FS Meteor M135

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Meteor (06M3)
Cruise identifierM135
Cruise period2017-03-01 — 2017-04-08
Port of departureValparaiso, Chile
Port of returnCallao, Peru

- Map the conservative tracer along the Humboldt-Current System
- Map the water mass properties with regards to temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, transient tracer and trace elements
- Map the boundary current and eddy velocity and density fields
- Determine the diapycnal mixing along the Peruvian shelf region.
- Observe the pCO2 fluxes and sea surface temperature and salinity conditions
- Map the particle abundance using an Underwater Vision Profiler
- Perform biological sampling and incubation experiments
- Execute an acoustic sediment survey
- Recover sediment cores
- Deploy two gliders for the subsequent M136 leg

The cruise was very successful and all objectives were reached and the measurements were carried out as planned.
Chief scientistMartin Visbeck (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel (West Shore Campus))
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportFS Meteor M135 cruise report meteor_m135.pdf (0.82 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth East Pacific Ocean (limit 140W)
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
109  All plastic clean surface pumped supply