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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D216

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D216
Short name D216
Objectives and Narrative To study concentrations and distributions of materials of interest during a late summer/early autumn period at shelf break. Other cruises in combination with RRS Discovery 216 will provide a seasonal view of the distributions and concentrations of important chemical and micro-biological parameters in this dynamic environment

1) To study the role of biogeochemical and hydrographic processes in controlling the distributions of dissolved trace metals in the shelf break region and adjacent waters, with due regard to temporal variability
2) To estimate fluxes across trace metal fronts in the shelf break region and evaluate the use of trace metals as tracers of advective exchanges of water at the shelf break
3) Based on these and other OMEX data, to further the development of models for frontal exchange of dissolved trace metals and the linking of these models to a shelf seawater quality model.
4) In addition to the trace metal work, to collect other information and samples relevant to the aims of the OMEX project
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Barry, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1995-08-26
Arrival Port Southampton, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1995-09-12
Principal Scientist(s) Peter J Statham (University of Southampton Department of Oceanography)
Responsible Organisation CBS
Associated Project(s) OMEX/MAST II
IHB Sea Areas Visited Celtic Sea, North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 145;3/145;4/146;3/181;1/181;2/182;1
Work Area Description Celtic Sea, Goban Spur
Work Area Bounding Polygon 45N,15W; 55N,15W; 55N,0E; 45N,0E; 45N,15W
Southern Limit 45N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 15W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 46
Description:  
Current meters Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: 2 RCM8 current meters, rec. & redeployed  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 1721
Description: Underway measurements (Dr. R. Lowry, BODC, UK)  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: ATTNZR01 Red light attenuance (unspecified beam)  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 1721
Description: Underway measurements (Dr. R. Lowry, BODC, UK)  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of profiles = 46
Description:  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: track kilometres = 1721
Description: Underway measurements (Dr. R. Lowry, BODC, UK)  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Description:  
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 400
Description: CTD bottle samples  
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 700
Description: CTD bottle and underway samples  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of samples = 250
Description: dissolved organics from CTD bottle samples  
Oxygen Quantity: number of samples = 200
Description: CTD bottle samples  
Oxygen Quantity: number of profiles = 46
Description: on CTD  
Phosphate Description:  
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 400
Description: CTD bottle samples  
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 400
Description: CTD bottle and underway water samples  
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 9
Description: radionuclide samples  
Silicate Description:  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 400
Description: CTD bottle samples  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 700
Description: CTD bottle and underway samples  
Trace elements Quantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: ALXXLGD2 Dissolved aluminium  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of samples = 10
Description: suspended particulate matter from underway and CTD bottle samples  
Trace metals Quantity: track kilometres = 400
Description: cont. measurements of dissolved trace metal  
Trace metals Quantity: number of samples = 400
Description: CTD bottle and underway water samples for aluminium  
Trace metals Quantity: number of samples = 70
Description: CTD bottle samples  
Trace metals Quantity: number of samples = 250
Description: CTD bottle samples  
Trace metals Quantity: number of samples = 22
Description: (filters) Stand alone pump samples for particulate trace metals  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 46
Description: Rosette water samples  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 100
Description: HPLC pigment determinations-CTD bottle/underway samples (Dr. R. Barlow, PML)  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of profiles = 46
Description: CPHLPR01 In-situ fluorometer chlorophyll CTD  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 1721
Description: Underway measurements (Dr. R. Lowry, BODC, UK)  
Meteorology  
Atmospheric chemistry Quantity: number of samples = 7
Description: atmospheric particle samples  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 1721
Description: Underway measurements (Dr. R. Lowry, BODC, UK)  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of deployments = 10
