Deployment: JPT_2002-16

Deployment: 
JPT_2002-16
Chief Scientist: 
Dr Marie Robert (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region)
Co-Chief Scientist: 
Dr Philip W. Boyd (University of Otago)
Synonyms: 
Ship's Patrol Number: 02-05
Coordinated Deployments: 
Platform Type:
 vessel
Start Date: 
2002-06-27
End Date: 
2002-07-28
Location: 
NE Pacific, north of station P26 (Ocean Station Papa), on line P at 50°N 144°45E
Description

CRUISE OBJECTIVE/OBJECTIVES:

Survey water properties along Line P, enrich a patch of ocean with iron near

Station Papa (50N, 145W) and observe biological changes for a period of 18 days.



Conduct a mesoscale iron enrichment experiment at a site to the NE of P26 (Ocean Station Papa).

The rationale for this experiment was to follow the changes in phytoplankton growth rate and

related biogeochemical properties of the iron-limited resident cells.