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RV Mirai Arctic Mission 2014 Post #5 - Weather Station Mirai

        In my first blog from RV Mirai during the 2014 voyage I wrote of the primary mission: the coordinated collection of meteorological observations from an international fleet of Arctic research ships and a number of Arctic shore observation stations.  We are now well into the coordinated observation period and have been at “Weather Station Mirai” at 74º45’N 162º00’W, about 225 nautical miles northwest of Point Barrow.  I find it interesting that my Coast Guard career began in 1979 as a deckhand onboard CCGS Vancouver, one of t

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