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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO314

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO314
Short name PO314
Objectives and Narrative The "Extended Ellett Line" Scotland - Rockall - Iceland Time Series
The objectives of the cruise were:
1. To observe water mass properties, the instantaneous velocity field and subsequently the heat and salt (fresh water) fluxes between the subpolar gyre and the Nordic Seas in 2004.
2. To compare the 2004 conditions with those observed in the previous years (to 1975 in the Rockall Trough, 1988 in the Iceland Basin), quantifying the interannual to decadal changes in properties and understanding the causal mechanisms of variability.
3. To enhance the physical and tracer measurements with biological observations to investigate nutrient cycling, export production, ecosystem structure and dynamics.
The time series is designed to observe the warm saline inflow to the Nordic Seas and the cold dense overflow returning to the North Atlantic, quantifying interannual variation in heat and salt fluxes between the two basins. The Ellett Line time series has been occupied since 1975 and has revealed interannual to decadal scale variability in properties and fluxes, including a significant rise in temperature over the last 5 years. The extension to Iceland increases the usefulness of the original section by monitoring the North Atlantic Current extension, the recirculation of the eastern subpolar gyre, and the Iceland-Scotland overflow. The extension to Iceland has been occupied almost annually since 1988 and has revealed upper ocean mode water variabiity of order 1-1.5°C and 0.15 psu over 5-10 year periods.
Ship FS Poseidon
Departure Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-07-11
Arrival Port Reykjavík, Iceland
Arrival Date 2004-07-23
Principal Scientist(s) Jane F Read (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Responsible Organisation Faroe Marine Research Institute
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181/182/218/219
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,30W; 70N,30W; 70N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,30W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 70N
Western Limit 30W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 73
Description: SBE CTD with dissolved oxygen and fluorimeter  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of profiles = 58
Description: Lowered ADCP  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 3140
Description: Vessel mounted ADCP  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 3140
Description: Underway thermosalinograph: temperature, conductivity  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 331
Description: Salinity samples drawn from CTD rosette  
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Quantity: number of samples = 629
Description: Dissolved oxygen samples drawn from CTD rosette  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 722
Description: Macro nutrient samples N, P, Si, from CTD rosette  
Total - N Quantity: number of samples = 722
Description: Macro nutrient samples N, P, Si, from CTD rosette  
Total - P Quantity: number of samples = 722
Description: Macro nutrient samples N, P, Si, from CTD rosette  
Contamination  
Trace metals Quantity: number of samples = 13
Description: Surface sample for iron  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of samples = 9
Description: Fast repitition rate fluorimeter samples from sea surface  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 9
Description: HPLC samples taken from the sea surface  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 106
Description: Chlorophyll a samples drawn from CTD rosette  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 3140
Description: Underway meteorology; wind sp & dirn., air temp, press, humidity, water temp  
Geology and geophysics  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 3140
Description: Depth  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
57° 31' N 12° 15' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Apex float deployed as part of the Argos programme
57° 19' N 10° 22' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Apex float deployed as part of the Argos programme

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
73 Bottle station 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
8 CTD/STD cast Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
65 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
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
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  
666933 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 10:14Z to 2004-07-12 10:17Z 56° 40' N, 6° 9' W Click for more
666945 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 11:22Z to 2004-07-12 11:25Z 56° 41' N, 6° 16' W Click for more
666957 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 12:20Z to 2004-07-12 12:23Z 56° 43' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
666969 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 13:04Z to 2004-07-12 13:08Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
666970 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 14:40Z to 2004-07-12 14:43Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
666982 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 15:59Z to 2004-07-12 16:04Z 56° 43' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
666994 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 17:39Z to 2004-07-12 17:43Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
667008 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 18:58Z to 2004-07-12 19:04Z 56° 43' N, 7° 30' W Click for more
667021 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 20:07Z to 2004-07-12 20:09Z 56° 43' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
667033 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 21:40Z to 2004-07-12 21:45Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
667045 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-12 23:28Z to 2004-07-12 23:32Z 56° 51' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
667057 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 01:49Z to 2004-07-13 01:55Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
667069 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 03:15Z to 2004-07-13 03:21Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
667070 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 04:45Z to 2004-07-13 04:54Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
667082 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 09:59Z to 2004-07-13 10:24Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
667094 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 12:31Z to 2004-07-13 13:04Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
667101 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 16:09Z to 2004-07-13 16:43Z 57° 14' N, 10° 3' W Click for more
667113 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 19:55Z to 2004-07-13 20:28Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
667125 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-13 23:31Z to 2004-07-14 00:12Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
667137 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-14 02:48Z to 2004-07-14 03:06Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
667149 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-14 05:23Z to 2004-07-14 05:32Z 57° 27' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
667150 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-14 07:48Z to 2004-07-14 08:00Z 57° 28' N, 11° 18' W Click for more
667162 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-14 10:10Z to 2004-07-14 10:44Z 57° 28' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
667174 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-14 13:31Z to 2004-07-14 14:02Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
667186 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-14 16:45Z to 2004-07-14 17:13Z 57° 31' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
667198 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-14 21:07Z to 2004-07-14 21:34Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
667205 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-14 23:34Z to 2004-07-14 23:55Z 57° 32' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
667217 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 01:41Z to 2004-07-15 01:51Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
667229 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 04:01Z to 2004-07-15 04:06Z 57° 34' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
667230 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 06:12Z to 2004-07-15 06:17Z 57° 34' N, 13° 38' W Click for more
667242 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 08:26Z to 2004-07-15 08:30Z 57° 33' N, 13° 57' W Click for more
667254 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 12:27Z to 2004-07-15 12:36Z 57° 48' N, 14° 30' W Click for more
667266 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 16:25Z to 2004-07-15 16:36Z 58° 3' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
667278 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 20:09Z to 2004-07-15 20:24Z 58° 17' N, 15° 30' W Click for more
667291 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-16 00:10Z to 2004-07-16 00:36Z 58° 30' N, 16° 0' W Click for more
667309 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-16 04:45Z to 2004-07-16 05:07Z 58° 44' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
667310 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-16 08:43Z to 2004-07-16 09:01Z 58° 57' N, 16° 59' W Click for more
667322 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-16 12:33Z to 2004-07-16 12:49Z 59° 9' N, 17° 28' W Click for more
667334 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-16 15:55Z to 2004-07-16 16:23Z 59° 19' N, 17° 48' W Click for more
667346 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-16 19:24Z to 2004-07-16 20:04Z 59° 28' N, 18° 14' W Click for more
667358 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-16 23:37Z to 2004-07-17 00:23Z 59° 41' N, 18° 45' W Click for more
667371 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-17 04:22Z to 2004-07-17 05:04Z 59° 54' N, 19° 18' W Click for more
