CRUISE SUMMARY /ROSCOP

CRUISE NAME : MATER/MAI6 AUG98

IDENTIFIER : IO48199898003

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 : Rabitti Sandro

2 : Miserocchi Stefano

3 : Scarazzato Paolo

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Istituto di Biologia del Mare, CNR

Istituto Geologia Marina CNR

Osserv. Geof. Sperimentale

Address :

Address :

Address :

Castello 1364/A

Via Gobetti, 101

P.O. Box 2011

30122 Venezia

40129 Bologna

34016 Trieste

Italy

Italy

Italy

Tel : +39 41 5207622

Tel : +39 51 6398880

Tel : +39 40 2140217

Fax : +39 41 5204126

Fax : +39 51 6398940

Fax : +39 40 2140266

Email :

Email :

Email :

rabitti@ibm.ve.cnr.it

stefano@boigm2.igm.bo.cnr.it

spaolo@ogs.trieste.it

 

Other Participating Bodies :

4) Strada Laura, Ist. Sperimentale Talassografico,CNR, Trieste, V.le R. Gessi, 2, 34123 Trieste, Italy
5) Malaguti Antonella, ENEA amb-cat-fral, Brasimone, 40032 Camugnano, Bologna, Italy
6) De Vittor Cinzia, Laboratorio di Biologia Marina, Via Auguste Piccard 54, Aurisina, Trieste, Italy
7) Azzaro Maurizio, Istituto Talassografico di Messina, CNR, Spianata S. Raineri, 86, Messina
8) Habel Roberto, Univ. Di Cagliari, CIRCAM-INFN, Sez. Cagliari, Cittadella Universitaria, Cagliari

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 sixth cruise were: - to carry out a seasonal hydrological survey; - to achieve time series collection of downward particle fluxes and current measurements (5 recovery and 4 deployment of moorings); to carry out in-situ primary production measurements and short-term export experiments from the photic layer with drifting traps in different areas.

Start : 18 August 1998

End : 31 August 1998
Port of Departure : Bari, Italy Port of Return : Ravenna, Italy
SEA/OCEAN : Coded Region : 28h, 28i Local Name: Ionian and Adriatic Sea

Geographical Limits :

North : 43 00.00

South : 36 30.00

West : 15 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, DOC, etc.) and biological analyses (chlorophyll a, phytoplankton standing crop and taxonomy, pico and bacterioplankton, labile DOM, ETS);
2) primary production in situ incubation coupled with drifting trap experiments;
3) recovery and deployment of moorings.

 

STATIONS LOCATION AND TYPE OF MEASUREMENTS :

Station

Date

Time (UTC)

Lat N

Long E

Type of measurements

A02

19/8/98

23.40

41 11.48

16 55.98

H10

M07

19/8/98

13.38

40 49.89

18 40.15

D01

O04

19/8/98

21.49

39 50.22

19 17.67

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

O03

20/8/98

23.42

39 50.04

19 05.97

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

O01

20/8/98

2.20

39 49.97

18 47.98

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

O00

20/8/98

4.16

39 49.95

18 35.98

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

O02

20/8/98

8.01

39 48.96

18 56.80

B01, B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, B72, B73, H09, H10, H16, H17, H21-26, H27, P01, D01, M01, M03

NEMO

22/8/98

22.15

36 30.42

15 49.67

M01, M03, H10, D01

I01

24/8/98

7.30

38 28.31

17 58.35

B01, B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, B72, B73, H09, H10, H16, H17, H21-26, H27, P01, D01, M01, M03

A10

26/8/98

20.52

42 01.30

18 03.01

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

A12

26/8/98

23.00

42 08.61

18 12.59

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

A01

27/8/98

6.00

41 49.51

17 46.81

B01, B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, B72, B73, H09, H10, H16, H17, H21-26, H27, P01, D01, M01, M03

A02

28/8/98

4.26

41 11.41

16 55.94

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

A04

28/8/98

6.23

41 18.95

17 04.98

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

A06

28/8/98

7.57

41 25.51

17 14.94

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

A08

28/8/98

10.43

41 39.99

17 33.98

B02, B03, B06, B07, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, P01, M01, M03

 

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

5

5

B02

Phytoplankton pigments (eg chlorophyll a)

Chlorophyll a at various depths

76

1

B03

Seston

TSM Dry weyght at various depths

38

1

B06

Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)

Labile DOM

93

6

B07

Pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms

Pico and bacterio-plankton at various depths

31

6

B08

Phytoplankton

Micro at various depths

18

1

B71

Particulate organic matter (inc POC

POC and PN at various depths

139

1

B72

Biochemical measurements

ETS

78

7

B73

Sediment traps

Drifting traps 30 hour experiments, 3 deployments

3

1,2

D01

Current meters

4 mooring deployments

4

3

H09

Water bottle stations

With time series on stat. A01, O02, I01

24

1,3,4

H10

CTD stations

With time series on stat. A01, O02, I01

32

3

H16

Transparency (eg transmissometer)

With time series on stat. A01, O02, I01

24

1,3

H17

Optics (eg underwater light levels)

 

8

1

H21

Oxygen

 

200

4

H22

Phosphate

 

200

4

H23

Total - P

 

150

4

H24

Nitrate

 

200

4

H25

Nitrite

 

200

4

H26

Silicate

 

200

4

H27

Alkalinity

 

22

2

H71

Surface meas underway (T,S)

T and S along ship track (5)

 

3

H75

Total - N

 

150

4

H90

Other chemical oceanographic meas.

DOC

150

4

M01

Upper air observations

Cloudness, visibility, present weather

24

3

M03

Near surface meteorology

Air T, Press, Hum, wind

24

3

P01

Suspended matter

TSM

38

1



Map of Stations


Last update 10/09/1998

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