Deployment: OC399-03

Deployment: 
OC399-03
Chief Scientist: 
Dr Michael W. Lomas (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, BIOS)
Co-Chief Scientist: 
Dr David M. Nelson (Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, IUEM)
Synonyms: 
New Production (NP)
Winter Mixing
OC399-3
Platform:
Platform Type:
 vessel
Start Date: 
2004-02-15
End Date: 
2004-03-15
Location: 
Northwestern Sargasso Sea roughly 35-28N and 58-68W, Water depths always exceeded 4200m
Description

New Production During Winter Convective Mixing Events: A Missing Component of Current Estimates

Cruise Summary

In 2004 the New Production research group conducted a 30-day research cruise in the Sargasso Sea

from February 15th to March 15th.

The primary objective of this cruise was to study the biological response to the passage of winter storms.

From Julian Day 66.5 to 74, we 'caught' a significant storm event and were indeed able to follow the

biological response.

Original cruise data are available from the
NSF R2R data catalog