Welcome to a satellite imagery and photo gallery for the Labrador
Sea Project. Here in the atmospheric physics group at the University
of Toronto, Prof Kent Moore's group have been the leading participants
in the meteorological component of the
Labrador Sea Ocean Convection Experiment. This experiment is aimed
at observing deep ocean convection: an important component in the
earth's climate system. We have been providing meteorological support
(daily weather summaries via email) to the RV Knorr during it's 40
day cruise in the Labrador Sea during February and March 1997. We also
satellite imagery covering the Labrador Sea region.
The project had 30 hours of flying time to investigate atmospheric systems of interest in the Labrador Sea. We spent two weeks in St John's Newfoundland in January - February 1997, working with the C-130's of the US military Hurricane Hunters. This was a fantastic experience as a small group of us were in charge of the whole process from forecasting to flight planning to flying on the planes and then analysing the data! Here are some images, photos and tales from several different flights we were involved in.