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RV Pelagia PE373 (GA04N Leg2)

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Pelagia (64PE)
Cruise identifierPE373 (GA04N Leg2)
Cruise period2013-07-13 — 2013-07-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureIstanbul, Turkey
Port of returnIstanbul, Turkey
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesParticipants boarded the RV Pelagia at 09:00 am on 13 July 2013. The Pelagia was ready to go at 15:00 and at 21:00 we joined a convoy from Istanbul through the Bosporus into the Black Sea to start leg 2 of the MedBlack GEOTRACES cruises. To allow all participants to set up their equipment the first station was planned at 08:00 am on 14 July. All CTDs and the in situ pumps worked well at station 1 and also at all other stations. We arrived at station 2 at 00:15 am on 15 July. Station 2 was a hyper station where we used an extra UCC cast to collect water for the isotope intercomparison excercise and an extra UCC cast to collect water for mercury (Hg) isotopes and particulate cobalt (Co). After station 2 we started to alternate the planned stations. Alternating the stations allowed for more time in between stations to finish sampling and perform measurements. At hyper station 5 an extra UCC cast was executed. Also at station 10 an extra UCC cast was executed to collect a second batch of water for the isotope intercomparison excercise. The last 2 stations 11 and 12 were close to the entrance of the Bosporus. At station 11 we tried 2 times to sample the Mediterranean outflow intrusion through a canyon into the Black Sea (Ozsoy et al., 2001) but we didn't succeed. This is why at station 11 three casts were recorded, however, only cast 2 (UCC) and cast 3 (25L CTD) were sampled. At station 12 we also tried to find the Mediterranean outflow. We did not succeed at our first location but instead of a second cast we manoeuvered the ship slowly to deeper waters in the Bosporus where we did find the Mediterranean outflow. We entered the Bosporus at 04:30 on 24 July and were around 06:00 back into the harbour of Istanbul.
Chief scientistMicha J A Rijkenberg (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportRV Pelagia PE373 (GA04N Leg2) cruise report pe373.pdf — access key 'C' (8.79 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBlack Sea
SpecificSouthern Black Sea
Track chartsRV Pelagia PE373 (GA04N Leg2) cruise track — pe373trk.pdf (0.29 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
7  Atmospheric air sampling pumpMetal concentrations in the atmosphere
11  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
25  Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Concentration of inorganic sulphur species in the water column
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Particulate metal concentrations in the water column
Dissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Stable isotopes in water bodies
Metal ligand parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column