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RV Belgica BG9521

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifierBG9521
Cruise period1995-09-11 — 1995-09-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnLorient, France
ObjectivesBelgian Global Change Impuls Programme; OMEX Biogeochemistry Programme; Benthic Studies Programme. MUMM contribution - sampling stations, trackplort, SCTD profiles and horizontal profiles of salinity, temperature and fluorescence.

Aim:
To sample 11 stations from station 1 to the OMEX2 station.

The Belgica sampled stations 1-3 before being interrupted by bad weather. The planned stations 4-11 were therefore not sampled. It was decided to leave the area and sail to the Meriadzek Terrace area where two casts were taken at the new station 4. The new stations 5-11 were sampled at the the slope of the "Banc de la Chapelle".

11 stations sampled with 18 SCTD casts taken.
Chief scientistMichel Frankignoulle (University of Liège Department of Astrophysics Geophysics and Oceanography)
ProjectBelgian Global Change Impulse Programme/OMEX
Cruise reportRV Belgica BG9521 cruise report belgica95_21and22.pdf (1.92 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificMeriadzek Terrace
Track chartsRV Belgica BG9521 cruise track — belgica95_21and22track.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: 11 stations with a total of 18 casts (salinity, temperature and dissolved oxygen measured)
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
19  CTD frame plus rosette samplerTotal dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Uptake of other nutrients in the water column
Regenerated production in water bodies
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Urea concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Density of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Metal uptake rates 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
9  Profiling radiometerVisible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
30  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyCarotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies