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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR20101205 (JR242)


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR20101205 (JR242)
Short name JR20101205 (JR242)
Objectives and Narrative This cruise was a partial occupation of the Drake Passage CTD section. It was hampered by mechanical breakdown of the aircraft that should have taken the scientists to the ship. Therefore personnel on board were asked to undertake whatever measurements they could. 9 CTD stations were completed in the southern half of the section.

The stations are on WOCE section SR1b in eastern Drake Passage.
Underway systems were run throughout
Brian King is the NOC contact, but was not on board during the measurement period.

The remainder of the scheduled CTD section was done on a cruise in April 2011, led by Andy Watson of UEA - cruise JR276. JR276 was also a "recovery" cruise for the failed DIMES cruise in 2010.
Ship RRS James Clark Ross
Departure Port Rothera, Antarctica
Departure Date 2010-12-05
Arrival Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Arrival Date 2010-12-10
Principal Scientist(s) Brian A King (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Associated Project(s) Oceans 2025
IHB Sea Areas Visited Southern Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 486/522
Work Area Description Eastern Drake Passage 60W to 54W, 61S to 51S
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: CTD stations  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Underway shipboard ADCP 75 kHz  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Oceanlogger underway temperature, salinity, fluorescence, transmissometer  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 9
Description: Discrete salinity samples for CTD calibration  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Surface meteorology  
Geology and geophysics  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Single point echo sounder EA600  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
9 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1133839 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 22:08Z to 2010-12-07 22:20Z 61° 3' S, 54° 34' W Click for more
1133840 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-07 23:17Z to 2010-12-07 23:31Z 60° 58' S, 54° 37' W Click for more
1133852 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-08 00:52Z to 2010-12-08 01:13Z 60° 51' S, 54° 42' W Click for more
1133864 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-08 02:02Z to 2010-12-08 02:37Z 60° 49' S, 54° 43' W Click for more
1133876 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-08 03:51Z to 2010-12-08 04:40Z 60° 48' S, 54° 44' W Click for more
1133888 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-08 06:39Z to 2010-12-08 07:34Z 60° 40' S, 54° 49' W Click for more
1133907 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-08 10:52Z to 2010-12-08 11:51Z 60° 19' S, 55° 2' W Click for more
1133919 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-08 15:13Z to 2010-12-08 16:14Z 60° 0' S, 55° 14' W Click for more
1133920 CTD/STD cast 2010-12-09 20:52Z to 2010-12-09 21:50Z 55° 10' S, 58° 13' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
9 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Salinity of the water column

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


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