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GCE flux tower damaged by hurricane Irma

The GCE flux tower sustained some damage from Irma. Boardwalks were damaged, solar panels knocked over and submerged, some of the lower electronics were submerged, batteries were submerged and discharged, and the rain gauge damaged. Some of the instruments may still be functioning, but the tower needs a complete overhaul in order to resume full operations.

Boardwalks were knocked over, straining power and data wires.
Solar panels were tipped over and submerged.

(Contact Steve Pennings for additional information)

submitted Sep 22, 2017


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.