AMT5

The AMT5 cruise took place between 14 September and 17 October 1997 when the RRS James Clark Ross sailed from the UK to the Falkland Islands.  The principal scientist was Jim Aiken from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

AMT5 was designated the SeaWiFS Atlantic Characterisation Experiment (SeaACE) and was the only major research cruise involved in the validation of SeaWiFS data during the first 100 days of operations.  This involved the near-real time reporting of in situ light and pigment observations to the SeaWiFS project, so the performance of the satellite sensor could be determined.


Personnel:

Name

Institute

Aiken, Jim Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Barciela-Fernandez, Rosa Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Berthon, Jean-Fran├žois JRC, Italy
Cummings, Denise Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
de Vargas, Colomban Universite de Geneve, Switzerland
Dempsey, Cyril Satlantic Inc., Canada
Donlon, Craig JRC, Italy
Gibb, Stuart Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Gonzalez-Benitez, Natalia Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Hooker, Stan NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
Huskin, Ignacio Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Law, Cliff Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
McKee, Conor University of East Anglia, UK
Quevedo, Mario Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Rees, Nigel Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Suggett, David Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
Wood, Peter University of Strathclyde, UK
Woodd-Walker, Rachel Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Woodward, Malcolm Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Woolfenden, James Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK