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RRS James Clark Ross JR20050829 (JR127)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR20050829 (JR127)
Cruise period2005-08-29 — 2005-09-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesPurpose of cruise is to address the following scientific questions: Where and how is energy dissipated in fjords? How does bioturbation vary in response to environmental variables? Are deep-sea proxy-indicators of environmental and climatic change applicable to high resolution sedimentary records in fjordic environment? What are the roles of physical submarine features in driving carbon flow through the benthic biosphere at the northern European continental margin? To what extent do benthic faunal composition and size structure determine processes of carbon dynamics and biogeochemical provinces at the benthic boundary?
Objectives:
1) Physical/Biological/Geochemical transect along Bear Island Fan
2) Physical/Biological/Geochemical transect along axis of Kongsfjord
3) Physical/Biological/Geochemical transect on the Voring Plateau
4) Physical/Biological/Geochemical transect on the Yermak Plateau
5) To service a mooring in Kongsfjord
6) To obtain piston cores in the Molloy Deep and Kongsfjord/Krossfjord
7) Hygrographic sections along&across the West Spitsbergen Shelf

Time was lost due to bad weather during the trip. In total around 85% of the work was completed.
Only objective 5) was fully achieved, objective 4) was lost due to a mixture of bad weather and ice cover.
All the other objectives were partly achieved.
Chief scientistGraham B Shimmield (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
ProjectNorthern Seas Programme
Coordinating bodySAMS
Cruise reportRRS James Clark Ross JR20050829 (JR127) cruise report jr127.pdf — access key 'C' (1.81 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
SpecificNorwegian Sea, Fram Strait
Track chartsRRS James Clark Ross JR20050829 (JR127) cruise track — jr127roscop4755trk.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 16
Description: NIO water samples taken at same time as SBE19 for subsequent O18 isotope analysis
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: Water Samples taken from SBE CTD, O2, Chl, DOC, Ra, Pb, Po, SPMs & O18
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: SeaBird 9/11+ CTD
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 16
Description: SBE19 CTD lowered from JCR Tender in Kongsfjord
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 25
Description: Underway measurements made throughout the cruise for surface temperature, salinity & fluo
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 25
Description: RDI Ocean Surveyor 75KHz run for the duration of JR75
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 25
Description: Routine standard meteoroogical measurements made throughout the cruise
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: NIOZ Box corer - sub sampled for benthic biological analysis
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Ukors Piston Corer, cores returned to lab for geological examination
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 38
Description: SAMS Mega Corer - cores taken for bilogical analysis, chemical & geochemical analysis
Multi-beam echosoundingQuantity: activity duration in days = 25
Description: Swath & Topas onboard systems run for the duration of the cruise
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters79° 1' 12" N  11° 46' 27" E — Deployment of mooring. 2 S4's, 2 sed traps, 3 T/P/S loggers, 2 fluorometers, 12 Minilogger
Current profiler (eg ADCP)78° 57' 26" N  11° 49' 22" E — Recovery of Mooring, ADCP + 3 miniloggers, deployed Sept 2004
Chemical oceanography 
Oxygen78° 58' 25" N  6° 42' 40" E — Profiling Lander
Oxygen73° 40' 10" N  13° 47' 14" E — Elinor Chamber Lander
Oxygen70° 30' 4" N  4° 47' 14" E — Profiling Lander
Oxygen78° 58' 23" N  6° 42' 37" E — Elinor Chamber Lander
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
75  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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8972402005-09-02 11:36 70° 29' 49" N  3° 57' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897240
8972522005-09-02 15:07 70° 29' 49" N  3° 57' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897252
8972642005-09-02 16:09 70° 29' 49" N  3° 57' 6" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897264
8972762005-09-02 18:20 70° 29' 55" N  4° 0' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897276
8972882005-09-02 20:47 70° 29' 55" N  4° 0' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897288
8973072005-09-02 23:13 70° 29' 55" N  4° 0' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897307
8973192005-09-03 10:52 71° 37' 58" N  6° 23' 35" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897319
8973202005-09-05 22:05 72° 9' 51" N  8° 0' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897320
8973322005-09-06 13:17 73° 40' 12" N  13° 47' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897332
8973442005-09-06 15:11 73° 40' 12" N  13° 47' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897344
8973562005-09-07 05:24 73° 57' 27" N  15° 34' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897356
8973682005-09-07 06:46 73° 57' 27" N  15° 34' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897368
8973812005-09-07 07:32 73° 57' 28" N  15° 34' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897381
8973932005-09-07 08:41 73° 57' 28" N  15° 34' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897393
8974002005-09-07 09:34 73° 57' 28" N  15° 34' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897400
8974122005-09-07 10:35 73° 57' 28" N  15° 34' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897412
8974242005-09-08 09:54 76° 48' 13" N  18° 8' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897424
8974362005-09-08 16:05 76° 28' 6" N  15° 44' 52" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897436
