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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Oceanus cruise OC459-1

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Oceanus cruise OC459-1
Short name OC459-1
Objectives and Narrative This cruise report covers scientific operations conducted during RV Oceanus OC459-1. Mooring operations conducted on RV Ronald H. Brown RB10-09 are given as an Appendix. Cruise OC459 departed from Woods Hole on 23rd March 2010 and arrived in Freeport, Grand Bahama on 04th April 2010.
The purpose of the cruise was the refurbishment of an array of moorings off the coast of Abaco Island, Bahamas at nominal latitude of 26.5N. The moorings are part of a purposeful Atlantic wide mooring array for monitoring the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and Heat Flux. The array is a joint UK/US programme and is known as the RAPID-WATCH/MOCHA array. Information and data from the project can be found on the web site hosted by the National Oceanography Centre Southampton http://www.noc.soton.ac.uk/rapidmoc and from the British Oceanographic Data Centre http://www.bodc.ac.uk.
The RAPID transatlantic array consists of 24 moorings of which 21 are maintained by the UK, and 17 bottom landers of which 15 are maintained by the UK. The moorings are primarily instrumented with Sea-Bird self-logging instruments measuring conductivity, temperature and pressure. Direct measurements of currents are made in the shallow and deep western boundary currents. The bottom landers are instrumented with bottom pressure recorders (also known as tide gauges), measuring the weight of water above the instrument.
The RAPID naming convention for moorings is Western Boundary (WB), Eastern Boundary (EB) and Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) indicating the general sub-regions of the array. Numbering increments from west to east. An L in the name indicates a bottom lander, M indicates a minimooring with only one instrument, H indicates a mooring that is on the continental slope and is instrumented over a limited depth range. During OC459-1, we recovered and redeployed WB1, WB2, WB6, WBH2, WBADCP, WB2L4 and WB4L4. WBAL1 was deployed on OC459-1. Mooring WB4 was recovered and redeployed on RB10-09.
On OC459-1, CTD stations were conducted at convenient times throughout the cruise for purposes of providing pre and post deployment calibrations for mooring instrumentation and for testing mooring releases prior to deployment. Shipboard underway measurements were systematically logged, processed and calibrated, including waves (spectra of energy and significant wave height), surface meteorology (air pressure, temperature, wind speed and direction and radiation (total incident and photosynthetically active), sea temperatures and salinities, water depth and navigation. Seawater samples from CTD stations and of the sea-surface were obtained for calibration.
Ship RV Oceanus
Departure Port Woods Hole, United States
Departure Date 2010-03-23
Arrival Port Freeport, Bahamas
Arrival Date 2010-04-04
Principal Scientist(s) Christopher S Meinen (NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation
Associated Project(s) RAPID Climate Change
IHB Sea Areas Visited North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 79/80
Work Area Description Subtropical Northwest Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 20N,80W; 30N,80W; 30N,60W; 20N,60W; 20N,80W
Southern Limit 20N
Northern Limit 30N
Western Limit 80W
Eastern Limit 60W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: CTD profiles - temperature, conductivity and pressure  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Underway data - temperature, conductivity, fluorescence  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Salinity samples for calibration of CTD.  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Met data - air pressure, air temperature  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
26° 29' N 76° 51' W Current meters WB1 deployment: 15x CTD 4x CM
26° 30' N 76° 49' W Current meters WB1 recovery: 15x CTD 4x CM
26° 25' N 76° 42' W Current meters WB2 deployment: 16x CTD 8x CM
26° 30' N 76° 44' W Current meters WB2 recovery: 16x CTD 7x CM
26° 29' N 70° 31' W Current meters WB6 deployment: 5x CTD 1x CM
26° 26' N 76° 33' W Current meters WBH2 deployment: 3x CTD 5x CM
26° 28' N 76° 37' W Current meters WBH2 recovery: 3x CTD 5x CM
26° 31' N 76° 48' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) WBADCP deployment: 1x ADCP
26° 31' N 76° 52' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) WBADCP recovery: 1x ADCP
26° 29' N 76° 51' W Other physical oceanographic measurements WB1 deployment: 15x CTD 4x CM
26° 30' N 76° 49' W Other physical oceanographic measurements WB1 recovery: 15x CTD 4x CM
26° 25' N 76° 42' W Other physical oceanographic measurements WB2 deployment: 16x CTD 8x CM
26° 30' N 76° 44' W Other physical oceanographic measurements WB2 recovery: 16x CTD 7x CM
26° 29' N 70° 31' W Other physical oceanographic measurements WB6 deployment: 5x CTD 1x CM
26° 29' N 70° 31' W Other physical oceanographic measurements WB6 recovery: 5x CTD 2x BPR
26° 26' N 76° 33' W Other physical oceanographic measurements WBH2 deployment: 3x CTD 5x CM
26° 28' N 76° 37' W Other physical oceanographic measurements WBH2 recovery: 3x CTD 5x CM
26° 29' N 70° 31' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) WB6 recovery: 5x CTD 2x BPR
26° 31' N 76° 52' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) WBL0 deployment: 2x BPR
26° 30' N 76° 45' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) WBL3 deployment: 2x BPR
26° 30' N 76° 44' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) WBL3 recovery: 2x BPR
26° 21' N 75° 42' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) WBL4 deployment: 2x BPR
26° 24' N 75° 42' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) WBL4 recovery: 1x BPR

