Cruise inventory

Kapitan Dranitsyn NABOS2008

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Kapitan Dranitsyn (RUXG)
Cruise identifierNABOS2008
Cruise period2008-10-02 — 2008-10-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureKirkenes, Norway
Port of returnKirkenes, Norway
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe 2008 arctic research cruise aboard the icebreaker "Kapitan Dranitsyn" was the seventh expedition under the aegis of NABOS (Nansen Amundsen Basin Observations System) conducted by the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in partnership with the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI, St. Petersburg, Russia), ArcticNet at Laval University (Quebec, Canada), and the ASBO consortium of universities from the United Kingdom. The main goal of the NABOS project is to provide a quantitative assessment of circulation and water mass transformation along the principal pathways transporting water from the Nordic Seas to the Arctic Basin. A specific feature of the 2008 NABOS cruise was that it was carried out in the beginning of the arctic winter, when daylight was limited to 4-6 hours, the temperature was always below 0°C, and the ice was growing rapidly. Because of these difficulties, the complexity of field activities increased tremendously, yet the cruise program was successfully fulfilled. New unique scientific data collected along the Eurasian continental margin under these extreme conditions will be vital for understanding arctic climate change. Five moorings were recovered and two new ones were deployed. Strong seasonal oscillations of the temperature and salinity in the Atlantic Water layer found in 2004-2007 NABOS data were confirmed by newly obtained time series north of Svalbard and from the Severnaya Zemlya area.
Chief scientistIgor Polyakov (Uni. of Alaska, Institute of Marine Sciences)
ProjectNABOS/CABOS
Coordinating bodyInternational Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cruise reportKapitan Dranitsyn NABOS2008 cruise report kapitan_dranitsyn2008.pdf — access key 'C' (4.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBarents Sea
Laptev Sea (or Nordenskjold Sea)
East Siberian Sea
SpecificLaptev, East Siberian, and Barents seas.
Track chartsKapitan Dranitsyn NABOS2008 cruise track — kapitan_dranitsyn2008trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
46  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13343472008-10-07 12:23 78° 30' 47" N  125° 45' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334347
13343592008-10-11 00:23 80° 47' 9" N  138° 48' 32" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334359
13343602008-10-11 04:45 80° 31' 1" N  140° 2' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334360
13343722008-10-11 10:00 80° 13' 49" N  141° 12' 32" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334372
13343842008-10-11 15:58 79° 56' 37" N  142° 19' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334384
13343962008-10-12 00:37 79° 48' 45" N  142° 58' 29" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334396
13344032008-10-12 03:52 79° 41' 28" N  143° 34' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334403
13344152008-10-12 08:18 79° 32' 58" N  144° 0' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334415
13344272008-10-12 15:03 79° 12' 14" N  144° 50' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334427
13344392008-10-12 18:30 79° 13' 44" N  144° 55' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334439
13344402008-10-12 22:19 79° 15' 10" N  144° 58' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334440
13344522008-10-13 10:24 79° 27' 0" N  158° 21' 39" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334452
13344642008-10-13 12:39 79° 35' 21" N  158° 46' 44" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334464
13344762008-10-07 18:32 78° 49' 54" N  125° 59' 34" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334476
13344882008-10-13 15:44 79° 45' 42" N  159° 20' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334488
13345072008-10-13 18:21 79° 54' 56" N  159° 40' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334507
13345192008-10-14 09:24 80° 2' 55" N  160° 13' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334519
13345202008-10-14 13:45 80° 20' 50" N  161° 15' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334520
13345322008-10-14 17:52 80° 33' 46" N  162° 11' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334532
13345442008-10-16 18:57 79° 19' 25" N  157° 58' 1" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334544
13345562008-10-18 11:14 78° 25' 25" N  125° 32' 42" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334556
13345682008-10-18 15:14 78° 9' 55" N  126° 0' 46" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334568
13345812008-10-18 19:22 77° 50' 8" N  126° 0' 39" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334581
13345932008-10-18 23:26 77° 30' 6" N  126° 0' 17" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334593
13346002008-10-19 06:18 77° 9' 25" N  126° 11' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334600
13346122008-10-19 08:49 77° 4' 25" N  126° 10' 26" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334612
13346242008-10-21 06:42 80° 44' 56" N  103° 30' 0" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334624
13346362008-10-21 11:28 80° 53' 16" N  104° 33' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334636
13346482008-10-21 16:51 81° 0' 46" N  105° 20' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334648
13346612008-10-21 20:39 81° 5' 37" N  106° 16' 4" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334661
13346732008-10-22 09:56 80° 40' 40" N  103° 0' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334673
13346852008-10-22 14:01 80° 36' 31" N  102° 31' 26" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334685
13347282008-10-22 21:02 80° 23' 4" N  100° 57' 35" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334728
13346972008-10-08 16:33 79° 10' 52" N  125° 56' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334697
13347042008-10-22 16:45 80° 31' 42" N  102° 1' 51" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334704
13347162008-10-22 18:48 80° 27' 30" N  101° 23' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334716
13347412008-10-26 05:50 81° 54' 16" N  31° 19' 54" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334741
13347532008-10-26 12:22 81° 39' 58" N  31° 17' 33" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334753
13347652008-10-26 16:29 81° 36' 34" N  31° 0' 36" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334765
13347772008-10-26 21:48 81° 27' 22" N  30° 57' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334777
13347892008-10-27 01:13 81° 24' 33" N  30° 58' 14" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334789
13347902008-10-27 03:34 81° 19' 5" N  31° 1' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334790
13348082008-10-27 11:36 81° 33' 31" N  30° 50' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334808
13348212008-10-27 16:14 81° 29' 43" N  30° 54' 36" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334821
13348332008-10-09 05:39 79° 52' 25" N  126° 14' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334833
13348452008-10-10 05:37 81° 16' 18" N  136° 29' 42" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1334845
Discrete samples 
46  CTD frame plus rosette samplerStable isotope enrichment in the water column
Total metal concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column