667383 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-17 08:59Z to 2004-07-17 09:41Z 60° 4' N, 19° 50' W Click for more
667395 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-17 15:22Z to 2004-07-17 16:02Z 60° 30' N, 19° 59' W Click for more
667402 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-17 20:52Z to 2004-07-17 21:30Z 61° 2' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667414 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 00:32Z to 2004-07-18 01:11Z 61° 15' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667426 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 03:58Z to 2004-07-18 04:24Z 61° 30' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667438 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 07:33Z to 2004-07-18 08:01Z 61° 45' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667451 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 10:46Z to 2004-07-18 11:16Z 61° 59' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667463 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 14:03Z to 2004-07-18 14:30Z 62° 15' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667475 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 17:02Z to 2004-07-18 17:28Z 62° 30' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667487 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 20:04Z to 2004-07-18 20:26Z 62° 45' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667499 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 22:48Z to 2004-07-18 23:09Z 63° 0' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667506 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-19 01:41Z to 2004-07-19 01:50Z 63° 15' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667518 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-19 02:41Z to 2004-07-19 02:49Z 63° 18' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
667531 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-19 21:39Z to 2004-07-19 22:19Z 60° 22' N, 20° 35' W Click for more
667543 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-20 02:33Z to 2004-07-20 03:11Z 60° 39' N, 21° 19' W Click for more
667555 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-20 07:40Z to 2004-07-20 08:12Z 60° 55' N, 22° 6' W Click for more
667567 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-20 11:35Z to 2004-07-20 12:08Z 61° 4' N, 22° 39' W Click for more
667579 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-20 14:39Z to 2004-07-20 15:14Z 61° 11' N, 22° 56' W Click for more
667580 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-20 18:05Z to 2004-07-20 18:33Z 61° 19' N, 23° 23' W Click for more
667592 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-20 22:06Z to 2004-07-20 22:34Z 61° 27' N, 23° 49' W Click for more
667611 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-21 03:03Z to 2004-07-21 03:32Z 61° 43' N, 24° 40' W Click for more
667623 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-21 06:09Z to 2004-07-21 06:32Z 61° 51' N, 25° 3' W Click for more
667635 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-21 09:04Z to 2004-07-21 09:25Z 61° 59' N, 25° 30' W Click for more
667647 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-21 11:15Z to 2004-07-21 11:32Z 62° 4' N, 25° 49' W Click for more
667659 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-21 13:17Z to 2004-07-21 13:32Z 62° 9' N, 26° 6' W Click for more
667660 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-21 15:15Z to 2004-07-21 15:33Z 62° 13' N, 26° 22' W Click for more
667672 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-21 17:56Z to 2004-07-21 18:20Z 62° 20' N, 26° 45' W Click for more
667684 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-21 21:14Z to 2004-07-21 21:37Z 62° 29' N, 27° 19' W Click for more
667696 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-22 00:26Z to 2004-07-22 00:52Z 62° 38' N, 27° 54' W Click for more
667703 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-22 03:45Z to 2004-07-22 04:14Z 62° 48' N, 28° 30' W Click for more
667715 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-22 07:11Z to 2004-07-22 07:38Z 62° 56' N, 29° 6' W Click for more
1273646 Bottle station 2004-07-12 10:19Z 56° 40' N, 6° 9' W Click for more
1273658 Bottle station 2004-07-12 11:28Z 56° 41' N, 6° 16' W Click for more
1273671 Bottle station 2004-07-12 12:26Z 56° 43' N, 6° 24' W Click for more
1273683 Bottle station 2004-07-12 13:12Z 56° 43' N, 6° 27' W Click for more
1273695 Bottle station 2004-07-12 14:44Z 56° 43' N, 6° 45' W Click for more
1273702 Bottle station 2004-07-12 16:05Z 56° 43' N, 7° 0' W Click for more
1273714 Bottle station 2004-07-12 17:47Z 56° 43' N, 7° 19' W Click for more
1273726 Bottle station 2004-07-12 19:06Z 56° 43' N, 7° 30' W Click for more
1273738 Bottle station 2004-07-12 20:12Z 56° 43' N, 7° 40' W Click for more
1273751 Bottle station 2004-07-12 21:48Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
1273763 Bottle station 2004-07-12 23:36Z 56° 51' N, 8° 19' W Click for more
1273775 Bottle station 2004-07-13 01:59Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
1273787 Bottle station 2004-07-13 03:24Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
1273799 Bottle station 2004-07-13 04:59Z 57° 3' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
