Scientific sampling event logs from RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer and R/V Roger Revelle cruises in the Southern Ocean, 1997-1998 (U.S. JGOFS AESOPS project)

Website: https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/2718
Version: final
Version Date: 2002-12-05

Project
» U.S. JGOFS Antarctic Environment and Southern Ocean Process Study (AESOPS)

Program
» U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (U.S. JGOFS)
ContributorsAffiliationRole
Anderson, Robert F.Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)Chief Scientist
Barber, RichardDuke UniversityChief Scientist
Coale, Kenneth H.Oregon State University (OSU)Chief Scientist
Cowles, TimothyOregon State University (OSU)Chief Scientist
Ducklow, Hugh W.Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystems Center (MBL - Ecosystems)Chief Scientist
Dymond, JackOregon State University (OSU)Chief Scientist
Gardner, Wilford D.Texas A&M University (TAMU)Chief Scientist
Honjo, SusumuWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)Chief Scientist
Marra, John F.Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)Chief Scientist
Smith, Walker O.Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)Chief Scientist
Chandler, Cynthia L.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI BCO-DMO)BCO-DMO Data Manager


Dataset Description

Scientific sampling event logs from research cruises


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Parameters

ParameterDescriptionUnits
yearyear cruise took place.
eventA unique number assigned to each over the side sampling activity. This number is a composite of date and time UTC(GMT) in the form MMDDHHmm that indicates the starting time of the sampling activity. Generally, one event began as the preceding event ended.
staStation. A unique number designating a general geographic location at which a suite of sampling activities may occur; occupied sequentially during the cruise
cast_typea sampling activity identifier, where: CTD = CTD rosette bottle cast TM = trace metal free rosette bottle cast
latstarting latitude for each event (negative = south) decimal degrees
lonstarting longitude for each event (negative = west) decimal degrees
activity_and_commentsIdentifies the sampling method, generally followed by a sampling sequence number for that method. CTD or Trace Metal(TM) casts were also designated by an 8 digit unique number consisting of: (3 digits for cruise, 3 digits for station, and 2 digits for sequence).
seqis a sequential (within each station) entry in the bridge log of all over the side activities for which gear was deployed.
personName of the scientist(s) involved in the particular sampling event or responsible for the resulting data.

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Deployments

NBP-96-4

Website
Platform
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Report
Start Date
1996-08-30
End Date
1996-09-24
Description
Site Survey Cruise

Methods & Sampling
PI: Bob Anderson of: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory dataset: Cruise event log dates: August 30, 1996 to September 24, 1996 location: N: -46.4002 S: -64.1155 W: -178.357 E: -169.2333 project: NBP-9604 Site Survey cruise ship: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

NBP-96-04A

Website
Platform
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Report
Start Date
1996-10-02
End Date
1996-11-08
Description
Ross Sea Process Study 1

Methods & Sampling
PI: Walker Smith of: University of Tennessee dataset: Cruise event log dates: October 2, 1996 to November 24, 1996 location: N: -63.4455 S: -78.0348 W: 168.9742 E: -170.5797 project: NBP-9604a Process cruise 1 ship: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

NBP-96-5

Website
Platform
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Report
Start Date
1996-11-11
End Date
1996-12-01
Description
Moorings Deployment

Methods & Sampling
PI: Jack Dymond of: Oregon State University dataset: Cruise event log dates: November 11, 1996 to December 1, 1996 location: N: -53.0085 S: -76.538 W: 176.8862 E: -169.6195 project: NBP-96-5 Mooring Deployment ship: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

NBP-97-01

Website
Platform
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Report
Start Date
1997-01-13
End Date
1997-02-11
Description
Ross Sea Process Study 2

Methods & Sampling
PI: John Marra of: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory dataset: Cruise event log dates: January 13, 1997 to February 11, 1997 location: N: -73.9972 S: -78.0498 W: 163.3383 E: -173.9992 project: NBP-97-1, Process cruise 2 ship: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

NBP-97-03

Website
Platform
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Report
Start Date
1997-04-04
End Date
1997-05-11
Description
Ross Sea Process Study 3

Methods & Sampling
PI: Hugh Ducklow of: Virginia Institute of Marine Science dataset: Cruise event log dates: April 4, 1997 to May 12, 1997 location: N: -63.5023 S: -77.9962 W: 168.8260 E: -176.0121 project: NBP-97-3, Process cruise 3 ship: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

NBP-97-08

Website
Platform
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Report
Start Date
1997-11-05
End Date
1997-12-13
Description
Ross Sea Process Study 4 SeaWiFS transmits images to U.S. JGOFS scientists aboard the Palmer, for first time on November 23, 1997.

