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MV Terschelling Tersch2000b

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Terschelling (PATE)
Cruise identifierTersch2000b
Cruise period2000-04-04 — 2000-04-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnInveraray, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo collect oceanographic and chemical data on the waters below sill depth of the upper basins to two Scottish sea lochs, Loch Etive and Loch Fyne, using the autonomous submersible vehicle Autosub 2 deployed from the salvage Vessel Terschelling. In particular, water samples were taken for analysis of particulate and dissolved manganese, cobalt and iron and for analysis of nutrients (nitrate, nitrite, phosphate and silicate), and continuous measurements were made using specific sensors for dissolved manganese and for dissolved methane. Continuous CTD and oxygen readings were also recorded.
Chief scientistChristopher R German (Southampton Oceanography Centre), Julian Overnell (Scottish Association for Marine Science), Peter J Statham (University of Southampton School of Ocean and Earth Science)
ProjectAUTOSUB Science Missions
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Etive, Loch Fyne
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of dives = 9
Description: Continuous CTD and oxygen measurements taken by Autosub while underway
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 250
Description: Water samples taken on board Autosub
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 250
Description: Water samples taken on board Autosub
NitriteQuantity: number of samples = 250
Description: Water samples taken on board Autosub
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 250
Description: Water samples taken on board Autosub
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 250
Description: Water samples taken on board Autosub
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of dives = 9
Description: Continuous dissolved methane measurements taken by Autosub while underway
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of dives = 9
Description: Continuous dissolved manganese measurements taken by Autosub while underway