R/V Polarstern belongs to the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research ( Bremerhaven, Germany). The cruise took place from October to November 2007. The cruise area included an Atlantic transect from Bremerhaven to Cape Town. One-hundred and ninety-three (193) measurement series spanning 20 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Prof. Andreas Macke from Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences ( Kiel, Germany) was a Principal Investigator for optical depth measurements. Mr. Yann Zoll and Mr. Andreas Wassmann from the same institution operated sun photometer onboard.
Macke, A., J.Kalisch, A.Wassmann, Y.Zoll, T.Hanschmann, R.Hollmann, P.Schl|ssel, S.Gulev, and A.Smirnov, Observation of cloud and aerosol forcings over the Atlantic ocean, International Radiation Symposium (IRS2008), Foz do Iguagu, Brazil, August 3-8, 2008.