The volunteer observation ship MS Trans Future 5 services the area between New Zealand, Australia and Japan. The cruise took place in August - September 2008. The cruise area included a Pacific transect from Nelson, NZ to Japan. Ninety-one (91) measurement series spanning 13 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Mike Harvey, Mr. Ross Martin, and Mr. Tony Bromley from National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Wellington, New Zealand) were Principal Investigators for aerosol optical measurements. Mr. Tony Bromley operated sun photometer onboard.
These measurements on the Trans Future 5 volunteer observing ship have been made possible through collaboration between the National Institute of Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan in conjunction with the Toyofuji Shipping Company, and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand.
McGregor, J., M.Harvey, and A.Smirnov, Comparison of satellite remote-sensed and ship-based measurements of aerosols over the Pacific Ocean, NZ Marine Sciences and Meteorological Societies Joint Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, September 2-4, 2009.
Smirnov, A., B.N.Holben, M.Harvey, S.M.Sakerin, P.Croot, N.Nelson, V.F.Radionov, C.Duarte, R.Dunn, S.Piketh, N.Hendiarti, D.Covert, D.Giles, N.T.O'Neill, A.M.Bromley, R.Martin, Maritime Aerosol Network as a component of AERONET - effort in the Pacific and South Oceans, and in Antarctica, 5th Australia and New Zealand Aerosol Seminar, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, Auckland, New Zealand, July 22-24, 2009.