May 13, 1998 - June 14, 1998

CapeTown - UK

AMT6 left Cape Town, South Africa on 14 May 1998 and arrived in Grimsby on 15 June 1998. The ship track from Cape Town to the equator followed the coast of South Africa, Namibia and Angola to study the Benguela upwelling. From the coast of southern Angola, the track passed through the Gulf of Guinea to join the standard AMT track at about 10 degrees N. The principal scientists was Jim Aiken from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

The cruise focused on functional relationships of bio-optical properties and phytoplankton productivity in upwelling and highly productive ecosystems.

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AMT6 personnel



Aiken, Jim Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Barlow, Ray Sea Fisheries Research Institute, South Africa
Bowie, Andy University of Plymouth, UK
Brown, Jim University of Miami, USA
Dempsey, Cyril Satlantic Inc., Canada
Fernandez-Suarez, Emilio Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Holligan, Patrick Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
Hooker, Stan NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
Lucas, Mike University of Cape Town, South Africa
Pilgrim, Derek University of Plymouth, UK
Rees, Andy Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Robinson, Carol Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Serrett, Pablo Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Suggett, David Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
Teira, Eva Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Tilstone, Gavin CSIC, Spain
Woodd-Walker, Rachel Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Woodward, Malcolm Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

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