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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D145

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D145
Short name D145
Objectives and Narrative 1. Observe the structure of the upper ocean at the end of winter at two sites with different seasonal characteristics. Observe the physical and biological changes at those sites at the start of the seasonal heating cycle.
The sites chosen were around 40 15'N, 15 0'W and 45 45'N, 13 40'W. At the southern site the mixed layer depth was 150-200m, and the Drifting Spar moved northwards in a frontal structure at an average speed of over 14 cm/s. At the northern site the mixed layer was 250-300m deep, and the spar moved east then south at 10-15 cm/s.
2. Deploy two surface and two subsurface moorings for recovery on Cruise 146. Deploy a deepsea tide gauge for a deep water trial. Test shipborne surface meteorological instrumentation and provide surface fluxes for objective (1).
All these objectives were accomplished, but the surface and subsurface moorings set at the northern site were subsequently lost on Cruise 146.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Departure Date 1984-02-25
Arrival Port Leixoes, Portugal
Arrival Date 1984-03-24
Principal Scientist(s) Raymond T Pollard (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), Strait of Gibraltar (Mediterranean Sea)
Marsden Squares Visited 109;467/109;468/109;469/110;3/146;1/146;205/146;215/146;3
Work Area Description E. Atlantice
Work Area Bounding Polygon 35N,16W; 50N,16W; 50N,7W; 35N,7W; 35N,16W
Southern Limit 35N
Northern Limit 50N
Western Limit 16W
Eastern Limit 7W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 38
Description: includes some yoyos  
Current meters Quantity: 4
Description: 39cm deployed,29cm recovered;11x48/18x5 days  
Instrumented wave measurements Description:  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Quantity: activity duration in days = 46
Description: experimental deep sea tide gauge  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 4926
Description: seasoar  
Subsurface temperature measurements Quantity: 48
Description: no.of days;4 deployed,only 1 recovered  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description:  
Meteorology  
Other meteorological measurements Description:  
Routine standard measurements Description:  
Upper air observations Quantity: 28
Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 7408
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
55 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
2 CTD/STD cast Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
4 CTD/STD cast 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
Vertical spatial coordinates
4 CTD/STD cast Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Horizontal platform movement
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 CTD/STD cast Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal platform movement
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  
289847 CTD/STD cast 1984-02-27 06:36Z to 1984-02-27 07:41Z 37° 30' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
289859 CTD/STD cast 1984-02-27 08:52Z to 1984-02-27 10:37Z 37° 33' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
289860 CTD/STD cast 1984-02-28 23:29Z to 1984-02-29 01:10Z 40° 14' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
289872 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-03 00:00Z to 1984-03-03 00:47Z 46° 52' N, 13° 3' W Click for more
289884 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-03 04:50Z to 1984-03-03 05:50Z 46° 29' N, 13° 16' W Click for more
289896 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-03 12:58Z to 1984-03-03 13:32Z 45° 42' N, 13° 44' W Click for more
289903 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-03 21:45Z to 1984-03-03 22:35Z 46° 0' N, 14° 5' W Click for more
289915 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-03 23:14Z to 1984-03-04 02:44Z 46° 19' N, 14° 28' W Click for more
289927 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-04 06:27Z to 1984-03-04 07:04Z 46° 22' N, 13° 52' W Click for more
289939 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-04 11:10Z to 1984-03-04 11:42Z 46° 4' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
289940 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-05 02:35Z to 1984-03-05 03:17Z 45° 27' N, 13° 16' W Click for more
289952 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-05 07:09Z to 1984-03-05 07:43Z 45° 7' N, 13° 34' W Click for more
289964 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-05 19:27Z to 1984-03-05 21:03Z 45° 48' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
289976 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-05 22:28Z to 1984-03-05 23:03Z 45° 54' N, 13° 38' W Click for more
289988 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-06 04:17Z to 1984-03-06 04:56Z 45° 45' N, 13° 7' W Click for more
290001 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-10 13:29Z to 1984-03-10 13:59Z 45° 47' N, 12° 56' W Click for more
290013 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-10 14:27Z to 1984-03-11 01:11Z 45° 46' N, 12° 56' W Click for more
290025 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-11 03:36Z 45° 41' N, 13° 1' W Click for more
290037 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-11 07:21Z to 1984-03-11 07:59Z 45° 40' N, 13° 1' W Click for more
290049 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-11 08:30Z to 1984-03-11 17:30Z 45° 40' N, 13° 1' W Click for more
290050 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-11 21:21Z to 1984-03-11 22:00Z 45° 42' N, 12° 42' W Click for more
