The Journey Begins (almost)

The GEOTRACES GP15 oceanographic research cruise will set sail September 18, 2018 from Seattle, Washington. Our expedition will end in Tahiti on November 24, 2018. Follow us here, as well as on Facebook (@followGP15) and Twitter (@followGP15).

The track our cruise will follow is shown on the map below!cruise track 30July2018

Post by Co-chief Scientist Karen Casciotti.

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GEOTRACES GP15 is supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

2 thoughts on “The Journey Begins (almost)”

  1. Hi Karen and Phoebe! What do the different colors of the circles in the cruise-track figure represent? Specifically, what are the three green circles representing? Best – Sheila from WHOI


    1. Hi Sheila! Most of the colors represent different station types–red and purple for stations that we’ll sample water from the surface to the sea floor with 36-depth resolution, blue for where we’ll sample the full water column with 24-depth resolution, and white for where we’ll sample the upper 1000 m of the water column with 12-depth resolution. The main difference between red and purple is the pump depth resolution (red will have 24 pump depths and purple will have 16 pump depths). The green circles represent our three port stops: Seattle, WA, Hilo, HI, and Papeete, Tahiti. Cheers, Karen

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