KB 2018616pi_name: Ilker Fer
The cruise KB 2018616 aboard the Research Vessel Kristine Bonnevie is the first research cruise of the project the Nansen LEGACY. LEGACY is the Norwegian Arctic research community’s joint effort to establish a holistic understanding of a changing marine Arctic climate and ecosystem. KB 2018616 is a physical oceanography cruise with objectives to conduct ocean mixing and water transformation process studies in the region west and north of Svalbard, with particular focus on the warm Atlantic boundary current.
Ocean stratification, current and microstructure measurements were made. Four main sections were taken across the path of the warm West Spitsbergen Current; a fifth section was incomplete, interrupted by the ice edge extending to shelf at 24E. Profiles were collected at stations along the sections from shelf to deep water as well as at two repeat stations, each for approximately 24 hours duration. Profiles covered the full water column, except the shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler (SADCP) sampled the upper 300-400 m. The cruise was completed with a section into Isfjorden. In total 120 CTD (conductivity temperature depth), 106 LADCP (lowered acoustic Doppler current profiler), 200 microstructure profiles and 11.5 days of SADCP data were collected.
projectID: The Nansen Legacy (RCN #276730)
pi_address: Geophysical Institute, Allegaten 70, N-5007, Bergen, Norway
recordedBy: Ilker Fer
pi_institution: University of Bergen