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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC192

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS James Cook (740H) cruise JC192
Short name JC192
Objectives and Narrative The purpose of RRS James Cook cruise JC192 was to refurbish the RAPID 26N array of moorings that span the Atlantic from the Bahamas to the Canary Islands. The cruise started in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Monday 9th March 2020 and ended on Saturday 28th November at Southampton, UK. The moorings are part of a purposeful Atlantic wide array that observes the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and the associated heat and freshwater transports. The RAPID-MOCHA-WBTS array is a joint UK- US programme. During JC192 moorings were serviced at sites: EBH4, EBH4L, EBH3, EBH2, EBH1, EBH1L, EBHi, EB1, EB1L. Sites with suffix ?L? denote landers fitted with bottom pressure recorders. Two Pressure Inverted Echo Sounder (PIES) landers were deployed for NOAA AOML. Moorings were equipped with instruments to measure temperature, conductivity and pressure, and a number of moorings were also equipped with current meters and/or oxygen sensors. The ABC Fluxes project extends the measurements on the RAPID 26N array to include biological and chemical measurements. CTD stations were conducted throughout the cruise for purposes of providing pre- and post- deployment calibrations for mooring instrumentation (including oxygen and carbonate chemistry sampling) and for testing mooring releases prior to deployment. Shipboard underway measurements were systematically logged, processed and calibrated, including: surface meteorology, 5m depth sea temperatures and salinities, water depth, and navigation. Water velocity profiles from 15 m to approximately 800 m depth were obtained using two vessel mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (one 75 kHz and one 150 kHz).
Ship RRS James Cook
Departure Port Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Departure Date 2020-03-09
Arrival Port Southampton, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2020-03-28
Principal Scientist(s) Ben I Moat (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 110/145/146/74/75
Work Area Description
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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 = 10
Description: CTD stations, vertical profiles of conductivity, temperature, pressure and oxygen. Samples were taken for calibration of salinity and oxygen  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Underway measurement were made of meteorological variables (wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity, surface pressure and irradiance); surface (5m) temperature and salinity; subsurface currents from 150kHz and 75 kHz ADCPs and bathymetry from single and multi-beam echo sounders.  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Underway measurement were made of meteorological variables (wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity, surface pressure and irradiance); surface (5m) temperature and salinity; subsurface currents from 150kHz and 75 kHz ADCPs and bathymetry from single and multi-beam echo sounders.  
Chemical oceanography  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: On selected CTD stations samples were taken and stored for later analysis of dissolved inorganic carbon, and total alkalinity  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: On selected CTD stations samples were taken and stored for later analysis of inorganic nutrients and organic nitrogen  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: On selected CTD stations samples were taken and stored for later analysis of inorganic nutrients and organic nitrogen  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: CTD stations, vertical profiles of conductivity, temperature, pressure and oxygen. Samples were taken for calibration of salinity and oxygen  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: On selected CTD stations samples were taken and stored for later analysis of inorganic nutrients and organic nitrogen  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: On selected CTD stations samples were taken and stored for later analysis of inorganic nutrients and organic nitrogen  
Total - P Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: On selected CTD stations samples were taken and stored for later analysis of inorganic nutrients and organic nitrogen  
pH Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: On selected CTD stations samples were taken and stored for later analysis of dissolved inorganic carbon, and total alkalinity  
Meteorology  
Incident radiation Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Underway measurement were made of meteorological variables (wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity, surface pressure and irradiance); surface (5m) temperature and salinity; subsurface currents from 150kHz and 75 kHz ADCPs and bathymetry from single and multi-beam echo sounders.  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Underway measurement were made of meteorological variables (wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity, surface pressure and irradiance); surface (5m) temperature and salinity; subsurface currents from 150kHz and 75 kHz ADCPs and bathymetry from single and multi-beam echo sounders.  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Underway measurement were made of meteorological variables (wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity, surface pressure and irradiance); surface (5m) temperature and salinity; subsurface currents from 150kHz and 75 kHz ADCPs and bathymetry from single and multi-beam echo sounders.  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Underway measurement were made of meteorological variables (wind speed and direction, air temperature and humidity, surface pressure and irradiance); surface (5m) temperature and salinity; subsurface currents from 150kHz and 75 kHz ADCPs and bathymetry from single and multi-beam echo sounders.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
23° 45' N 25° 30' W CTD stations Argo #8583, 0-2000m
36° 22' N 13° 32' W CTD stations Argo #8585, 0-2000m
23° 44' N 24° 9' W Carbon dioxide 18 CTD, 2 CM, 9 oxygen, 50m-5000m. 1 pH, 1 pC02, 1 sampler, recover
23° 44' N 24° 9' W Carbon dioxide 18 CTD, 6 oxygen, 50m-5000m. deploy
27° 51' N 13° 32' W Current meters 10 CTD, 1 Oxygen, 1CM, 100m-10000m recover
27° 51' N 13° 32' W Current meters 11 CTD, 1 Oxygen, 100m-10000m deploy
27° 48' N 13° 45' W Current meters 14 CTD, 3 oxygen, 4CM, 100m-1400m
23° 44' N 24° 9' W Current meters 18 CTD, 2 CM, 9 oxygen, 50m-5000m. 1 pH, 1 pC02, 1 sampler, recover
23° 44' N 24° 9' W Current meters 18 CTD, 6 oxygen, 50m-5000m. deploy
27° 13' N 15° 25' W Current meters 2CTD, 1CM 2500m-3000m
27° 37' N 14° 12' W Current meters 3 CTD, 1 CM, 1600m-2000m
24° 56' N 21° 16' W Current meters 3 CTD, 1 CM, 3500m-4500m
23° 44' N 24° 9' W Oxygen 18 CTD, 2 CM, 9 oxygen, 50m-5000m. 1 pH, 1 pC02, 1 sampler, recover
23° 44' N 24° 9' W Oxygen 18 CTD, 6 oxygen, 50m-5000m. deploy
23° 46' N 24° 9' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) 1 PIES, 5089m
27° 52' N 13° 31' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) 1 PIES, 993m
27° 12' N 15° 25' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) 2 bottom pressure recorders, 3031m
23° 48' N 24° 8' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) 2 bottom pressure recorders, 5089m
27° 52' N 13° 30' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) 2 bottom pressure recorders, 993m
27° 51' N 13° 32' W Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements 10 CTD, 1 Oxygen, 1CM, 100m-10000m recover
27° 51' N 13° 32' W Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements 11 CTD, 1 Oxygen, 100m-10000m deploy
27° 48' N 13° 45' W Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements 14 CTD, 3 oxygen, 4CM, 100m-1400m
23° 44' N 24° 9' W Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements 18 CTD, 2 CM, 9 oxygen, 50m-5000m. 1 pH, 1 pC02, 1 sampler, recover
23° 44' N 24° 9' W Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements 18 CTD, 6 oxygen, 50m-5000m. deploy
27° 13' N 15° 25' W Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements 2CTD, 1CM 2500m-3000m
27° 37' N 14° 12' W Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements 3 CTD, 1 CM, 1600m-2000m
24° 56' N 21° 16' W Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements 3 CTD, 1 CM, 3500m-4500m
23° 44' N 24° 9' W pH 18 CTD, 2 CM, 9 oxygen, 50m-5000m. 1 pH, 1 pC02, 1 sampler, recover
23° 44' N 24° 9' W pH 18 CTD, 6 oxygen, 50m-5000m. deploy

