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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC085

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 JC085
Short name JC085
Objectives and Narrative 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 during that time, substantial changes have been observed in the benthic environment. The intention is to sustain and enhance these observations in order that a deeper understanding is obtained into the processes that operate; in particular the responses to the changes which are currently taking place in the global environment.

The objective of the cruise was primarily to service the infrastructure required for continuous sustained observation, and to put these into context using observations from the ship which as yet cannot be carried out autonomously. In addition substantial sampling of the seabed was also a major objective.
Ship RRS James Cook
Departure Port Southampton, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2013-04-14
Arrival Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2013-04-29
Principal Scientist(s) Richard Stephen Lampitt (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation CBS
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 (49N, 16.5W)
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

Chemical oceanography  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of profiles = 3
Description: 3 casts, 1 x 4700m, 1 x 280m, 1 x 1000m, carbon dioxide samples from surface to 4795m, surface to 280m and 10m-1000m  
Oxygen Quantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: Oxygen samples, surface -1000m  
Oxygen Quantity: number of profiles = 3
Description: 3 casts, 1 x 4700m, 1 x 280m, 1 x 1000m, oxygen samples from surface to 4795m, surface to 280m and 10m-1000m  
Biology and fisheries  
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of cores = 9
Description: Nine mega core deployments yielded cores for 8 Foraminifera and 44 macrobenthos  
Demersal fish Quantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Collection of benthic and supra benthic macro organsims  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 3
Description: 3 casts, 1 x 4700m, 1 x 280m, 1 x 1000m, chlorophyll samples from surface to 4795m, surface to 280m and 10m-1000m  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of cores = 9
Description: Nine mega core deployments yielded cores for 8 Foraminifera and 44 macrobenthos  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Collection of benthic and supra benthic macro organsims  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: Zooplankton vertical night time net hauls 0-100m, NOCS WP2 Zooplankton net (200 ?m mesh). Haul rate 15m / min  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
48° 40' N 16° 20' W CTD stations Glider deployment 18/04/2013 at 11:53
48° 39' N 16° 20' W CTD stations Glider deployment 18/04/2013 at 15:02
48° 38' N 16° 21' W CTD stations Glider recovery 23/04/2013 at 17:56
48° 33' N 16° 28' W CTD stations Glider recovery 23/04/2013 at 18:50
48° 58' N 16° 16' W CTD stations PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Aanderaa Seaguard
48° 58' N 16° 16' W CTD stations PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - SO-DST CTD, 2000m, 13 to 50mS/cm
48° 58' N 16° 16' W CTD stations PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - SeaBird SBE-37IMP-ODO MicroCAT
48° 58' N 16° 16' W CTD stations PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Star-Oddi CTD loggers
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Carbon dioxide PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Aanderaa 4797 CO2 optode
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Nitrate PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Satlantic ISUS V3
48° 40' N 16° 20' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Glider deployment 18/04/2013 at 11:53
48° 39' N 16° 20' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Glider deployment 18/04/2013 at 15:02
48° 38' N 16° 21' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Glider recovery 23/04/2013 at 17:56
48° 33' N 16° 28' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Glider recovery 23/04/2013 at 18:50
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Pro-Oceanus Logging CO2-Pro
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Pro-Oceanus Logging GTD-Pro
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Satlantic OCR-507 ICSW
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Satlantic OCR-507 R10W
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Seabird 5P pump
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - ZebraTech Wiper for Cyclops
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Other chemical oceanographic measurements PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Osmosampler
48° 40' N 16° 20' W Oxygen Glider deployment 18/04/2013 at 11:53
48° 39' N 16° 20' W Oxygen Glider deployment 18/04/2013 at 15:02
48° 38' N 16° 21' W Oxygen Glider recovery 23/04/2013 at 17:56
48° 33' N 16° 28' W Oxygen Glider recovery 23/04/2013 at 18:50
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Oxygen PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Aanderaa 4330 optode
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Phosphate PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - WETLabs CYCL-P Phosphate Analyser
48° 40' N 16° 20' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Glider deployment 18/04/2013 at 11:53
48° 39' N 16° 20' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Glider deployment 18/04/2013 at 15:02
48° 38' N 16° 21' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Glider recovery 23/04/2013 at 17:56
48° 33' N 16° 28' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Glider recovery 23/04/2013 at 18:50
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Turner Cyclops Fluorometer
48° 58' N 16° 16' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - WETLabs FLNTUSB
48° 59' N 16° 25' W Sediment traps Sediment Trap PAP3 deployment at 4805 21/04/2013 at 18:29
49° 0' N 16° 30' W Sediment traps Sediment Trap PAP3 recovery 20/04/2013 at 18:27 - 23:10
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Sediment traps Sub surface PAP1 recovery 20/04/2013 at 10:25 - 17:06
48° 59' N 16° 30' W Zoobenthos Amphipod trap deployment 21/04/2013 at 15:02 and recovery 22/04/2013 at 14:12
48° 59' N 16° 30' W Zoobenthos Amphipod trap deployment 22/04/2013 at 15:42 and recovery 25/04/2013 at 09:00
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Zoobenthos Bathysnap deployment at 4807m 21/04/2013 at 15:08
48° 53' N 16° 22' W Zoobenthos Bathysnap recovery 19/04/2013 at 16:44
48° 58' N 16° 16' W pH PAP1 Deployment, 24/04/2013, 14:48 - Satlantic SeaFET pH

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
5 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
9 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
Optical backscatter
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 In-situ dissolved gas analyser Date and time
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  
1759923 CTD/STD cast 2013-04-19 06:38Z 48° 40' N, 16° 20' W Click for more
1759935 CTD/STD cast 2013-04-21 21:10Z 48° 59' N, 16° 28' W Click for more
1759947 CTD/STD cast 2013-04-23 13:51Z 48° 37' N, 16° 18' W Click for more
1759959 CTD/STD cast 2013-04-25 17:29Z 48° 35' N, 16° 19' W Click for more
1759960 CTD/STD cast 2013-04-25 18:59Z 48° 35' N, 16° 20' W Click for more
1759972 CTD/STD cast 2013-04-25 19:49Z 48° 35' N, 16° 21' W Click for more
1759984 CTD/STD cast 2013-04-25 22:37Z 48° 33' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1759996 CTD/STD cast 2013-04-25 23:23Z 48° 33' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1760008 CTD/STD cast 2013-04-26 00:16Z 48° 33' N, 16° 28' W Click for more
1836556 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2013-04-26 01:05Z to 2013-09-04 19:04Z 48° 58' N, 16° 22' W Click for more
1928139 Bottle station 2013-04-19 08:50Z 48° 40' N, 16° 20' W Click for more
1928140 Bottle station 2013-04-21 22:18Z 48° 59' N, 16° 28' W Click for more
1928152 Bottle station 2013-04-23 15:13Z 48° 37' N, 16° 18' W Click for more
1928164 Bottle station 2013-04-25 20:40Z 48° 35' N, 16° 21' W Click for more
1928176 Bottle station 2013-04-26 01:05Z 48° 33' N, 16° 28' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
1 Instrument mooring
9 CTD frame plus rosette sampler
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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

References

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