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Time:1445 Local, 0245 Z
Observer:Gillman & Post
GPS Ship Position:
   Lat. 0 deg. 31.3 min. S
   Long. 166 deg. 54.2 min. E
   Heading: 091 deg
Surface Wind: 2.6 m/s @ 351 deg. (14 m height)
Air Temp:28.0C (13 m height)
Sea Temp:29.0C (5 m depth)
Rel. Humidity:69.3 % (13 m height)
Precipitation last 24 hr:0 mm
Column Water Vapor: (n/a)
Cloud Layer Heights:
    Ceilometer: 0.6, 2.4 km bases
    MMCR Radar: n/a
    Lidar: 2.8 km bases
Radiosonde Inversion Height:0.5 km @ 1129 Z (Day 194)

Visual Observations:One of the most pleasant days of the campaign - gentle breezes and seas, multi-layered but sparse clouds.

Notable Events and Anecdotes:We began the day expecting to circumnavigate the island continuously at 1 km offshore, with no scheduled RHIB runs. However, by noon we had already made 2 runs and had another 2 scheduled - mostly visitors from Nauru (including a media team).

Instrument Status:This is the last day for DIAL and HRDL lidar observations. They will be broken down and packed starting tomorrow

Scott Smith (BNL), Tom Gillman (College of Desert), and Chuck Pavloski (PSU) doing a sun phometry gig on RHB's 03 deck (forward). Also shown are two hand-held sun photometers (Microtops and CMDL versions) and the Penn State ship-stabilized sun photometer. This type of thing happens frequently.
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