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Deployment: KM0627

Deployment: 
KM0627
Chief Scientist: 
Eric M. Grabowski (University of Hawaii, UH)
Synonyms: 
HOT-186
Platform:
Platform Type:
 vessel
Start Date: 
2006-10-18
End Date: 
2006-10-24
Location: 
Near Hawaii (22.75 N, 158 W)
Description

Original data are available from the NSF R2R data catalog

The objective of the cruise was to maintain a collection of hydrographic and biogeochemical data at the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) stations. Five stations were to be occupied during the cruise, in the following order:

1) Station 1, referred to as Station Kahe, is located at 21o 20.6'N, 158o 16.4'W and was to be occupied on the first day of the cruise for about 2 hours.

2) Station 2, referred to as Station ALOHA is defined as a circle with a 6 nautical mile radius centered at 22o 45'N, 158oW. This is the main HOT station and was to be occupied during the 2nd, 3rd, 4th ,5th and 6th days of the cruise.

3) Station 51, is the site of the MOSEAN Mooring, located at 22o 45'N, 158o 6’W and was to be occupied on the 5th day of the cruise for about 2 hours.

4) Station 50, is the site of the WHOTS Mooring, located at 22o 45.994'N, 157o 53.992’W and was to be occupied on the 6th day of the cruise for about 14 hours.

5) Station 6, referred to as Station Kaena, is located off Kaena Point at 21o 50.8'N, 158o 21.8'W and was to be occupied on the 6th day of the cruise for about 2 hours.

Upon arrival to Station Kahe a 400 lb. weight-test cast, one CTD cast to 1000 m, and a PRR cast was to be conducted at this location in the afternoon of October 18. The single CTD cast was to be conducted to collect continuous profiles of various physical and chemical parameters. Water samples were to be collected at discrete depths for biogeochemical measurements. After these operations were satisfactorily completed, the ship was to proceed to Station ALOHA.

Upon arrival to Station ALOHA, a series of CTD casts were to commence. After the third CTD cast, an array with incubation experiments (gas array) was to be deployed for 24 hours at 0330 on Oct. 19. Following this, CTD casts were to continue until the deployment of the free-drifting sediment trap array at 2330 on Oct. 19. The sediment trap array was to stay in the water for about 52 hours. After the deployment of the sediment traps, the gas array was to be recovered at 0400 on Oct. 20.

After recovery of the gas array the ship was to return to the center of Station ALOHA for a full-depth CTD cast, followed by 1000-m CTD casts at strict 3 hour intervals for at least 36 hours for continuous and discrete data collection, ending with another full-depth CTD cast.

One free-drifting array (primary production) was to be deployed for 12 hours for incubation experiments on October 21.

A plankton net was to be towed near noon and midnight for 30-min intervals on October 19, 20 and 21 at Station ALOHA.

A Profiling Reflectance Radiometer (PRR) was to be deployed for half-hour periods near noon time on October 18, 21 and 22.

A package including a Wet Labs AC9, a Chelsea Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometer (FRRf), and a SeaBird Seacat was to be used to profile the upper 200 m at Station ALOHA at noon time on October 21 and 22, and in the early morning on October 22. An Automated Trace Element Sampler (ATE) was to be deployed once on October 19.

After CTD work at Station ALOHA was accomplished, the ship was to transit to recover the floating sediment trap array on October 22.

After recovering the sediment traps, the ship was to transit to Station 51 to conduct a 200-m CTD cast, and then back to Station ALOHA to conduct light casts (PRR, AC9/FRRf) followed by five more CTD casts. Following the last CTD cast the ship was to transit to Station 51 (WHOTS).

Four CTD casts were to be conducted near the WHOTS mooring. Cast 1 was to consist of three 1000m casts without removing the CTD from the water. Cast 2 was to consist of 200m casts (yoyo) up and down. Cast 3 was to consist of three 1000m casts without removing the CTD from the water. Cast 4 was to consist of 200m casts (yoyo) up and down.

After operations at Station 51 ended, the ship was to transit to Station 6 (Kaena). A near-bottom CTD cast (~2500 m) was to be conducted at Station 6 including salinity samples for calibration, after which the ship was to transit to back to Snug Harbor. The following instruments were to collect data throughout the cruise: shipboard ADCP, thermosalinograph, and two anemometers.