GATOR - German-African Training & Oceanographic Research - Cruise No. M100/2 - October 4 - October 21, 2013 - Walvis Bay (Namibia) - Port Louis (Mauritius)

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in METEOR-Berichte; M100/2

Dokumentinformationen

  • Schriftenreihe:
    METEOR-Berichte; M100/2
  • Format / Umfang:
    40 pages
  • ISSN:
  • DOI:
  • Medientyp:
    Report
  • Format:
    Elektronische Ressource
  • Sprache:
    Englisch
  • Klassifikation:
    DDC:    550 Earth sciences and geology

Abstract

Cruise M100/2 had four objectives: First, to resurvey hydrographic sections, second to perform comparative ecology studies, third, to explore biogeochemical fluxes and fourth, to engage in capacity building and knowledge exchange. Three study regions were visited: the Benguela upwelling regime off the coast of Lüderitz, Namibia; the Agulhas Current regime south of Port Elisabeth, South Africa; and finally the East Madagascar Current regime. The hydrographic work was based on CTD/LADCP and an underway ADCP and CTD systems. The ecology work was done with hand, bongo and multi net hauls. Underway systems were used to document biogeochemical exchanges (winds, temperature, salinity, and trace gases CO2, CH4, O2, N2O) was performed. Finally 20 students and young scientist from Germany and our collaborating African partners received training by the core senior science team and from each other. Despite some harsh weather we managed to cover all regions. However, with significantly reduced sampling in the Benguela regime. All systems on METEOR worked well.