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
18 Acoustic current meter Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
1 Acoustic doppler current profiler Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
8 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
8 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Inverted Echo Sounder Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Reference numbers
Sea level
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
37 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1082739 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082740 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082752 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082764 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082776 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082788 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082807 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082819 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082820 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082832 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082844 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082856 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082868 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082881 Moored CTD 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1082893 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1082900 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1082912 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:30Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1082924 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1082936 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1082948 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1082961 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1082973 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1082985 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1082997 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:30Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1083000 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1083012 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1083024 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1083036 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1083048 Moored CTD 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1083061 Moored CTD 2010-04-01 17:00Z to 2011-04-26 18:00Z 26° 28' N, 76° 34' W Click for more
1083073 Moored CTD 2010-04-01 17:00Z to 2011-04-26 18:00Z 26° 28' N, 76° 34' W Click for more
1083085 Moored CTD 2010-04-01 17:00Z to 2011-04-26 18:00Z 26° 28' N, 76° 34' W Click for more
1083097 Moored CTD 2010-03-28 17:30Z to 2011-04-20 17:00Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1083104 Moored CTD 2010-03-28 17:30Z to 2011-04-20 17:00Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1083116 Moored CTD 2010-03-28 17:30Z to 2011-04-20 17:00Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1083128 Moored CTD 2010-03-28 17:30Z to 2011-04-20 17:00Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1083141 Moored CTD 2010-03-28 17:30Z to 2011-04-20 17:00Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1097136 Acoustic current meter 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:26Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1097148 Acoustic current meter 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:27Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1097161 Acoustic current meter 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:29Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1097173 Acoustic current meter 2010-04-03 17:30Z to 2011-04-29 13:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1097185 Acoustic current meter 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:30Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1097197 Acoustic current meter 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:22Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1097204 Acoustic current meter 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:28Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1097216 Acoustic current meter 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:21Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1097228 Acoustic current meter 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:25Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1097241 Acoustic current meter 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:27Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1097253 Acoustic current meter 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:24Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1097265 Acoustic current meter 2010-03-31 21:30Z to 2011-04-27 16:29Z 26° 31' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1097474 Acoustic current meter 2010-03-28 19:00Z to 2011-04-20 17:00Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1097486 Acoustic current meter 2010-04-01 17:00Z to 2011-04-26 18:00Z 26° 28' N, 76° 34' W Click for more
1097498 Acoustic current meter 2010-04-01 17:00Z to 2011-04-26 18:00Z 26° 28' N, 76° 34' W Click for more
1097505 Acoustic current meter 2010-04-01 17:00Z to 2011-04-26 18:00Z 26° 28' N, 76° 34' W Click for more
1097517 Acoustic current meter 2010-04-01 17:00Z to 2011-04-26 18:00Z 26° 28' N, 76° 34' W Click for more
1097529 Acoustic current meter 2010-04-01 17:00Z to 2011-04-26 18:00Z 26° 28' N, 76° 34' W Click for more
1097530 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2010-04-03 00:00Z to 2011-04-29 20:30Z 26° 31' N, 76° 48' W Click for more
1137379 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-04-02 03:40Z to 2012-02-28 10:40Z 26° 30' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1137380 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-04-02 03:31Z to 2012-02-28 10:31Z 26° 30' N, 76° 45' W Click for more
1137411 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-03-30 04:00Z to 2012-02-25 11:30Z 26° 21' N, 75° 42' W Click for more
1137423 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-03-30 04:20Z to 2012-02-25 10:50Z 26° 21' N, 75° 42' W Click for more
1137459 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-03-28 19:30Z to 2011-04-20 16:00Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1137460 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-03-28 19:30Z to 2011-04-20 16:00Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1137472 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-04-03 01:00Z to 2012-02-29 19:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 52' W Click for more
1137484 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2010-04-03 01:00Z to 2012-02-29 19:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 52' W Click for more
1781479 Inverted Echo Sounder 2010-04-01 12:00Z to 2014-03-27 12:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
1814874 CTD/STD cast 2010-03-25 18:09Z 35° 27' N, 70° 43' W Click for more
1814886 CTD/STD cast 2010-03-27 18:03Z 27° 24' N, 70° 33' W Click for more
1814898 CTD/STD cast 2010-03-28 02:41Z 27° 25' N, 70° 35' W Click for more
1814905 CTD/STD cast 2010-03-29 21:11Z 26° 22' N, 75° 42' W Click for more
1814917 CTD/STD cast 2010-03-30 20:54Z 26° 30' N, 76° 39' W Click for more
1814929 CTD/STD cast 2010-03-31 02:23Z 26° 34' N, 76° 42' W Click for more
1814930 CTD/STD cast 2010-04-02 02:28Z 26° 31' N, 76° 38' W Click for more
1814942 CTD/STD cast 2010-04-03 02:18Z 26° 30' N, 76° 42' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database

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