Physical process cruise

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 

Short description:

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.

Physical process cruise