AMT4

The AMT4 cruise took place between 21 April and 27 May 1997, when the RRS James Clark Ross sailed from the Falkland Islands to the UK. The principal scientist was Tony Bale from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

The aims of the AMT4 cruise were similar to those of previous transects:

  • to improve our understanding of the relationship between physical processes and biological production
  • identify, define and quantify latitudinal changes in biogeochemical provinces
  • determine phytoplankton characteristics and photosynthetic parameters
  • identify nutrient regimes and their role in biogeochemical cycles
  • characterise plankton community structure, including the accurate determination of carbon values
  • relate the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in surface waters with the biological production
  • acquire data for the calibration of remotely sensed observations
  • secondary validation of remotely sensed products (eg. chlorophyll concentration)
  • interpret basin-scale remote sensing observations
  • develop models that enable the interpretation of satellite imagery in terms of total water column properties

     

Personnel:

Name

Institute

Bale, Anthony Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Carlier, Sylvie Universite de Lille1, France
Gallienne, Chris Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Gonzalez-Benitez, Natalia Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Griffiths, Colin Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Hooker, Stan NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
Huskin, Ignacio Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Moore, Gerald Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Pazo-Fernandez, Maria Jose Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Suggett, David Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
Woodd-Walker, Rachel Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Woodward, Malcolm Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Woolfenden, James Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Zubkov, Mike University of Southampton