R/V Polarstern belongs to the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research ( Bremerhaven, Germany). The cruise took place in April - May 2010. The cruise area included an Atlantic transect from South America to Bremerhaven. Four-hundred sixty-seven (467) measurement series spanning 27 days were acquired during the cruise.
Dr. Stefan Kinne from Max Planck Institute for Meteorology ( Hamburg, Germany) was a Principal Investigator for optical depth measurements. Ms. Katrin Lonitz from the same institution operated sun photometer onboard.
Kanitz, T., A. Ansmann, R. Engelmann, and D. Althausen (2013), North-south cross sections of the vertical aerosol distribution over the Atlantic Ocean from multiwavelength Raman/polarization lidar during Polarstern cruises, J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50273.
Kanitz, T., A. Ansmann, P. Seifert, R. Engelmann, J. Kalisch, and D. Althausen (2013), Radiative effect of aerosols above the northern and southern Atlantic Ocean as determined from shipborne lidar observations,
J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 12,556–12,565, doi:10.1002/2013JD019750.