[IIOE2-EP03] Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction (RAMA)

Cruise No. EP03-2

Period of Cruise: 09 November - 17 December, 2016

Chief Scientist: Ashok Kumar, INCOIS, India.    ashok.k@incois.gov.in

The multi-institutional cruise SK-335 was taken up in the Equatorial Indian Ocean on board ORV Sagar Kanya of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, as a part of the multi-platform long-term Indian Ocean Observation System. During the cruise, the following activities were successfully completed:

  • Deployment of two RAMA buoys and recovery of three RAMA and three ADCP buoys.
  • CTD profiles at every RAMA and ADCP buoy locations.
  • Deployment of five ARGO floats (3- Argo Telemetry and 2- Bio Argo) along the Ship track.
  • Deployment of three drifters.

The participants included scientists from INCOIS-Hyderabad, NIO-Goa, NCAOR-GOA and NOAA-PMEL.

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