This report documents the work done on cruise RB-01-08 of the NOAA R/V Ron Brown. This was Leg 2 of R/V Ron Brown’s
participation in Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate (EPIC) 2001, a study of air-sea interaction, the atmosphere, and the upper
ocean in the eastern tropical Pacific. The science party included groups from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),
NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory (ETL), the University of Washington (UW), the University of California, Santa
Barbara (UCSB), and the University Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). The work done by these groups is summarized in this
report. In addition, the routine underway data collected while aboard R/V Ron Brown is also summarized here.