The 2014 Greenland-Portugal GEOVIDE water masses data (GO-SHIP A25 and GEOTRACES GA01)

Date 2018-04-12
Temporal extent 2014-05-15 -2014-06-30
Author(s) García-Ibáñez Maribel I.ORCID1, 2, Pérez Fiz F.ORCID2, Lherminier PascaleORCID3, Zunino Rodriguez PatriciaORCID3, Mercier HerléORCID4, Tréguer PaulORCID5
Affiliation(s) 1 : Uni Research Climate, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen 5008, Norway
2 : Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM, CSIC), Eduardo Cabello 6, 36208 Vigo, Spain
3 : Ifremer, Univ. Brest, CNRS, IRD, LOPS UMR 6523, IUEM, F-29280, Plouzané, France
4 : Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Ifremer, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Laboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS), Centre Ifremer de Bretagne, 29280, Plouzané, France
5 : Univ. Brest, Environmental Sciences Laboratory (LEMAR, UMR 6539) at the European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM), 29280 Plouzané, France
DOI 10.17882/54739
Publisher SEANOE
Note ANR GEOVIDE (2014-2018)
Keyword(s) OVIDE, Circulation, Water Masses, GEOTRACES, North Atlantic

The GEOVIDE cruise was carried out coast to coast between Portugal and Newfoundland via the south tip of Greenland, following the OVIDE line in the eastern part and crossing the Labrador Sea in the western part. The classical hydrographic rosette was cast 163 times at 78 different geographical positions called stations. While the CTD-O2 probe acquired continuous profiles of the “physical” variables (pressure, temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen), 22 Niskin bottles were closed at different levels during the upcast to provide samples for biogeochemical analysis. After calibration, we find precisions for pressure, temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen that fit the GO-SHIP international quality requirements. In parallel, but not simultaneously, a trace-metal rosette (TMR) was cast 53 times, also acquiring profiles of physical variables, and equipped with 24 Go-Flo bottles adapted for the sampling of trace metals. Depending on the number of operations, stations were identified as “Short” (one single CTD cast), “Large” (3 CTD casts), “XLarge” (up to 6) and “Super” (up to 11). All along the track of the ship, current magnitude and direction was measured by Ship Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, down to 1000m depth.

This dataset reports for the water mass proportions (from 0 to 1, i.e., from 0 to 100%) for the classical rosette for the following water masses: East North Atlantic Central Water of 16ºC (ENACW16) and of 12 ºC (ENACW12); Subpolar Mode Water of 8ºC (SPMW8), of 7ºC (SPMW7) and of the Irminger Sea (IrSPMW); Labrador Sea Water (LSW); Subarctic Intermediate Water of 6ºC (SAIW6) and of 4ºC (SAIW4); Mediterranean Water (MW); Iceland–Scotland Overflow Water (ISOW); Denmark Strait Overflow Water (DSOW); Polar Intermediate Water (PIW); and North-East Atlantic Deep Water lower (NEADWL).  The dataset also contains the changes in oxygen due to the remineralisation of organic matter (DO2bio; in µmol kg-1).

Licence CC0
Acknowledgements We gratefully acknowledge the crew of the R/V Pourquoi Pas? vessel and her captain Gilles Ferrand for their help and assistance during the cruise.
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Water masses in the 2014 GEOVIDE cruise 207 KB CSV Processed data Open access
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How to cite 

García-Ibáñez Maribel I., Pérez Fiz F., Lherminier Pascale, Zunino Rodriguez Patricia, Mercier Herlé, Tréguer Paul (2018). The 2014 Greenland-Portugal GEOVIDE water masses data (GO-SHIP A25 and GEOTRACES GA01). SEANOE.

In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :

García-Ibáñez Maribel I., Pérez Fiz F., Lherminier Pascale, Zunino Patricia, Mercier Herlé, Tréguer Paul (2018). Water mass distributions and transports for the 2014 GEOVIDE cruise in the North Atlantic. Biogeosciences, 15(7), 2075-2090.