Beaufort Zero during our 2013 expedition to Dongsha. The
ocean surface is like a mirror, the only ripple from the wake
of our boat. Dongsha Island is in the background.
|Stuck on-island under Beaufort five during |
Of course, it couldn't last forever. On the fifth day, the tables turned and we hit Beaufort five. No going out in a small boat and conditions like that. The sixth day too. And the seventh. On the eleventh day, we finally got back out on the water.
So here's to a good start to our 2014 expedition, hoping for many days of Beaufort zero!
(from a hotel in the Tokyo airport - I missed my flight to Taipei!)
- Tom DeCarlo
Joint Program in Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution