I have written this web book to describe my experiences in conducting oceanographic experiments at sea. Working at sea is unlike any other endeavor. It has been my experience that most people are not properly prepared for their first cruise. I know I wasn't. It is my hope that this book will help people prepare to meet the challanges of working at sea.
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While I have learned my craft from both experience and the help of numerous colleagues over the year, I take responsibility for the contents of this book. The opinions contained herein are my own, and are not neccesarily shared by my employer. Any comments or complaints regarding this text should be addressed to:
Rick Chapman Applied Physics Laboratory The Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins Road Laurel, MD 20723