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RV Belgica BG9815C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifierBG9815C
Cruise period1998-06-27 — 1998-07-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureVigo, Spain
Port of returnA Coruña, Spain
ObjectivesCTD casts: 51 profiles
Seacat: 21 profiles
Parameters: 236 profiles
Primary production: 9 profiles
Radiometer: 17 profiles
Plankton net: 9 profiles
Purifier: 8 profiles
Sap: 19 profiles
Chief scientistMichel Frankignoulle (University of Liège Department of Astrophysics Geophysics and Oceanography)
Cruise reportRV Belgica BG9815C cruise report belgica98_15.pdf (1.83 MB)  RV Belgica BG9815C cruise report bg9815csummary.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Belgica BG9815C cruise track — belgica98_15-2track.pdf (0.03 MB)  RV Belgica BG9815C cruise track — belgica98_15track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsDescription: CTD vertical profiles. No. of profiles not noted.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Underway measurements took place. No. of samples not noted.
Chemical oceanography 
AlkalinityDescription: Underway measurements took place. No. of samples not noted.
Trace elementsDescription: Primary production profiles were made. No. of profiles not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityDescription: Primary production profiles were made. No. of profiles not noted.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: Underway measurements took place. No. of samples not noted.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Description: Primary production profiles were made. No. of profiles not noted.
ZooplanktonDescription: Plankton sampling profiles were made on the cruise. No. of profiles not noted.
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
51  CTD frame plus rosette samplerUptake of other nutrients in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Bacterial production in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Stable isotopes in water bodies
Bacteria non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Urea concentration parameters in the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Microzooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Density of the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
New production in water bodies
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Primary production in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
6  Continuous centrifuging of non-toxic supplyParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Metadata parameters
36  Profiling radiometerVisible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
131  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyCarotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Density of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
20  Stand-alone pumpsParticulate metal concentrations in the water column
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Metadata parameters
6  WP-2 zooplankton netZooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column
Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters
Fish abundance in water bodies