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RV Knorr KN193-5 (InterCal 1 Leg1)

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Knorr (316N)
Cruise identifierKN193-5 (InterCal 1 Leg1)
Cruise period2008-06-08 — 2008-06-27
Port of departureNorfolk, United States
Port of returnSt. George's, Bermuda
ObjectivesThe ultimate goal for the intercalibration component of GEOTRACES is to achieve the best accuracy possible (lowest random and systematic errors) for the suite of GEOTRACES' Trace Elements and Isotopes (TEI) as a prelude to the sampling program, and continuing effort throughout the sampling and analysis program. To achieve this goal, there will be two primary efforts:

(1) Evaluate and develop GEOTRACES sample acquisition, handling, and storage protocols during initial Intercalibration Cruises;


(2) Identify existing GEOTRACES primary standards and certified reference materials (CRMs) for the TEI suite (and where needed, producing reference materials or primary standards), including the establishment of GEOTRACES Baseline Stations that can be used to evaluate accuracy from sampling to analysis (to facilitate intercalibration for TEIs that do not have CRMs).
Chief scientistGregory A Cutter (Old Dominion University Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column