The AMT22 cruise
set sail from Southampton in the UK on 10 October 2012
and arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile on 24 November
2012. The principal scientist was Glen Tarran from
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
The cruise took measurements by autonomous instrumentation in
parallel with the ship observations.
A NASA overflight took place during the cruise, with which the
data from AMT was used to provide important validation. The
aim of the flight was to increase the capability of the
airborne High Spectral Resolution Lidar in relation to ocean
ecosystems, air-sea gas exchange and ocean-aerosol interactions.
The flight was used to improve the functionality of the
Research Scanning Polarimeter which measures the properties of
aerosols and clouds. Argo floats from the Met Office and
Villefrance were also deployed and gliders from Rutgers
University followed similar cruise tracks.
the AMT 22 Cruise Report (pdf)