Cast log from the R/V Melville IronEx II cruise in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean in 1995 (IronEx II project)

Website: https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/3136
Version: 02 March 2011
Version Date: 2011-03-02

Project
» Iron Experiment II (IronExII)

Program
» Iron Synthesis (FeSynth)
ContributorsAffiliationRole
Coale, Kenneth H.Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML)Principal Investigator
Johnson, KenMoss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML)Co-Principal Investigator
Mackie, DougUniversity of OtagoContact
Gegg, Stephen R.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)BCO-DMO Data Manager


Dataset Description

IronExII Cast Log


Acquisition Description

Comments from original spreadsheet:
event: Any "over the side" activity

cast:
* not on lab log
no# on lab log but no # with it
NOSL not on ship's log
NP no SF6 peak detected
no cast #s 235, 386, 387, 388 on lab log

Patch = Refers to sampling in ("I")or out ("O") of the established Iron enriched patch, based on SF6 measurements
Primary Fe "patch" infused on JD 149,150, reinfused on JD 152 and JD 156,157: nominal concentration of 2 nM Fe
Control "patch" (SF6 only) infused on JD 159,160 2nd Fe "patch" infused on JD 160; nominal concentration of 0.4 nM Fe
"I old" refers to sampling in the primary patch after JD 160
".4I" refers to sampling in the 0.4 patch after JD160


Processing Description

BCO-DMO Processing Notes
Generated from original spreadsheet: FeX2_CastLOG.xls
Original file was downloaded on 21March2008 from http://www.mbari.org/sofex/IronEx_II.htm

Changes made to original file:
- Parameter headers edited to conform to BCO-DMO convention
- Event generated from YearDayTime
- Date reformatted to YYYYMMDD
- Time reformatted to HHMM
- Lat/Lon converted to decimal degrees
- In/Out changed to Patch (In/Out of Patch)
- nd added for no data values and blank fields

- Cast number added to "end" event entry replacing "nd"
 

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Parameters

ParameterDescriptionUnits
dateDate UTC YYYYMMDD
timeTime UTC HHMM
latlatitude, negative denotes South decimal degrees
lonlongitude, negative denotes West decimal degrees
eventUnique event number (Generated by BCO-DMO) YYYYDAYHHMM
Whoinitials of person who submitted event text
activity_and_commentsfree field text description of event text
yrdayDay of year integer
PatchPatch In/Out Flag Refers to sampling in ("I") or out ("O") of the established Iron enriched patch, based on SF6 measurements text
castCast id integer
SF6SF6 concentration in surface waters (tbd)

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Deployments

IronExII_MV

Website
Platform
R/V Melville
Start Date
1995-05-13
End Date
1995-06-21
Description
Cruise Summary: 5/14/95 Depart Papeete, Tahiti 5/14/95 to 5/23/95 Transit & Test stations 5/23/95 to 5/29/95 Survey for Fe release 5/29/95 to 5/30/95 Fe release #1 5/30/95 to 6/1/95 In & out sampling 6/1/95 to 6/1/95 Fe release #2 6/1/95 to 6/5/95 In & out sampling 6/5/95 to 6/5/95 Fe release #3 6/6/95 to 6/8/95 In & out sampling 6/8/95 to 6/9/95 Control patch (SF6 only), 2nd Fe patch release (0.4 nM Fe) 6/9/95 to 6/15/95 In & out sampling of all 3 patches 6/15/95 to 6/21/95 Transit to Acapulco, Mexico


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Project Information

Iron Experiment II (IronExII)

Coverage: Equatorial Pacific Ocean


One of two (see IronEx I Oct/Nov 1993) small scale iron fertilization experiments conducted
in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean.

Summary:

5/14/95 Depart Papeete, Tahiti

5/14/95 to 5/23/95 Transit & Test stations

5/23/95 to 5/29/95 Survey for Fe release

5/29/95 to 5/30/95 Fe release #1

5/30/95 to 6/1/95 In & out sampling

6/1/95 to 6/1/95 Fe release #2

6/1/95 to 6/5/95 In & out sampling

6/5/95 to 6/5/95 Fe release #3

6/6/95 to 6/8/95 In & out sampling

6/8/95 to 6/9/95 Control patch (SF6 only), 2nd Fe patch release (0.4 nM Fe)

6/9/95 to 6/15/95 In & out sampling of all 3 patches

6/15/95 to 6/21/95 Transit to Acapulco, Mexico



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Program Information

Iron Synthesis (FeSynth)

Coverage: Global


The two main objectives of the Iron Synthesis program (SCOR Working Group proposal, 2005), are:
1. Data compilation: assembling a common open-access database of the in situ iron experiments, beginning with the first period (1993-2002; Ironex-1, Ironex-2, SOIREE, EisenEx, SEEDS-1; SOFeX, SERIES) where primary articles have already been published, to be followed by the 2004 experiments where primary articles are now in progress (EIFEX, SEEDS-2; SAGE, FeeP); similarly for the natural fertilizations S.O.JGOFS (1992), CROZEX (2004/2005) and KEOPS (2005).

2. Modeling and data synthesis of specific aspects of two or more such experiments for various topics such as physical mixing, phytoplankton productivity, overall ecosystem functioning, iron chemistry, CO2 budgeting, nutrient uptake ratios, DMS(P) processes, and combinations of these variables and processes.

SCOR Working Group proposal, 2005. "The Legacy of in situ Iron Enrichments: Data Compilation and Modeling".
http://www.scor-int.org/Working_Groups/wg131.htm

See also: SCOR Proceedings Vol. 42 Concepcion, Chile October 2006, pgs: 13-16 2.3.3 Working Group on The Legacy of in situ Iron Enrichments: Data Compilation and Modeling.

The first objective of the Iron Synthesis program involves a data recovery effort aimed at assembling a common, open-access database of data and metadata from a series of in-situ ocean iron fertilization experiments conducted between 1993 and 2005. Initially, funding for this effort is being provided by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).

Through the combined efforts of the principal investigators of the individual projects and the staff of Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO), data currently available primarily through individuals, disparate reports and data agencies, and in multiple formats, are being collected and prepared for addition to the BCO-DMO database from which they will be freely available to the community.

As data are contributed to the BCO-DMO office, they are organized into four overlapping categories:
1. Level 1, basic metadata
(e.g., description of project/study, general location, PI(s), participants);
2. Level 2, detailed metadata and basic shipboard data and routine ship's operations
(e.g., CTDs, underway measurements, sampling event logs);
3. Level 3, detailed metadata and data from specialized observations
(e.g., discrete observations, experimental results, rate measurements) and
4. Level 4, remaining datasets
(e.g., highest level of detailed data available from each study).

Collaboration with BCO-DMO staff began in March of 2008 and initial efforts have been directed toward basic project descriptions, levels 1 and 2 metadata and basic data, with detailed and more detailed data files being incorporated as they become available and are processed.

Related file

Program Documentation

The Iron Synthesis Program is funded jointly by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).



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Funding

Funding SourceAward
NSF Division of Ocean Sciences (NSF OCE)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)

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