Deployment: OC449-02

Deployment: 
OC449-02
Chief Scientist: 
Edward A. Boyle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT)
Co-Chief Scientist: 
Steven R. Emerson (University of Washington, UW)
Phoebe Lam (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI)
Synonyms: 
32OC20080806
SIRENA
Platform:
Platform Type:
 vessel
Start Date: 
2008-08-06
End Date: 
2008-09-04
Location: 
Trans atlantic transect between Barbados and Cape Verde, 5-20 degN, 20-58 degW
Description

R/V Oceanus Voyage #449, Leg II was a trans-Atlantic transect from Bridgetown, Barbados to Porto Grande, Cape Verde (5-20 degrees North, 20-58 degrees West). The main scientific objective was to test the hypothesis that the continental margin of northwest Africa provides a significant subsurface supply of iron to the open eastern tropical Atlantic.

Measurements include: CTD profiles, U/W Tow Fish Water Sampler, Trace Metal Profiles mostly in upper 1000 meters and one cast to 6000 meters, SeaSoar SeaMac Winch to deploy eleven battery-operated in-situ pumps with sci-provided non-metallic wire off the 01 deck using the side A-frame and SSSG non-metallic block and Gravity Coring

WHOI cruise planning synopsis

Cruise information and original data are available from the NSF R2R data catalog.