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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D223A

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D223A
Short name D223A
Objectives and Narrative 1. To determine the current status of the circulation, water mass distribution and eddy activity in the northern North Atlantic, including a repeat of the VIVALDI CTD and SeaSoar grid surveyed in 1991.
2. Undertake CTD sections through the Rockall Trough (Ellett Line), Lousy Bank and Iceland (Extended Ellett Line)
3. Assess the primary productivity in the region and the measurement of surface fluxes of heat and fresh water.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Falmouth, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1996-09-28
Arrival Port Reykjavík, Iceland
Arrival Date 1996-10-21
Principal Scientist(s) Harry Leach (University of Liverpool Department of Earth Sciences)
Responsible Organisation Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181/182/218
Work Area Description Rockall Trough, Lousy Bank, Iceland Basin
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,20W; 70N,20W; 70N,0E; 50N,0E; 50N,20W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 70N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: CTD vertical profiles  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 24
Description: Underway current profiling  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: number of stations = 41
Description: freons  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: track kilometres = 2069
Description: Seasoar surveying to 400m  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 2069
Description: Seasoar surveying to 400m  
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: CTD - bottle samples  
Nitrate Quantity: activity duration in days = 24
Description: Discrete samples from non-toxic supply, hourly nutrients n(NO2, NO3, Si, PO4)  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: CTD - bottle samples  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: CTD - bottle samples  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: CTD - bottle samples  
Phosphate Quantity: activity duration in days = 24
Description: Discrete samples from non-toxic supply, hourly nutrients n(NO2, NO3, Si, PO4)  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: CTD - bottle samples  
Silicate Quantity: activity duration in days = 24
Description: Discrete samples from non-toxic supply, hourly nutrients n(NO2, NO3, Si, PO4)  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 2069
Description: Seasoar surveying to 400m  
Geology and geophysics  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: activity duration in days = 24
Description: Simrad EA500 echo-sounder data  

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
53 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
1 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
54 Bottle station Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
16 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
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
40 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
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
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  
1014503 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-29 12:26Z 54° 16' N, 5° 6' W Click for more
1014515 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-29 13:15Z 54° 16' N, 5° 6' W Click for more
1014527 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-30 12:26Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
1014539 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-30 14:10Z 56° 50' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
1014540 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-30 15:33Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
1014552 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-30 17:14Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
1014564 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-30 18:33Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
1014576 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-30 19:57Z 57° 3' N, 9° 12' W Click for more
1014588 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-01 01:02Z 57° 7' N, 9° 27' W Click for more
1014607 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-01 04:24Z 57° 8' N, 9° 41' W Click for more
1014619 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-01 08:13Z 57° 13' N, 10° 4' W Click for more
1014620 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-01 11:41Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
1014632 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-01 15:12Z 57° 21' N, 10° 39' W Click for more
1014644 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-01 18:01Z 57° 24' N, 10° 51' W Click for more
1014656 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 01:21Z 57° 27' N, 11° 6' W Click for more
1014668 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 03:23Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
1014681 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 05:33Z 57° 29' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
1014693 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 08:43Z 57° 29' N, 11° 49' W Click for more
1014700 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 11:56Z 57° 31' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
1014712 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 15:52Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
1014724 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 18:36Z 57° 32' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
1014736 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 20:47Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
1014748 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 22:42Z 57° 34' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
1014761 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-03 00:17Z 57° 34' N, 13° 38' W Click for more
1014773 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-03 03:20Z 57° 58' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1014785 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-03 05:44Z 58° 12' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1014797 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-03 08:14Z 58° 22' N, 13° 47' W Click for more
1014804 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-04 23:42Z 58° 34' N, 13° 48' W Click for more
1014816 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 03:23Z 58° 43' N, 13° 49' W Click for more
1014828 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 07:08Z 58° 55' N, 13° 50' W Click for more
1014841 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 10:05Z 59° 12' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
1014853 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 12:40Z 59° 24' N, 13° 30' W Click for more
