Departure: Reykjavík, Iceland, April 2nd 1998
Arrival: Reykjavík, Iceland, April 7th 1998
Sólmundur T. Einarsson, Chief scientist
Ingi Lárusson, Captain
Svend-Aage Malmberg, Physical Oceanography
John Mortensen, Physical Oceanography
Sveinn Sveinbjörnsson, Demersal Fish Stocks
Magnús Ástvaldsson, Demersal Fish Stocks
Guðmundur S. Bragason, Demersal Fish Stocks
Albert Stefánsson, Demersal Fish Stocks
The B03-98 cruise was carried out by the Marine Research Institute (MRI) on the RV Bjarni Sæmundsson with the following hydrographic aims included in a fishery research survey:
The RV Bjarni Sæmundsson left Reykjavik harbor at 2000 hours on the 2nd of April 1998 for the B03-98 cruise. A total number of 11 CTD-stations were occupied during the 5 days long cruise (see CTD-stations list and Figure 1). The attempted to get a more complete Kögur section failed due to the still severe drift-ice conditions in the area. Instead the Djúpáll section was occupied to the south of the Kögur section plus a number of random positioned station in the area near to the Kögur section (see Figure 1). The ship arrived to Reykjavik harbor at 2000 hours on April 7th 1998.
The hydrographic work was carried out with a CTD-water sampling unit equipped with a Seabird Inc. SBE 911plus CTD's. The unit, a MRI made rosette equipped with modified Hydro-Bios 1.7 liter water bottles and a General Oceanics underwater unit, was used for all standard CTD stations. The CTD unit was equipped with newly calibrated temperature and conductivity sensors and water samples were collected at deepest sampling level on all stations for calibration purposes.
Temp. Calibr. Cond. Calibr. sensor date sensor date Unit A 2021 22-01-98 1643 16-01-98
As seen from the cruise narrative above the goal of the cruise was not quite achieved due to weather conditions (see list of stations and cruise track-Figure 1).
The warm saline Atlantic Water was found off the Northwest Peninsula covered by low saline Polar Water in the uppermost 100 m along with the drift-ice conditions.
Preliminary TS-diagrams from the Djúpall and Kögur sections show the results above. In addition are preliminary potential temperature and salinity sections shown for Djúpáll (Pot. Temp. and Salinity) and Kögur ( Pot. Temp. and Salinity) sections respectively.
For location of these sections see Figure 1 and the station numbers.
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