CRUISE SUMMARY /ROSCOP

CRUISE NAME : MTPII-MATER/MAI8 FEB99

IDENTIFIER : IO48199999001

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 : Boldrin Alfredo

3 : Scarazzato Paolo

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Laboratory :

Istituto Geologia Marina CNR

Istituto Biologia del Mare CNR

Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale

Address :

Address :

Address :

Via Gobetti, 101

Castello 1364/A

P.O. Box 2011

40129 Bologna

30122 Venezia

34016 Trieste

Italy

Italy

Italy

Tel : +39 051 6398880

Tel : +39 41 5207622

Tel : +39 40 2140217

Fax : +39 051 6398940

Fax : +39 41 5204126

Fax : +39 40 2140319

Email :

Email :

Email :

stefano@igm.bo.cnr.it

boldrin@ibm.ve.cnr.it

spaolo@ogs.trieste.it

 

Other Participating Bodies :

4) Malaguti Antonella, ENEA AMB-CAT-FRAL, Brasimone, 40032 Camugnano, Bologna, Italy
5) De Vittor Cinzia, Laboratorio di Biologia Marina, Via Auguste Piccard 54, Aurisina, Trieste, Italy
6) Pates Jackie, Dep. of Geology and Geophysics, Univ. of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, UK

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 eigthth cruise were: - to carry out a seasonal hydrological survey; - to achieve time series collection of downward particle fluxes and current measurements (2 recovery and 1 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 : 23 February 1999

End : 8 March 1999
Port of Departure : Bari, Italy Port of Return : Bari, Italy
SEA/OCEAN : Coded Region : 28h, 28i Local Name: Ionian and Adriatic Sea

Geographical Limits :

North : 42 00.00

South : 36 30.00

West : 14 30.00

East : 19 50.00

Description of the field observations :

1) hydrology: CTD profiles, water sampling for chemical (D.O., nutrients, suspended matter, alkalinity, DOC, natural isotopes, etc.) and biological analyses (chlorophyll a, phytoplankton standing crop and taxonomy, picoplankton and bacteria production);

2) primary production in situ incubation coupled with drifting trap experiments;

3) recovery and deployment of moorings;

4) sediment sampling for investigations on sedimentary organic matter trough analyses of org C, N, biogenic silica, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.

 

STATIONS LOCATION AND TYPE OF MEASUREMENTS :

Station

Date

Time (UTC)

Lat N

Long E

Type of measurements

O0

24-Feb-99

7:31

3949.94

1835.68

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

O1

24-Feb-99

9:05

3950.00

1848.03

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H75, P01, M01, M03

O2

24-Feb-99

10:12

3949.90

1857.05

B01, B02, B03, B07, B08, B71, B72, B73, H09, H10, H16, H17, H21-26, H27, H74, H75 H30, H32, P01, M01, M03, D01

O3

24-Feb-99

12:53

3950.09

1905.91

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

I1

26-Feb-99

11:50

3827.25

1758.85

B01, B02, B03, B07, B08, B71, B72, B73, H09, H10, H16, H17, H21-26, H27, H74, H75 H30, H32, P01, M01, M03, D01

S3

27-Feb-99

13:39

3829.90

1730.14

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

S4

27-Feb-99

19:47

3830.03

1830.09

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

S5

28-Feb-99

0:34

3830.16

1900.51

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

S6

28-Feb-99

5:37

3830.23

1940.47

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

A1

2-Mar-99

11:39

4149.10

1746.03

B01, B02, B03, B07, B08, B71, B72, B73, H09, H10, H16, H17, H21-26, H27, H74, H75 H30, H32, P01, M01, M03, D01

A10

3-Mar-99

19:18

4201.48

1803.47

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26,H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

A12

3-Mar-99

21:59

4208.72

1812.23

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

A2

4-Mar-99

10:41

4111.53

1656.11

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

A4

4-Mar-99

9:12

4118.98

1705.01

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

A6

4-Mar-99

7:25

4125.47

1715.06

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

A8

4-Mar-99

3:54

4139.81

1734.15

B02, B08, B71, H09, H10, H16, H21-26, H32, H75, P01, M01, M03

P1

6-Mar-99

8:05

4251.42

1444.30

B01, B02, B03, B07, B08, B71, B72, B73, H09, H10, H16, H17, H21-26, H27, H74, H75 H30, H32, P01, M01, M03, D01

 

DISCIPLINES :

CODE

DISCIPLINES

BF

MARINE BIOLOGY & FISHERIES

HC

CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (Hydrology)

GG

GEOLOGY & GEOFHYSICS

HP

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

 

IOC MEDITERRANEAN REGIONS :

CODE

IOC REGION

28h

IONIAN SEA

28i

ADRIATIC SEA

 

ROSCOP PARAMETER CODES :

CODE

PARAMETER

MEASUREMENT DESCRIPTION

Nb Obs.

Scientist

B01

Primary Production

In-situ incubation

4

4

B02

Phytoplankton pigments

Chlorophyll a at various depths

110

2

B03

Seston

TSM Dry weyght at various depths

39

2

B07

Pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms

Pico plankton at various depths

33

5

B08

Phytoplankton

Micro at various depths

24

2

B71

Particulate organic matter (inc POC

POC and PN at various depths

193

2, 6

B72

Biochemical measurements

ETS

33

5

B73

Sediment traps

Drifting traps 30 hour experiments, 3 deployments

4

1,2

D01

Current meters

mooring deployment

1

2, 3

G04

Core soft bottom

sampling for geochemistry, biology, bacteriology

1

1

H09

Water bottle stations

 

17

2, 3

H10

CTD stations

 

17

3

H16

Transparency (eg transmissometer)

 

17

2, 3

H17

Optics (eg underwater light levels)

PNF

15

2

H21

Oxygen

Winkler

237

2, 5

H22

Phosphate

 

237

2, 5

H23

Total - P

 

60

2, 5

H24

Nitrate

 

237

2, 5

H25

Nitrite

 

237

2, 5

H26

Silicate

 

237

2, 5

H27

Alkalinity

 

18

1

H30

Trace elements

Al, Fe, Mn

16

6

H32

Isotopes

Th-234, Po-210

16

6

H74

Carbon dioxide

Total CO2

18

1

H75

Total - N

 

60

2, 5

H90

Other chemical oceanographic meas.

DOC

30

2,5

M01

Upper air observations

Cloudness, visibility, present weather

17

3

M03

Near surface meteorology

Air T, Press, Hum, wind

17

3

P01

Suspended matter

TSM

39

2

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES (DATA REPORTS) :



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