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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR20080723 (JR210)

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR20080723 (JR210)
Short name JR20080723 (JR210)
Objectives and Narrative This research cruise was undertaken as part of the UK Natural Environment Research Council Oceans2025 strategic marine strategic research programme. The cruise was organised and led by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) as part of the SAMS Oceans2025 research topic "Arctic and Boreal Seas in a Rapidly Changing Climate". It also supported research undertaken by the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) under the Oceans2025 research topic "Geodetic Oceanography, Polar Oceanography and Sea Level".

In addition, research scientists participated in the cruise from several UK and international institutions including the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), the University of Montpellier (France), the UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the UK Universities of Glasgow, St Andrews and Swansea. The research vessel, officers, crew and ship's technical support were provided by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).

The overall scientific objective of the research cruise was to improve understanding of how changing sea ice and water column structure influence Arctic ecosystem structure and function, and subsequent biologically-derived carbon export. This was achieved by delivering novel and comprehensive observational and experimental data sets on sympagic, pelagic and benthic biogeochemical parameters in Svalbard shelf waters during the Arctic summer. A comparative approach was adopted with multidisciplinary studies focused on stations in open waters, marginal ice zone and full ice covered environments.

Additional studies were conducted during transit from the UK to Svalbard.

Summary Itinerary

- Sailed from Portland at mid-day on 23 July 2008.
- Commenced science activities in English Channel at 07.50 on the 24 July 2008.
- Arrived Longyearbyen, Svalbard on 31 July 2008.
- Commenced science activities north of Longyearbyen at 04.50 on the 1 August 2008.
- Concluded science activities in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard at 04.40 on 20 August 2008.
- Docked and demobilised at Longyearbyen on morning of 21 August 2008.
Ship RRS James Clark Ross
Departure Port Portland Harbour, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2008-07-23
Arrival Port Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Arrival Date 2008-08-21
Principal Scientist(s) Ray Leakey (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Association for Marine Science
Associated Project(s) Oceans 2025
IHB Sea Areas Visited Barents Sea, North Sea, Norwegian Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 216/251/252/286/287/934/935
Work Area Description Western Barents Sea; Svalbard Shelf Seas
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,0E; 90N,0E; 90N,30E; 50N,30E; 50N,0E
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 90N
Western Limit 0E
Eastern Limit 30E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 51
Description: CTD Stations  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 1800
Description: Current Profiler (ADCP)  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Optics  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 5500
Description: Sub-surface Measurements Underway  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 42
Description: Water Bottle Stations  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Alkalinity and pH  
Ammonia Quantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Carbon dioxide  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Radioactivity and Isotopes  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Oxygen  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Radioactivity and Isotopes  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia  
Total - N Quantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Phosphate, Nitrate, Nitrite, Silicate, Total N and Ammonia  
Total - P Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Total - P  
pH Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Alkalinity and pH  
Biology and fisheries  
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms. Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Acoustic reflection on marine organisms  
Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Benthic bacteria/micro-organisms  
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids) Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description: Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)  
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC) Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Phytoplankton pigments (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) and Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)  
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Phytoplankton, pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Phytoplankton, pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Phytoplankton pigments (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) and Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)  
Primary productivity Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Primary productivity  
Sediment traps Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Sediment traps  
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Zoobenthos  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Zooplankton  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 5500
Description: Routine standard measurements  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: Core - soft bottom  
Grab Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Grab  
In-situ seafloor measurement/sampling Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description: In-situ seafloor measurement/sampling  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Multi-beam echosounding  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
80° 16' N 22° 19' E Current meters SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.
76° 40' N 19° 49' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) POL ADCP Frame F1 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
70° 28' N 19° 1' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) POL ADCP Frame F2 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
56° 28' N 19° 10' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) POL ADCP Frame F2 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
80° 16' N 22° 19' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.
80° 16' N 22° 19' E Sediment traps SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.
76° 40' N 19° 49' E Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements POL ADCP Frame F1 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
56° 28' N 19° 10' E Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements POL ADCP Frame F2 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
70° 28' N 19° 1' E Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements POL ADCP Frame F2 deployment. The ADCP frames had a RDI 1500khz ADCP and a Seabird Microcat to measure conductivity, temperature and depth.
80° 16' N 22° 19' E Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.
80° 16' N 22° 19' E Subsurface temperature measurements SAMS Rijpfjorden mooring recovery. This mooring included: three CTDs, 8 temperature miniloggers, an ADCP, an S4 current meter and a sediment trap.

