PAOC Spotlights

Summer Sail

Wed March 16th, 2011
In 2010, a group of 25 students flew to Bermuda and returned on a 134 foot sailboat to Woods Hole, MA. Each summer, incoming students in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program are invited on a 10-day cruise. As members of the crew, students carry out tasks on board including sail-handling, navigation, and collecting measurements for data. "It was neat to observe such things as the Langmuir circulation as seen in wind streaks of Sargassum as we crossed the Gulf Stream." -Melissa Moulton (Physical Oceanography)