Dataset: Mercury particulate
Deployment: TN303

Suspended particulate total mercury and monomethylmercury across the US GEOTRACES East Pacific Zonal Transect, from cruise TN303, 2013
Principal Investigator: 
Dr Carl Lamborg (University of California-Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Dr Chad Hammerschmidt (Wright State University)
Contact: 
Dr Katlin Bowman (University of California-Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz)
Dr Chad Hammerschmidt (Wright State University)
Dr Carl Lamborg (University of California-Santa Cruz, UC Santa Cruz)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Nancy Copley (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
Deployment Synonyms:
 GEOTRACES EPZT,  GEOTRACES East Pacific Zonal Transect (EPZT),  GT13,  325020131025,  GP16
Version Date: 
2016-04-26
Description

This dataset includes concentrations of suspended particulate total mercury and monomethylmercury from 18 full-depth stations (16 depths each), and 4 stations on the South American margin (5–8 depths). Suspended particle samples (1 and 51 µm) were collected with a multiple-unit large-volume in situ filtration system.

Location and timing: October–December, 2013 from Manta, Ecuador to Papeete, Tahiti.

The section included stations between 10–15 °S from the Peru margin to 152 °W north of Tahiti. Samples were collected from the surface at 2 m to the ocean floor, as deep as 5500 meters. The section captured a buoyant hydrothermal vent plume extending over 4000 km west from the East Pacific Rise.

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