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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D174

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D174
Short name D174
Objectives and Narrative The objective of the cruise, which is one of a series, was to study the overflow of Norwegian sea water across the Iceland Faroes Ridge and through the Faroe Bank Channel, the formation of North Atlantic Deep Water in the Iceland Basin and to observe its passage through the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone in the western Atlantic. The following tasks were undertaken:
1. Recovery of an array of moorings in the Faroe Bank Channel and an inverted echosounder/pressure recorder at its exit.
2. Further trials of an acoustic travel time monitor.
3. Hydrographic observations with a CTD together with water samples drawn for the analysis of salinity, dissolved oxygen, silicate and Freon 11 and 12. These observations to be made where moorings were laid/recovered and on a section across the Iceland Basin near 57N.
4. Deployment of an array of moorings in the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone for a period of 1 year.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Barry, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1988-05-19
Arrival Port Barry, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1988-06-12
Principal Scientist(s) Peter M Saunders (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Florida University
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;2/181;4/182;1/182;2/182;3/182;4/183;1/183;2/183;3/183;4/184;1/184;2/184;3/217;2/218;1
Work Area Description North Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,40W; 65N,40W; 65N,5W; 50N,5W; 50N,40W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 40W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 48
Description:  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 50
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: 21 deployed;360 days  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 7408
Description: ADCP  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Description: freon  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: ATTOM Trials Days  
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Quantity: activity duration in days = 360
Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 16
Description:  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 50
Description: dissolved  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 26
Description:  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 7400
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
49 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  
381810 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-21 14:43Z 60° 12' N, 6° 47' W Click for more
381822 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-21 23:23Z 60° 30' N, 7° 59' W Click for more
381834 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-22 21:13Z 61° 28' N, 7° 55' W Click for more
381846 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-22 22:15Z 61° 26' N, 7° 58' W Click for more
381858 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-22 23:39Z 61° 25' N, 8° 1' W Click for more
381871 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-23 01:02Z 61° 22' N, 8° 4' W Click for more
381883 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-23 03:12Z 61° 21' N, 8° 8' W Click for more
381895 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-23 04:18Z 61° 19' N, 8° 9' W Click for more
381902 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-23 05:20Z 61° 16' N, 8° 12' W Click for more
381914 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-23 06:08Z 61° 15' N, 8° 13' W Click for more
381926 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-23 19:17Z 62° 0' N, 8° 50' W Click for more
381938 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-23 21:04Z 61° 54' N, 9° 6' W Click for more
381951 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-23 22:22Z 61° 49' N, 9° 16' W Click for more
381963 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-24 00:30Z 61° 46' N, 9° 24' W Click for more
381975 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-24 02:51Z 61° 40' N, 9° 31' W Click for more
381987 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-24 05:16Z 61° 35' N, 9° 43' W Click for more
381999 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-25 01:10Z 61° 1' N, 7° 42' W Click for more
382002 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-27 14:21Z 56° 0' N, 22° 30' W Click for more
382014 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-27 17:24Z 56° 9' N, 22° 51' W Click for more
382026 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-27 21:36Z 56° 19' N, 23° 24' W Click for more
382038 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-28 02:46Z 56° 33' N, 23° 57' W Click for more
382051 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-28 08:14Z 56° 46' N, 24° 35' W Click for more
382063 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-28 14:30Z 57° 0' N, 25° 15' W Click for more
382075 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-28 19:43Z 57° 15' N, 25° 52' W Click for more
382087 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-29 00:40Z 57° 30' N, 26° 35' W Click for more
382099 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-29 05:49Z 57° 45' N, 27° 22' W Click for more
382106 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-29 14:29Z 58° 13' N, 28° 11' W Click for more
382118 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-29 20:22Z 58° 18' N, 28° 55' W Click for more
382131 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-30 01:08Z 58° 34' N, 29° 40' W Click for more
382143 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-30 05:24Z 58° 48' N, 30° 27' W Click for more
382155 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-30 08:31Z 59° 0' N, 30° 57' W Click for more
382167 CTD/STD cast 1988-05-31 22:19Z 52° 48' N, 35° 5' W Click for more
382179 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-01 06:11Z 52° 41' N, 35° 3' W Click for more
382180 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-01 22:16Z 52° 19' N, 35° 7' W Click for more
382192 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-02 06:12Z 52° 45' N, 35° 3' W Click for more
382211 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-03 22:21Z 52° 37' N, 35° 3' W Click for more
382223 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-04 05:38Z 52° 7' N, 35° 7' W Click for more
382235 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-04 16:52Z 51° 47' N, 35° 8' W Click for more
382247 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-04 22:02Z 51° 21' N, 35° 11' W Click for more
382259 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-05 21:51Z 52° 53' N, 35° 8' W Click for more
382260 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-06 11:45Z 52° 55' N, 32° 17' W Click for more
382272 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-06 14:29Z 52° 49' N, 32° 12' W Click for more
382284 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-06 17:47Z 52° 43' N, 32° 10' W Click for more
382296 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-07 07:20Z 52° 33' N, 32° 7' W Click for more
382303 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-07 00:00Z 52° 25' N, 32° 6' W Click for more
382315 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-07 13:06Z 52° 27' N, 31° 54' W Click for more
382327 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-07 16:58Z 52° 23' N, 31° 41' W Click for more
382339 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-07 19:55Z 52° 20' N, 31° 34' W Click for more
382340 CTD/STD cast 1988-06-07 23:40Z 52° 8' N, 31° 0' W Click for more

Project Database

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