Today we finished mapping the entire length of the South Sandwich Trench that straddles both the Southern and Atlantic oceans. We have discovered that the deepest point in the entire trench is not the commonly cited Meteor Deep (which is in the Atlantic portion), but a separate, unnamed depression about 40 miles to the west. We might have to revise Wikipedia after this . . . We believe there is a narrow weather window on Sunday, February 10 that might allow a dive in that location, so we will be preparing for the dive over the next two days. Weather, however, will dictate if we attempt it or not. As the forecast shows, storms to the northwest will make it a close call.
(Image: Forecast for February 10th, care of WIndy.com, showing the pocket of good weather for a possible attempted dive.)