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FS Polarstern ANT XIII/2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Polarstern (06AQ)
Cruise identifierANT XIII/2
Cruise period1995-12-04 — 1996-01-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCape Town, South Africa
Port of returnCape Town, South Africa
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesOptical Plankton Counter SeaSoar Data
Four SeaSoar surveys were carried out from FS Polarstern during the ANT XIII/2 cruise to look at upper ocean dynamics in areas of high biological productivity. As well as the standard CTD measurements, the SeaSoar was fitted with a fluorimeter and Optical Plankton Counter, the latter being used for the first time.

ADCP Data
Polarstern was also fitted with a 150kHz RDI ADCP and the backscatter data collected from the ADCP during the SeaSoar surveys are presented in this report.

Underway Data Report
During the cruise Underway data comprising navigation, thermosalinograph, bathymetry and meteorological data were logged to the ship's computer system. This report describes their transfer to the SOC PSTAR computing system and displays some of the results.
Chief scientistRaymond T Pollard (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Cruise reportFS Polarstern ANT XIII/2 cruise report polarstern_antxiii2_doc2_96.pdf — access key 'C' (1.51 MB)  FS Polarstern ANT XIII/2 cruise report polarstern_antxiii2_doc8_96.pdf (2.93 MB)  FS Polarstern ANT XIII/2 cruise report polarstern_antxiii2_doc9_96.pdf (15.42 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsFS Polarstern ANT XIII/2 cruise track — polarstern_no2_96track.pdf (00 MB)  FS Polarstern ANT XIII/2 cruise track — polarstern_no9_96track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: ADCP deployments were made throughout the cruise. No. of deployments not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: Zooplankton samples were collected during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.