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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC068 (GA10)

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC068 (GA10)
Short name JC068 (GA10)
Objectives and Narrative The cruise forms part of the international GEOTRACES Programme and focused on the marine chemistry of trace elements and isotopes. It was funded by two NERC proposals, and included scientists from eleven institutes. The cruise was a rescheduled attempt to complete a zonal section across the South Atlantic following the RRS Discovery cruise D357 which was prevented from completing this objective by a medical emergency. JC068 left Port Elizabeth in South Africa on 24th December 2011, called for fuel in Cape Town on 27th December, and then proceeded broadly westward along 40oS to dock in Montevideo on 27th Janury 2012.
Ship RRS James Cook
Departure Port Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Departure Date 2011-12-24
Arrival Port Montevideo, Uruguay
Arrival Date 2012-01-27
Principal Scientist(s) Gideon Henderson (University of Oxford Department of Earth Sciences)
Responsible Organisation LPC
Associated Project(s) GEOTRACES
IHB Sea Areas Visited South Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 408/409/410/411/442/443
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40S,40W; 30S,40W; 30S,20E; 40S,20E; 40S,40W
Southern Limit 40S
Northern Limit 30S
Western Limit 40W
Eastern Limit 20E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 39
Description: Seabird 911 plus Profiling stainless steel CTD; temperaturex2, conductivityx2, pressure, dissolved oxygen, fluorometer, transmissometer, LADCP, altimeter, pinger  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 26
Description: Seabird 911 plus Profiling titanium CTD; temperaturex2, conductivityx2, pressure, dissolved oxygen, fluorometer, altimeter, backscatter, transmissometer  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: Vessel mounted ADCP  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: number of samples = 197
Description: Dissolved Noble gases/3He and H  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Vertical turbulence profiler  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: number of stations = 22
Description: The ocean mercury cycle, Total dissolved Hg, dissolved gases Hg, Total Hg samples collected from both rosetts, underway fish  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: number of samples = 750
Description: Salinity  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: Ship fitted underway data (surface temperature, salinity, fluorescence and transmissiometer)  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of profiles = 26
Description: CTD casts - 24 bottle carousel  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Profiles of DOC/DIC/TDN /Alkalinity were sampled from the Titanium and Stainless Steel CTDs in 250ml borosilicate bottles.  
Alkalinity Quantity: number of samples = 70
Description: Underway DOC/DIC/TDN/Alkalinity samples were taken from the non-toxic seawater supply (intake at ~5m depth)  
Ammonia Quantity: number of samples = 936
Description: Discrete water samples collected from CTD bottles to determine inorganic nutrient concentration. Analysed with segmented flow autoanalyser and colourimetric detection.  
Ammonia Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment core samples collected using a multicore or a box core. Cores sampled for Ra,Pa,Th, Hg, Si isotopes, Biomarkers, pore water metals, macronutrients  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of samples = 70
Description: Underway DOC/DIC/TDN/Alkalinity samples were taken from the non-toxic seawater supply (intake at ~5m depth)  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Profiles of DOC/DIC/TDN /Alkalinity were sampled from the Titanium and Stainless Steel CTDs in 250ml borosilicate bottles.  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 173
Description: Dissolved and Particulate 231Pa/230Th analysed using MC-ICP-MS  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 192
Description: Particulate d15N and POC, PON isotopes  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Dissolved Pb, isotopes and Dissolved Pb concentration  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 160
Description: Fe isotopes  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: ASSESSING MIXING AND CIRCULATION IN DEEP WATERS WITH 227AC AND 223,224,226,228RA, SAPS  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 68
Description: Cr,Cd isotopes  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 3
Description: Si isotopes, sea water, pore water, sediment, particles  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 94
Description: d13C OF DIC  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 68
Description: Zn and Cu isotopes  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 11
Description: Metal isotopes in Aerosol (Pb, Nd, Sr, Zn, and Cd isotopes)  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 39
Description: Nitrate d15N and d18O  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 170
Description: Dissolved Nd isotopes  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 16
Description: 223,224Ra and Ac, CTD samples  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: 227Ac and 223,224,226,228Ra in deep waters (Isotopes and concentration) using SAPS  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 32
