R.R.S. Charles Darwin Cruise 159, 1st-30th July 2004, Fairlie, Scotland to St. John's, Newfoundland. For the RAPID Climate Change Research Programme of NERC under grant NER/T/S/2002/00436

McCave, I. N. (2005) R.R.S. Charles Darwin Cruise 159, 1st-30th July 2004, Fairlie, Scotland to St. John's, Newfoundland. For the RAPID Climate Change Research Programme of NERC under grant NER/T/S/2002/00436. University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge.

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Abstract

Cruise Charles Darwin 159 was primarily devoted to coring with ancillary CTD work in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Newfoundland. The sampling program was most successful, due to unusually good weather in July (1-30, 2004), recovering 30 box cores, 19 piston cores, 6 kasten cores, 9 other short gravity cores and 20 CTD casts as well as 28 surface water samples for trace metals, 28 for plankton and isotopes, and 20 filtered for foraminifera. It was undertaken in support of the NERC RAPID Climate Change programme. Objectives are to generate palaeoceanographic records of hydrographic changes (temperature, salinity, nutrients, flow speed) associated with sharp climate transitions of the last 16 ka seen in the Greenland ice cores. Samples and CTD casts were also taken at sites of former current meter deployments to calibrate proxies for flow speed and other hydrographic variables. Sampled areas were north of Rockall, S. Iceland slope and rise, Gardar Drift, S.E. Greenland margin, Eirik Drift, and Hamilton Spur and Orphan Spur off Labrador.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2006 AREP 2005 P IA52
Subjects: 01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
Divisions: 01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2011 11:23
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:57
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/1521

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