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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D184

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D184
Short name D184
Objectives and Narrative 1. To survey potential coring sites by 3.5 kHz reflection profiler and bottom photography.
2. To take suites of kasten and box cores, spanning as large a water-depth range as possible, from four principal areas on the 20W transect.
3. To X-ray and sample the cores in detail, providing samples for water content, carbonate and organic carbon content and chemistry, grain-size, radiochemistry, dating, mineralogy, micropalaeontology and stable isotope analysis.
4. To sample cores on behalf of other workers and keep archive cores.
5. To squeeze or centrifuge samples from box cores for extraction and analysis of pore waters for nutrients, oxygen and redox sensitive species.
6. To determine oxygen profiles in the surface few centimetres of box cores using oxygen electrodes with a micromanipulator system.
7. Take CTD/transmission-fluorescence casts with 12 x 10-litre Go-Flo bottles at each coring area plus casts between areas and on the runs out and back.
8. To conduct basic-BOFS measurements on the water bottle samples including temperature and salinity, nutrients, oxygen, DOC, POC & N, pigments and total suspended matter.
9. To maintain underway current measurements via ADCP and EM logs, fluorescence/transmission and Temperature/Salinity measurements on continuously pumped flow, and determine nutrients (NO3, PO4, SiO2) on samples taken from that flow.
10. To recover, refurbish and redeploy sediment trap moorings, split, preserve and perform any necessary immediate analysis on trap samples.
11. To sample the water column via in situ pumps and water bottles for analysis of natural uranium series radionuclides.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1989-07-14
Arrival Port Barry, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1989-08-14
Principal Scientist(s) I Nicholas McCave (University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences)
Responsible Organisation University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences
Associated Project(s) JGOFS N. Atlantic Pilot Study, BOFS
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 146;3/146;4/147;3/182;4/183;1/183;3
Work Area Description N Atlantic Ocean
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 = 22
Description:  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description:  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: number of deployments = 14
Description: UOR  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description:  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 1338
Description: stable isotopes  
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 32
Description: hourly  
Nitrite Quantity: number of samples = 30
Description: hourly  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 34
Description:  
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 31
Description: hourly  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 32
Description: hourly  
Biology and fisheries  
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids) Quantity: number of samples = 4
Description:  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: distribution,biomass determination  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Description: continuous;energy transfers,biomass determination,distribution  
Phytoplankton Description: Samples collected every 4 hours whilst steaming between stations  
Sediment traps Quantity: number of deployments = 5
Description:  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: net hauls  
Meteorology  
Other meteorological measurements Quantity: number of samples = 16
Description: rain collection  
Geology and geophysics  
Bottom photography Quantity: number of stations = 14
Description:  
Core - rock Quantity: number of cores = 43
Description: geochronology;paleontology;101 magnetism  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 43
Description: 2969 chemical analysis  
In-situ seafloor measurement/sampling Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: 6 SAPs,4 botts  
Single channel seismic reflection 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
2 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
29 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
34 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
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
1 Pumped water sample Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
960639 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-16 21:46Z 48° 48' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
960640 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-17 01:22Z 48° 48' N, 14° 10' W Click for more
960652 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-18 00:18Z 48° 0' N, 19° 28' W Click for more
960664 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-18 04:13Z 48° 0' N, 19° 27' W Click for more
960676 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-18 15:01Z 48° 0' N, 19° 32' W Click for more
960688 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-22 13:19Z 47° 48' N, 19° 42' W Click for more
960707 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-23 21:37Z 47° 58' N, 19° 27' W Click for more
960719 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-23 23:38Z 47° 58' N, 19° 27' W Click for more
960720 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-25 11:53Z 49° 49' N, 21° 16' W Click for more
960732 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-25 15:13Z 49° 48' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
960744 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-29 07:12Z 52° 20' N, 22° 25' W Click for more
960756 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-29 11:58Z 52° 20' N, 22° 24' W Click for more
960768 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-29 13:36Z 52° 21' N, 22° 26' W Click for more
960781 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-30 21:03Z 53° 10' N, 21° 39' W Click for more
960793 CTD/STD cast 1989-07-31 02:13Z 53° 30' N, 21° 25' W Click for more
