R/V Marion-Dufresne belongs to French TAAF (Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises). The cruise took place in August- September 2009. The cruise area in the South Indian Ocean included the region between Reunion, Mauritius, Crozet, Kerguelen and Amsterdam Islands. Two hundred twenty four (224) measurement series spanning 24 days were acquired during the cruise. The cruise was sponsored by the French Polar Institute (IPEV).
Mr. Yann Courcoux from L'Observatoire de Physique de l'Atmosphère de la Réunion (OPAR) at the Université de la Réunion /CNRS (Saint Denis de la Réunion, France) was a Principal Investigator for aerosol optical measurements and conducted measurements onboard assisted by Mr. Valentin Duflot. Photometer data were acquired simultaneously with lidar measurements.
Duflot, V., P.Royer, P.Chazette, J.-L.Baray, Y.Courcoux, and R.Delmas, Marine and biomass burning aerosols in the southern Indian Ocean: retrieval of aerosol optical properties from ship-borne lidar and sun-photometer measurements, J.Geophys.Res., doi:10.1029/2011JD015839, 2011.
Duflot, V., P.Royer, P.Chazette, Y.Courcoux, R.Delmas, and J.-L.Baray, Ship-borne lidar-derived optical properties of southern biomass burning aerosols, 25th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC25), Saint Petersburg, Russia, 5-9 July 2010.