Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


KN198

Ship

R/V Knorr

Cruise Party

Lloyd Keigwin: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution McLean 207A, MS#08 Woods Hole, Ma. USA 02543
+1 508 289 2784
lkeigwin@whoi.edu
- added Lloyd Keigwin as Chief Scientist on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
- added Lloyd Keigwin as Principal Investigator on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Departure: Aug 6, 2010

Woods Hole

Arrival: Aug 15, 2010

Woods Hole

Operations Area

New England waters
- New England waters on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
Lat/Lon: 39° 0.0′ N / 65° 30.0′ W
- set lat to 39° 0.0′ N, set lon to 65° 30.0′ W on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
Depth Range: 250 m / 4 km
- set min to 250 m, set max to 4 km on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? We have clearance from Canada, but I doubt we'll get that far east.
- We have clearance from Canada, but I doubt we'll get that far east. on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
Are visas or special travel documents required? no
- set to no on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Science Objectives

This cruise is privately funded by the same foundation that funded WHOI to get started on developing the new long coring system.  The idea is to promote interdisciplinary studies by collecting sediment cores from locations that are well instrumented for modern observations.  WHOI's line W array, south of the Cape and Islands is one such region.  There are multiple moorings measuring physical and chemical properties of the ocean, and there are sediment traps that allow us to calculate fluxes of sediment to the seafloor.  Another such location is in Jordan Basin, northeast Gulf of Maine, where NOAA has an instrumented buoy and where there is a long history of sediment trapping and plankton towing.  Remarkably, there are no studies of the paleoclimate using sediment cores from these regions.  In deep water (south of WH) surveys will be conducted by 3.5 kHz sonar, and in the Gulf of Maine Liviu Giosan will survey with his towed chirp sonar.  Our Jordan Basin site is well-known, but south of WH the continental margin is dominated by down-slope processes and finding good core sites will be a challenge.  We may work farther to the east in the NE Seamount region, where seamounts may affect the prevailing deep flow and cause constructional sedimentary deposits.  Each site will be sampled with a multicorer, a gravity corer, and a large diameter piston corer.  In addition, we will deploy a sediment trap at Jordan Basin.  
- This cruise is privately funded by the same foundation that funded WHOI to get started on developing the new long coring system.  The idea is to promote interdisciplinary studies by collecting sediment cores from locations that are well instrumented for modern observations.  WHOI's line W array, south of the Cape and Islands is one such region.  There are multiple moorings measuring physical and chemical properties of the ocean, and there are sediment traps that allow us to calculate fluxes of sediment to the seafloor.  Another such location is in Jordan Basin, northeast Gulf of Maine, where NOAA has an instrumented buoy and where there is a long history of sediment trapping and plankton towing.  Remarkably, there are no studies of the paleoclimate using sediment cores from these regions.  In deep water (south of WH) surveys will be conducted by 3.5 kHz sonar, and in the Gulf of Maine Liviu Giosan will survey with his towed chirp sonar.  Our Jordan Basin site is well-known, but south of WH the continental margin is dominated by down-slope processes and finding good core sites will be a challenge.  We may work farther to the east in the NE Seamount region, where seamounts may affect the prevailing deep flow and cause constructional sedimentary deposits.  Each site will be sampled with a multicorer, a gravity corer, and a large diameter piston corer.  In addition, we will deploy a sediment trap at Jordan Basin.   on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Science Activities

multicoring, gravity coring, long piston coring, hydrocasting, plankton towing, seafloor mapping, sediment trapping
- multicoring, gravity coring, long piston coring, hydrocasting, plankton towing, seafloor mapping, sediment trapping on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
- Visit WHOI on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Stations:

  Station 1
  Distance: null
  Days: null
  Latitude: 43° 28.982’ N
  Longitude: 67° 52.956’ W
- added Name: Lat: 43° 28.982’ N, Lon: 67° 52.956’ W, Distance: null, Days: null on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Supporting documentation:

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number:
Funding Agency: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Grant or contract number: 00000

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Knorr

Shipboard Equipment

Bathymetry System 12 kHz,
Sippican XBT System (Mark 21),
Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz ,
Multibeam ,
Deionized Water System,
Science Underway Seawater System,
ADCP 75 kHz
-added Bathymetry System 12 kHz on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
-added Sippican XBT System (Mark 21) on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
-added Bathymetry System 3.5 kHz on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
-added ADCP 75 kHz on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
-added Multibeam on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
-added Science Underway Seawater System on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
-added Deionized Water System on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

CTD/Water Sampling

911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors
-added 911+ Rosette 24-position, 10-liter bottle Rosette with dual T/C sensors on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Critical CTD Sensors

Sediment Sampling

Jumbo Long Corer ,
Gravity corers,
Multi-core
-added Jumbo Long Corer on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
-added Gravity corers on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
-added Multi-core on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Sample Storage

Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F
-added Chest Freezer (Household type) 0°F on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
Storage Notes: need reefer van for cores
- added need reefer van for cores on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
- added no on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
How many nets? 0
How many tansponders? 0
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation?yes
- added yes on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Winches

CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire,
Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire
-added CTD Winch with .322" Electro-mechanical wire on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
-added Hydro Winch with .25" hydro wire on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

Standard Oceanographic Cables

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

Portable Vans

Cold Storage Van
-added Cold Storage Van on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway

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:
This is a Long Core cruise
- added This is a Long Core cruise on Jun 28, 2010 4:49 PM by Eric Benway

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
- added yes on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yes
- added yes on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
Specialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
seabeam, coring
- added seabeam, coring on Jun 28, 2010 4:48 PM by Eric Benway
Other required equipment and special needs:

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
- added no on Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM by Eric Benway
Diplomatic Clearance: yes
- added yes on Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM by Eric Benway
Date Submitted: Mar 10, 2010
- added Mar 10, 2010 on Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM by Eric Benway
Date Approved: Apr 14, 2010
- added Apr 14, 2010 on Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM by Eric Benway
Agent Information:
WOODS HOLE, MA.

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN198
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu
- added WOODS HOLE, MA.

Master R/V Ship Name
Attn: Scientist's Name - KN198
c/o WHOI
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Contact: Eric Benway
Phone: (508) 289-3770
Fax: (508) 457-2185
Email: ebenway@whoi.edu
on Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM by Eric Benway
Countries:
Notes:
No US 4455's needed
- added No US 4455's needed on Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Use Approval: yes
- added yes on Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM by Eric Benway
Isotope Notes:
Core Logger?
- added Core Logger? on Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM by Eric Benway
SCUBA Diving: no
- added no on Jun 28, 2010 4:52 PM by Eric Benway

Checklist

SSSG Tech: