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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Charles Darwin (74AB) cruise CD1


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Charles Darwin (74AB) cruise CD1
Short name CD1
Objectives and Narrative 1) Recovery of the ARIES inverted echo sounder in the SW approaches.
2) Deployment of a near surface current buoy at the same location.
3) Deployment of four SOFAR floats near 41deg 30'N 14deg 30'W.
4) Working a line of CTD stations across the east Azores Fracture Zone.
5) Recovery of three current meter moorings at GME (31deg 30'N 25deg 00'W).
6) Deployment of replacement moorings at GME.
7) Deployment of a deepsea tide gauge in GME area.
8) Working of CTD stations in GME area and around the Madeira abyssal plain.
Ship RRS Charles Darwin
Departure Port Falmouth, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1985-02-13
Arrival Port Funchal, Portugal
Arrival Date 1985-03-04
Principal Scientist(s) W John Gould (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Physical Oceanography studies to study dispersion in the deep ocean
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 111;1/111;2/111;3/146;2/146;3
Work Area Description N.E. Atlantic
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 profiles = 19
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: moorings recovered, each with 3 current meters, located nominally 10, 100 & 1000 m above the sea bed. Durations 1 year. Moorings replaced.  
Neutrally buoyant floats Quantity: number of deployments = 16
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: autonomous listening station  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Description: tide gauge deployed for recovery in spring 1986 and ARIES inverted echo sounder  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Description: thermistors on current meters T only  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Collar buoy (float)  
Water bottle stations Description: water bottles for calibrating CTD bottom only  
Routine standard measurements Description: synoptic hours  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Description: continous  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

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Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
19 CTD/STD cast Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
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  
56981 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-15 17:22Z 46° 13' N, 10° 48' W Click for more
56993 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-20 10:20Z 37° 37' N, 18° 52' W Click for more
57007 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-20 20:52Z 37° 28' N, 18° 50' W Click for more
57019 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-21 02:31Z 37° 12' N, 18° 48' W Click for more
57020 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-21 15:14Z 36° 58' N, 18° 53' W Click for more
57032 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-23 19:18Z 31° 30' N, 25° 9' W Click for more
57044 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-24 00:20Z 31° 30' N, 25° 3' W Click for more
57056 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-24 22:39Z 31° 28' N, 24° 45' W Click for more
57068 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-25 07:52Z 31° 58' N, 24° 0' W Click for more
57081 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-26 06:11Z 31° 29' N, 24° 21' W Click for more
57093 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-27 15:18Z 31° 33' N, 26° 7' W Click for more
57100 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-27 22:12Z 31° 46' N, 26° 37' W Click for more
57112 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-28 11:43Z 31° 55' N, 27° 0' W Click for more
57124 CTD/STD cast 1985-02-28 16:35Z 32° 0' N, 27° 10' W Click for more
57136 CTD/STD cast 1985-03-01 08:12Z 32° 59' N, 25° 15' W Click for more
57148 CTD/STD cast 1985-03-01 22:20Z 33° 0' N, 23° 29' W Click for more
57161 CTD/STD cast 1985-03-02 11:29Z 31° 40' N, 22° 34' W Click for more
57173 CTD/STD cast 1985-03-03 00:11Z 32° 15' N, 21° 14' W Click for more
57185 CTD/STD cast 1985-03-03 10:24Z 32° 20' N, 20° 15' W Click for more

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