Li Ling – Feb 2:
The glider team tried to deploy a glider during the night, but unfortunately that did not work out, as the glider did not managed to call in to the base station, and we had to move on for RAN recovery.
The recovery for RAN today was slightly more eventful than usual. After being ~20min late, RAN surfaced ~4 km to the north of where she was supposed to be. The current seemed to be going northwards, so… We ended up having to “chase” her for around half an hour for recovery.
Luckily, other than being in the wrong place and trying to run away, RAN appeared to be completely fine and she came back with some under ice multibeam data and 12 bottles of water samples from under the Dotson Ice Shelf!