The SCOR Working Group 21 Intercomparison of Recording Current Meters on R/V AKADEMIK KURCHATOV – 50 Years Later

John Gould (UK) and Walter Zenk (Germany) describe the work of SCOR’s Working Group 21 and, particularly, the WG’s activities aboard RV “Akademik Kurchatov”. They describe their personal memories of the voyage and their subsequent research relating to the use of current meters and the investigation of the oceans’ mesoscale variability and global scale circulation.