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Calcite Saturometry - SUBMITTED  
UNOLS Project ID: 106352 URI Serial #: None
Date Submitted: 2/11/2019 10:51:00 PM Last Modified: 8/3/2019 10:03:00 PM
Status: Submitted Version #: 2
Principal Investigator (PI) Contact Information
Adam Subhas
(508) 289-2399
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) & other collaborators Contact Information
Daniel C. McCorkleWHOI(508) 289-2949dmccorkle*%*%*whoi^%^%^edu
Matthew LongWHOI(508) 289-2798mlong*%*%*whoi^%^%^edu
Project Information (Proposal, Grant, Project, Contract, Program)
Project Title: Biogenic Calcium Carbonate Solubilities and Reaction Rates by Lab and Field Saturometry
Program Name:  
Scientific Discipline: Chemical Oceanography  

Project Status: New Proposal
Project Funding Agencies:
Agency/Division/Program Grant or Project Number Funding Status
NSF/OCE/CO 1923998 Funded

Other Agency or Program Description:

Project Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Institution Project #: 24356.01

Project Start Date: 9/1/2019
End Date: 8/31/2021
Proposal Deadline
(proposal date):

Total Project Budget: $589,614
Project Description and Facility Requirements
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Summary of Field Work: We will perform in situ ship wire experiments on the solubility and reaction kinetics of inorganic and biogenic calcium carbonates, including foraminifera, pteropods, and coccoliths. The study site is the Wilkinson Basin in the Gulf of Maine.

We will deploy two custom instruments which are battery powered. These instruments will be deployed on a non-conducting hydrowire at 200-250m depth for 10-24 hours at a time. A Seabird CTD will be deployed in between the two instruments. We will also potentially hang customized 1.2 L Niskin bottles above our instruments, which are triggered to close by traditional messengers. We will run at least five of these hydrowire-based experiments for a total cruise duration of 5-7 days.

Hydrocasts using a CTD/Rosette will be conducted before and after each experiment. If possible we would also like to deploy short-duration sediment traps.

We would like to catch the seasonally depressed aragonite saturation states in either the fall or spring of 2020. A regional-class ship should be of sufficient size to perform this work.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD/Rosette, a non-conducting hydrowire for experiment deployments (250m). Potentially an A-frame for deployment of sediment traps.
Summary of other requirements or comments:
List of Ship, Aircraft and Facility Requests
 YearShipTotal DaysCost EstimateStart Date (optimum)RepeatMulti-shipAreaClearanceStatus
View 2021 Endeavor 8 $232,928 Apr 01, 2021 No No Wilkinson Basin No Submitted

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