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Video of a severe wind event from the Research Vessel Investigator (16 October, 2023)

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posted on 2024-06-19, 01:10 authored by Andrew BrownAndrew Brown

Video footage of a severe wind event impacting the Research Vessel (RV) Investigator, on 16th of October, 2023 (03:30:57 UTC to 03:35:48 UTC). The Investigator is operated by the CSIRO Marine National Facility, with footage here shown from a forward-facing camera. The video is taken during the voyage IN2023_V06: Understanding eddy interactions and their impacts in the EAC, with all data collected during this voyage (including this video) owned by CSIRO, and available under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Licence. The severe wind event can be most clearly seen as an elevated region of sea spray from around the 04:30 minute point.

This video is in support of a PhD research thesis, "Severe convective wind events in Australia and their sensitivity to global warming", with part of this research supported by a grant of sea time on RV Investigator from the CSIRO Marine National Facility (


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