During the cruise, the particle flux from the upper water column is sampled with free drifting traps. These traps float with the upper water currents and collect the particle at different water depths. At the same time, temperature, salinity, chlorophyll-a content and turbidity of the water column will be recorded throughout the surveys.
Scientists from MARUM and the University of Bremen, the University of Oldenburg, the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) will collaborate on the expedition. It is also planned to maintain sediment traps of MARUM and dust buoys of NIOZ.
The team of expedition MSM 104 will report on the cruise and everyday life on board in an expedition log.
Prof. Dr. Karin Zonneveld
Micropaleontology – Paleoceanography
MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218 65797