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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Charles Darwin (74AB) cruise CD66

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Charles Darwin (74AB) cruise CD66
Short name CD66
Objectives and Narrative Interdisciplinary cruise to study the sub tropical front and flows
Ship RRS Charles Darwin
Departure Port Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Departure Date 1992-03-04
Arrival Port Barry, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1992-04-06
Principal Scientist(s) Robin D Pingree (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 110/111/145/146/75
Work Area Description Gt.Meteor Table Mount,Moroccan,Portuguese,Spanish,Amorican shelf
Work Area Bounding Polygon 20N,30W; 50N,30W; 50N,0E; 20N,0E; 20N,30W
Southern Limit 20N
Northern Limit 50N
Western Limit 30W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 282
Description: XBT drops with T5, T7 probes, some traces coded and transmitted over GTS  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 67
Description: RVS CTD No. 1195 (EG&G), data collected on up and down casts  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description:  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 7000
Description: Underway surface monitoring for temperature, salinity (kilometres of track) plus RDI ADCP down to 300m depth.  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 300
Description: SeaSoar tows 0-400m  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 7000
Description: Underway surface monitoring for temperature, salinity (kilometres of track) plus RDI ADCP down to 300m depth.  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of stations = 67
Description: SeaTech transmissometer on CTD,+7000km surface  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 67
Description: General Oceanics Multisampler (9x1.7l bottles) used on CTD upcasts  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 38
Description: +7000km surface  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 38
Description: +7000km surface  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 67
Description: on CTD for calibration  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 38
Description: +7000km surface  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 38
Description: +7000km surface  
Total - N Quantity: number of stations = 40
Description:  
Total - P Quantity: number of stations = 40
Description:  
Biology and fisheries  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of stations = 40
Description:  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 25
Description: For later identification  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 300
Description: SeaSoar tows 0-400m, oxygen and fluorescence/chlorophyll  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 7000
Description: Underway surface fluorescence/chlorophyll  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 67
Description: Aquatrack fluorimeter on CTD  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 53
Description: Chlorophyll samples  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
30° 0' N 28° 34' W Current meters Approx. position for 5 moorings:A - 3CMs;B - 3CMs;C - 2CMs;D - 3CMs;136 - 2CMs
30° 12' N 28° 18' W Current meters Deployed 1yr mooring 137 with 2 current meters
30° 25' N 28° 28' W Current meters Deployed 1yr mooring 138 with 2 current meters
34° 1' N 8° 5' W Current meters Deployed 1yr moorings 139 and 140 each with 2 cms
40° 18' N 9° 46' W Current meters Deployed 1yr moorings 141 and 142 each with 2cms (positions approx.)
45° 4' N 2° 46' W Current meters Deployed 1yr moorings 145 with 3 cms and 144 with 2 cms (positions approx.)
44° 16' N 3° 48' W Current meters laid 1 year mooring (143) with 2 current meters and thermistor chain
30° 0' N 28° 28' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) laid 7 Mar 1992, 306m, recovered 11 Mar 1992, ADCP
36° 43' N 12° 25' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Deployed long term drifting buoy 3906
34° 0' N 26° 0' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Deployed long term drifting buoy 3907 and 3909 (at 34 30.0N, 25 59.0W)
35° 1' N 30° 0' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Deployed long term drifting buoys 3196, 10119
30° 0' N 28° 27' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Deployed long term drifting buoys 3347, 3346, 3908
45° 9' N 4° 49' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Deployed long term drifting buoys 3917,5794
34° 42' N 23° 29' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Deployed long term drifting buoys 8336,1812
30° 28' N 28° 28' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifter 8336, laid 7Mar1992, recovered 11Mar1992, with 2CMs + thermistor chain

