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FS Sonne SO223T (GPpr04)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Sonne (06BE)
Cruise identifierSO223T (GPpr04)
Cruise period2012-09-09 — 2012-10-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePusan, Korea, Republic of
Port of returnSuva, Fiji
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Study of the distribution, sources, sinks and cycling of Nd isotopes, rare earth elements and selected non-contamination-prone trace metals in the water column, surface suspended particles, and surface sediments of the western subtropical and tropical Pacific.
2. Contribution of submarine volcanic CO2-sources to the glacial-interglacial atmospheric CO2 concentration
3. Diversity of the benthic nanofauna in deep-sea basins of the western North Pacific.
Chief scientistMahyar Mohtadi (University of Bremen, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences)
ProjectGEOTRACES -Trace elements and their isotopes in the water column
Cruise reportFS Sonne SO223T (GPpr04) cruise report sonne_so223t.pdf — access key 'C' (17.69 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Pacific Ocean (limit 180W)
South West Pacific Ocean (limit 140W)
SpecificWestern subtropical and tropical Pacific.
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
12  CTD frame plus rosette samplerDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Stable isotope enrichment in the water column
14  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Stable isotope enrichment in the water column