R/V Polarstern belongs to the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Bremerhaven, Germany). The cruise took place in April - May 2007. The cruise area included an Atlantic transect from Cape Town to North Sea. Two-hundred and twenty-five (225) measurement series spanning 21 day were acquired during the cruise.
Professor Dr. Andreas Macke from Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (Kiel, Germany) was a Chief Scientist. Dr. Alexei Sinitsyn from the P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia) conducted aerosol optical depth measurements.
Macke, A., J.Kalisch, A.Wassmann, Y.Zoll, T.Hanschmann, R.Hollmann, P.Schlüssel, S.Gulev, and A.Smirnov, Observation of cloud and aerosol forcings over the Atlantic ocean, International Radiation Symposium (IRS2008), Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, August 3-8, 2008.