05 April 1998 - 04 May 1998
Port Stanley - UK
AMT6b took the usual AMT route from the Falkland Islands to the UK on the RRS Bransfield, with a small crew of three scientists. The aim of this additional cruise was to take the core measurements of the AMT programme, concentrating on underway data, with optics and XBT sampling where time and manpower allowed.
This is important for maintaining the long-term data collection ideals of the AMT programme, particularly in the Southern Ocean where AMT6, on the RRS James Clark Ross did not sample as it departed from Cape Town in South Africa.
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands - Southampton, UK
Southampton, UK - Punta Arenas, Chile
Harwich, Essex - Falklands
Hosted at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council.