Deployment: AE0810

Deployment: 
AE0810
Chief Scientist: 
Dr Michael W. Lomas (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, BIOS)
Synonyms: 
ATP3
DOP
X0804
233
Platform Type:
 vessel
Start Date: 
2008-05-03
End Date: 
2008-05-25
Location: 
Western Sargasso Sea roughly 38-20N and 66-43W, Water depths always exceeded 4200m
Description

One in a series of transect cruises to study the biological and biogeochemical aspects of the marine phosphorus cycle.

Note the cruise identifiers for the Atlantic Explorer were originally formatted as XYY## (e.g. X0806 was the 6th cruise in 2008).  The data files include cruise IDs of this type.  The vessel operator changed the cruise ID syntax several years after the cruise and the official cruise ID syntax was changed to AEYY##.  For example, AE0810 should be the same cruise as X0810.  One exception for this dataset is that X0804 is cruise ID AE0810 (unclear how the cruise numbing scheme got so confused).

Database validation showed that AE0804 was not the correct cruiseid based on information at R2R.  The cruiseid was then updated to reflect the corrected information (the May 2008 cruise was AE0810.

Additional Information from R2R Site