HATS Ocean Projects

The HATS group conducted numerous measurements aboard ships between 1987 and 2001. These pages contain archived links and data (possibly out of date) from those research cruises.

HATS has been investigating the air-sea exchange of trace gases since 1987 by measuring atmospheric and dissolved amounts of nitrous oxide, organic halogens, and other climatically important gases in and over the oceans. Research cruises average about one per year and usually span a wide geographical range. The purpose of these cruises is to measure a latitudinal gradient or to cover a wide geographic area for all compounds in the marine atmosphere and to compare these data to those from ESRL/GMD baseline observatories, to quantify the ocean's effect on the gases in the surface and deep waters, and to determine possible sources and/or sinks for the gases in the ocean. 

Ocean Projects