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FS Polarstern ANT XIII/4

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Polarstern (06AQ)
Cruise identifierANT XIII/4
Cruise period1996-03-17 — 1996-05-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCape Town, South Africa
Port of returnPunta Arenas, Chile
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe first part of the cruise consisted of multidisciplinary work with a focus on physical oceanography in the Weddelll Sea, during the second part logistic tasks were carried out at King george island and a benthological programme was performed in the Drake Passage.
ProjectWOCE
Cruise reportFS Polarstern ANT XIII/4 cruise report polarstern_antxiii4_96.pdf — access key 'C' (5.57 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificWeddell Sea Drake Passage
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Potassium layer samples and temperature measurements were gathered throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Chemical oceanography 
Carbon dioxideDescription: A number of carbon dioxide samples were collected throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Trace elementsDescription: Potassium layer samples and temperature measurements were gathered throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: Chlorophyll a samples were gathered throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Sediment trapsDescription: A number of sediment traps were deployed throughout the cruise. No. of traps deployed not noted.