FS Polarstern ANT XIII/2
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FS Polarstern (06AQ)|
|Cruise identifier||ANT XIII/2|
|Cruise period||1995-12-04 — 1996-01-24|
|Port of departure||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Port of return||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Objectives||Optical 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.
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 scientist||Raymond T Pollard (Southampton Oceanography Centre)|
|Cruise report||(1.51 MB) (2.93 MB) (15.42 MB)|
|General||South East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)|
|Track charts||(0.94 MB) (1.22 MB)|
|Current profiler (eg ADCP)||Description: ADCP deployments were made throughout the cruise. No. of deployments not noted.|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zooplankton||Description: Zooplankton samples were collected during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.|