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RV Knorr KN192-5 (CoFeMUG, GAc01)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Knorr (316N)
Cruise identifierKN192-5 (CoFeMUG, GAc01)
Cruise period2007-11-14 — 2007-12-13
StatusCompleted
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe South Atlantic subtropical gyre and Benguela Upwelling region were sampled for chemistry and biological properties relating to the trace metal nutrition and phytoplankton diversity and productivity. Specifically cobalt and iron dissolved seawater concentrations will be measured and related to the abundance of cyanobacteria including nitrogen fixers and eukaryotic phytoplankton. The phytoplankton of the Benguela Upwelling region were also examined for whether their growth was iron or cobalt limited. 27 stations were conducted throughout this region collecting the water chemistry and biological samples for these analyses. Iron and cobalt analyses will be conducted using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and cathodic stripping voltammetry electrochemical methods, and the sample preparation and analyses are technically demanding. As a result it will take some time to generate data from the cruise samples.
Chief scientistMak A Saito (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportRV Knorr KN192-5 (CoFeMUG, GAc01) cruise report kn192-5.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificSouth Atlantic subtropical gyre - Benguela Upwelling Zone
Track chartsRV Knorr KN192-5 (CoFeMUG, GAc01) cruise track — kn192-5trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
41  Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of 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