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RV Belgica BG9714C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifierBG9714C
Cruise period1997-06-21 — 1997-06-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureVigo, Spain
Port of returnVigo, Spain
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesBiogeochemical survey of the area 41-42N, 9-10.5W. Second in a series of three cruises to survey the region during the upwelling season. Other cruises by RRS Charles Darwin and RV Pelagia.
Part of the field work for Phase II of the EU Ocean Margin Exchange Project.
Chief scientistMarc Elskens (Free University of Brussels Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry)
ProjectOcean Margin Exchange (OMEX)
Coordinating bodyULB, Brussels
Cruise reportRV Belgica BG9714C cruise report belgica97_14.pdf (1.51 MB)  RV Belgica BG9714C cruise report bg9714summary.pdf (50 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificIberian Margin
Track chartsRV Belgica BG9714C cruise track — trk4281.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 1576
Description: Underway temperature, salinity, fluorometer, meteorology
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of samples = 44
Description: Discrete surface samples for salinity and chlorophyll
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 57
Description: CTD with temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and optical backscatter sensors
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 14
Description: Spectroradiometer
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 13
Description: PAR irradiance on SBE19 CTD
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 57
Description: CTD with temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and optical backscatter sensors
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: Dissolved oxygen, pH and total alkalinity
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 18
Description: Discrete surface samples for pH, alkalinity and oxygen
OxygenQuantity: track kilometres = 1576
Description: Underway pCO2, pH and surface dissolved oxygen
Carbon dioxideQuantity: track kilometres = 1576
Description: Underway pCO2, pH and surface dissolved oxygen
PhosphateQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: PO4, NO3, NO2, silicate and chlorophyll
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: PO4, NO3, NO2, silicate and chlorophyll
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: NO3 and NO2, silicate, ammonia and urea
Total - NQuantity: number of profiles = 6
Description: Fixed light and PvI 15N incubations and total dissolved N, POC and particulate total nitrogen
AmmoniaQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: NO3 and NO2, silicate, ammonia and urea
SilicateQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: NO3 and NO2, silicate, ammonia and urea
SilicateQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: PO4, NO3, NO2, silicate and chlorophyll
AlkalinityQuantity: number of samples = 18
Description: Discrete surface samples for pH, alkalinity and oxygen
AlkalinityQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: Dissolved oxygen, pH and total alkalinity
pHQuantity: track kilometres = 1576
Description: Underway pCO2, pH and surface dissolved oxygen
pHQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: Dissolved oxygen, pH and total alkalinity
pHQuantity: number of samples = 18
Description: Discrete surface samples for pH, alkalinity and oxygen
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 22
Description: Centrifuged surface water for trace metals, Delta13C, Delta15N, POC, PN
IsotopesQuantity: number of profiles = 16
Description: Delta18O and Delta13c (oxygen and carbon isotopes)
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: NO3 and NO2, silicate, ammonia and urea
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of profiles = 57
Description: CTD with temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and optical backscatter sensors
Trace metalsQuantity: number of profiles = 4
Description: Stand alone pump samples for trace metals, C & N
Trace metalsQuantity: number of samples = 22
Description: Centrifuged surface water for trace metals, Delta13C, Delta15N, POC, PN
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of profiles = 6
Description: Fixed light and PvI 32P incubations
Primary productivityQuantity: number of profiles = 16
Description: PvI 14C incubations, chlorophyll, phytoplankton counts (including epifluorescence), plankton light absorbtion characteristics
Primary productivityQuantity: number of profiles = 6
Description: Fixed light and PvI 14C incubations
Primary productivityQuantity: number of profiles = 6
Description: Fixed light and PvI 15N incubations and total dissolved N, POC and particulate total nitrogen
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 16
Description: PvI 14C incubations, chlorophyll, phytoplankton counts (including epifluorescence), plankton light absorbtion characteristics
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: PO4, NO3, NO2, silicate and chlorophyll
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 44
Description: Discrete surface samples for salinity and chlorophyll
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 1576
Description: Underway temperature, salinity, fluorometer, meteorology
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of profiles = 6
Description: Fixed light and PvI 15N incubations and total dissolved N, POC and particulate total nitrogen
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 22
Description: Centrifuged surface water for trace metals, Delta13C, Delta15N, POC, PN
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of profiles = 4
Description: Stand alone pump samples for trace metals, C & N
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 16
Description: PvI 14C incubations, chlorophyll, phytoplankton counts (including epifluorescence), plankton light absorbtion characteristics
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1576
Description: Underway temperature, salinity, fluorometer, meteorology
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Discrete samples 
57  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Bacteria morphology and physiology
Phytoplankton generic biomass in water bodies
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Light absorption in the water column
Density of the water column
Urea concentration parameters in the water column
Stable isotopes in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Uptake of other nutrients in the water column
Primary production in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
New production in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
22  Continuous centrifuging of non-toxic supplyCarbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Particulate metal concentrations in the water column
Metadata parameters
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
26  Profiling radiometerVisible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
54  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyDensity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
10  Stand-alone pumpsParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material