Description: multicores taken for pore water and solid phase chemistry  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of deployments = 9
Description: multicore and box core subsample for trace metals in pore waters  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of deployments = 7
Description: multicore and box core subsample for sedimentological/chemical studies  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of deployments = 4
Description: multicores for amino acid determination/XRD (T. Boski, Univ. Algarve, Portugal)  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
49° 9' N 10° 30' W Current meters Mooring 150, 2 RCM8 CMs. Laid on C.Darwin 94; recovered, serviced and relaid

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
39 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
35 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
3 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
15 Bottle station Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
46 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 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Temperature of the water column
1 Pumped water sample Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
1 Pumped water sample Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
1 Pumped water sample Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
444100 Paddle wheel current meter 1995-09-03 17:30Z to 1995-10-20 05:30Z 49° 9' N, 10° 31' W Click for more
885552 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-08 17:13Z 49° 8' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
885564 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-09 16:01Z 48° 4' N, 9° 38' W Click for more
885576 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-09 19:52Z 47° 57' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
885588 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-09 23:40Z 48° 1' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
885607 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-10 01:55Z 47° 57' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
885619 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-10 13:03Z 47° 25' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
885620 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-10 15:19Z 47° 25' N, 7° 15' W Click for more
885632 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-11 10:34Z 49° 29' N, 5° 0' W Click for more
885644 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-02 02:22Z 48° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
885656 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-02 15:36Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
885668 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-03 13:11Z 49° 5' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
885681 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-04 23:44Z 48° 40' N, 9° 20' W Click for more
885693 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-09 06:48Z 48° 7' N, 9° 36' W Click for more
885700 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-09 12:53Z 48° 7' N, 9° 36' W Click for more
885712 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-28 04:57Z 49° 30' N, 11° 0' W Click for more
885724 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-28 14:03Z 49° 16' N, 12° 0' W Click for more
885736 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-29 04:25Z 49° 13' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
885748 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-30 11:28Z 49° 12' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
885761 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-31 12:35Z 49° 6' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
885773 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-01 09:34Z 48° 57' N, 13° 40' W Click for more
885785 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-02 05:09Z 48° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
885797 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-02 21:26Z 48° 55' N, 11° 50' W Click for more
885804 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-04 12:25Z 48° 19' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
885816 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-28 05:56Z 49° 30' N, 10° 59' W Click for more
885828 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-28 06:29Z 49° 30' N, 11° 0' W Click for more
885841 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-28 09:36Z 49° 23' N, 11° 30' W Click for more
885853 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-28 18:12Z 49° 13' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
885865 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-28 20:52Z 49° 7' N, 12° 48' W Click for more
885877 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-29 06:44Z 49° 8' N, 12° 49' W Click for more
885889 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-30 05:48Z 49° 13' N, 12° 35' W Click for more
885890 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-31 02:55Z 49° 7' N, 13° 13' W Click for more
885908 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-31 06:55Z 49° 7' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
885921 CTD/STD cast 1995-08-31 19:03Z 49° 7' N, 13° 11' W Click for more
885933 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-01 05:26Z 48° 57' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
885945 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-01 12:39Z 48° 57' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
885957 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-01 22:37Z 48° 35' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
885969 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-02 08:25Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
885970 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-02 12:24Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
885982 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-02 23:52Z 48° 55' N, 11° 49' W Click for more
885994 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-04 08:36Z 48° 20' N, 11° 21' W Click for more
886008 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-04 15:13Z 48° 19' N, 11° 21' W Click for more
886021 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-08 14:16Z 49° 13' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
886033 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-09 05:19Z 48° 10' N, 9° 32' W Click for more
886045 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-09 08:30Z 48° 4' N, 9° 38' W Click for more
886057 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-09 11:21Z 48° 11' N, 9° 32' W Click for more
886069 CTD/STD cast 1995-09-09 17:52Z 48° 1' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
1048561 Bottle station 1995-09-02 13:22Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
1048573 Bottle station 1995-09-04 09:50Z 48° 20' N, 11° 21' W Click for more
1048585 Bottle station 1995-09-04 15:33Z 48° 19' N, 11° 21' W Click for more
1048597 Bottle station 1995-09-08 14:45Z 49° 13' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
1048604 Bottle station 1995-08-30 12:17Z 49° 12' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
1048616 Bottle station 1995-09-03 00:07Z 48° 55' N, 11° 49' W Click for more
1048628 Bottle station 1995-09-09 05:43Z 48° 10' N, 9° 32' W Click for more
1048641 Bottle station 1995-09-09 09:14Z 48° 4' N, 9° 38' W Click for more
1048653 Bottle station 1995-09-09 11:44Z 48° 11' N, 9° 32' W Click for more
1048665 Bottle station 1995-09-09 18:30Z 48° 1' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
1048677 Bottle station 1995-09-09 16:36Z 48° 4' N, 9° 38' W Click for more
1048689 Bottle station 1995-09-09 20:48Z 47° 57' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
1048690 Bottle station 1995-09-10 00:19Z 48° 1' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
1048708 Bottle station 1995-09-10 02:46Z 47° 57' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
1048721 Bottle station 1995-09-10 13:50Z 47° 25' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
1048733 Bottle station 1995-09-10 15:34Z 47° 25' N, 7° 15' W Click for more
1048745 Bottle station 1995-09-02 03:16Z 48° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
1048757 Bottle station 1995-09-02 15:58Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
1048769 Bottle station 1995-09-03 13:32Z 49° 5' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
1048770 Bottle station 1995-09-04 23:56Z 48° 40' N, 9° 20' W Click for more
1048782 Bottle station 1995-09-09 07:18Z 48° 7' N, 9° 36' W Click for more
1048794 Bottle station 1995-09-09 13:28Z 48° 7' N, 9° 36' W Click for more
1048801 Bottle station 1995-08-28 14:52Z 49° 16' N, 12° 0' W Click for more
1048813 Bottle station 1995-08-31 12:57Z 49° 6' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
1048825 Bottle station 1995-09-01 10:37Z 48° 57' N, 13° 40' W Click for more
1048837 Bottle station 1995-09-02 05:25Z 48° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
1048849 Bottle station 1995-09-02 22:12Z 48° 55' N, 11° 50' W Click for more
1048850 Bottle station 1995-09-04 13:16Z 48° 19' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
1048862 Bottle station 1995-08-28 06:46Z 49° 30' N, 11° 0' W Click for more
1048874 Bottle station 1995-08-28 10:16Z 49° 23' N, 11° 30' W Click for more
1048886 Bottle station 1995-08-28 18:54Z 49° 13' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
1048898 Bottle station 1995-08-28 21:46Z 49° 7' N, 12° 48' W Click for more
1048905 Bottle station 1995-08-30 06:22Z 49° 13' N, 12° 35' W Click for more
1048917 Bottle station 1995-08-31 04:16Z 49° 7' N, 13° 13' W Click for more
1048929 Bottle station 1995-08-31 08:01Z 49° 7' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
1048930 Bottle station 1995-09-01 06:46Z 48° 57' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
1048942 Bottle station 1995-09-01 13:02Z 48° 57' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
1048954 Bottle station 1995-09-01 23:56Z 48° 35' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
1048966 Bottle station 1995-09-02 09:58Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
1254741 Bottle station 1995-08-30 06:22Z 49° 13' N, 12° 35' W Click for more
1254753 Bottle station 1995-08-31 12:57Z 49° 6' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
1254765 Bottle station 1995-08-31 19:23Z 49° 7' N, 13° 11' W Click for more
1254777 Bottle station 1995-09-01 13:02Z 48° 57' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
1254789 Bottle station 1995-09-02 05:25Z 48° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
1254790 Bottle station 1995-09-02 15:58Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
1254808 Bottle station 1995-09-03 00:07Z 48° 55' N, 11° 49' W Click for more
1254821 Bottle station 1995-09-03 13:32Z 49° 5' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
1254833 Bottle station 1995-08-28 06:46Z 49° 30' N, 11° 0' W Click for more
1254845 Bottle station 1995-09-04 15:33Z 48° 19' N, 11° 21' W Click for more
1254857 Bottle station 1995-09-04 23:56Z 48° 40' N, 9° 20' W Click for more
1254869 Bottle station 1995-09-08 14:45Z 49° 13' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
1254870 Bottle station 1995-08-28 10:16Z 49° 23' N, 11° 30' W Click for more
1254882 Bottle station 1995-08-28 14:52Z 49° 16' N, 12° 0' W Click for more
1254894 Bottle station 1995-08-28 18:54Z 49° 13' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
1256471 Bottle station 1995-08-30 06:22Z 49° 13' N, 12° 35' W Click for more
1256483 Bottle station 1995-08-30 12:17Z 49° 12' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
1256495 Bottle station 1995-08-31 04:16Z 49° 7' N, 13° 13' W Click for more
1256502 Bottle station 1995-08-31 08:01Z 49° 7' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
1256514 Bottle station 1995-08-31 12:57Z 49° 6' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
1256526 Bottle station 1995-08-31 19:23Z 49° 7' N, 13° 11' W Click for more
1256538 Bottle station 1995-09-01 06:46Z 48° 57' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
1256551 Bottle station 1995-09-01 10:37Z 48° 57' N, 13° 40' W Click for more
1256563 Bottle station 1995-09-01 13:02Z 48° 57' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
1256575 Bottle station 1995-09-01 23:56Z 48° 35' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
1256587 Bottle station 1995-09-02 03:16Z 48° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
1256599 Bottle station 1995-09-02 05:25Z 48° 34' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
1256606 Bottle station 1995-09-02 09:58Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
1256618 Bottle station 1995-09-02 13:22Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
1256631 Bottle station 1995-09-02 15:58Z 48° 40' N, 12° 55' W Click for more
1256643 Bottle station 1995-09-02 22:12Z 48° 55' N, 11° 50' W Click for more
1256655 Bottle station 1995-09-03 00:07Z 48° 55' N, 11° 49' W Click for more
1256667 Bottle station 1995-09-03 13:32Z 49° 5' N, 11° 4' W Click for more
1256679 Bottle station 1995-09-04 13:16Z 48° 19' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
1256680 Bottle station 1995-08-28 06:46Z 49° 30' N, 11° 0' W Click for more
1256692 Bottle station 1995-09-04 15:33Z 48° 19' N, 11° 21' W Click for more
1256711 Bottle station 1995-09-04 23:56Z 48° 40' N, 9° 20' W Click for more
1256723 Bottle station 1995-09-09 05:43Z 48° 10' N, 9° 32' W Click for more
1256735 Bottle station 1995-09-09 07:18Z 48° 7' N, 9° 36' W Click for more
1256747 Bottle station 1995-09-09 09:14Z 48° 4' N, 9° 38' W Click for more
1256759 Bottle station 1995-09-09 11:44Z 48° 11' N, 9° 32' W Click for more
1256760 Bottle station 1995-09-09 13:28Z 48° 7' N, 9° 36' W Click for more
1256772 Bottle station 1995-09-09 16:36Z 48° 4' N, 9° 38' W Click for more
1256784 Bottle station 1995-08-28 10:16Z 49° 23' N, 11° 30' W Click for more
1256796 Bottle station 1995-09-09 18:30Z 48° 1' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
1256803 Bottle station 1995-09-09 20:48Z 47° 57' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
1256815 Bottle station 1995-09-10 00:19Z 48° 1' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
1256827 Bottle station 1995-09-10 02:46Z 47° 57' N, 9° 40' W Click for more
1256839 Bottle station 1995-09-10 13:50Z 47° 25' N, 7° 16' W Click for more
1256840 Bottle station 1995-09-10 15:34Z 47° 25' N, 7° 15' W Click for more
1256852 Bottle station 1995-08-28 14:52Z 49° 16' N, 12° 0' W Click for more
1256864 Bottle station 1995-08-28 18:54Z 49° 13' N, 12° 36' W Click for more
1256876 Bottle station 1995-08-28 21:46Z 49° 7' N, 12° 48' W Click for more
1360471 Pumped water sample 1995-09-04 05:30Z to 1995-09-11 13:05Z 47° 26' N to 54° 15' N; 13° 6' W to 4° 34' W Click for more
1360483 Pumped water sample 1995-09-04 05:30Z to 1995-09-12 04:00Z 47° 26' N to 54° 15' N; 13° 6' W to 0° 59' W Click for more
1665221 Pumped water sample 1995-08-27 08:00Z to 1995-09-10 14:50Z 47° 25' N to 54° 14' N; 13° 39' W to 7° 15' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
2 Box core
46 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Microzooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies
1 Instrument mooring
6 Stand-alone pumps Particulate metal concentrations in the water column
Concentration of silicon species in suspended particulate material
Metadata parameters
10 Multicorer
Sediment water content, porosity and surface area
Nutrient concentrations in sediment pore waters
Sediment grain size parameters
Metal concentrations in sediment pore waters
Amino acids in sediment
Mineralogical composition
7 Bulk filtered air sample
352 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
326 All plastic clean surface pumped supply Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column

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

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