Deployment: VANC32MV

Deployment: 
VANC32MV
Chief Scientist: 
Dr Paul Robbins (University of California-San Diego, UCSD-SIO)
Co-Chief Scientist: 
Dr Andreas Thurnherr (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, LDEO)
Synonyms: 
P02
318M200406
P02_2004
Platform:
Platform Type:
 vessel
Start Date: 
2004-06-15
End Date: 
2004-07-25
Location: 
Trans-Pacific transect along 30°N, angling North to Japan and California at the ends
Description

SIOGDC_Cruise_CruiseID: VANC32MV
SIOGDC_Cruise_Name: VANCOUVER Expedition (VANC)

The immediate goal of the “P02” expedition was to carry out a trans-Pacific transect along 30°N, angling north to Japan and California at the ends. This was a repeat of the WOCE-era “P02” transect, carried out via four 1993-1994 cruises led by Japanese oceanographers. The principal program of measurements was reference quality CTDO casts with bottle sampling for salinity, oxygen, nutrients, a host of carbon parameters, CFCs, helium and tritium, and radiocarbon, plus a suite of underway measurements, as part of the NSF and NOAA supported US Global Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrography program. There were also CTD/rosette casts with separate equipment for an NSF-funded trace metals program, ARGO float deployments, and plankton tows for an SIO investigator.

EXPOCODE 318M200406 was confirmed with the CLIVAR CCHDO (June 2011) and the other data sets from this cruise are available from the U.S. CLIVAR DAC at CCHDO from URL: http://cchdo.ucsd.edu/data_access/show_cruise?ExpoCode=318M200406.

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