Description: 223,224Ra and Ac in surface waters  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment core samples collected using a multicore or a box core. Cores sampled for Ra,Pa,Th, Hg, Si isotopes, Biomarkers, pore water metals, macronutrients  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 332
Description: Oxygen Isotopes  
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 936
Description: Discrete water samples collected from CTD bottles to determine inorganic nutrient concentration. Analysed with segmented flow autoanalyser and colourimetric detection.  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment core samples collected using a multicore or a box core. Cores sampled for Ra,Pa,Th, Hg, Si isotopes, Biomarkers, pore water metals, macronutrients  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: SAPS (Stand Alone in-situ Pumping System) was used to collect particulate metals, biomarkers and Th234  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of samples = 192
Description: Dissolved Barium will be analaysed at the University of Edinburgh  
Oxygen Quantity: number of samples = 700
Description: Winkler titrations for calibrating the CTD DO sensors  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment core samples collected using a multicore or a box core. Cores sampled for Ra,Pa,Th, Hg, Si isotopes, Biomarkers, pore water metals, macronutrients  
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 936
Description: Discrete water samples collected from CTD bottles to determine inorganic nutrient concentration. Analysed with segmented flow autoanalyser and colourimetric detection.  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of stations = 12
Description: DOWNWARD PARTICLE FLUXES Th234,U238 samples from rosette and SAPS  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment core samples collected using a multicore or a box core. Cores sampled for Ra,Pa,Th, Hg, Si isotopes, Biomarkers, pore water metals, macronutrients  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 936
Description: Discrete water samples collected from CTD bottles to determine inorganic nutrient concentration. Analysed with segmented flow autoanalyser and colourimetric detection.  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 374
Description: Dissolved (<0.2 ?m) Zn concentrations, Ti CTD samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 123
Description: Dissolved (<0.2 ?m) Al concentrations, underway samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 374
Description: Dissolved (<0.2 ?m) Al concentrations, Ti CTD samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of stations = 11
Description: DISSOLVED TITANIUM, both CTDs  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 88
Description: Dissolved iron speciation, Ti CTD samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 374
Description: PARTICULATE TRACE METALS from OTE bottles Ti CTD samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 17
Description: Particulate aerosol sampled collected on filters using high volume collector on ship for trace metals and major ions  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 4
Description: Rainwater samples for determination of trace metal and major ion concentrations collected using funnel on ship.  
Trace elements Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: SAPS (Stand Alone in-situ Pumping System) was used to collect particulate metals, biomarkers and Th234  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 374
Description: Dissolved Trace metals, Ti CTD samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 123
Description: Dissolved (<0.2 ?m) Zn concentrations, underway samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 123
Description: Total dissolvable, Dissolved (<0.2 ?m) Fe concentrations, underway samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment core samples collected using a multicore or a box core. Cores sampled for Ra,Pa,Th, Hg, Si isotopes, Biomarkers, pore water metals, macronutrients  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 196
Description: Total dissolvable metal to be analysed by ICP-MS on shore at NOC  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 374
Description: Total dissolvable (unfiltered), Dissolved (<0.2 ?m) Fe concentrations, Ti CTD samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 374
Description: Dissolved (<0.2 ?m) Co concentrations, Ti CTD samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 123
Description: Dissolved (<0.2 ?m) Co concentrations, underway samples  
Contamination  
Trace metals Quantity: number of stations = 22
Description: The ocean mercury cycle, Total dissolved Hg, dissolved gases Hg, Total Hg samples collected from both rosetts, underway fish  
Trace metals Quantity: number of stations = 18
Description: As/Sb surface water samples and 6 depth profiles  
Trace metals Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Dissolved Rare earth elements (REE) to be analysed at Oxford by ICP_MS  
Biology and fisheries  
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids) Quantity: number of samples = 11
Description: Aerosol organic biomarkers  
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids) Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: SAPS (Stand Alone in-situ Pumping System) was used to collect particulate metals, biomarkers and Th234  
