Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D234

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD234
Cruise period1998-06-06 — 1998-07-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFairlie, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To examine the biogeochemical controls of trace gas production, cycling of these gases within the water column and their air-sea exchange.
2) To investigate the kinetics of air-sea exchange processes.
3) To investigate the coupling of atmospheric inputs to water column biogeochemistry.
Chief scientistPeter Liss (University of East Anglia School of Environmental Sciences)
ProjectACSOE, MAGE, NAE
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D234 cruise report d234.pdf — access key 'C' (6.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D234 cruise track — d234track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
PhosphateQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
SilicateQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 54
Description: CTD with rosette sampler
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
58  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.
12297861998-07-05 07:04 57° 39' 11" N  19° 24' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229786
12297981998-07-05 19:02 55° 55' 56" N  16° 56' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229798
12298051998-07-06 08:41 54° 24' 10" N  14° 50' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229805
12298171998-07-06 19:00 52° 58' 38" N  12° 57' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229817
12297501998-06-25 22:00 62° 35' 7" N  20° 14' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229750
12297621998-06-26 21:06 61° 11' 50" N  20° 31' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229762
12297741998-06-28 15:08 59° 50' 24" N  20° 40' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229774
12300441998-06-18 03:13 59° 31' 27" N  21° 0' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230044
12300561998-06-18 04:18 59° 31' 33" N  21° 0' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230056
12300681998-06-19 02:42 59° 41' 45" N  21° 4' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230068
12300811998-06-20 22:21 59° 32' 58" N  21° 2' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230081
12300931998-06-21 03:11 59° 34' 18" N  21° 3' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230093
12301001998-06-21 03:53 59° 34' 18" N  21° 3' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230100
12301121998-06-21 15:19 59° 34' 49" N  21° 8' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230112
12301241998-06-22 12:30 59° 53' 11" N  21° 14' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230124
12301361998-06-23 03:32 59° 54' 18" N  20° 44' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230136
12301481998-06-23 06:08 59° 53' 9" N  20° 40' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230148
12301611998-06-23 08:13 59° 51' 58" N  20° 37' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230161
12299461998-06-10 06:20 58° 59' 39" N  22° 30' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229946
12299581998-06-13 07:30 59° 15' 14" N  20° 32' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229958
12299711998-06-13 13:33 59° 30' 17" N  21° 7' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229971
12299831998-06-14 02:32 59° 30' 16" N  21° 7' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229983
12299951998-06-14 03:22 59° 30' 19" N  21° 7' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229995
12300071998-06-15 02:39 59° 28' 39" N  21° 4' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230007
12300191998-06-15 03:33 59° 28' 40" N  21° 4' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230019
12300201998-06-16 02:25 59° 34' 2" N  21° 7' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230020
12300321998-06-17 02:25 59° 33' 43" N  20° 46' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230032
12301731998-06-23 10:33 59° 50' 42" N  20° 39' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230173
12301851998-06-23 13:23 59° 50' 42" N  20° 39' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230185
12301971998-06-26 21:17 61° 11' 50" N  20° 31' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230197
12302041998-06-27 02:30 60° 25' 52" N  20° 39' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230204
12302161998-06-27 03:35 60° 25' 42" N  20° 39' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230216
12302281998-06-27 21:36 59° 45' 47" N  20° 59' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230228
12302411998-06-28 02:21 59° 48' 25" N  20° 57' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230241
12302531998-06-28 03:30 59° 48' 27" N  20° 57' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230253
12302651998-06-28 14:41 59° 50' 10" N  20° 41' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230265
12302771998-07-02 18:40 59° 59' 21" N  20° 2' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230277
12302891998-07-02 22:32 59° 52' 45" N  20° 20' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230289
12302901998-07-03 02:13 59° 46' 33" N  20° 38' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230290
12303081998-07-03 05:37 59° 40' 5" N  20° 56' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230308
12303211998-07-03 09:14 59° 32' 32" N  21° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230321
12303331998-07-03 12:40 59° 25' 35" N  21° 31' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230333
12303451998-07-03 15:50 59° 18' 53" N  21° 47' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230345
12303821998-07-06 07:24 54° 24' 13" N  14° 50' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230382
12303571998-07-03 19:19 59° 11' 48" N  22° 4' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230357
12303691998-07-03 23:14 59° 4' 17" N  22° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230369
12303701998-07-04 05:24 59° 20' 13" N  21° 44' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1230370
12298291998-07-07 05:57 51° 27' 53" N  10° 52' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229829
12298301998-06-21 16:15 59° 35' 17" N  21° 10' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229830
12298421998-06-22 11:55 59° 52' 59" N  21° 15' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229842
12298541998-06-23 13:04 59° 50' 52" N  20° 39' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229854
12298661998-06-24 16:50 63° 26' 38" N  20° 12' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229866
12298781998-06-25 11:15 61° 27' 0" N  20° 24' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229878
12298911998-06-25 16:03 61° 51' 4" N  20° 22' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229891
12299091998-06-25 19:01 62° 13' 52" N  20° 17' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229909
12299101998-06-08 13:59 59° 19' 20" N  19° 0' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229910
12299221998-06-08 15:29 59° 19' 38" N  19° 0' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229922
12299341998-06-08 16:47 59° 20' 4" N  18° 59' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1229934
1  Multiple instrument types
Air pressure
Platform or instrument orientation
Horizontal platform movement
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Water body released tracers
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Air temperature
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Air pressure
Platform or instrument orientation
Horizontal platform movement
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Water body released tracers
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Air temperature
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6101171998-06-06 10:01  — 1998-07-08 14:18 49° 39' 1" N  22° 40' 38" W — 63° 26' 55" N  2° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 610117
1  Pumped water sample
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Date and time
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13599791998-06-10 09:00  — 1998-07-02 08:00 58° 59' 38" N  22° 32' 35" W — 63° 24' 49" N  20° 5' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359979
Discrete samples 
54  CTD frame plus rosette samplerPhytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Density of the water column
Concentration of alkenes and alkynes in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Organosulphur and organoselenium species concentration parameters in water bodies
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Primary production in the water column
Concentration of nitrogen species in the atmosphere
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Dissolved organic carbon uptake and production in the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Bacterial production in the water column
Water body released tracers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Other halocarbon concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of alkanes in the atmosphere
Microzooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw light meter output
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Dissolved concentration parameters for other gases in the water column
Concentration of alkanes in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies
New production in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
3  Manual water sample taken using Z-boat away from mother shipPhytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Organosulphur and organoselenium species concentration parameters in water bodies
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
350  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyPhytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Concentration of alkenes and alkynes in the water column
Organosulphur and organoselenium species concentration parameters in water bodies
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Concentration of nitrogen species in the atmosphere
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of alkanes in the atmosphere
Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Dissolved concentration parameters for other gases in the water column
Concentration of alkanes in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
8  Surface water sample collected by a bucket on a ropeBacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Bacterial production in the water column
19  Water bottle hydrocastPhytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Concentration of alkenes and alkynes in the water column
Organosulphur and organoselenium species concentration parameters in water bodies
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Concentration of nitrogen species in the atmosphere
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of alkanes in the atmosphere
Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Dissolved concentration parameters for other gases in the water column
Concentration of alkanes in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column