AMT4CO2Flux scientists have recently returned from the AMT30 cruise which departed the Falkland Islands on 21 February 2023 and arrived in the UK on 30 March 2023. These studies will contribute to our understanding of the air-sea flux of carbon dioxide and estimates of global carbon budgets.
The last AMT4CO2Flux cruise was onboard the RRS Discovery
as part of voyage DY151. The ship will departed from Reykjjavik, Iceland on 14 May 2022 and then travelled around the south tip of Greenland. Measurements were then taken along the coastal areas of Nuuk and Kangerlussuaq. The scientists then travelled north of the David Strait to the ice edge and close to North America before returning to the UK on 27 June 2022.
Live updateds were posted from our Twitter
A series of blog posts are given below from the DY151 cruise and previous expeditions as part of the AMT4OceanSatFlux project on board Atlantic Meridional Transect cruises.
21 June 2022
East to West coast of Greenland (26 - 29 May 2022).
Sailing south we encounter large and heavy blocks of ice a drift. It seems like we are in ice...
17 June 2022
We set sail on the evening of 20 May 2022 at 20:30 GMT, accompanied by the pilot to navigate us safely out of the Grafarvogur Fjord and into the...
10 June 2022
The anthropogenic influence on the Arctic is unprecedented. Global warming is heating up this pristine ecosystem faster than anywhere else on earth...
27 May 2022
From packing in Plymouth to mobilisation in Southampton.
15 March 2020
Ophelie Meuriot, a Research Postgraduate on the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership studying...
03 December 2019
An abrupt awakening!! Cloudy skies, rain and then back into a storm. We had officially navigated out of the tropics and into the Southern Ocean...
14 November 2019
From the 4th to 9th November 2019, we passed over the equator and into the South Atlantic Gyre.
07 November 2019
After a couple of weeks of storms, the ocean has become like glass with a slow undulating ripple. The ship cuts through the oily slick effortlessly...
28 October 2019
From the 19 October 2019 we continued to steam South West navigating through waters deeper than 4500m. The journey took us parallel to the Bay of...
23 October 2019
An International consortium of 25 scientists from 11 different countries joined the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery in Southampton on 10...