Akademik Ioffe 40

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Akademik Ioffe (RUAI)
Cruise identifier40
Cruise period2012-12-08 — 2013-03-03
Port of departureUshuaia, Argentina
Port of returnUshuaia, Argentina
ObjectivesRV Akademik Ioffe Cruise 40 was a contribution to the Russian CLIVAR and World Ocean Research Programme. Underway measurements of the surface temperature, conductivity and currents in the upper 1000 m were designed to enable the ocean circulation in Drake Passage and the Scotia Sea to be mapped and in particular the course and short-term variability of the Subantarctic, Polar and Southern Fronts of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current within the region to be determined. The main goal is austral summer monitoring of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
Chief scientistSergey V Gladyshev (Russian Academy of Sciences, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology)
ProjectClimate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
Cruise reportAkademik Ioffe 40 cruise report akademikioffe_40.pdf (6.34 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Southern Ocean
SpecificDrake Passage, Bransfield Strait, Falkland Islands.