290062 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-11 23:36Z to 1984-03-12 00:11Z 45° 39' N, 12° 45' W Click for more
290074 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-12 03:40Z to 1984-03-12 04:23Z 45° 26' N, 13° 16' W Click for more
290086 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-12 12:07Z 43° 21' N, 14° 19' W Click for more
290098 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-13 13:26Z to 1984-03-13 16:49Z 43° 29' N, 14° 16' W Click for more
290105 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-13 20:47Z to 1984-03-13 22:15Z 43° 37' N, 14° 15' W Click for more
290117 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-14 02:24Z to 1984-03-14 03:04Z 43° 45' N, 14° 4' W Click for more
290129 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-14 06:00Z to 1984-03-14 06:41Z 43° 53' N, 13° 58' W Click for more
290130 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-14 12:45Z to 1984-03-14 14:14Z 43° 11' N, 14° 25' W Click for more
290142 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-18 22:07Z to 1984-03-18 22:45Z 40° 43' N, 15° 14' W Click for more
290154 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-19 01:12Z to 1984-03-19 01:44Z 40° 40' N, 15° 5' W Click for more
290166 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-19 06:06Z to 1984-03-19 06:44Z 40° 39' N, 14° 51' W Click for more
290178 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-21 19:36Z to 1984-03-21 20:10Z 40° 49' N, 14° 56' W Click for more
290191 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-21 22:19Z to 1984-03-21 22:54Z 40° 47' N, 14° 46' W Click for more
290209 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-22 00:57Z to 1984-03-22 01:33Z 40° 45' N, 14° 36' W Click for more
290210 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-22 06:07Z to 1984-03-22 07:57Z 40° 51' N, 14° 57' W Click for more
290222 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-23 17:42Z to 1984-03-23 17:54Z 41° 7' N, 10° 27' W Click for more
290234 CTD/STD cast 1984-02-26 22:07Z to 1984-02-27 00:46Z 37° 8' N, 10° 58' W Click for more
290246 CTD/STD cast 1984-02-27 10:31Z to 1984-02-27 15:18Z 37° 32' N, 11° 32' W Click for more
290258 CTD/STD cast 1984-02-29 01:10Z to 1984-02-29 04:13Z 40° 14' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
290271 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-03 00:47Z to 1984-03-03 01:33Z 46° 52' N, 13° 3' W Click for more
290283 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-03 05:50Z to 1984-03-03 06:54Z 46° 30' N, 13° 13' W Click for more
290295 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-03 13:32Z to 1984-03-03 14:22Z 45° 42' N, 13° 43' W Click for more
290302 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-03 22:36Z to 1984-03-03 23:14Z 46° 0' N, 14° 4' W Click for more
290314 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-04 07:04Z to 1984-03-04 07:50Z 46° 24' N, 13° 52' W Click for more
290326 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-04 11:45Z to 1984-03-04 12:20Z 46° 4' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
290338 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-05 03:16Z to 1984-03-05 04:00Z 45° 25' N, 13° 16' W Click for more
290351 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-05 23:09Z to 1984-03-05 23:43Z 45° 54' N, 13° 38' W Click for more
290363 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-06 04:56Z to 1984-03-06 05:47Z 45° 45' N, 13° 7' W Click for more
290375 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-10 13:59Z to 1984-03-10 14:25Z 45° 47' N, 12° 56' W Click for more
290387 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-11 07:59Z to 1984-03-11 08:30Z 45° 41' N, 13° 1' W Click for more
290399 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-11 22:00Z to 1984-03-11 22:46Z 45° 41' N, 12° 42' W Click for more
290406 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-12 00:11Z to 1984-03-12 00:40Z 45° 39' N, 12° 44' W Click for more
290418 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-12 04:23Z to 1984-03-12 05:09Z 45° 26' N, 13° 16' W Click for more
290431 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-13 12:49Z to 1984-03-13 13:26Z 43° 21' N, 14° 19' W Click for more
290443 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-13 16:49Z to 1984-03-13 17:31Z 43° 29' N, 14° 16' W Click for more
290455 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-13 22:20Z to 1984-03-13 23:49Z 43° 37' N, 14° 15' W Click for more
290467 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-14 03:11Z to 1984-03-14 03:45Z 43° 45' N, 14° 6' W Click for more
290479 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-14 06:41Z to 1984-03-14 07:26Z 43° 53' N, 13° 58' W Click for more
290480 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-14 14:21Z to 1984-03-14 16:05Z 43° 11' N, 14° 24' W Click for more
290492 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-18 22:49Z to 1984-03-18 23:37Z 40° 43' N, 15° 15' W Click for more
290511 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-19 01:44Z to 1984-03-19 02:15Z 40° 41' N, 15° 5' W Click for more
290523 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-19 06:44Z to 1984-03-19 07:28Z 40° 39' N, 14° 50' W Click for more
290535 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-21 20:15Z to 1984-03-21 20:51Z 40° 49' N, 14° 56' W Click for more
290547 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-21 22:57Z to 1984-03-21 23:39Z 40° 47' N, 14° 46' W Click for more
290559 CTD/STD cast 1984-03-22 01:41Z to 1984-03-22 02:21Z 40° 44' N, 14° 31' W Click for more

Project Database

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