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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D121


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D121
Short name D121
Objectives and Narrative The cruise was designed to provide the main set of biological samples of plankton and micronekton for the study of the meandering frontal system between Eastern Atlantic Water and the Western Atlantic Water to the south-west of the Azores. The cruise was a follow up of the joint physical and biological cruise undertaken in late autumn 1980, and the preceeding two cruises during which physical observations were made and when the distribution of nutrient and fluorescence were studied in relation to the front as well as mapping and some biological sampling.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Departure Date 1981-06-05
Arrival Port Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Arrival Date 1981-06-26
Principal Scientist(s) Martin V Angel (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 111;132/112;104/112;113/112;120/112;353
Work Area Description Mid-Atlantic (N)
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  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 41
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 6
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 2222
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 3
Biology and fisheries  
Gear research Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Nekton Quantity: number of stations = 6
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 6
Description: survey:taxonomy,biomass determination  

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
6 CTD/STD cast Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
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  
289614 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-07 18:37Z to 1981-06-07 20:34Z 32° 34' N, 31° 54' W Click for more
289626 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-11 19:02Z to 1981-06-11 20:25Z 35° 3' N, 33° 3' W Click for more
289638 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-16 18:02Z to 1981-06-16 19:24Z 30° 0' N, 31° 46' W Click for more
289651 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-21 08:09Z to 1981-06-21 09:31Z 32° 30' N, 32° 0' W Click for more
289663 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-23 20:37Z to 1981-06-23 20:51Z 32° 31' N, 32° 14' W Click for more
289675 CTD/STD cast 1981-06-24 04:21Z to 1981-06-24 04:47Z 32° 48' N, 32° 7' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

No track charts currently available


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