Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Questionnaire

GEOTRACES US Atlantic Transect

Ship

R/V Knorr

Vehicles


Cruise Party

Edward Boyle: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
M.I.T. 77 Massachusetts Ave P.O. BOX E25-619 Cambridge, MA USA 02139
+1 617 253 3388
eaboyle@mit.edu

Gregory Cutter: Principal Investigator
Old Dominion University 4600 Elkhorn Ave. Norfolk, VA U.S.A. 23529-0276
+1 757 683 4929
gcutter@odu.edu

William Jenkins: Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution McLean 238, MS#08 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2554
wjenkins@whoi.edu


Departure: Lisbon, Portugal on Oct 15, 2010

Arrival: Woods Hole, MA, USA on Dec 5, 2010

Supporting documentation:

Operations Area: Subtropical North Atlantic


Lat/Lon:

Depth Range: 0 / Bottom

Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Portugal, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Bermuda, U.S.
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science objectives

To obtain state of the art trace metal and isotope measurements on a suite of samples taken on a mid-latitude zonal transect of the North Atlantic. In particular sampling will target the oxygen minimum zone extending off the west African coast near Mauritania, the TAG hydrothermal field, and the western boundary current system along Line W. In addition, the major biogeochemical provinces of the subtropical North Atlantic will be characterized. See www.GEOTRACES.org for program objectives and a summary of properties to be measured.


Science Activities

Seawater sampling via GoFLO and Niskin carousels, in situ pumping (and filtration), CTDO2 and transmissometer sensors, underway pumped sampling of surface waters, and collection of aerosols and rain.

Pre-cruise planning meeting: Teleconference/Visit WHOI

Already done
Media personnel on board: None

Stations:


Funding Agency: NSF #826423.00


- added NSF #826423.00 on Jun 24, 2010 11:11 AM by William J. Jenkins

R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
ADCP 300 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Science Underway Seawater System
12 kHz Pinger for Wire Use
ADCP 300 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
Bathymetry System 12 kHz
Deionized Water System
Fume Hood
Science Underway Seawater System

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)
911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
SBE43 oxygen sensor
Wet Labs C*Star transmissometer (660nm wavelength)

Critical CTD Sensors: 

Hydrographic Analysis Equipment

Salinometer
Salinometer

MET Sensors

Air temperature
Barometric Pressure
Precipitation
Relative Humidity
Short Wave Solar Radiation
Wind speed and direction
Air temperature
Barometric Pressure
Precipitation
Relative Humidity
Short Wave Solar Radiation
Wind speed and direction

Sample Storage

Freezer -20°C
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.
Freezer -20°C
Freezer -70°C 25 cu. ft.
Refrigerator 8.6 cu. ft.

Navigation


Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no

Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? yes


Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire
CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire



Slip ring required? no Number of conductors: 
Non-standard wire required? no Type: 
Traction winch required? no Describe: 


Portable Vans

Chemical Storage Van
Chemical Storage Van

Other Science Vans:

Other Science Vans:
Science Van 1
Type/size: 8x20 Freezer Van Location: 02 Deck
Water: No Power:Yes
Science Van 2
Type/size: 8x18 MLML Lab Van Location: Starboard Main Deck
Water: Yes Power:Yes
Science Van 3
Type/size: 8x20 GEOTRACES Lab Van Location: Starboard Main Deck
Water: Yes Power:Yes
Science Van 4
Type/size: 8x20 UNOLS Lab Van (Lamborg) Location: Aft Main Deck
Water: Yes Power:Yes
Science Van 5
Type/size: 8x10 CLIVAR Lab Van (Measures) Location: Aft Main Deck
Water: Yes Power:Yes
Science Van 6
Type/size: 8x20 Cafe Thorium Lab Van Location: 01 Deck
Water: Yes Power:Yes
Science Van 7
Type/size: 8x20 Lab Van Location: O1 Deck
Water: Yes Power:Yes

Specialized Deck Equipment


Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? yes

Details: Cutter/ODU GEOTRACES TM Clean system NASA BioOptics System Towed Fish Pivot Boom

Special Requirements


Elecrical Power: no Identify: 
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 

Additional Cruise Items/Activities


Explosive Devices: no
Portable Air Compressors: no
Flammable Gases: no
Small Boat Operations: no
SCUBA Diving Operations: no

Hazardous Material


Will hazardous material be utilized? yes

Describe deployment method and quantity:
null

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes: no

Additional Information


Is night time work anticipated on this cruise? yes

Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other): 

Other required equipment and special needs: 
Date Submitted: Jun 24, 2010 11:29 AM by William J. Jenkins