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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR20100526 (JR221)

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR20100526 (JR221)
Short name JR20100526 (JR221)
Objectives and Narrative The main objective of this very short cruise was to deploy a novel moored observatory at PAP (NE Atlantic), a long term study site at which a variety of observations have been made over the past 20 years with increasing levels of intensity and sophistication. This new design was in collaboration with the UK Met Office.

In addition to this, a benthic lander was to be deployed which would transmit data by an acoustic link to the surface buoy and hence to land by satellite link.

A number of equipment trials were also carried out to good effect. In addition studies were made on the effects of high CO2 of calcifying phytoplankton. A team of photographers were present to in order to increase public awareness of observational oceanography and numerous interviews were completed. In addition a daily web diary was maintained by the EuroSITES outreach team.
Ship RRS James Clark Ross
Departure Port Vigo, Spain
Departure Date 2010-05-26
Arrival Port Immingham, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2010-06-04
Principal Scientist(s) Richard Stephen Lampitt (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation Liverpool Earth and Ocean Sciences
Associated Project(s) Porcupine Abyssal Plain deep ocean observatory
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 146;4
Work Area Description Porcupine Abyssal Plain
Work Area Bounding Polygon 45N,20W; 50N,20W; 50N,15W; 45N,15W; 45N,20W
Southern Limit 45N
Northern Limit 50N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 15W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 3
Description: CTD casts  
Chemical oceanography  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of profiles = 3
Description: CTD casts  
Biology and fisheries  
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of cores = 16
Description: Five mega core deployments yielded four cores for both Foraminifera and metazoan meiofauna each (F1-4, Meio1-4, plus one samples set for macrofauna was collected consisting of six cores and combined from two deployments (Macro1).  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of profiles = 3
Description: CTD casts 7 Bottles fired at 35m on 01/06/10  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Phytoplankton vertical net hauls 0-50m, filtered through a 200 micron and 20 micron mesh  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of cores = 16
Description: Five mega core deployments yielded four cores for both Foraminifera and metazoan meiofauna each (F1-4, Meio1-4, plus one samples set for macrofauna was collected consisting of six cores and combined from two deployments (Macro1).  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: Zooplankton vertical night time net hauls 0-100m, NOCS WP2 Zooplankton net (200 micron mesh). Haul rate 0.2m / sec  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
48° 58' N 16° 17' W Nitrite PAP1 deployed 01/06/2010 at 10:09 sea bed lat long 48.9932, -16.36947
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Other biological/fisheries measurement Baited drop cam, deployed 01/06/2010 at 16:29 and recovered 02/06/2010 at 09:06
49° 59' N 16° 23' W Other biological/fisheries measurement Baited drop cam, deployed 30/05/2010 at 22:15 and recovered 31/05/2010 at 23:32
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Other biological/fisheries measurement Bathysnap, deployed 29/05/2010 at 16:38
48° 58' N 16° 17' W Other meteorological measurements PAP1 deployed 01/06/2010 at 10:09 sea bed lat long 48.9932, -16.36947
49° 0' N 16° 24' W Other physical oceanographic measurements BOBO drop cam, recovered 01/06/2010 at 21:35 and partially flooded. Evidence of massive shock wave
49° 0' N 16° 24' W Other physical oceanographic measurements BOBO, deployed 01/06/2010 at 01:03 and presumed lost after implosion of buoyancy sphere
48° 58' N 16° 17' W Oxygen PAP1 deployed 01/06/2010 at 10:09 sea bed lat long 48.9932, -16.36947
48° 58' N 16° 17' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) PAP1 deployed 01/06/2010 at 10:09 sea bed lat long 48.9932, -16.36947
49° 0' N 16° 24' W Sediment traps PELAGRA P4, sampling depth 206, deployed 31/05/2010 at 22:09 and recovered 01/06/2010 at 06:58 surfaced prematurely
49° 0' N 16° 24' W Sediment traps PELAGRA P5, sampling depth 208, deployed 31/05/2010 at 22:32 and recovered 01/06/2010 at 07:23 surfaced prematurely
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Sediment traps PELAGRA P5, sampling depth 390, deployed 29/05/2010 at 22:33 and recovered 31/05/2010 at 16:12
49° 0' N 16° 24' W Sediment traps PELAGRA P6, sampling depth 199, deployed 31/05/2010 at 23:03 and recovered 01/06/2010 at 07:07 surfaced prematurely
49° 0' N 16° 24' W Sediment traps PELAGRA P7, sampling depth 242, deployed 31/05/2010 at 21:36 and recovered 01/06/2010 at 07:53 surfaced prematurely
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Sediment traps PELAGRA P7, sampling depth 382, deployed 29/05/2010 at 22:50 and recovered 31/05/2010 at 16:58
49° 0' N 16° 24' W Sediment traps PELAGRA test, deployed 29/05/2010 at 11:50 and recovered 29/05/2010 at 13:03
45° 28' N 13° 3' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Wave buoy test, deployed 27/05/2010 at 22:46 and recovered 27/05/2010 at 23:21
45° 28' N 13° 3' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Wave buoy test, deployed 27/05/2010 at 22:46 and recovered 27/05/2010 at 23:21
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Wave buoy, deployed 01/06/2010 at 16:19 and recovered 01/06/2010 at 19:15
48° 49' N 16° 30' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Wave buoy, deployed 29/05/2010 at 06:28 and recovered 29/05/2010 at 09:38
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Wave buoy, deployed 29/05/2010 at 16:59 and recovered 29/05/2010 at 19:06
48° 59' N 16° 23' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Wave buoy, deployed 30/05/2010 at 15:14 and recovered 30/05/2010 at 20:06
48° 49' N 16° 30' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Wave buoy, deployed 31/05/2010 at 12:04 and recovered 31/05/2010 at 14:10
49° 1' N 16° 21' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys float cam, deployed 02/06/2010 at 09:38 and recovered 02/06/2010 at 10:05
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Zoobenthos Baited drop cam, deployed 01/06/2010 at 16:29 and recovered 02/06/2010 at 09:06
49° 59' N 16° 23' W Zoobenthos Baited drop cam, deployed 30/05/2010 at 22:15 and recovered 31/05/2010 at 23:32
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Zoobenthos Bathysnap, deployed 29/05/2010 at 16:38

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 In-situ dissolved gas analyser Date and time
Dissolved concentration parameters for other gases in the water column
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Reference numbers

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1839394 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2010-06-03 12:00Z to 2010-09-06 12:00Z 48° 59' N, 16° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
1 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Salinity of the water column
1 Instrument mooring

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

References

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