R/V Melville is a research vessel operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The cruise took place in July 2010. The cruise area included a part of the Eastern Equatorial Pacific also known as the Costa Rica Dome. Eleven (11) measurement series spanning five (5) days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Joaquim Goes from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, USA) was a Principal Investigator for aerosol optical depth measurements and operated sunphotometer onboard.