RV Investigator IN2017_T01 (GPc09)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Investigator (096U)
Cruise identifierIN2017_T01 (GPc09)
Cruise period2017-09-24 — 2017-10-08
Port of departureSydney, Australia
Port of returnBroome, Australia

1. To sample and conduct experiments on atmospheric particles containing terrestrial dust and bushfire smoke that are transported from Australia to its surrounding oceans.
2. To contribute to larger integrated ship- and land-based atmospheric observational program for trace elements and nutrients in oceans around Australia that aims to determination of the geochemical nature, solubility and biological availability of atmospherically delivered trace elements, and how these factors vary with long-range transport and cycling.
3. To support the training and research of postgraduate students from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania.
Chief scientistAndrew R Bowie (University of Tasmania, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportRV Investigator IN2017_T01 (GPc09) cruise report investigator_in2017_t01.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCoral Sea
Tasman Sea
SpecificEast coast of Australia
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
4  Atmospheric air sampling pump