Circulation and ecosystems in the tropical northeast Atlantic and the Baltic Sea - Cruise No. MSM08 - April 19 - July 18, 2008 - Mindelo (Cape Verde) - Kiel (Germany)

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in MARIA S. MERIAN-Berichte; MSM08; 1-102; MARIA S. MERIAN-Berichte


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    102 pages
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    Aufsatz (Zeitschrift)
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    Elektronische Ressource
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    DDC:    550 Earth sciences and geology


The MARIA S. MERIAN cruise MSM08 "Circulation and ecosystems in the tropical northeast Atlantic and the Baltic Sea" consisted of three legs, with different regional and scientific foci. The MSM08/1 concentrated regionally on the tropical Atlantic, the MSM08/2 contained a section over the northeast Atlantic, whereas MSM08/3 took place in the Baltic Sea. The scientific highlight of MSM08/1 was the second successful deployment of OTIS (Ocean Tracer Injection System) in the framework of the Sonderforschungsbereich SFB754. A well defined amount of SF5CF3 was injected into the water column on this leg, and its distribution will be studied during the following months (see section 1). The MSM08/2 leg focused on the physical, chemical and biological properties of the surface layer of the northeast Atlantic. At the same time master and PhD students and post docs from 7 European nations participated in the Floating University 2008 (see section 2). MSM08/3 in the Baltic Sea was filled with intensive interdisciplinary work over 4 weeks, culminating in high resolution vertical profiles of different properties across the redoxcline in the Gotland Deep and Lansdsort Deep obtained by the Pump-CTD (see section 3). Scientifically MARIA S. MERIAN cruise MSM08 was successful, which is evidently shown by the current preparation of first publications concerning MSM08.