Dataset: In situ absorption and attenuation coefficients measured in the Barents Sea during January 2018, as part of cruise HH180101

  • David McKee (Creator)
  • Ina Kostakis (University of Strathclyde) (Creator)
  • Rüdiger Röttgers (Data Collector)



In situ total non-water absorption and attenuation coefficients were measured by Dr. David McKee and team (University of Strathclyde; Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht) to characterise the optical properties of the Barents Sea. Measurements were conducted during the Arctic PRIZE winter (January 2018) cruise HH180101 as part of the Changing Arctic Ocean programme. Profiles of in situ absorption and attenuation coefficients at 9 different wavelengths across the visible and near-infrared range were measured with a WET Labs AC-9 instrument and deployed from the research vessel, Helmer Hanssen.
Date made available22 Jan 2020
PublisherBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Date of data production5 Jan 2018 - 18 Jan 2018

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