Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Research article
10 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 10 Apr 2018

OUTPACE long duration stations: physical variability, context of biogeochemical sampling, and evaluation of sampling strategy

Alain de Verneil, Louise Rousselet, Andrea M. Doglioli, Anne A. Petrenko, Christophe Maes, Pascale Bouruet-Aubertot, and Thierry Moutin

Data sets

OUTPACE cruise T. Moutin and S. Bonnet

OUTPACE - Oligotrophy to UlTra-oligotrophy PACific Experiment INSU/CNRS LEFE CYBER

Short summary
Oceanographic campaigns to measure biogeochemical processes popularly deploy drifters with onboard incubations to stay in a single body of water. Here, we aggregate physical data taken during such a cruise, OUTPACE, to independently test in a new approach whether the drifter really stayed in what can be considered a single biological or chemical environment. This study concludes that future campaigns would benefit from similar data collection and analysis to validate their sampling strategy.
Final-revised paper