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Kevin FallKevin Fall is a Principal Research Engineer for Intel Corporation’s research lab in Berkeley, California. His interests include communications in remote environments. Kevin is also a visiting scholar at The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution investigating underwater acoustic communication and ship-to-ship ad hoc communications. Kevin holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

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Ears of the Deep, Part IV: Recovering and Deploying Moorings

ABOARD THE USCGC HEALY, ON THE BEAUFORT SEA– Recovering a mooring of any significant size essentially amounts to getting it to the surface and picking it up with a ship using a crane... {Read More »}



Ears of the Deep, Part III: Placing a Mooring

ABOARD THE USCGC HEALY, ON THE BEAUFORT SEA– Kate's moorings, like most others, are constructed to be placed on the sea floor at a particular location and depth... {Read More »}



Ears of the Deep, Part II: Mooring Technology

ABOARD THE USCGC HEALY, ON THE BEAUFORT SEA-- My last dispatch discussed the work of scientist Kate Stafford, who uses sets of acoustic sensors called hydrophone arrays to listen to the sounds of whales, dolphins,… {Read More »}



Ears of the Deep: Hydrophone Arrays

ABOARD THE USCGC HEALY, ON THE BEAUFORT SEA-- While much of the Coast Guard personnel continued to host the distinguished visitors, the science work increased in tempo. The primary science activity to be accomplished on the cruise is to recover and deploy moorings... {Read More »}



Welcome Aboard

ABOARD THE USCGC HEALY, ON THE BEAUFORT SEA-- It had been over three years since I last stepped off Healy, and there it was-- about a mile offshore, visible from the highway on the way to the airport... {Read More »}



Barrow, Alaska: US gateway to arctic science

BARROW, ALASKA-- Barrow, Alaska, is the northernmost city in the Americas, and the US gateway for scientific exploration in the arctic. Getting supplies in and out is just a little bit tough in a place where winter temperatures can reach -50F... {Read More »}