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RV Knorr KN193-03

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Knorr (316N)
Cruise identifierKN193-03
Cruise period2008-05-01 — 2008-05-22
Port of departureReykjavík, Iceland
Port of returnReykjavík, Iceland
ObjectivesA three-week process cruise on the R/V Knorr operated in the vicinity of five autonomous platforms that had been deployed in early April by another vessel. A total of 10 simultaneous float and CTD calibration profiles were taken to calibrate sensors on the Lagrangian mixed layer float (Biofloat 48) and to validate proxy measurements (i.e., optical attenuation to particulate organic carbon, etc.). One simultaneous Seaglider and CTD calibration profile was collected for each of the four Seagliders. Knorr also carried out a number of bow-tie surveys around the Lagrangian mixed layer float. A second float, Biofloat 47, had ceased functioning shortly after deployment was rescued at the beginning of the cruise. Two SOLOPC floats were deployed but were damaged on deployment and sank. A number of successful short deployments of PELAGRA floating were made during the cruise.
Chief scientistMary Jane Perry (University of Maine School of Marine Sciences)
NPRCRV Knorr KN193-03 NPRC knorr_kn193-03.pdf (0.47 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificSubpolar North Atlantic, Iceland Basin