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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D65

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D65
Short name D65
Objectives and Narrative The aims were to lay the three 'E' current meter moorings forming the central triangle of the C-Scale array and to make trials with the Batfish system to get it into a fully operational state and to gain experience in using it. The principal objectives of the biological programme were to collect material for an investigation into the possible existence of biochemical cycles associated with the diurnal migrations of pelagic decapods, to collect samples of micro-nekton and zooplankton from depths between 200m and 5000m and to obtain live material for physiological work
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Dakar, Senegal
Departure Date 1974-08-15
Arrival Port Dakar, Senegal
Arrival Date 1974-08-29
Principal Scientist(s) Arthur de Chair Baker (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory
Associated Project(s) GATE
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 38;229/38;238/39;101/39;110/3;382/3;383/3;392/3;393
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 8N,24W; 14N,24W; 14N,18W; 8N,18W; 8N,24W
Southern Limit 8N
Northern Limit 14N
Western Limit 24W
Eastern Limit 18W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 16
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: 2
Description: E3-mooring:08-41.2N;23-10.0W(25days).E1-mooring:08-40.8N;22-58.2W(19days)  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: 354
Description: batfish  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 2593
Description:  
Water bottle stations Description: surface only  
Biology and fisheries  
Nekton Quantity: 28
Description:  
Neuston Quantity: 26
Description:  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Description: deep scattering layers  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Description: bioluminescence individual organisms  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: 2
Description: also 1400miles underway flouroscence.  
Zooplankton Quantity: 12
Description: survey, taxonomy  
Meteorology  
Incident radiation Description: solarimeter  
Other meteorological measurements Description: systematic stand.msmnts.(2 min.inter.)  
Routine standard measurements Description: 6 hours inter.  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 2593
Description:  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
7 CTD/STD cast Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
2 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
3 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
3 CTD/STD cast Data are currently being processed

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
298144 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-18 19:43Z to 1974-08-18 20:36Z 8° 41' N, 23° 9' W Click for more
298156 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-18 21:16Z to 1974-08-18 22:05Z 8° 41' N, 23° 9' W Click for more
298168 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-18 22:34Z to 1974-08-18 23:25Z 8° 40' N, 23° 9' W Click for more
298181 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-19 19:06Z to 1974-08-19 19:57Z 8° 51' N, 23° 3' W Click for more
298193 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-19 20:08Z to 1974-08-19 20:51Z 8° 51' N, 23° 1' W Click for more
298200 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-19 21:10Z to 1974-08-19 21:50Z 8° 52' N, 23° 1' W Click for more
298212 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-19 22:02Z to 1974-08-19 22:40Z 8° 52' N, 23° 1' W Click for more
298224 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-21 00:15Z to 1974-08-21 00:48Z 8° 36' N, 23° 12' W Click for more
298236 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-21 01:23Z to 1974-08-21 02:15Z 8° 37' N, 23° 10' W Click for more
298248 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-21 02:24Z to 1974-08-21 03:29Z 8° 38' N, 23° 9' W Click for more
298261 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-22 14:57Z to 1974-08-22 15:17Z 8° 51' N, 23° 1' W Click for more
298273 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-22 15:16Z to 1974-08-22 15:30Z 8° 51' N, 23° 1' W Click for more
298285 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-25 01:07Z to 1974-08-25 02:12Z 8° 42' N, 23° 2' W Click for more
298297 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-25 02:23Z to 1974-08-25 03:18Z 8° 43' N, 23° 0' W Click for more
298304 CTD/STD cast 1974-08-25 04:01Z to 1974-08-25 04:11Z 8° 45' N, 22° 59' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

Track Chart

Reports

Cruise Report