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
66 CTD/STD cast Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
2 CTD/STD cast Date and time
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  
506836 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-04 23:43Z 37° 0' N, 27° 3' W Click for more
506848 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-05 07:56Z 36° 0' N, 27° 20' W Click for more
506861 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-05 18:47Z 35° 0' N, 27° 38' W Click for more
506873 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-06 03:05Z 34° 0' N, 27° 55' W Click for more
506885 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-06 11:09Z 33° 0' N, 28° 12' W Click for more
506897 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-06 19:20Z 32° 0' N, 28° 31' W Click for more
506904 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-07 04:00Z 30° 59' N, 28° 47' W Click for more
506916 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-08 09:41Z 29° 59' N, 28° 34' W Click for more
506928 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-08 11:49Z 30° 0' N, 28° 40' W Click for more
506941 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-08 13:28Z 30° 0' N, 28° 45' W Click for more
506953 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-08 15:50Z 30° 0' N, 28° 50' W Click for more
506965 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-09 01:03Z 30° 0' N, 29° 6' W Click for more
506977 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-09 05:39Z 30° 1' N, 28° 39' W Click for more
506989 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-09 07:16Z 30° 0' N, 28° 34' W Click for more
506990 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-09 08:58Z 30° 0' N, 28° 29' W Click for more
507004 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-09 14:58Z 30° 0' N, 28° 25' W Click for more
507016 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-09 16:13Z 30° 0' N, 28° 19' W Click for more
507028 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-10 00:26Z 30° 0' N, 28° 0' W Click for more
507041 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-10 03:11Z 30° 0' N, 28° 5' W Click for more
507053 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-10 06:13Z 30° 0' N, 28° 9' W Click for more
507065 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-10 09:22Z 30° 0' N, 28° 14' W Click for more
507077 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-10 12:38Z 30° 0' N, 28° 20' W Click for more
507089 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-10 14:36Z 29° 59' N, 28° 31' W Click for more
507090 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-10 16:58Z 29° 54' N, 28° 34' W Click for more
507108 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-10 19:20Z 29° 49' N, 28° 38' W Click for more
507121 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-11 00:11Z 29° 48' N, 28° 41' W Click for more
507133 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-11 01:37Z 29° 45' N, 28° 43' W Click for more
507145 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-11 05:55Z 29° 40' N, 28° 15' W Click for more
507157 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-11 07:56Z 29° 42' N, 28° 19' W Click for more
507169 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-11 09:50Z 29° 45' N, 28° 25' W Click for more
507170 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-12 07:34Z 30° 0' N, 27° 0' W Click for more
507182 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-12 19:28Z 31° 0' N, 26° 0' W Click for more
507194 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-13 03:54Z 32° 0' N, 26° 0' W Click for more
507201 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-13 12:27Z 32° 59' N, 26° 0' W Click for more
507213 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-13 20:20Z 33° 58' N, 26° 1' W Click for more
507225 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-14 06:24Z 34° 28' N, 26° 0' W Click for more
507237 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-14 14:40Z 35° 0' N, 26° 0' W Click for more
507249 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-14 22:51Z 35° 30' N, 26° 0' W Click for more
507250 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-15 05:32Z 35° 30' N, 24° 59' W Click for more
507262 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-15 12:42Z 35° 30' N, 24° 0' W Click for more
507274 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-15 17:58Z 35° 30' N, 23° 27' W Click for more
507286 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-16 06:35Z 34° 30' N, 23° 31' W Click for more
507298 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-17 07:30Z 34° 43' N, 23° 28' W Click for more
507305 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-17 17:17Z 35° 0' N, 23° 30' W Click for more
507317 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-17 21:00Z 34° 34' N, 23° 36' W Click for more
507329 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-17 23:13Z 34° 31' N, 23° 39' W Click for more
507330 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-18 04:40Z 34° 28' N, 23° 42' W Click for more
507342 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-18 07:40Z 34° 21' N, 23° 31' W Click for more
507354 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-18 11:18Z 34° 15' N, 23° 19' W Click for more
507366 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-19 00:23Z 35° 13' N, 22° 41' W Click for more
507378 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-22 16:39Z 34° 0' N, 8° 2' W Click for more
507391 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-22 20:44Z 34° 8' N, 8° 8' W Click for more
507409 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-23 01:07Z 34° 15' N, 8° 12' W Click for more
507410 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-23 09:39Z 35° 0' N, 9° 18' W Click for more
507422 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-24 12:18Z 35° 59' N, 10° 49' W Click for more
507434 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-26 16:21Z 36° 51' N, 12° 33' W Click for more
507446 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-27 12:27Z 36° 45' N, 12° 30' W Click for more
507458 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-27 15:55Z 36° 49' N, 12° 22' W Click for more
507471 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-27 19:48Z 36° 55' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
507483 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-28 00:42Z 36° 55' N, 12° 39' W Click for more
507495 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-28 03:47Z 36° 46' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
507502 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-28 07:21Z 36° 46' N, 12° 25' W Click for more
507514 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-28 10:47Z 36° 39' N, 12° 21' W Click for more
507526 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-28 13:54Z 36° 40' N, 12° 28' W Click for more
507538 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-28 20:08Z 37° 3' N, 12° 9' W Click for more
507551 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-29 00:01Z 37° 10' N, 12° 1' W Click for more
507563 CTD/STD cast 1992-03-30 20:40Z 40° 17' N, 9° 41' W Click for more
507575 CTD/STD cast 1992-04-04 06:18Z 45° 12' N, 4° 43' W Click for more

Project Database

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

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