Saturday, 8 June 2013

Stormy seas in the Drake Passage, Scotia Sea, southern Atlantic Ocean, RRS James Clark Ross

Drake Passage, Scotia Sea, southern Atlantic Ocean. Stormy sea crashing onto the after deck of the RRS James Clark Ross, engulfing the sub sea vibrocorer.  The Drake Passage is crossed by the RRS James Clark Ross several time each season en-route from The Falkland Islands to the Antarctic. Located near the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake Passage is famous for its stormy seas and spectacular icebergs. This photograph shows the James Clark Ross after deck being awash having been engulfed by a large wave whilst steaming north to Stanley after a successful sampling cruise off the Antarctic Peninsula.
BGS image ID: P507038
Drake Passage, Scotia Sea, southern Atlantic Ocean. Stormy sea crashing onto the after deck of the RRS James Clark Ross, engulfing the sub sea vibrocorer.

The Drake Passage is crossed by the RRS James Clark Ross several time each season en-route from The Falkland Islands to the Antarctic. Located near the Antarctic Peninsula, the Drake Passage is famous for its stormy seas and spectacular icebergs. This photograph shows the James Clark Ross after deck being awash having been engulfed by a large wave whilst steaming north to Stanley after a successful sampling cruise off the Antarctic Peninsula.


RRS James Clark Ross in quieter water.
BGS image ID: P506915
RRS James Clark Ross in quieter water.

Date of photographs: 2000. Photographer: G. Tulloch.

Bob McIntosh

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