Observations of plastic litter, underwater images with video camera and seafloor bathymetry

4th Weekly report SO289 (deutsche Version unten) Progress: We have had a successful week, and until Friday night (March 18), we were able to conduct daily station occupations with CTD casts and in situ pump deployments. We have made steady progress west towards Noumea along our 31.5°S latitude cruise track. Surface waters from the tow-fish […]

Tracing water mass mixing and continental inputs in the south Pacific Ocean with dissolved neodymium isotopes

(deutsche Version unten) Neodymium (Nd) is one of the Rare Earth Elements (REE) and consists of seven isotopes. One of the isotopes, 143Nd, is a decay product of the samarium isotope 147Sm that also belongs to the REE with a half-life of 1.06×1011 years. Since the Sm/Nd ratio in rocks and minerals varies, there are […]

Sampling the hydrothermal plume on the East Pacific Rise and first results of our on-board analysis

Weekly Report / Wochenbericht SO289 (Deutsche Version unten) Progress: We have had a successful week, with daily station occupations with smooth CTD casts and in-situ pump deployments. We have made steady progress west towards Noumea along our 31.5°S latitude cruise track. We have speeded up progress by combining our CTD casst with in situ pump […]

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#MSM106 Floating University #IAmScience

German version below Tales of A Marine Scientist Growing up, I have always been fascinated by the sea- this endless beautiful body of water. People loved to go to the beach for recreation, but I always wanted to see what the sea brought to land-shells, plants, shoes. It was a different kind of love. So, […]