1273806 Bottle station 2004-07-13 10:30Z 57° 6' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
1273818 Bottle station 2004-07-13 13:15Z 57° 9' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
1273831 Bottle station 2004-07-13 16:50Z 57° 14' N, 10° 3' W Click for more
1273843 Bottle station 2004-07-13 20:33Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
1273855 Bottle station 2004-07-14 00:18Z 57° 22' N, 10° 40' W Click for more
1273867 Bottle station 2004-07-14 03:09Z 57° 24' N, 10° 52' W Click for more
1273879 Bottle station 2004-07-14 05:37Z 57° 27' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
1273880 Bottle station 2004-07-14 08:03Z 57° 28' N, 11° 18' W Click for more
1273892 Bottle station 2004-07-14 10:52Z 57° 28' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
1273911 Bottle station 2004-07-14 14:07Z 57° 29' N, 11° 51' W Click for more
1273923 Bottle station 2004-07-14 17:19Z 57° 31' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
1273935 Bottle station 2004-07-14 21:38Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
1273947 Bottle station 2004-07-15 00:00Z 57° 32' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
1273959 Bottle station 2004-07-15 01:55Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
1273960 Bottle station 2004-07-15 04:09Z 57° 34' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
1273972 Bottle station 2004-07-15 06:19Z 57° 34' N, 13° 38' W Click for more
1273984 Bottle station 2004-07-15 08:32Z 57° 33' N, 13° 57' W Click for more
1273996 Bottle station 2004-07-15 12:41Z 57° 48' N, 14° 30' W Click for more
1274011 Bottle station 2004-07-15 16:39Z 58° 3' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
1274023 Bottle station 2004-07-15 20:29Z 58° 17' N, 15° 30' W Click for more
1274035 Bottle station 2004-07-16 00:37Z 58° 30' N, 16° 0' W Click for more
1274047 Bottle station 2004-07-16 05:11Z 58° 44' N, 16° 30' W Click for more
1274059 Bottle station 2004-07-16 09:05Z 58° 57' N, 16° 59' W Click for more
1274060 Bottle station 2004-07-16 12:54Z 59° 9' N, 17° 28' W Click for more
1274072 Bottle station 2004-07-16 16:29Z 59° 19' N, 17° 48' W Click for more
1274084 Bottle station 2004-07-16 20:08Z 59° 28' N, 18° 14' W Click for more
1274096 Bottle station 2004-07-17 00:27Z 59° 41' N, 18° 45' W Click for more
1274103 Bottle station 2004-07-17 05:14Z 59° 54' N, 19° 18' W Click for more
1274115 Bottle station 2004-07-17 09:47Z 60° 4' N, 19° 50' W Click for more
1274127 Bottle station 2004-07-17 16:08Z 60° 30' N, 19° 59' W Click for more
1274139 Bottle station 2004-07-17 21:35Z 61° 2' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274140 Bottle station 2004-07-18 01:16Z 61° 15' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274152 Bottle station 2004-07-18 04:38Z 61° 30' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274164 Bottle station 2004-07-18 08:06Z 61° 45' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274176 Bottle station 2004-07-18 11:23Z 61° 59' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274188 Bottle station 2004-07-18 14:33Z 62° 15' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274207 Bottle station 2004-07-18 17:32Z 62° 30' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274219 Bottle station 2004-07-18 20:30Z 62° 45' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274220 Bottle station 2004-07-18 23:10Z 63° 0' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274232 Bottle station 2004-07-19 01:53Z 63° 15' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274244 Bottle station 2004-07-19 02:50Z 63° 18' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1274256 Bottle station 2004-07-19 22:24Z 60° 22' N, 20° 35' W Click for more
1274268 Bottle station 2004-07-20 03:16Z 60° 39' N, 21° 19' W Click for more
1274281 Bottle station 2004-07-20 08:16Z 60° 55' N, 22° 6' W Click for more
1274293 Bottle station 2004-07-20 12:11Z 61° 4' N, 22° 39' W Click for more
1274300 Bottle station 2004-07-20 15:17Z 61° 11' N, 22° 56' W Click for more
1274312 Bottle station 2004-07-20 18:39Z 61° 19' N, 23° 23' W Click for more
1274324 Bottle station 2004-07-20 22:38Z 61° 27' N, 23° 49' W Click for more
1274336 Bottle station 2004-07-21 03:34Z 61° 43' N, 24° 40' W Click for more
1274348 Bottle station 2004-07-21 06:36Z 61° 51' N, 25° 3' W Click for more
1274361 Bottle station 2004-07-21 09:28Z 61° 59' N, 25° 30' W Click for more
1274373 Bottle station 2004-07-21 11:36Z 62° 4' N, 25° 49' W Click for more
1274385 Bottle station 2004-07-21 13:37Z 62° 9' N, 26° 6' W Click for more
1274397 Bottle station 2004-07-21 15:37Z 62° 13' N, 26° 22' W Click for more
1274404 Bottle station 2004-07-21 18:26Z 62° 20' N, 26° 45' W Click for more
1274416 Bottle station 2004-07-21 21:39Z 62° 29' N, 27° 19' W Click for more
1274428 Bottle station 2004-07-22 00:56Z 62° 38' N, 27° 54' W Click for more
1274441 Bottle station 2004-07-22 04:20Z 62° 48' N, 28° 30' W Click for more
1274453 Bottle station 2004-07-22 07:41Z 62° 56' N, 29° 6' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
73 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate 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)

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