Short Name:
TRATLEQ1

TRATLEQ1

TRATLEQ1 was an interdisciplinary cruise focusing on upwelling in the tropical Atlantic, its physical forcing, its importance for biological production and plankton communities, associated chemical cycles, as well as on the current system setting the background conditions for the downward carbon export. This cruise represents the first physical, chemical, biogeochemical and biological measurement program covering a whole equatorial section from the eastern to the western boundary and from the surface to the bottom. TRATLEQ I is a contribution to the GEOMAR research program OCEANS, to the EU projects TRIATLAS, the Make Our Planet Great Again project by R. Kiko and to the BMBF cooperative project BANINO in the frame of the BMBF SPACES program.

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