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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC087

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 JC087
Short name JC087
Objectives and Narrative This cruise involves 19 research scientists from 7 European nations bringing together a very wide range of expertise including chemists, biologists, physicists and biogeochemical modellers. Many of these individuals are involved with the EU programme EuroBASIN. EuroBASIN is part of the trans-Atlantic BASIN initiative. This involves scientists from US, Canada and EU who are investigating how climatic and human activity affects the North Atlantic ecosystem.

The objective of the cruise is to use a wide variety of approaches to characterise the biological communities in the Euphotic and Twilight zones using water bottles, nets and video systems. We then characterise the chemical and physical environment and examine the sinking particles and the rate of downward flux of material using water samples, photographic approaches and the free drifting sediment trap PELAGRA.
Ship RRS James Cook
Departure Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2013-05-31
Arrival Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2013-06-18
Principal Scientist(s) Richard Stephen Lampitt (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation NIWA-OTAGO
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  
Instrumented wave measurements Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Turbulence probe deployments to 200m  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of track lines = 1
Description: Underway sampling 4 hour frequency, throughout cruise  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 23
Description: 23 casts, 2 x 4800m, 1 x 4787m, 1 x 500m, 1 x 250m, 18 x 200m  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: number of track lines = 1
Description: Underway sampling 4 hour frequency, throughout cruise  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: number of profiles = 23
Description: 23 casts, 2 x 4800m, 1 x 4787m, 1 x 500m, 1 x 250m, 18 x 200m  
Alkalinity Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: depths: 2, 5, 10, 15, 25, 35, 40, 65, 100, 150, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2250, 2500, 2750, 3000, 3250, 3500, 3750, 4000, 4500, 4800 m).  
Ammonia Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Seawater samples form 6 optical depths  
Nitrate Quantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: Bulk aerosol filter, flow rate 10l/min. For 24 hours on 0.2?m polycarbonate filter, 45 mm diameter  
Nitrate Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Seawater samples form 6 optical depths  
Nitrite Quantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: Bulk aerosol filter, flow rate 10l/min. For 24 hours on 0.2?m polycarbonate filter, 45 mm diameter  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Snowcatcher samples at 10m and 110m below Mixed Layer Depth,  
Total - P Quantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: Bulk aerosol filter, flow rate 10l/min. For 24 hours on 0.2?m polycarbonate filter, 45 mm diameter  
Trace elements Quantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: Bulk aerosol filter, flow rate 10l/min. For 24 hours on 0.2?m polycarbonate filter, 45 mm diameter  
Biology and fisheries  
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms. Quantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: Sea mammal listening device deployed on Pelagras twice  
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids) Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Samples from multiple depths for lipid analysis  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of profiles = 23
Description: 23 casts, 2 x 4800m, 1 x 4787m, 1 x 500m, 1 x 250m, 18 x 200m  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Snowcatcher samples at 10m and 110m below Mixed Layer Depth,  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Seawater samples form 6 optical depths  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Snowcatcher samples at 10m and 110m below Mixed Layer Depth,  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Snowcatcher samples at 10m and 110m below Mixed Layer Depth,  
Primary productivity Quantity: number of track lines = 1
Description: Underway sampling 4 hour frequency, throughout cruise  
Primary productivity Quantity: number of profiles = 23
Description: 23 casts, 2 x 4800m, 1 x 4787m, 1 x 500m, 1 x 250m, 18 x 200m  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: daVPR Video Plankton Recordings 500m x 22, 1000m x 8, haul rate 50m/min  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: Hydrobios Multinet 335?m. Opened/closed , 0-50m, 50-100m, 100-300m, 300-500m, 500-1000m (deepest first).  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 36
Description: WP2 net 90?m. Vertical haul 0 - 100m, 0.5m/second  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: Hydrobios Multinet 50?m. Opened/closed , 0-50m, 50-100m, 100-300m, 300-500m, 500-1000m (deepest first).  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
48° 41' N 15° 59' W CTD stations Glider deployment 03/06/2013 at 07:42
48° 38' N 16° 6' W CTD stations Glider recovery 09/06/2013 at 09:26
48° 47' N 15° 59' W Instrumented wave measurements Turbulence probe test 03/06/2013 at 10:25
48° 41' N 15° 59' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Glider deployment 03/06/2013 at 07:42
48° 38' N 16° 6' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) Glider recovery 09/06/2013 at 09:26
48° 41' N 15° 59' W Oxygen Glider deployment 03/06/2013 at 07:42
48° 38' N 16° 6' W Oxygen Glider recovery 09/06/2013 at 09:26
48° 41' N 15° 59' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Glider deployment 03/06/2013 at 07:42
48° 38' N 16° 6' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Glider recovery 09/06/2013 at 09:26
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra camera 13/06/2013 at 18:35
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra camera 14/06/2013 at 01:22
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P2) 03/06/2013 at 18:40
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P4) 03/06/2013 at 19:08
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P4) 05/06/2013 at 05:55
48° 36' N 16° 13' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P4) 06/06/2013 at 03:02
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P4) 09/06/2013 at 13:24
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P5) 05/06/2013 at 06:15
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P6) 05/06/2013 at 06:45
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P6) 09/06/2013 at 14:09
48° 39' N 16° 16' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P6) 10/06/2013 at 00:13
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P7) 05/06/2013 at 07:00
48° 36' N 16° 13' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P7) 06/06/2013 at 02:45
48° 32' N 16° 19' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P7) 06/06/2013 at 18:25
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P7) 09/06/2013 at 13:54
48° 40' N 16° 33' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P7) 10/06/2013 at 20:37
48° 40' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P7) 03/06/2013 at 18:22
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P8) 05/06/2013 at 07:22
48° 36' N 16° 13' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P8) 06/06/2013 at 02:25
48° 32' N 16° 19' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P8) 06/06/2013 at 18:03
48° 39' N 16° 8' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P8) 09/06/2013 at 13:34
48° 39' N 16° 16' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra deployment (P8) 10/06/2013 at 00:23
48° 47' N 15° 59' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Pelagra test 03/06/2013 at 09:30
48° 41' N 15° 59' W Zooplankton Multinet test 03/06/2013 at 11:11

