Thursday 6 February 2014

Ocean Sampling Day‐ Winter solstice 2013‐12‐20 at Faxaflói, Iceland – Matis

Sampling was performed for the fourth time in Faxaflói, a bay in Southwest-Iceland between the peninsulas of Reykjanes and Snæfellsnes. A small boat was used to go to the OSD sampling station (N64°12.457’ W22°00.878’) in a ruff sea and a strong wind (wind speed 16-20 m/sec) and air temperature of 0.9°C. Despite of heavy rolling and unstable conditions on board the small boat, we manage to collect three replicate samples from the sampling station from a depth of 0.2 meter using acid cleaned bucket. The sampling was at 14:25 o´clock on the day before winter solstice 2013‐12‐20.The water samples (1 L) were filtrated almost instantly on site through four 0.22 μm Sterivex filters (Millipore). Filters were sealed and immediately frozen at ‐80°C. 

Additional site information:
Air temperature: 0.9°C 
Water temperature surface: 2.1 ̊C
Salinity 3,5
Wind speed 16-20 m/sec

All the best from Viggó and Eyjó

View to the shore from the sampling site

Two crew members (Eyjó and Viggó) working on deck

Google map snapshot of the OSD sampling site

Viggó Thór Marteinsson, Eyjólfur Reynisson and Kristinn Guðmundsson