R/V Marion-Dufresne belongs to French Polar Institute (IFRTP: Institut Français pour la Recherche et la Technologie Polaires). The cruise took place from November to December 2007. The cruise area in the South Indian Ocean included the region between Reunion, Crouzet and Amsterdam Islands. Fifty-three (53) measurement series spanning 21 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Jean Sciare from Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (Gif-sur-Yvette, France) was a Principal Investigator for aerosol optical measurements. Mr. Jose Nicolas, Sebastien Devidal and Laurent Martinon operated sunphotometer onboard.
Smirnov, A., B.N.Holben, I.Slutsker, D.M.Giles, N.T.O’Neill, T.F.Eck, P.Croot, A.Macke, S.M.Sakerin, G.Zibordi, R.Losno, J.Sciare, P.Goloub, F.Jourdin, F.Dulac, T.J.Smyth, M.Harvey, T.Zielinski, J.I.Goes, P.K.Quinn, N.B.Nelson, C.Duarte, R.Dunn, K.Voss, P. Schoessow, and S.Gulev, Maritime Aerosol Network as a component of AERONET – relevance to SOLAS, IMBER/SOLAS French meeting, Paris, France, June 22-23, 2009.