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
4 Acoustic doppler current profiler Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
14 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature 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  
2047082 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2020-03-09 09:52:28Z to 2020-03-12 10:02:26Z From 28° 27' N, 16° 15' W to 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
2047094 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2020-03-12 10:12:14Z to 2020-03-23 12:58:33Z From 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W to 36° 53' N, 13° 15' W Click for more
2047101 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2020-03-09 09:52:29Z to 2020-03-12 10:02:29Z From 28° 27' N, 16° 15' W to 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
2047113 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2020-03-12 10:14:40Z to 2020-03-23 12:58:33Z From 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W to 36° 53' N, 13° 15' W Click for more
2158044 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-09 15:00Z 28° 43' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
2158056 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-09 19:35Z 28° 43' N, 15° 48' W Click for more
2158068 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-10 11:32Z 27° 48' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
2158081 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-10 21:35Z 27° 49' N, 13° 43' W Click for more
2158093 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-11 02:35Z 27° 37' N, 14° 11' W Click for more
2158100 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-11 08:52Z 27° 51' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
2158112 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-11 20:20Z 27° 54' N, 13° 25' W Click for more
2158124 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-11 22:44Z 27° 55' N, 13° 22' W Click for more
2158136 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-12 01:01Z 27° 52' N, 13° 31' W Click for more
2158148 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-14 23:39Z 24° 55' N, 21° 16' W Click for more
2158161 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-16 06:17Z 23° 43' N, 24° 11' W Click for more
2158173 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-17 17:38Z 23° 46' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
2158185 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-18 12:56Z 23° 52' N, 26° 15' W Click for more
2158197 CTD/STD cast 2020-03-18 16:55Z 23° 52' N, 26° 15' W Click for more

Project Database

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

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