A component of U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) is the
Arabian Sea Process Study. Eleven cruises took place aboard the R/V
Thomas G. Thompson for about sixteen months from October 1994 until
January 1996. These cruises provided seasonal coverage of the annual
monsoon and inter-monsoon cycles in the area southeast of Oman - from ... where the cruises were staged. The monsoons of the Arabian Sea drive
a uniquely intense carbon cycling system, and it is the goal of JGOFS
to better understand the role of the oceans in global carbon cycling.
Niskin bottles were used on a CTD rosette bottle sampler to collect
water samples at various depths. The water samples were measured for
salinity, oxygen (Winkler and colorimetric techniques), nitrate,
nitrite, ammonium, phosphate, and silicate. Water temperature
measurements were taken from the CTD.
The data is public domain and can be retrieved on-line at
[This information was obtained from U.S. JGOFS website at WHOI.]