The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer is known as Americas ship for ocean exploration. The cruise took place in May and June of 2013. The cruise area included the area off the east coast of the US in the North Atlantic Ocean. Thirty-three (33) measurement series spanning 13 days were acquired during the.
Mrs. Elizabeth (Meme) Lobecker from NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Resarch (Durham, NH) was the Principal Investigator for optical depth measurements and Mr. David Keith, Junior Officer on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer operated a sunphotometer onboard.