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids) Quantity: number of samples = 50
Description: DNA and RNA. To be analysed at IFM-GEOMAR  
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids) Quantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Intact Polar Lipids (IPL) and Biomarkers  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Description: CDOM  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of samples = 60
Description: Flow cytometry and qPCR analysis of marine picocynaobacteria. To be analysed at MIT  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of samples = 192
Description: Particulate d15N and POC, PON isotopes  
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of stations = 16
Description: FAST REPITITION RATE FLUOROMETRY (FRRF) depth profiles collected from the standard CTD  
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms Description: Underway FRRF samples were taken from the non-toxic seawater supply (intake at ~5m depth)  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of samples = 190
Description: ANALYSIS OF PHYTOPLANKTON COMMUNITY STRUCTURE using flow cytometry  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 190
Description: Absorptive properties of phytoplankton cells  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 39
Description: Total chlorophyll measurements  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 190
Description: HPLC. Analysis for pigments to be analysed at Oxford  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: Ship fitted meterological instruments (wind speed/direction, Incident light, PAR etc)  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: Ship fitted underway data (surface temperature, salinity, fluorescence and transmissiometer)  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Sediment core samples collected using a multicore or a box core. Cores sampled for Ra,Pa,Th, Hg, Si isotopes, Biomarkers, pore water metals, macronutrients  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
16 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Raw light meter output
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
46 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity 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

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1132326 CTD/STD cast 2011-12-26 07:19Z to 2011-12-26 07:26Z 34° 57' S, 19° 21' E Click for more
1132338 CTD/STD cast 2011-12-28 01:35Z to 2011-12-28 01:52Z 34° 36' S, 17° 3' E Click for more
1132351 CTD/STD cast 2011-12-28 04:04Z to 2011-12-28 04:24Z 34° 36' S, 17° 3' E Click for more
1132363 CTD/STD cast 2011-12-28 16:28Z to 2011-12-28 16:52Z 35° 28' S, 15° 0' E Click for more
1132375 CTD/STD cast 2011-12-28 18:03Z to 2011-12-28 18:19Z 35° 28' S, 15° 0' E Click for more
1132387 CTD/STD cast 2011-12-29 05:38Z to 2011-12-29 07:08Z 36° 20' S, 13° 6' E Click for more
1132399 CTD/STD cast 2011-12-29 09:55Z to 2011-12-29 11:53Z 36° 21' S, 13° 6' E Click for more
1132406 CTD/STD cast 2011-12-29 22:49Z to 2011-12-29 23:00Z 36° 20' S, 13° 6' E Click for more
1132418 CTD/STD cast 2011-12-30 18:19Z to 2011-12-30 18:31Z 38° 24' S, 10° 24' E Click for more
1132431 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-01 06:45Z to 2012-01-01 06:58Z 40° 0' S, 5° 31' E Click for more
1132443 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-03 12:55Z to 2012-01-03 13:57Z 40° 0' S, 0° 30' W Click for more
1132455 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-04 06:38Z to 2012-01-04 08:12Z 40° 0' S, 3° 1' W Click for more
1132467 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-06 11:13Z to 2012-01-06 11:26Z 40° 0' S, 9° 40' W Click for more
1132479 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-06 12:49Z to 2012-01-06 14:03Z 40° 0' S, 9° 40' W Click for more
1132480 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-06 20:43Z to 2012-01-06 21:51Z 40° 0' S, 9° 39' W Click for more
1132492 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-07 03:15Z to 2012-01-07 03:42Z 40° 15' S, 9° 51' W Click for more
1132511 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-07 08:39Z to 2012-01-07 09:10Z 40° 15' S, 9° 51' W Click for more
1132523 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-08 10:46Z to 2012-01-08 10:57Z 40° 0' S, 13° 0' W Click for more
1132535 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-08 12:22Z to 2012-01-08 14:11Z 40° 0' S, 13° 0' W Click for more
1132547 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-08 17:47Z to 2012-01-08 18:58Z 40° 0' S, 13° 0' W Click for more
1132559 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-09 01:14Z to 2012-01-09 02:01Z 40° 0' S, 13° 0' W Click for more
1132560 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-09 20:26Z to 2012-01-09 21:39Z 40° 0' S, 16° 28' W Click for more
1132572 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-10 08:22Z to 2012-01-10 09:35Z 40° 0' S, 16° 27' W Click for more
1132584 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-10 11:37Z to 2012-01-10 11:53Z 40° 0' S, 16° 28' W Click for more
1132596 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-10 21:36Z to 2012-01-10 21:51Z 40° 0' S, 16° 28' W Click for more
1132603 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-11 19:22Z to 2012-01-11 20:48Z 40° 0' S, 19° 55' W Click for more
1132615 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-12 00:17Z to 2012-01-12 01:48Z 40° 0' S, 19° 55' W Click for more
