ProcEss studies at the Air-sEa Interface after dust deposition in the MEditerranean sea (PEACETIME)
The ProcEss studies at the Air-sEa Interface after dust deposition in the MEditerranean sea (PEACETIME) team describes here the objectives and strategy of the multidisciplinary PEACETIME project and cruise, aiming at quantifying the biogeochemical processes at play after atmospheric deposition, and its impact on ecosystem functioning in the Mediterranean Sea. Atmospheric and marine in situ observations and process studies have been conducted in contrasted areas encountering different atmospheric deposition context. Those observations, along with on board perturbation experiments allowed to characterize and quantify the impact of dust deposition both in present and future climate conditions. This paper describes the work performed at sea, the type of data acquired in the atmosphere and the ocean, and present an overview of the results.
Reference: Guieu, C., D'Ortenzio, F., Dulac, F., et al. (2020). Process studies at the air-sea interface after atmospheric deposition in the Mediterranean Sea: objectives and strategy of the PEACETIME oceanographic campaign (May–June 2017). Biogeosciences, 17, 5563-5585. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5563-2020