960800 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-01 01:30Z 54° 39' N, 20° 39' W Click for more
960812 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-01 21:59Z 55° 42' N, 20° 40' W Click for more
960824 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-02 00:43Z 55° 42' N, 20° 39' W Click for more
960836 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-02 02:14Z 55° 42' N, 20° 37' W Click for more
960848 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-03 07:33Z 57° 53' N, 21° 22' W Click for more
960861 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-03 10:13Z 57° 52' N, 21° 21' W Click for more
960873 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-04 04:48Z 58° 38' N, 19° 24' W Click for more
960885 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-04 08:32Z 58° 52' N, 19° 49' W Click for more
960897 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-04 11:07Z 58° 52' N, 19° 48' W Click for more
960904 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-05 11:57Z 59° 5' N, 21° 58' W Click for more
960916 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-05 14:56Z 59° 8' N, 21° 55' W Click for more
960928 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-05 16:22Z 59° 9' N, 21° 54' W Click for more
960941 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-06 07:35Z 59° 13' N, 21° 4' W Click for more
960953 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-07 18:47Z 59° 28' N, 23° 15' W Click for more
960965 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-07 20:49Z 59° 29' N, 23° 15' W Click for more
960977 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 00:00Z 59° 19' N, 22° 40' W Click for more
960989 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 11:15Z 59° 0' N, 21° 59' W Click for more
960990 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-08 14:07Z 59° 0' N, 21° 58' W Click for more
961004 CTD/STD cast 1989-08-10 13:48Z 58° 0' N, 16° 33' W Click for more
1250322 Bottle station 1989-07-16 23:28Z 48° 48' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
1250334 Bottle station 1989-07-17 01:38Z 48° 48' N, 14° 10' W Click for more
1250346 Bottle station 1989-07-18 01:45Z 48° 0' N, 19° 28' W Click for more
1250358 Bottle station 1989-07-18 04:32Z 48° 0' N, 19° 27' W Click for more
1250371 Bottle station 1989-07-23 22:15Z 47° 58' N, 19° 27' W Click for more
1250383 Bottle station 1989-07-23 23:59Z 47° 58' N, 19° 27' W Click for more
1250395 Bottle station 1989-07-22 15:03Z 47° 48' N, 19° 42' W Click for more
1250402 Bottle station 1989-07-25 13:06Z 49° 49' N, 21° 16' W Click for more
1250414 Bottle station 1989-07-25 15:34Z 49° 48' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
1250426 Bottle station 1989-07-29 08:36Z 52° 20' N, 22° 25' W Click for more
1250438 Bottle station 1989-07-29 12:25Z 52° 20' N, 22° 24' W Click for more
1250451 Bottle station 1989-07-29 13:59Z 52° 21' N, 22° 26' W Click for more
1250463 Bottle station 1989-07-30 22:10Z 53° 10' N, 21° 39' W Click for more
1250475 Bottle station 1989-07-31 03:22Z 53° 30' N, 21° 25' W Click for more
1250487 Bottle station 1989-08-01 02:27Z 54° 39' N, 20° 39' W Click for more
1250499 Bottle station 1989-08-01 22:44Z 55° 42' N, 20° 40' W Click for more
1250506 Bottle station 1989-08-02 01:08Z 55° 42' N, 20° 39' W Click for more
1250518 Bottle station 1989-08-02 02:37Z 55° 42' N, 20° 37' W Click for more
1250531 Bottle station 1989-08-03 08:29Z 57° 53' N, 21° 22' W Click for more
1250543 Bottle station 1989-08-03 10:51Z 57° 52' N, 21° 21' W Click for more
1250555 Bottle station 1989-08-04 05:31Z 58° 38' N, 19° 24' W Click for more
1250567 Bottle station 1989-08-04 09:30Z 58° 52' N, 19° 49' W Click for more
1250579 Bottle station 1989-08-04 11:24Z 58° 52' N, 19° 48' W Click for more
1250580 Bottle station 1989-08-05 12:49Z 59° 5' N, 21° 58' W Click for more
1250592 Bottle station 1989-08-05 15:18Z 59° 8' N, 21° 55' W Click for more
1250611 Bottle station 1989-08-05 16:41Z 59° 9' N, 21° 54' W Click for more
1250623 Bottle station 1989-08-07 19:35Z 59° 28' N, 23° 15' W Click for more
1250635 Bottle station 1989-08-07 21:08Z 59° 29' N, 23° 15' W Click for more
1250647 Bottle station 1989-08-08 00:58Z 59° 19' N, 22° 40' W Click for more
1250659 Bottle station 1989-08-08 12:17Z 59° 0' N, 21° 59' W Click for more
1250660 Bottle station 1989-08-08 14:24Z 59° 0' N, 21° 58' W Click for more
1250672 Bottle station 1989-08-10 14:29Z 58° 0' N, 16° 33' W Click for more
1360434 Pumped water sample 1989-07-18 06:12Z to 1989-08-12 04:27Z 47° 32' N to 59° 28' N; 23° 12' W to 7° 51' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
13 Apstein opening-closing mesh zooplankton net
7 Unspecified zooplankton net or nets
14 Box core Sediment age
Stable isotopes in sediment

Geological sample density
Geological sample radioactivity
Sediment accumulation rate
Carbon concentrations in sediment
Inorganic chemical composition of sediment or rocks
18 Multicorer Geological sample density

Geological sample radioactivity
Sediment water content, porosity and surface area
Carbon concentrations in sediment
Nitrogen concentrations in sediment
109 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
34 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Microzooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Radioactivity in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
2 Drifting rig with sediment traps
10 Stand-alone pumps
Radioactivity in water bodies
Metadata parameters
14 Underwater camera system
2 Instrument mooring Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Sedimentation flux of metallic and metalloid elements and isotopes in water bodies
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Sedimentation flux of carbon, nitrogen or organic matter in the water column

Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Radioactivity in water bodies
Sedimentation flux quantification in the water column
Sedimentation flux of non-metallic inorganic species in the water column
20 Kasten corer
20 Expendable Bathythermograph Temperature of the water column
1 Piston corer

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

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