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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Charles Darwin (74AB) cruise CD91B

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 CD91B
Short name CD91B
Objectives and Narrative Deployment of moorings, CTD and water sampling, coring, sea-bed survey. Second part of two leg cruise. CD 91B - LOIS SES 1B
Ship RRS Charles Darwin
Departure Port Fairlie, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1995-03-22
Arrival Port Fairlie, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1995-04-02
Principal Scientist(s) John Huthnance (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Associated Project(s) LOIS - SES
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4
Work Area Description NE Atlantic, Hebrides shelf edge & slope east of Hebrides terrace seamount
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 60N,10W; 60N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description:  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description:  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: shipborne ADCP, vertical profile every 2 mins  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: attached to CTD  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: attached to CTD  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Ammonia Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: attached to CTD  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Total - N Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Total - P Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Biology and fisheries  
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC) Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: dissolved organic nitrogen  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description:  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 10
Description: attached to CTD  
Geology and geophysics  
Bottom photography Quantity: number of deployments = 6
Description: bed hop camera; 20 black and white photos/station  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 6
Description: 3 Kasten, 2 gravity, 1 box  
Long/short range side scan sonar Quantity: track kilometres = 969
Description: swathe bathymetry (simrad EM12)  
Multi-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 969
Description: swathe bathymetry (simrad EM12)  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
56° 28' N 8° 57' W Current meters +D01 S140, 2 cms+t; depl. 31 Mar 95
56° 28' N 9° 3' W Current meters +D01,D90 S300, 3 cms+t,c; 1 transmissometer; depl. 28 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 9' W Current meters +D01,D90 S700, 3 cms+t,c; 1 transmissometer;depl. 29 Mar 95
56° 43' N 9° 25' W Current meters +D01,D90,B73 N1500, 1 cm+t,c,transmittance,sediment trap; depl. 29 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 3' W Current meters +D01,D90,H24 S200, 3 cms+t,c;transmissometer,nitrate analyser; depl. 31 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 3' W Nitrate +B02,H24,H16 S200,(t,s,transmittance,fluorescence,nitrate anal) depl.31 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 3' W Nitrate +D01,D90,H24 S200, 3 cms+t,c;transmissometer,nitrate analyser; depl. 31 Mar 95
56° 27' N 8° 58' W Other meteorological measurements S140, surface met. buoy; depl. 23 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 3' W Other physical oceanographic measurements +B02,H24,H16 S200,(t,s,transmittance,fluorescence,nitrate anal) depl.31 Mar 95
56° 28' N 9° 3' W Other physical oceanographic measurements +D01,D90 S300, 3 cms+t,c; 1 transmissometer; depl. 28 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 9' W Other physical oceanographic measurements +D01,D90 S700, 3 cms+t,c; 1 transmissometer;depl. 29 Mar 95
56° 43' N 9° 25' W Other physical oceanographic measurements +D01,D90,B73 N1500, 1 cm+t,c,transmittance,sediment trap; depl. 29 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 3' W Other physical oceanographic measurements +D01,D90,H24 S200, 3 cms+t,c;transmissometer,nitrate analyser; depl. 31 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 9' W Other physical oceanographic measurements +H16,D90 S700; surface toriod - sensors (t,c,transmittance); depl. 27 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 3' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) +B02,H24,H16 S200,(t,s,transmittance,fluorescence,nitrate anal) depl.31 Mar 95
56° 27' N 8° 58' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) S140, bottom pressure recorder; depl. 27 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 38' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) S1500, bottom pressure recorder; depl. 31 Mar 95
56° 43' N 9° 25' W Sediment traps +D01,D90,B73 N1500, 1 cm+t,c,transmittance,sediment trap; depl. 29 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 9' W Subsurface temperature measurements +H16,D90 S700; surface toriod - sensors (t,c,transmittance); depl. 27 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 3' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) +B02,H24,H16 S200,(t,s,transmittance,fluorescence,nitrate anal) depl.31 Mar 95
56° 28' N 8° 57' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) +D01 S140, 2 cms+t; depl. 31 Mar 95
56° 28' N 9° 3' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) +D01,D90 S300, 3 cms+t,c; 1 transmissometer; depl. 28 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 9' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) +D01,D90 S700, 3 cms+t,c; 1 transmissometer;depl. 29 Mar 95
56° 43' N 9° 25' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) +D01,D90,B73 N1500, 1 cm+t,c,transmittance,sediment trap; depl. 29 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 3' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) +D01,D90,H24 S200, 3 cms+t,c;transmissometer,nitrate analyser; depl. 31 Mar 95
56° 27' N 9° 9' W Transparency (eg transmissometer) +H16,D90 S700; surface toriod - sensors (t,c,transmittance); depl. 27 Mar 95

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
8 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
1 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
8 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
1 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Fluorometers Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Raw fluorometer output
1 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
2 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
1 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
1 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
4 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
1 Pumped water sample Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
2 Thermistor chain Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Transmissometer Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
1 Transmissometer Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of 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  
431261 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-03-31 20:25Z to 1995-04-16 12:55Z 56° 27' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
436136 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-03-28 15:35Z to 1995-04-10 23:05Z 56° 28' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
436161 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-03-29 10:55Z to 1995-04-27 01:45Z 56° 27' N, 9° 9' W Click for more
439042 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-03-31 20:25Z to 1995-04-16 12:55Z 56° 27' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
439171 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-03-31 13:35Z to 1995-05-08 14:55Z 56° 28' N, 8° 57' W Click for more
439183 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-03-31 13:35Z to 1995-05-08 14:55Z 56° 28' N, 8° 57' W Click for more
439195 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-03-29 10:38Z to 1995-05-09 23:48Z 56° 27' N, 9° 9' W Click for more
439214 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-03-29 22:30Z to 1995-05-13 05:30Z 56° 43' N, 9° 24' W Click for more
439226 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-03-31 20:25Z to 1995-04-16 12:55Z 56° 27' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
439576 Thermistor chain 1995-03-31 20:20Z to 1995-04-16 13:00Z 56° 27' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
439620 Thermistor chain 1995-03-31 20:20Z to 1995-04-16 13:00Z 56° 27' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
442639 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 1995-03-27 22:45Z to 1995-05-11 14:15Z 56° 27' N, 8° 58' W Click for more
476199 Fluorometers 1995-03-31 21:02Z to 1995-04-16 13:02Z 56° 27' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
496072 Transmissometer 1995-03-31 20:20Z to 1995-04-16 13:02Z 56° 27' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
496115 Transmissometer 1995-03-27 18:20Z to 1995-04-01 11:57Z 56° 27' N, 9° 9' W Click for more
847913 CTD/STD cast 1995-03-26 18:40Z 56° 38' N, 9° 1' W Click for more
847925 CTD/STD cast 1995-03-28 16:35Z 56° 29' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
847937 CTD/STD cast 1995-04-01 13:47Z 56° 28' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
847949 CTD/STD cast 1995-03-25 11:30Z 56° 37' N, 8° 55' W Click for more
847950 CTD/STD cast 1995-03-26 09:26Z 56° 37' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
847962 CTD/STD cast 1995-03-27 19:46Z 56° 27' N, 9° 10' W Click for more
847974 CTD/STD cast 1995-03-28 13:02Z 56° 29' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
847986 CTD/STD cast 1995-03-29 12:04Z 56° 28' N, 9° 9' W Click for more
847998 CTD/STD cast 1995-03-29 16:38Z 56° 45' N, 9° 25' W Click for more
848001 CTD/STD cast 1995-03-31 14:29Z 56° 28' N, 8° 58' W Click for more
1657927 Pumped water sample 1995-03-25 10:50Z to 1995-04-01 14:28Z 56° 27' N to 56° 45' N; 9° 25' W to 8° 56' W Click for more
1671054 Bottle station 1995-03-25 11:48Z 56° 37' N, 8° 55' W Click for more
1671066 Bottle station 1995-04-01 14:02Z 56° 28' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
1671078 Bottle station 1995-03-26 09:36Z 56° 37' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
1671091 Bottle station 1995-03-26 18:55Z 56° 38' N, 9° 1' W Click for more
1671109 Bottle station 1995-03-27 20:13Z 56° 27' N, 9° 10' W Click for more
1671110 Bottle station 1995-03-28 16:50Z 56° 29' N, 9° 3' W Click for more
1671122 Bottle station 1995-03-29 12:30Z 56° 28' N, 9° 9' W Click for more
1671134 Bottle station 1995-03-31 14:43Z 56° 28' N, 8° 58' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
9 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
3 Kasten corer
9 Instrument mooring
Carbon concentrations in suspended particulate material
Sedimentation flux of carbon, nitrogen or organic matter in the water column
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Sedimentation flux of non-metallic inorganic species in the water column
Nitrogen concentrations in suspended particulate material
Other physical and chemical properties of suspended particulate material
Sedimentation flux quantification in the water column
6 Underwater camera system
2 Sholkovitz Gravity Corer
1 Box core
1 Expendable Bathythermograph
10 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column

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

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