Cruise inventory

RV Pelagia PE319 (GA02 Leg1)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE319 (GA02 Leg1)
Cruise period2010-04-28 — 2010-05-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureScrabster, United Kingdom
Port of returnBermuda, Bermuda
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe GEOTRACES West Atlantic cruise leg 1 was originally planned to start from Reykjavik, Iceland. However, air traffic was extremely difficult to plan due to the ash plume from the volcano under the Eyjafjallajoekull. During the transit Texel-Reykjavik it was decided that the port stop for exchanging scientists and fuelling was changed into Scrabster harbour in northernmost Scotland. Travel to and from the ship by nine and five scientists, respectively, was diverted accordingly. Because leaving from Scrabster instead of Reykjavik meant two more days of steaming two days were lost from the program. These lost days were among others the reason not to spend too much time on sampling surface waters for volcanic ash influences during the transit to the first station location west of Iceland. This was a rather difficult decision since the feeling of "once in a life time chance of being there where the action was", was hard to resist. However, we were financed and equipped to do the extensive GEOTRACES West Atlantic cruise leg 1, and as soon as possible we steamed to the first station location. It was possible to deploy the fish without reducing speed and so we did sample the surface waters when passing south of Iceland (at a considerable distance). We used two CTD systems, both with large volume samplers. One the ultraclean all-titanium frame, the so called UC CTD (UCC in the cruise summary file) collecting 24 samples of 27 Litres with novel butterfly-valve type ultraclean samplers made from clean PVDF plastic. Closed bottles were lowered into the water and were opened at a depth of 30 m. preventing any contamination. After recovery, the frame was placed on a trolley and wheeled into a clean container for sampling. The other CTD system consists of 24 new Niskin-type samplers of large 25 L volume that were mounted on a new stainless steel rosette sampler. In Situ Pumps (7 in total) were used in 6 stations. Underway sampling was executed by deploying a fish, dust samples were taken by two dust samplers on the top deck of Pelagia. Both CTDs performed perfectly, except for a little problem with a leak in a cable of the 25L CTD at station 8. The UC CTD has a high centre of gravity, therefore when on deck a danger exists in rough weather that the frame topples sideways. A solution will certainly be found for this problem. 17 stations were successfully sampled.
Chief scientistLoes J A Gerringa (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
ProjectGEOTRACES
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE319 (GA02 Leg1) cruise report pe319.pdf — access key 'C' (2.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificNorth Atlantic
Track chartsRV Pelagia PE319 (GA02 Leg1) cruise track — pe319trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
40  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10619932010-05-02 16:58 64° 0' 1" N  34° 14' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1061993
10620072010-05-02 21:11 64° 0' 0" N  34° 14' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062007
10620192010-05-03 22:34 62° 20' 42" N  35° 59' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062019
10620202010-05-04 16:47 60° 25' 34" N  37° 54' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062020
10620322010-05-05 11:58 58° 36' 6" N  39° 42' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062032
10620442010-05-07 14:34 54° 3' 48" N  45° 50' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062044
10620562010-05-09 10:10 51° 49' 16" N  45° 43' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062056
10620682010-05-10 12:13 49° 43' 20" N  42° 26' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062068
10620812010-05-11 13:26 47° 48' 2" N  39° 23' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062081
10620932010-05-11 19:42 47° 48' 0" N  39° 23' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062093
10621002010-05-12 20:39 46° 18' 43" N  39° 39' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062100
10621122010-05-13 21:42 44° 50' 33" N  42° 32' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062112
10621242010-05-18 13:22 37° 34' 2" N  50° 41' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062124
10621362010-05-18 22:32 37° 31' 17" N  50° 45' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062136
10621482010-05-20 13:30 36° 12' 24" N  53° 16' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062148
10621612010-05-21 13:30 34° 19' 39" N  55° 25' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062161
10621732010-05-22 13:07 33° 26' 0" N  58° 3' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062173
10621852010-05-23 14:00 32° 33' 3" N  61° 6' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062185
10621972010-04-29 14:19 60° 24' 19" N  10° 58' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062197
10622042010-05-02 15:04 64° 0' 0" N  34° 14' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062204
10622162010-05-02 20:24 63° 59' 59" N  34° 15' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062216
10622282010-05-03 20:26 62° 20' 42" N  35° 59' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062228
10622412010-05-04 14:33 60° 25' 41" N  37° 54' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062241
10622532010-05-05 09:25 58° 36' 9" N  39° 42' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062253
10622652010-05-06 09:27 57° 10' 14" N  41° 55' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062265
10622772010-05-07 11:49 54° 3' 49" N  45° 50' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062277
10622892010-05-08 04:44 54° 3' 47" N  45° 50' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062289
10622902010-05-09 07:07 51° 49' 13" N  45° 43' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062290
10623082010-05-10 09:08 49° 43' 17" N  42° 26' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062308
10623212010-05-11 10:15 47° 47' 59" N  39° 23' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062321
10623332010-05-11 16:43 47° 47' 57" N  39° 23' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062333
10623452010-05-12 17:15 46° 18' 42" N  39° 39' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062345
10623572010-05-13 18:29 44° 50' 28" N  42° 31' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062357
10623692010-05-17 10:30 39° 30' 24" N  48° 4' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062369
10623702010-05-18 19:12 37° 32' 32" N  50° 43' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062370
10623822010-05-19 10:16 37° 31' 24" N  50° 52' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062382
10623942010-05-20 10:07 36° 12' 12" N  53° 18' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062394
10624012010-05-21 10:06 34° 20' 1" N  55° 25' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062401
10624132010-05-22 10:12 33° 26' 0" N  58° 2' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062413
10624252010-05-23 11:08 32° 33' 6" N  61° 6' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1062425
Discrete samples 
20  CTD frame plus rosette samplerDissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Radioactivity in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Bacterial production in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Chlorofluorocarbon concentrations in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
3  Stand-alone pumpsRadioactivity in the water column
Metadata parameters
21  Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Radioactivity in the water column
Stable isotope enrichment in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Bacterial production in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Metal ligand parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Chlorofluorocarbon concentrations in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column