Nansen Legacy cruise number: 04
Cruise name: Physical process cruise
Cruise leaders: Ilker Fer (UiB) and Frank Nielsen (UNIS)
Duration: 12. – 24. September 2018
Ship: R/V Kronprins Haakon
The cruise addressed objectives of work package ‘Physical drivers’ (RF1). The cruise focused on the deployment of oceanographic moorings and gliders, and used AUV, a remotely piloted unmanned aircraft, and controlled meteorological balloons for measurements. Wave sensors were deployed at ice floes from the outer ice edge deeper into the pack ice. In addition, ship-mounted instruments were used to collect underway information on ocean stratification, currents, and microstructure profiles along selected transects across the north Spitsbergen shelf and slope.