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Angeles Alvarino MedSeA (GA04S)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Angeles Alvarino (29AJ)
Cruise identifierMedSeA (GA04S)
Cruise period2013-05-02 — 2013-06-01
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCadiz, Spain
Port of returnBarcelona, Spain
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe Spanish GEOTRACES cruise GA04S (MedSeA cruise) in the Mediterranean Sea on board the B/O Ángeles Alvariño started in Cadiz on May the 2nd and finished in Barcelona on June the 1st. It was divided in two legs with one stop in Heraklion (Crete). We collected large volume water samples from 11 stations, 6 of them during the first leg (Gibraltar, Alboran, Southern Alguero-Balear, Sardine Strait, Southern Ionian Sea and Eastern Basin) and 5 stations during the second part of the cruise (Tyrrherian Sea, Northern Alguero-Balear Basin, Central Alguero-Balear Basin and the Catalano-Balear Sea). The samples samples will be analyzed for a suite of radionuclides, isotopes and particle, including 231Pa/230Th, 228Ra, 226Ra, 234Th, 210Pb, 210Po, 236U, 137Cs, 90Sr, 129I, Pu isotopes and Nd isotopes. We would like to acknowledge the crew of B/O Ángeles Alvariño, the MedSeA project, the IEO, the UTM (CSIC), and embarked scientists for their help and support during the cruise.
Chief scientistJordi García Orellana (Independent University of Barcelona Institute of Science and Environmental Technology), Patrizia Ziveri (Independent University of Barcelona Institute of Science and Environmental Technology)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportAngeles Alvarino MedSeA (GA04S) cruise report angelesalvarino_medsea.pdf — access key 'C' (0.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralMediterranean Sea
SpecificGibraltar, Alboran, Southern Alguero-Balear, Sardine Strait, Southern Ionian Sea, Tyrrherian Sea, Northern Alguero-Balear Basin, Central Alguero-Balear Basin, Catalano-Balear Sea.
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
19  CTD frame plus rosette samplerRadioactivity in the water column