Dataset: Radium Summary
Deployment: NBP0606

Radium isotope data summaries
Principal Investigator: 
Matthew A. Charette (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Dr Henrieta Dulaiova (University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST)
Matthew A. Charette (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Stephen R. Gegg (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
11 March 2009
Deployment Synonyms:
 R/V Palmer,  NBP,  (July 2006)
Version Date: 

Radium isotope data summaries from AMLR and NBP cruises to the Antarctic in 2006

Naturally occurring radium isotopes (224Ra, 226Ra, 228Ra) were used in determining
lateral mixing processes which are reported in dpm/m3.


AMLR (Antarctic Marine Living Resources) R/V Yuzhmorgeologiya Jan2006:
The research program was focused in the southern Drake Passage
along the Shackelton Shelf located near the Bransfield Strait.
Samples were obtained from the R/V Yuzhmorgeologiya and inflatables
that were taken to island locations.
Lat/Lon Bounding Box
-62.2538Lat, -62.9966Lon
-63.2335Lat, -59.0332Lon
-59.9964Lat, -55.7612Lon
-61.4995Lat, -53.9996Lon

NBP (Nathaniel B. Palmer) R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer July2006:
The research was conducted in the same region of the Drake Passage as the AMLR cruise.
Samples were obtained aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer
Lat/Lon bounding box
-60.4991Lat, -58.5613Lon
-62.3599Lat, -58.0392Lon
-60.2783Lat, -57.4509Lon
-61.2683Lat, -54.2852Lon

Associated Publications

Brzezinski, M.A., Nelson, D.M., Franck, V.M. and Sigmon, D.E., 2001. "Silicon dynamics within an intense open-ocean diatom bloom in the pacific sector of the southern ocean." Deep-Sea Research Part II 48, pp. 3997-4018

Michiel Rutgers van der Loeff, Manmohan M. Sarin, Mark Baskaran, Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Ken O. Buesseler, Matt Charette, Minhan Dai, Örjan Gustafsson, Pere Masque, Paul J. Morris, Kent Orlandini, Alessia Rodriguez y Baena, Nicolas Savoye, Sabine Schmidt, Robert Turnewitsch, Ingrid Vöge, James T. Waples. "A review of present techniques and methodological advances in analyzing 234Th in aquatic systems" Marine Chemistry, Volume 100, Issues 3-4, 1 August 2006, Pages 190-212

Pike, S.M., K.O. Buesseler, J. Andrews and N. Savoye, 2005. "Quantification of 234Th recovery in small volume sea water samples by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry." (PDF) Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 263(2): 355-360.

Willard S. Moore and Ralph Arnold (1996). "Measurement of 223Ra and 224Ra in coastal waters using a delayed coincidence counter." Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 101, no. c1, pages 1321-1329, January 15, 1996.

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