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RV Belgica BG9714B

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifierBG9714B
Cruise period1997-06-18 — 1997-06-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBordeaux, France
Port of returnVigo, Spain
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesUnderway measurements on passage leg, plus intercalibration station with RRS Charles Darwin off Vigo.
Chief scientistMarc Elskens (Free University of Brussels Laboratory of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry)
ProjectOMEX (Ocean Margin Exchange)
Coordinating bodyULB, Brussels
Cruise reportRV Belgica BG9714B cruise report belgica97_14.pdf (1.51 MB)  RV Belgica BG9714B cruise report bg9714summary.pdf (50 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificSouthern Biscay and Iberian Margin
Track chartsRV Belgica BG9714B cruise track — trk4282.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 813
Description: Underway temperature, salinity, fluorometer, meteorology
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of samples = 9
Description: Discrete surface samples for salinity and chlorophyll
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Chlorophyll and salinity samples
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: CTD with temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and optical backscatter sensor
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: CTD with temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and optical backscatter sensor
OxygenQuantity: track kilometres = 813
Description: Underway pCO2, pH and dissolved oxygen (surface)
OxygenQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Dissolved oxygen, pH and total alkalinity
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Discrete surface samples for pH, alkalinity and oxygen
Carbon dioxideQuantity: track kilometres = 813
Description: Underway pCO2, pH and dissolved oxygen (surface)
PhosphateQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: PO4, NO3, NO2, Si, chlorophyll
PhosphateQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: Discrete surface underway samples for PO4, NO3, NO2, Si and chlorophyll
NitrateQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: Discrete surface underway samples for PO4, NO3, NO2, Si and chlorophyll
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: PO4, NO3, NO2, Si, chlorophyll
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Si, NO3, NO2
SilicateQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: PO4, NO3, NO2, Si, chlorophyll
SilicateQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Si, NO3, NO2
SilicateQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: Discrete surface underway samples for PO4, NO3, NO2, Si and chlorophyll
AlkalinityQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Dissolved oxygen, pH and total alkalinity
AlkalinityQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Discrete surface samples for pH, alkalinity and oxygen
pHQuantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Dissolved oxygen, pH and total alkalinity
pHQuantity: track kilometres = 813
Description: Underway pCO2, pH and dissolved oxygen (surface)
pHQuantity: number of samples = 6
Description: Discrete surface samples for pH, alkalinity and oxygen
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of profiles = 2
Description: CTD with temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and optical backscatter sensor
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: PO4, NO3, NO2, Si, chlorophyll
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Chlorophyll and salinity samples
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 5
Description: Discrete surface underway samples for PO4, NO3, NO2, Si and chlorophyll
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 813
Description: Underway temperature, salinity, fluorometer, meteorology
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 9
Description: Discrete surface samples for salinity and chlorophyll
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 813
Description: Underway temperature, salinity, fluorometer, meteorology
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
2  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of 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
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
20  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
Salinity of the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column