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RRS Bransfield AMT6b

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Bransfield (74RD)
Cruise identifierAMT6b
Cruise period1998-04-05 — 1998-05-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
ObjectivesAMT 6b took the AMT route from the Falkland Islands to the UK on the RRS Bransfield, with a small crew of three scientists. The aim of this additional cruise was to take the core measurements of the AMT programme, concentrating on underway data, with optics and XBT sampling where time and manpower allowed. This is important for maintaining the long-term data collection ideals of the AMT programme, particularly in the Southern Ocean where AMT 6, on the RRS James Clark Ross, did not sample as it departed from Capetown.
Chief scientistGerald Moore (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAMT
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
25  CTD frame plus rosette samplerDensity of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
66  Water bottle hydrocastChlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies