in temperature at about 57 degrees-the Polar Front. 1 degree latitude is 60 nautical miles (knots), about 70 regular American land miles.


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3 08 2008
john

Hi — its good you could take temps on the drake. It was so rough, we couldn’t even take sea temperatures.

Great pix and nice verbal descriptions.

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