8974482005-09-08 16:49 76° 27' 58" N  15° 44' 28" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897448
8974612005-09-08 18:52 76° 40' 42" N  14° 55' 19" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897461
8974732005-09-08 21:32 76° 53' 59" N  13° 49' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897473
8974852005-09-08 23:01 77° 2' 58" N  13° 23' 26" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897485
8974972005-09-09 00:10 77° 2' 57" N  13° 22' 41" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897497
8975042005-09-09 00:44 77° 2' 57" N  13° 22' 40" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897504
8975162005-09-09 01:24 77° 2' 57" N  13° 22' 40" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897516
8975282005-09-09 02:11 77° 2' 57" N  13° 22' 43" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897528
8975412005-09-09 03:11 77° 2' 57" N  13° 22' 41" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897541
8975532005-09-09 15:05 77° 9' 59" N  13° 8' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897553
8975652005-09-09 16:31 77° 20' 59" N  12° 52' 41" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897565
8975772005-09-09 17:56 77° 29' 57" N  12° 30' 7" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897577
8975892005-09-09 19:16 77° 38' 59" N  12° 7' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897589
8975902005-09-09 20:06 77° 39' 1" N  12° 7' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897590
8976082005-09-09 20:57 77° 39' 1" N  12° 7' 2" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897608
8976212005-09-09 21:46 77° 39' 0" N  12° 7' 0" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897621
8976332005-09-09 22:35 77° 39' 11" N  12° 7' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897633
8976452005-09-10 01:33 77° 48' 3" N  12° 25' 46" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897645
8976572005-09-10 02:24 77° 45' 58" N  12° 9' 50" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897657
8976692005-09-10 03:19 77° 43' 29" N  12° 47' 12" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897669
8976702005-09-10 04:06 77° 41' 40" N  12° 30' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897670
8976822005-09-10 05:19 77° 37' 41" N  11° 52' 40" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897682
8976942005-09-10 06:00 77° 36' 20" N  11° 38' 34" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897694
8977012005-09-10 06:49 77° 34' 39" N  11° 19' 14" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897701
8977132005-09-10 07:27 77° 34' 10" N  11° 15' 34" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897713
8977252005-09-10 08:27 77° 33' 3" N  11° 0' 46" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897725
8977372005-09-10 09:20 77° 33' 1" N  11° 0' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897737
8977492005-09-10 10:10 77° 33' 1" N  11° 0' 53" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897749
8977502005-09-13 04:51 79° 18' 1" N  9° 11' 46" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897750
8977622005-09-13 13:58 78° 58' 23" N  6° 42' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897762
8977742005-09-13 14:41 78° 58' 23" N  6° 42' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897774
8977862005-09-13 16:11 78° 58' 23" N  6° 42' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897786
8977982005-09-13 17:00 78° 58' 23" N  6° 42' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897798
8978052005-09-13 18:13 78° 58' 23" N  6° 42' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897805
8978172005-09-13 19:40 78° 58' 23" N  6° 42' 37" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897817
8978292005-09-14 00:02 78° 57' 58" N  9° 23' 55" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897829
8978302005-09-14 15:14 78° 58' 35" N  11° 32' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897830
8978422005-09-14 15:53 78° 58' 40" N  11° 32' 33" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897842
8978542005-09-14 17:11 79° 1' 45" N  11° 48' 51" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897854
8978662005-09-14 17:47 79° 1' 21" N  11° 45' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897866
8978782005-09-14 19:40 79° 0' 42" N  11° 42' 21" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897878
8978912005-09-14 20:30 79° 0' 4" N  11° 39' 10" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897891
8979092005-09-14 21:14 78° 59' 23" N  11° 35' 32" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897909
8979102005-09-14 22:01 78° 58' 49" N  11° 32' 44" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897910
8979222005-09-14 22:59 78° 58' 49" N  11° 32' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897922
8979342005-09-14 23:53 78° 58' 49" N  11° 32' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897934
8979462005-09-15 00:30 78° 58' 49" N  11° 32' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897946
8979582005-09-15 01:16 78° 58' 49" N  11° 32' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897958
8979712005-09-15 02:00 78° 58' 49" N  11° 32' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897971
8979832005-09-16 00:46 79° 1' 10" N  11° 46' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897983
8979952005-09-16 04:12 78° 48' 42" N  9° 38' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 897995
8980092005-09-16 15:16 78° 19' 58" N  10° 37' 43" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 898009
8980102005-09-16 16:58 78° 7' 53" N  11° 6' 41" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 898010
8980222005-09-16 17:31 78° 7' 53" N  11° 6' 41" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 898022
8980342005-09-18 20:47 68° 37' 46" N  7° 32' 42" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 898034
8980462005-09-19 15:17 68° 2' 1" N  5° 13' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 898046
8980582005-09-19 17:04 68° 2' 1" N  5° 13' 38" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 898058