1132627 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-12 05:17Z to 2012-01-12 05:51Z 40° 0' S, 19° 55' W Click for more
1132639 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-12 23:52Z to 2012-01-13 01:22Z 40° 0' S, 23° 48' W Click for more
1132640 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-13 04:47Z to 2012-01-13 06:15Z 40° 0' S, 23° 48' W Click for more
1132652 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-13 08:55Z to 2012-01-13 09:08Z 40° 0' S, 23° 48' W Click for more
1132664 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-14 09:15Z to 2012-01-14 09:27Z 40° 0' S, 28° 0' W Click for more
1132676 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-14 10:45Z to 2012-01-14 12:01Z 40° 0' S, 28° 0' W Click for more
1132688 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-14 15:13Z to 2012-01-14 16:32Z 40° 0' S, 28° 0' W Click for more
1132707 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-15 15:19Z to 2012-01-15 15:30Z 40° 0' S, 32° 30' W Click for more
1132719 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-15 16:57Z to 2012-01-15 18:24Z 39° 59' S, 32° 29' W Click for more
1132720 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-15 22:53Z to 2012-01-16 00:28Z 39° 59' S, 32° 29' W Click for more
1132732 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-16 22:10Z to 2012-01-16 22:33Z 40° 0' S, 37° 25' W Click for more
1132744 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-17 00:11Z to 2012-01-17 01:41Z 40° 0' S, 37° 25' W Click for more
1132756 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-17 06:00Z to 2012-01-17 07:37Z 40° 0' S, 37° 25' W Click for more
1132768 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-17 18:43Z to 2012-01-17 20:30Z 40° 0' S, 38° 15' W Click for more
1132781 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-18 17:51Z to 2012-01-18 18:06Z 40° 0' S, 42° 25' W Click for more
1132793 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-19 00:21Z to 2012-01-19 02:00Z 40° 0' S, 42° 25' W Click for more
1132800 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-19 05:12Z to 2012-01-19 06:52Z 40° 0' S, 42° 25' W Click for more
1132812 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-19 03:13Z to 2012-01-19 03:51Z 40° 0' S, 42° 25' W Click for more
1132824 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-21 00:14Z to 2012-01-21 01:55Z 39° 59' S, 47° 25' W Click for more
1132836 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-21 06:06Z to 2012-01-21 07:53Z 40° 0' S, 47° 25' W Click for more
1132848 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-21 10:47Z to 2012-01-21 11:00Z 39° 59' S, 47° 25' W Click for more
1132861 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-22 08:35Z to 2012-01-22 08:50Z 37° 58' S, 51° 1' W Click for more
1132873 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-22 11:10Z to 2012-01-22 12:47Z 38° 0' S, 51° 0' W Click for more
1132885 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-22 16:36Z to 2012-01-22 18:00Z 38° 0' S, 50° 59' W Click for more
1132897 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-22 20:58Z to 2012-01-22 22:32Z 38° 3' S, 50° 58' W Click for more
1132904 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-23 01:53Z to 2012-01-23 02:10Z 38° 5' S, 50° 58' W Click for more
1132916 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-23 03:30Z to 2012-01-23 05:00Z 38° 6' S, 50° 58' W Click for more
1132928 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-24 09:39Z to 2012-01-24 11:06Z 37° 1' S, 52° 30' W Click for more
1132941 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-24 15:38Z to 2012-01-24 16:49Z 37° 1' S, 52° 29' W Click for more
1132953 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-25 01:07Z to 2012-01-25 01:26Z 37° 0' S, 52° 30' W Click for more
1132965 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-25 02:40Z to 2012-01-25 03:01Z 37° 0' S, 52° 30' W Click for more
1132977 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-25 11:44Z to 2012-01-25 12:21Z 36° 32' S, 53° 6' W Click for more
1132989 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-25 15:30Z to 2012-01-25 16:09Z 36° 31' S, 53° 6' W Click for more
1132990 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-26 07:16Z to 2012-01-26 07:21Z 36° 0' S, 54° 0' W Click for more
1133004 CTD/STD cast 2012-01-26 08:17Z to 2012-01-26 08:21Z 36° 0' S, 54° 0' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
22 Atmospheric air sampling pump Metal concentrations in the atmosphere
Atmospheric particulates
Concentration of inorganic halogens in the atmosphere
Concentration of nitrogen species in the atmosphere
Sulphur species concentrations in the atmosphere
Stable isotopes in the atmosphere
39 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column

Radioactivity in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Stable isotopes in water bodies
Total metal concentrations in water bodies
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
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
6 Rain water collector Precipitation chemistry
125 All plastic clean surface pumped supply
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Stable isotopes in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
7 Stand-alone pumps
26 No parameter data available

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

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