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite 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
22 Bottle station Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite 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
21 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
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  
1880601 Bottle station 2013-06-03 12:31Z 48° 42' N, 16° 1' W Click for more
1880613 Bottle station 2013-06-07 08:36Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880625 Bottle station 2013-06-03 20:38Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880637 Bottle station 2013-06-10 03:46Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880649 Bottle station 2013-06-10 08:35Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880650 Bottle station 2013-06-11 08:53Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880662 Bottle station 2013-06-13 04:43Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880674 Bottle station 2013-06-13 08:38Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880686 Bottle station 2013-06-14 04:16Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880698 Bottle station 2013-06-14 08:41Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880705 Bottle station 2013-06-14 11:43Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880717 Bottle station 2013-06-05 04:10Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880729 Bottle station 2013-06-05 07:58Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880730 Bottle station 2013-06-05 10:23Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880742 Bottle station 2013-06-05 13:24Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880754 Bottle station 2013-06-06 03:58Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880766 Bottle station 2013-06-06 08:23Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880778 Bottle station 2013-06-06 19:45Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880791 Bottle station 2013-06-08 03:42Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880809 Bottle station 2013-06-08 10:26Z 48° 39' N, 16° 29' W Click for more
1880810 Bottle station 2013-06-09 07:18Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880822 Bottle station 2013-06-09 15:07Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1880834 Bottle station 2013-06-09 19:08Z 48° 38' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927702 Bottle station 2013-06-03 12:31Z 48° 42' N, 16° 1' W Click for more
1927714 Bottle station 2013-06-07 08:36Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927726 Bottle station 2013-06-03 20:38Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927738 Bottle station 2013-06-10 03:46Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927751 Bottle station 2013-06-10 08:35Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927763 Bottle station 2013-06-11 08:53Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927775 Bottle station 2013-06-13 04:43Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927787 Bottle station 2013-06-13 08:38Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927799 Bottle station 2013-06-14 04:16Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927806 Bottle station 2013-06-14 08:41Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927818 Bottle station 2013-06-14 11:43Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927831 Bottle station 2013-06-05 04:10Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927843 Bottle station 2013-06-05 07:58Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927855 Bottle station 2013-06-05 10:23Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927867 Bottle station 2013-06-06 03:58Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927879 Bottle station 2013-06-06 19:45Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927880 Bottle station 2013-06-08 03:42Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927892 Bottle station 2013-06-08 10:26Z 48° 39' N, 16° 29' W Click for more
1927911 Bottle station 2013-06-09 07:18Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927923 Bottle station 2013-06-09 15:07Z 48° 39' N, 16° 8' W Click for more
1927935 Bottle station 2013-06-09 19:08Z 48° 38' N, 16° 8' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
69 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply
24 CTD frame plus rosette sampler
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Experiment state variables

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

References

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