Also located on RV Investigator’s monkey island is the main mast, which houses a weather research radar.

Scientists hope to answer some of the big questions about weather, climate, and the atmospheric conditions in remote areas of the world’s oceans with the a dual-polarisation radar.

It will collect cloud and weather data from clouds towering 20 kilometres over the tropical ocean to cold ice storms in the Antarctic, in a 150 kilometre radius from the ship, and will have a broad range of research applications.

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