Methods & Sampling
PI: Walker Smith of: University of Tennessee dataset: Cruise event log dates: November 5, 1997 to December 13, 1997 location: N: -60.1542 S: -77.888 W: 168.7308 E: -169.8877 project: NBP-97-8, Process cruise 8 ship: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

NBP-98-2

Website
Platform
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Report
Start Date
1998-02-25
End Date
1998-04-03
Description
Benthic Process and Moorings Recovery

Methods & Sampling
PI: Susumu Honjo of: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution dataset: Cruise event log dates: February 25, 1998 to April 8, 1998 location: N: -49.9148 S: -76.512 W: 176.8413 E: -168.9518 project: NBP-98-2, Mooring recovery and Benthic cruise ship: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

KIWI6

Website
Platform
R/V Roger Revelle
Report
Start Date
1997-10-20
End Date
1997-11-24
Description
Polar Front Survey I

Methods & Sampling
PI: Timothy Cowles of: Oregon State University dataset: Cruise event log dates: October 20, 1997 to November 24, 1997 location: N: -56.9998 S: -62.3787 W: -171.9677 E: -167.6087 project: RR_KIWI6, APFZ Survey 1 cruise ship: R/V Roger A. Revelle Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

KIWI7

Website
Platform
R/V Roger Revelle
Report
Start Date
1997-12-02
End Date
1998-01-03
Description
Polar Front Process I

Methods & Sampling
PI: Richard Barber of: Duke University dataset: Cruise event log dates: December 2, 1997 to January 3, 1998 location: N: -52.9143 S: -64.7418 W: -174.7303 E: -168.8212 project: RR_KIWI7, APFZ Process 1 cruise ship: R/V Roger A. Revelle Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

KIWI8

Website
Platform
R/V Roger Revelle
Report
Start Date
1998-01-08
End Date
1998-02-08
Description
Polar Front Survey II

Methods & Sampling
PI: Kenneth Coale of: Oregon State University dataset: Cruise event log dates: January 8, 1998 to February 8, 1998 location: N: -53 S: -67.7952 W: -175.5483 E: -169.4433 project: RR_KIWI8, APFZ Survey 2 cruise ship: R/V Roger A. Revelle Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.

KIWI9

Website
Platform
R/V Roger Revelle
Report
Start Date
1998-02-13
End Date
1998-03-19
Description
Polar Front Process II

Methods & Sampling
PI: Wilford Gardner of: Texas A&M University dataset: Cruise event log dates: February 13, 1998 to March 19, 1998 location: N: -49.9033 S: -71.3158 W: -178.826 E: -165.9127 project: RR_KIWI9, APFZ Process 2 cruise ship: R/V Roger A. Revelle Cruise track Some activities, such as aerosal sampling, sampling from the ship's seawater system, and continuous underway sampling (weather, solar radiation, Sea Beam) are not reported in the log.


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Project Information

U.S. JGOFS Antarctic Environment and Southern Ocean Process Study (AESOPS)


Coverage: Southern Ocean, Ross Sea


The U.S. Southern Ocean JGOFS program, called Antarctic Environment and Southern Ocean Process Study (AESOPS), began in August 1996 and continued through March 1998. The U.S. JGOFS AESOPS program focused on two regions in the Southern Ocean: an east/west section of the Ross-Sea continental shelf along 76.5°S, and a second north/south section of the Southern Ocean spanning the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) at ~170°W (identified as the Polar Front). The science program, coordinated by Antarctic Support Associates (ASA), comprised eleven cruises using the R.V.I.B Nathaniel B. Palmer and R/V Roger Revelle as observational platforms and for deployment and recovery of instrumented moorings and sediment-trap arrays. The Ross-Sea region was occupied on six occasions and the Polar Front five times. Mapping data were obtained from SeaSoar, ADCP, and bathymetric systems. Satellite coverage was provided by the NASA SeaWiFS and the NOAA/NASA Pathfinder programs.



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Program Information

U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (U.S. JGOFS)


Coverage: Global


The United States Joint Global Ocean Flux Study was a national component of international JGOFS and an integral part of global climate change research.

The U.S. launched the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) in the late 1980s to study the ocean carbon cycle. An ambitious goal was set to understand the controls on the concentrations and fluxes of carbon and associated nutrients in the ocean. A new field of ocean biogeochemistry emerged with an emphasis on quality measurements of carbon system parameters and interdisciplinary field studies of the biological, chemical and physical process which control the ocean carbon cycle. As we studied ocean biogeochemistry, we learned that our simple views of carbon uptake and transport were severely limited, and a new "wave" of ocean science was born. U.S. JGOFS has been supported primarily by the U.S. National Science Foundation in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy and the Office of Naval Research. U.S. JGOFS, ended in 2005 with the conclusion of the Synthesis and Modeling Project (SMP).



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