The attention garnered to the team of graduate students who sailed on R/V Sally Ride in December has been well above normal. That is what happens when a research project happens to time up with a natural environmental event. In this case, a long-planned cruise into the coastal waters of Santa Barbara, led by UCSB students, took place during the Thomas Fire, California’s largest in modern history.
Below are links to many of the articles that have been written about the cruise – before, during, and after.
Header photo is an image from scientist Ellie Arrington from the ship’s small boat, used to collect surface samples of wildfire ash.