Today Don and Joe photographed Sargassum at Station #5 from increasingly higher altitudes, using the red rokkaku kite. The Sargassum windrows are just barely visible in the second photo, but then they are obscured by clouds at the highest altitudes. The device attached to the line in the third-to-last photo is a wind sensor. Expedition log: http://www.schmidtocean.org/story/show/619
Jamie has made several changes to the KAICam Android application, in support of the cruise with MBARI this week. To make the screen space on larger tablets more usable, the layout is now dynamically adjusted to maximize the preview image size.
To help in situations in which the network topology changes frequently, the app now automatically find other instances of itself that inhabit the same network. This way, the remote viewing client can connect to a camera server without being specially configured with the camera’s IP address in advance.
Other improvements include better networking efficiency and stability, and the continuous logging of GPS and air pressure (for altitude) where available.
The two images are screenshots of the app running on […more]
Some more great photos from Don and Joe in the Atlantic Ocean. They used the kytoon and the white and red rokkakus today, using the higher kite to take photos of the lower kite. They also engineered an aerial photo of the research team on the deck. This day they traveled from sample station #3 to sample station #5. Upon arriving, everyone went swimming.