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
50 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in 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  
938591 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-24 07:50Z 50° 46' N, 0° 45' E Click for more
938609 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-25 05:08Z 54° 12' N, 2° 36' E Click for more
938610 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-26 05:02Z 58° 48' N, 3° 15' E Click for more
938622 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-28 11:39Z 69° 0' N, 10° 0' E Click for more
938634 CTD/STD cast 2008-07-30 04:09Z 76° 28' N, 19° 0' E Click for more
938646 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-01 09:24Z 79° 43' N, 8° 49' E Click for more
938658 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 06:27Z 79° 43' N, 8° 51' E Click for more
938671 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 07:20Z 79° 43' N, 8° 51' E Click for more
938683 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 08:40Z 79° 43' N, 8° 51' E Click for more
938695 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 11:14Z 79° 43' N, 8° 51' E Click for more
938702 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-02 22:24Z 79° 43' N, 8° 49' E Click for more
938714 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 07:18Z 79° 43' N, 8° 49' E Click for more
938726 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 08:19Z 79° 43' N, 8° 49' E Click for more
938738 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-03 09:20Z 79° 43' N, 8° 49' E Click for more
938751 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-04 08:00Z 80° 21' N, 16° 21' E Click for more
938763 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-05 13:14Z 80° 51' N, 19° 9' E Click for more
938775 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-06 10:41Z 80° 48' N, 19° 12' E Click for more
938787 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-06 12:54Z 80° 48' N, 19° 12' E Click for more
938799 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-06 22:10Z 80° 48' N, 19° 12' E Click for more
938806 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-07 12:40Z 80° 47' N, 18° 55' E Click for more
938818 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-08 07:22Z 80° 21' N, 16° 21' E Click for more
938831 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-08 15:22Z 80° 21' N, 16° 18' E Click for more
938843 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-08 16:14Z 80° 21' N, 16° 18' E Click for more
938855 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-08 18:23Z 80° 21' N, 16° 17' E Click for more
938867 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-09 06:39Z 80° 21' N, 16° 13' E Click for more
938879 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-10 07:13Z 80° 21' N, 16° 17' E Click for more
938880 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-10 07:40Z 80° 21' N, 16° 16' E Click for more
938892 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-10 11:07Z 80° 21' N, 16° 15' E Click for more
938911 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-11 07:51Z 80° 21' N, 16° 21' E Click for more
938923 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-12 18:15Z 80° 30' N, 11° 15' E Click for more
938935 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-12 19:37Z 80° 29' N, 11° 15' E Click for more
938947 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-12 20:27Z 80° 29' N, 11° 15' E Click for more
938959 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-13 06:40Z 80° 29' N, 11° 19' E Click for more
938960 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-15 06:50Z 80° 16' N, 22° 18' E Click for more
938972 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-15 18:35Z 80° 7' N, 22° 9' E Click for more
938984 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-15 19:28Z 80° 7' N, 22° 9' E Click for more
938996 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-16 06:18Z 80° 16' N, 22° 18' E Click for more
939011 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-16 06:41Z 80° 16' N, 22° 18' E Click for more
939023 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-16 09:38Z 80° 16' N, 22° 18' E Click for more
939035 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-16 12:57Z 80° 7' N, 22° 9' E Click for more
939047 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-16 14:26Z 80° 7' N, 22° 9' E Click for more
939059 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-16 20:05Z 80° 10' N, 22° 10' E Click for more
939060 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-16 22:42Z 80° 16' N, 22° 19' E Click for more
939072 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-17 00:58Z 80° 24' N, 22° 13' E Click for more
939084 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-17 02:55Z 80° 29' N, 22° 12' E Click for more
939096 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-17 06:37Z 80° 36' N, 22° 7' E Click for more
939103 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-18 06:19Z 79° 58' N, 10° 47' E Click for more
939115 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-18 06:40Z 79° 58' N, 10° 47' E Click for more
939127 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-19 06:53Z 78° 57' N, 11° 56' E Click for more
939139 CTD/STD cast 2008-08-19 08:33Z 78° 55' N, 12° 0' E Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
50 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations 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
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
1 Water bottle hydrocast Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column

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

References

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