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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC071

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 JC071
Short name JC071
Objectives and Narrative The objective of this cruise was primarily to service the infrastructure required for continuous sustained observation and to put these into context using observations from the ship which cannot yet be carried out autonomously.

The oceanic water column and the underlying seabed change on a variety of temporal and spatial scales. The objective of the PAP observatory is to provide high temporal resolution (hours) of an increasing number of variables which are relevant from the perspective of the biology, physics and chemistry over a relatively small spatial scale (30km). The site has been under examination for over 20 years and over that time, substantial changes have been observed in the benthic environment. The intention is to sustain and enhance these observations so that a deeper understanding is obtained into the processes which operate and in particular the responses to the changes which are currently taking place in the global environment.
Ship RRS James Cook
Departure Port Avonmouth, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2012-04-29
Arrival Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2012-05-12
Principal Scientist(s) Richard Stephen Lampitt (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation CBS
Associated Project(s) Porcupine Abyssal Plain - Sustained 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 stations = 7
Description: CTD to various depths from 200 - 4000m  
Biology and fisheries  
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: CTD to various depths from 200 - 4000m  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of stations = 11
Description: SAPS  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of samples = 58
Description: Underway sampling, ProTool and FRFF in parallel.  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 58
Description: Underway sampling, ProTool and FRFF in parallel.  
Primary productivity Quantity: number of samples = 58
Description: Underway sampling, ProTool and FRFF in parallel.  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Zooplankton nets  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Megacore  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Bottom photography BATHYSNAP
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Carbon dioxide Pro-Oceanus CO2-Pro 29-095-45
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Carbon dioxide Pro-Oceanus GTD-Pro 29-100-15
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Nitrate NAS-3X
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Nitrate Satlantic ISUS V3
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) ZebraTech Wiper for Cyclops
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Aanderaa Seaguard
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements SeaBird SBE-37IMP MicroCAT (buoy keel)
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements SeaBird SBE-37IMP MicroCAT (frame)
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements SeaBird SBE-37IMP-DO MicroCAT
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Star-Oddi logger S5771
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Star-Oddi logger S5772
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Star-Oddi logger S5774
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Star-Oddi logger S5777
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Star-Oddi logger S5778
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Oxygen Aanderaa Seaguard
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Aanderaa Seaguard
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) WETLabs FLNTUSB
48° 59' N 16° 30' W Sediment traps PAP3 Sediment traps
49° 1' N 16° 20' W Sediment traps PELAGRA Traps
49° 0' N 16° 20' W Sediment traps PELAGRA Traps
49° 1' N 16° 19' W Sediment traps PELAGRA Traps
49° 0' N 16° 29' W Sediment traps PELAGRA Traps
49° 0' N 16° 30' W Sediment traps PELAGRA Traps
49° 0' N 16° 28' W Sediment traps PELAGRA Traps
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Upper air observations Satlantic OCR-507 ICSA (buoy)
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Upper air observations Satlantic OCR-507 ICSW
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Upper air observations Satlantic OCR-507 R10W
49° 57' N 16° 30' W Zooplankton AMPHIPOD TRAPS
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Zooplankton AMPHIPOD TRAPS
4° 0' N 16° 22' W Zooplankton McLane ZPS
4° 0' N 16° 22' W pH Satlantic SeaFET pH

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
7 Bottle station Metadata parameters
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
2 Bottle station Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
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
2 Single-beam echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1177289 Single-beam echosounder 2012-05-01 21:59Z to 2012-05-02 03:22Z 48° 37' N to 48° 52' N; 16° 21' W to 16° 0' W Click for more
1177290 Single-beam echosounder 2012-05-07 20:59Z to 2012-05-08 01:48Z 49° 6' N to 49° 25' N; 17° 1' W to 15° 59' W Click for more
1839425 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2012-05-06 00:00Z to 2012-07-03 00:00Z 48° 0' N, 16° 22' W Click for more
1848176 Bottle station 2012-05-02 08:14Z 48° 58' N, 16° 16' W Click for more
1848188 Bottle station 2012-05-03 16:49Z 49° 1' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1876626 Bottle station 2012-05-02 08:14Z 48° 58' N, 16° 16' W Click for more
1876638 Bottle station 2012-05-03 16:49Z 49° 1' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1876651 Bottle station 2012-05-03 20:41Z 49° 1' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1876663 Bottle station 2012-05-04 20:24Z 49° 0' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1876675 Bottle station 2012-05-05 18:04Z 49° 0' N, 16° 28' W Click for more
1876687 Bottle station 2012-05-08 09:18Z 49° 6' N, 16° 20' W Click for more
1876699 Bottle station 2012-05-08 18:38Z 49° 7' N, 16° 19' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
7 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters 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
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
13 Stand-alone pumps
5 Multicorer
11 WP-2 zooplankton net
6 Drifting rig with sediment traps
3 No parameter data available
3 Instrument mooring
75 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters 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
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

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

References

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