Seasaw cruise sails
SOLAS 'SeaSaw' research cruise (Discovery 317) led by Ian Brooks began
on schedule on 21 March, departing Glasgow (Govan) soon after 11.00.
Instrument trials in the Firth of Clyde were scheduled for 21/22
March. Discovery will then head out to open water between Lewis and
Rockall to start the main studies. The cruise is scheduled to end at
Lisbon on 12 April.
cruise aims to study fundamental controls of air-sea gas exchange, with
emphasis on sea-spray and other wind-driven effects. Measurements
include whitecap coverage and wave breaking; bubble production by
breaking waves; suite of meteorological parameters (including high
resolution wind data); and aerosol characterisation using CLASP (Compact
Lightweight Aerosol Spectrometer Probe) and ATOFMS (Aerosol Time of
Flight Mass Spectrometer).
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for cruise participants.