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Posted: 15 June 2011
Nordenskiöldfjellet sampling location (the distant hillside) beyond Longyear Glacier, Spitsbergen Using sophisticated methods of dating rocks, a team including University of Southampton researchers based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, have pinned down the timing of the start...
Posted: 14 June 2011
D366 Today’s blog is written by the two other people responsible for measuring seawater carbon chemistry: Cynthia Dumousseaud and Victoire Rerolle from the National Oceanography Centre Southampton...
Posted: 13 June 2011
D366 We will return to yesterday’s theme – carbon chemistry of seawater – tomorrow, but today’s blog is about pteropods. The exciting event today was a chance finding of pteropods in one of the CTD...
Posted: 13 June 2011
D366 A fundamental prerequisite for ocean acidification work is to accurately measure seawater pH and carbon chemistry. The basic objective of ocean acidification research is to work out the impact of...
Posted: 11 June 2011
D366 We are now in weather area Rockall, to the west of Ireland. Today has been a gruelling day because, in addition to normal tasks, we also started analysing some of the water we have been carrying...
Posted: 10 June 2011
D366 As promised yesterday, today’s entry focuses on cold-water corals and is written by Laura Wicks and Sebastian Hennige, who, together with Murray Roberts (all from Heriot-Watt University), are...
Posted: 8 June 2011
D366 Today has been a red-letter day in the cruise calendar, with two major activities starting up. Through the first half of the night the ship steamed further north towards the Outer Hebrides, in the...
Posted: 7 June 2011
D366 The Shipping Forecast Cruise? We are almost getting into a routine now as we get through the second cruise day, settle into our scientific nests, complete our fourth CTD station, start...
Posted: 7 June 2011
Cruise map The UK research vessel RRS Discovery left Liverpool yesterday on the first research cruise specifically to study ocean acidification in European waters. Twenty-four scientists from eight different...
Posted: 7 June 2011
Core shed in Spitsbergen The present rate of greenhouse carbon dioxide emissions through fossil fuel burning is higher than that associated with an ancient episode of severe global warming, according to new research. The...
Posted: 7 June 2011
D366 Today we left the dock in Liverpool quite early, at about 8:30. We were delayed slightly as waited to exit through a tidal lock. Then we were on our way, out into the turbid, brown-coloured waters...
Posted: 6 June 2011
D366 On the 6 June 2011, the UK research vessel the RRS Discovery left Liverpool docks to embark on the first research cruise in a large UK programme studying the impacts of ocean acidification. On...
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