CRUISE SUMMARY /ROSCOP

CRUISE NAME : MATER/MAI5 MAR98

IDENTIFIER : IO48199898002

Ship Name : R/V URANIA

Call Sign : IQSU

Ship Type : Research ship

 

Project : MAST III/MTPII/MATER

 

Coordinating Body : CNR, Istituto Geologia Marina

 

Chiefs Scientist(s) :

1 : Miserocchi Stefano

2 : Helder Willem

3 : Boldrin Alfredo

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Istituto Geologia Marina CNR

Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, NIOZ

Istituto Biologia del Mare CNR

Address :

Address :

Address :

Via Gobetti, 101

PO box 59, 1790 AB den Burg

Castello 1364/A

40129 Bologna

Texel

30122 Venezia

Italy

The Netherlands

Italy

Tel : +39 51 6398880

Tel : +31 222 369300

Tel : +39 41 5207622

Fax : +39 51 6398940

Fax : +31 222 319674

Fax : +39 41 5204126

Email :

Email :

Email :

stefano@boigm2.igm.bo.cnr.it

helder@nioz.nl

boldrin@vecnr8.ibm.ve.cnr.it

 

Other Participating Bodies :

4) Scarazzato Paolo, Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale, P.O. Box 2011, 34016 Trieste, Italy
5) Civitarese Giuseppe, Ist. Talassografico di Trieste CNR, V.le R. Gessi, 2; 34123 Trieste, Italy
6) Brand Tim, Dep. of Geology and Geophysics, Univ. of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, UK
7) Serra Fabiano, ENEA amb-cat-fral, Brasimone, 40032 Camugnano, Bologna, Italy

Objectives :

The aim of the MATER research project is to co-ordinate physical and chemical oceanographic observations on the subsurface (both intermediate and deep) water mass formation and spreading to the assessment of the biogeochemical processes controlling their signatures, which allow their pathways in the Mediterranean sub basins to be traced. The Work Pakage 3 Multidisciplinary studies in the Adriatic Ionic Subbasin, in particular is focused on the area including the Southern Adriatic and the Northern part of the Ionian basin.
The main purposes of the fifth cruise were: - to carry out a seasonal hydrological survey; - to achieve time series collection of donwward particle fluxes and current measurements (recovery and deployment of 6 moorings); to investigate the Sediment Oxigen Demand, the organic matter mineralization rate and the sediment-water exchange of nutrients; to sample sediment for geochemical analyses.

Start : 10 March 1998

End : 26 March 1998
Port of Departure : Ravenna, Italy Port of Return : Messina, Italy
SEA/OCEAN : Coded Region : 28h, 28i Local Name: Ionian and Adriatic Sea

Geographical Limits :

North : 43 00.00

South : 38 30.00

West : 14 30.00

East : 19 30.00

Description of the field observations :

1) hydrology: CTD profiles, water sampling for chemical (D.O., nutrients, suspended matter, alkalinity, etc.) and biological analyses (chlorophyll a, phytoplankton standing crop and taxonomy);
2) primary production in situ incubation coupled with drifting trap experiments;
3) recovery and deployment of moorings;
4) deployment of benthic lander for sediment-water in situ incubation;
5) sediment sampling for geochemical investigations through analyses of org C, N, biogenic silica, major, minor and trace elements, natural radioisotopes for estimating sediment accumulation rates and other processes like bioturbation;
6) sea drifter launches to follow the behaviour of the surface currents of the Adriatic Sea;
7) XBTs launches to define the meso-scale features in addition to general sub-basin scale circulation regime.

 

STATIONS LOCATION AND TYPE OF MEASUREMENTS :

Station

Date

Time (GMT)

Lat N (DDMM.XX)

Long E (DDMM.XX)

Type of measurements

P1

12-Mar-98

8:45

4251.49

1444.62

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H73, B01, B73, H27, H74, G04, G71, B08

G2

14-Mar-98

4:00

4200.45

1620.83

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H32

G3

14-Mar-98

5:40

4204.00

1625.85

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G4

14-Mar-98

6:37

4207.49

1630.67

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G5

14-Mar-98

7:55

4214.37

1639.92

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H32, G04

G6

14-Mar-98

11:25

4220.53

1649.42

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G7

14-Mar-98

13:19

4228.05

1659.19

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

G8

14-Mar-98

14:38

4231.28

1704.00

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H32

A9

17-Mar-98

18:20

4154.39

1753.52

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A10

17-Mar-98

20:50

4101.42

1802.87

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A12

17-Mar-98

23:07

4207.78

1810.83

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H32

A1

18-Mar-98

14:33

4150.62

1745.77

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, B01, B73, H27, H74, G04, G71, H32, D01, B08

A8

18-Mar-98

23:10

4140.06

1734.05

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A7

19-Mar-98

1:57

4131.95

1724.43

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A6

19-Mar-98

4:12

4125.60

1714.98

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A5

19-Mar-98

5:51

4122.23

1710.19

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A4

19-Mar-98

6:48

4119.14

1705.03

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

A3

19-Mar-98

7:52

4115.21

1700.68

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H32

A2

19-Mar-98

8:57

4111.47

1656.10

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

O1

20-Mar-98

0:37

3950.00

1847.79

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

O0

20-Mar-98

2:15

3949.97

1836.05

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H32

O2

20-Mar-98

10:43

3949.71

1857.11

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, B01, B73, H27, H74, G04, G71, H32, D01, B08

O3

21-Mar-98

17:06

3949.87

1904.47

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01

O4

21-Mar-98

18:53

3950.01

1917.83

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, H32

I1

23-Mar-98

16:14

3828.69

1759.37

M01, M03, H10, B02, H09, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, B01, B73, H27, H74, G04, G71, H32, D01, B08

X1

14-Mar-98

16:19

4227.85

1707.37

H13

X2

14-Mar-98

16:40

4224.83

1710.27

H13

X3

14-Mar-98

17:04

4221.64

1704.28

H13

X4

14-Mar-98

17:27

4218.39

1716.93

H13

X5

14-Mar-98

17:50

4215.30

1720.10

H13

X6

14-Mar-98

18:14

4212.03

1723.13

H13

X7

14-Mar-98

18:38

4208.63

1726.38

H13

X8

14-Mar-98

19:00

4205.59

1729.42

H13

X9

14-Mar-98

19:23

4202.34

1732.79

H13

X10

14-Mar-98

19:46

4159.13

1736.02

H13

X11

14-Mar-98

20:09

4155.86

1739.27

H13

X12

14-Mar-98

20:31

4152.68

1742.36

H13

X13

19-Mar-98

0:58

4137.38

1731.02

H13

X14

19-Mar-98

1:30

4134.26

1727.38

H13

 

DISCIPLINES :

CODE

DISCIPLINES

BIO

MARINE BIOLOGY

CHIMIE

CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

ENV

ENVIRONMENT

GEOSC

GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

PHYS

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

 

ROSCOP PARAMETER CODES :

CODE

PARAMETER

MEASUREMENT DESCRIPTION

Nb Obs..

Scientist

B01

Primary Production

In situ incubation

4

7

B02

Phytoplankton pigments (eg chloroph

chlorophyll a at various depth

113

3

B06

Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)

 

230

5

B08

Phytoplankton

micro, nano and picoplankton

25

3

B71

Particulate organic matter (inc POC)

 

220

3, 6

B73

Sediment traps

drifting traps 24 hour experiment, 3 moorings deployment

3

1, 3

D01

Current meters

4 moorings deployment

4

1, 3, 4

G04

Core soft bottom

sampling for geochemistry

5

1, 2, 6

G71

In-situ seafloor meas./sampling

benthic lander deployment for SOD

4

2

H09

Water bottle stations

 

25

3, 4, 5

H10

CTD stations

 

25

4

H13

Bathythermograph (expendable)

launched along ship trak

14

4

H16

Transparency (eg transmissometer)

 

25

3, 4

H21

Oxygen

Winkler procedure

200

5

H22

Phosphate

 

200

5

H23

Total - P

 

200

5

H24

Nitrate

 

200

5

H25

Nitrite

 

200

5

H26

Silicate

 

200

5

H27

Alkalinity

 

20

1

H28

pH

 

20

1

H32

Isotopes

Th-234

10

6

H71

Surface meas. underway (T,S)

temperature along ship track (nm)

 

4

H74

Carbon dioxide

TCO2

20

1

H75

Total - N

total dissolved nitrogen

200

5

M01

Upper air observations

Cloudness, visibility, present weather

25

4

M03

Near surface meteorology

Air temp., barom. press, humidity, wind

25

4

P01

Suspended matter

Total suspended matter

25

3, 6



Map of Stations


Last update 24/08/1998

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