Akademik Ioffe 38

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Akademik Ioffe (RUAI)
Cruise identifier38
Cruise period2012-05-26 — 2012-06-29
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnSt. John's, Canada
ObjectivesRV Akademik Ioffe Cruise 38 was a contribution to the RUSSIA CLIVAR Community Research Programme. The sections over North Atlantic sills between Greenland Iceland Faroe Islands and Shetlands were designed to estimate variability of the meridional fluxes and water mass exchange between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. The Denmark Strait section was not completed due to heavy ice field between Iceland and Greenland. The Iceland-Faroe section was repeated four times during twelve days and the Faroe-Shetland section three times during sixteen days to study short-term variability of the water mass properties circulation and meridional transport. The transatlantic 60 degree line also was not extended to the Greenland shelf because of the dense ice field there.
Chief scientistSergey V Gladyshev (Russian Academy of Sciences, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology)
Cruise reportAkademik Ioffe 38 cruise report akademikioffe_38.pdf (3.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
Track chartsAkademik Ioffe 38 cruise track — akademikioffe_38trk.pdf (0.65 MB)