The R/V Meteor is owned by the Federal Republic of Germany and is operated by the University of Hamburg. The cruise took place in October - November 2010. The cruise area included the region in the Tropical Atlantic. Twenty-eight (28) measurement series spanning 14 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Maija Heller from Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (Kiel, Germany) was a Principal Investigator for optical depth measurements and operated a sunphotometer onboard.