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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Pelagia (64PE) cruise PE319 (64PE319, GA02 Leg1)

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Pelagia (64PE) cruise PE319 (64PE319, GA02 Leg1)
Short name PE319 (64PE319, GA02 Leg1)
Objectives and Narrative The GEOTRACES West Atlantic cruise leg 1 was originally planned to start from Reykjavik, Iceland. However, air traffic was extremely difficult to plan due to the ash plume from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajoekull. During the transit Texel-Reykjavik it was decided that the port stop for exchanging scientists and fuelling was changed into Scrabster harbour in northernmost Scotland. Travel to and from the ship by nine and five scientists, respectively, was diverted accordingly. Because leaving from Scrabster instead of Reykjavik meant two more days of steaming two days were lost from the program. These lost days were among others the reason not to spend too much time on sampling surface waters for volcanic ash influences during the transit to the first station location west of Iceland. This was a rather difficult decision since the feeling of "once in a life time chance of being there where the action was", was hard to resist. However, we were financed and equipped to do the extensive GEOTRACES West Atlantic cruise leg 1, and as soon as possible we steamed to the first station location. It was possible to deploy the fish without reducing speed and so we did sample the surface waters when passing south of Iceland (at a considerable distance). We used two CTD systems, both with large volume samplers. One the ultraclean all-titanium frame, the so called UC CTD (UCC in the cruise summary file) collecting 24 samples of 27 Litres with novel butterfly-valve type ultraclean samplers made from clean PVDF plastic. Closed bottles were lowered into the water and were opened at a depth of 30 m. preventing any contamination. After recovery, the frame was placed on a trolley and wheeled into a clean container for sampling. The other CTD system consists of 24 new Niskin-type samplers of large 25 L volume that were mounted on a new stainless steel rosette sampler. In Situ Pumps (7 in total) were used in 6 stations. Underway sampling was executed by deploying a fish, dust samples were taken by two dust samplers on the top deck of Pelagia. Both CTDs performed perfectly, except for a little problem with a leak in a cable of the 25L CTD at station 8. The UC CTD has a high centre of gravity, therefore when on deck a danger exists in rough weather that the frame topples sideways. A solution will certainly be found for this problem. 17 stations were successfully sampled.
Ship RV Pelagia
Departure Port Scrabster, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2010-04-28
Arrival Port Bermuda, Bermuda
Arrival Date 2010-05-26
Principal Scientist(s) Loes J A Gerringa (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
Responsible Organisation Ocean Exploration Trust
Associated Project(s) GEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 114/149/181/184/185/218/219
Work Area Description North Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 30N,60W; 70N,60W; 70N,0E; 30N,0E; 30N,60W
Southern Limit 30N
Northern Limit 70N
Western Limit 60W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

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Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

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Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
37 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
2 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1061993 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-02 16:58Z 64° 0' N, 34° 15' W Click for more
1062007 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-02 21:11Z 64° 0' N, 34° 15' W Click for more
1062019 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-03 22:34Z 62° 21' N, 36° 0' W Click for more
1062020 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-04 16:47Z 60° 25' N, 37° 54' W Click for more
1062032 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-05 11:58Z 58° 36' N, 39° 42' W Click for more
1062044 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-07 14:34Z 54° 3' N, 45° 49' W Click for more
1062056 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-09 10:10Z 51° 49' N, 45° 43' W Click for more
1062068 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-10 12:13Z 49° 43' N, 42° 27' W Click for more
1062081 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-11 13:26Z 47° 48' N, 39° 24' W Click for more
1062093 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-11 19:42Z 47° 48' N, 39° 24' W Click for more
1062100 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-12 20:39Z 46° 18' N, 39° 39' W Click for more
1062112 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-13 21:42Z 44° 50' N, 42° 32' W Click for more
1062124 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-18 13:22Z 37° 34' N, 50° 41' W Click for more
1062136 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-18 22:32Z 37° 31' N, 50° 45' W Click for more
1062148 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-20 13:30Z 36° 12' N, 53° 16' W Click for more
1062161 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-21 13:30Z 34° 19' N, 55° 25' W Click for more
1062173 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-22 13:07Z 33° 25' N, 58° 3' W Click for more
1062185 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-23 14:00Z 32° 33' N, 61° 6' W Click for more
1062197 CTD/STD cast 2010-04-29 14:19Z 60° 24' N, 10° 58' W Click for more
1062204 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-02 15:04Z 64° 0' N, 34° 15' W Click for more
1062216 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-02 20:24Z 64° 0' N, 34° 15' W Click for more
1062228 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-03 20:26Z 62° 21' N, 36° 0' W Click for more
1062241 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-04 14:33Z 60° 25' N, 37° 54' W Click for more
1062253 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-05 09:25Z 58° 36' N, 39° 42' W Click for more
1062265 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-06 09:27Z 57° 10' N, 41° 55' W Click for more
1062277 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-07 11:49Z 54° 3' N, 45° 50' W Click for more
1062289 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-08 04:44Z 54° 3' N, 45° 50' W Click for more
1062290 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-09 07:07Z 51° 49' N, 45° 43' W Click for more
1062308 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-10 09:08Z 49° 43' N, 42° 27' W Click for more
1062321 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-11 10:15Z 47° 48' N, 39° 24' W Click for more
1062333 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-11 16:43Z 47° 48' N, 39° 24' W Click for more
1062345 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-12 17:15Z 46° 18' N, 39° 39' W Click for more
1062357 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-13 18:29Z 44° 50' N, 42° 31' W Click for more
1062369 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-17 10:30Z 39° 30' N, 48° 4' W Click for more
1062370 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-18 19:12Z 37° 32' N, 50° 43' W Click for more
1062382 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-19 10:16Z 37° 31' N, 50° 52' W Click for more
1062394 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-20 10:07Z 36° 12' N, 53° 18' W Click for more
1062401 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-21 10:06Z 34° 19' N, 55° 25' W Click for more
1062413 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-22 10:12Z 33° 25' N, 58° 3' W Click for more
1062425 CTD/STD cast 2010-05-23 11:08Z 32° 33' N, 61° 6' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
20 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Radioactivity in water bodies
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Density of the water column
Bacterial production in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Chlorofluorocarbon concentrations in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
28 All plastic clean surface pumped supply Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column

Stable isotopes in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
6 Stand-alone pumps Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column

Radioactivity in water bodies
Stable isotopes in water bodies
Metadata parameters
22 No parameter data available
20 Atmospheric air sampling pump Metal concentrations in the atmosphere

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

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