R/V Akademik Ioffe belongs to the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia). The cruise took place in September 2010. The cruise area included an Atlantic transect from Greenland to North Sea. Nine (9) measurement series spanning 5 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Sergey K. Gulev from the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Moscow, Russia) was a Principal Investigator for aerosol optical measurements. Mrs. Yulia Zyulyaeva and Ms. Nadezhda Kovaleva from the same institution operated the sunphotometer onboard.
The essential logistical help by Dr. Alexei Sinitsyn (Institute of Oceanology) is greatly appreciated.