The Royal Research Ship James Cook is a British oceanographic research vessel. The cruise took place from October to November 2012. The cruise area included an Atlantic transect from British Isles to Punta Arenas, Chile. Thirty-three (33) measurement series spanning 22 day were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Tim Smyth and Dr. Christopher Gallienne from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (Plymouth, UK) were Principal Investigators for aerosol optical measurements. Dr. Christopher Gallienne operated a sun photometer onboard.