Successful completion of US GEOTRACES Pacific Meridional Transect cruise
US Research Vessel Roger Revelle docked in Papeete, Tahiti at 0710, 24 November, completing the 67 day US GEOTRACES Pacific Meridional Transect, GP15 from Seattle, Washington to Tahiti, with a port stop in Hilo, Hawaii. The cruise transected from 56 deg N to 20 deg S along 152 deg W, and occupied a total of 34 vertical profile stations, for a total of over 55,000 samples taken for dissolved and particulate TEIs. Greg Cutter at Old Dominion University served as chief scientist, with Phoebe Lam (UC Santa Cruz) and Karen Casciotti (Stanford University) as co-chief scientists. A total of 51 scientist took part, with an exchange of 13 in Hilo. Overall, the cruise was a complete success and we look forward to data becoming available in the next year or so.
Figure: The US GEOTRACES Pacific Meridional Transect cruise (RR1815, GP15) participants.
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