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


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).

Metadata Access
Creator García-ibáñez, Maribel I.; Pérez, Fiz F.; Lherminier, Pascale; Zunino Rodriguez, Patricia; Mercier, Herlé; Tréguer, Paul
Publisher Seanoe
Publication Year 2018
Rights CC0
OpenAccess true
Contact Seanoe
Resource Type dataset
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (-55.000W, 40.000S, -8.000E, 60.000N)