1014865 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 15:22Z 59° 35' N, 13° 23' W Click for more
1014877 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 18:17Z 59° 45' N, 13° 14' W Click for more
1014889 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 20:37Z 59° 55' N, 13° 7' W Click for more
1014890 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 23:02Z 60° 6' N, 12° 57' W Click for more
1014908 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-06 01:33Z 60° 16' N, 12° 51' W Click for more
1014921 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-06 04:10Z 60° 28' N, 12° 42' W Click for more
1014933 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-06 06:47Z 60° 33' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
1014945 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-06 08:47Z 60° 39' N, 13° 3' W Click for more
1014957 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-06 14:10Z 60° 44' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
1014969 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-06 17:17Z 60° 50' N, 13° 25' W Click for more
1014970 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-10 00:55Z 60° 54' N, 13° 34' W Click for more
1014982 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-10 07:19Z 61° 23' N, 14° 34' W Click for more
1014994 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-10 13:35Z 61° 49' N, 15° 35' W Click for more
1015008 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-10 19:08Z 62° 18' N, 16° 18' W Click for more
1015021 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-10 23:54Z 62° 40' N, 16° 48' W Click for more
1015033 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-11 03:03Z 62° 54' N, 17° 1' W Click for more
1015045 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-11 05:56Z 63° 6' N, 17° 15' W Click for more
1015057 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-11 07:44Z 63° 12' N, 17° 21' W Click for more
1015069 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-14 16:04Z 60° 10' N, 19° 50' W Click for more
1015070 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-16 07:18Z 57° 0' N, 22° 39' W Click for more
1015082 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-17 17:27Z 60° 17' N, 26° 13' W Click for more
1015094 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-18 14:00Z 61° 38' N, 30° 0' W Click for more
1015101 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-19 02:49Z 62° 16' N, 32° 13' W Click for more
1015113 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-20 03:37Z 63° 22' N, 26° 22' W Click for more
1015125 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-20 08:47Z 63° 13' N, 27° 16' W Click for more
1262753 Bottle station 1996-09-30 12:38Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
1262765 Bottle station 1996-09-30 14:27Z 56° 50' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
1262777 Bottle station 1996-09-30 15:47Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
1262789 Bottle station 1996-09-30 17:27Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
1262790 Bottle station 1996-09-30 18:48Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
1262808 Bottle station 1996-09-30 20:21Z 57° 3' N, 9° 12' W Click for more
1262821 Bottle station 1996-10-01 02:08Z 57° 7' N, 9° 27' W Click for more
1262833 Bottle station 1996-10-01 05:29Z 57° 8' N, 9° 41' W Click for more
1262845 Bottle station 1996-10-01 09:24Z 57° 13' N, 10° 4' W Click for more
1262857 Bottle station 1996-10-01 12:51Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
1262869 Bottle station 1996-10-01 16:09Z 57° 21' N, 10° 39' W Click for more
1262870 Bottle station 1996-10-01 18:34Z 57° 24' N, 10° 51' W Click for more
1262882 Bottle station 1996-10-02 01:57Z 57° 27' N, 11° 6' W Click for more
1262894 Bottle station 1996-10-02 04:00Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
1262901 Bottle station 1996-10-02 06:30Z 57° 29' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
1262913 Bottle station 1996-10-02 09:32Z 57° 29' N, 11° 49' W Click for more
1262925 Bottle station 1996-10-02 12:53Z 57° 31' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
1262937 Bottle station 1996-10-02 16:40Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
1262949 Bottle station 1996-10-02 19:13Z 57° 32' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
1262950 Bottle station 1996-10-02 21:04Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
1262962 Bottle station 1996-10-02 22:57Z 57° 34' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
1262974 Bottle station 1996-10-03 00:31Z 57° 34' N, 13° 38' W Click for more
1262986 Bottle station 1996-10-03 03:32Z 57° 58' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1262998 Bottle station 1996-10-03 06:00Z 58° 12' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1263001 Bottle station 1996-10-03 09:01Z 58° 22' N, 13° 47' W Click for more
1263013 Bottle station 1996-10-05 00:24Z 58° 34' N, 13° 48' W Click for more
1263025 Bottle station 1996-10-05 04:03Z 58° 43' N, 13° 49' W Click for more
1263037 Bottle station 1996-10-05 07:30Z 58° 55' N, 13° 50' W Click for more
1263049 Bottle station 1996-10-05 10:42Z 59° 12' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
1263050 Bottle station 1996-10-05 13:29Z 59° 24' N, 13° 30' W Click for more
1263062 Bottle station 1996-10-05 16:16Z 59° 35' N, 13° 23' W Click for more
1263074 Bottle station 1996-10-05 18:53Z 59° 45' N, 13° 14' W Click for more
1263086 Bottle station 1996-10-05 21:09Z 59° 55' N, 13° 7' W Click for more
1263098 Bottle station 1996-10-05 23:28Z 60° 6' N, 12° 57' W Click for more
1263105 Bottle station 1996-10-06 01:57Z 60° 16' N, 12° 51' W Click for more
1263117 Bottle station 1996-10-06 04:32Z 60° 28' N, 12° 42' W Click for more
1263129 Bottle station 1996-10-06 07:18Z 60° 33' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
1263130 Bottle station 1996-10-06 09:29Z 60° 39' N, 13° 3' W Click for more
1263142 Bottle station 1996-10-06 14:56Z 60° 44' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
1263154 Bottle station 1996-10-06 18:10Z 60° 50' N, 13° 25' W Click for more
1263166 Bottle station 1996-10-10 01:52Z 60° 54' N, 13° 34' W Click for more
1263178 Bottle station 1996-10-10 08:18Z 61° 23' N, 14° 34' W Click for more
1263191 Bottle station 1996-10-10 14:37Z 61° 49' N, 15° 35' W Click for more
1263209 Bottle station 1996-10-10 20:04Z 62° 18' N, 16° 18' W Click for more
1263210 Bottle station 1996-10-11 00:39Z 62° 40' N, 16° 48' W Click for more
1263222 Bottle station 1996-10-11 03:43Z 62° 54' N, 17° 1' W Click for more
1263234 Bottle station 1996-10-11 06:23Z 63° 6' N, 17° 15' W Click for more
1263246 Bottle station 1996-10-11 08:08Z 63° 12' N, 17° 21' W Click for more
1263258 Bottle station 1996-10-14 17:05Z 60° 10' N, 19° 50' W Click for more
1263271 Bottle station 1996-10-16 08:34Z 57° 0' N, 22° 39' W Click for more
1263283 Bottle station 1996-10-17 18:17Z 60° 17' N, 26° 13' W Click for more
1263295 Bottle station 1996-10-18 14:47Z 61° 38' N, 30° 0' W Click for more
1263302 Bottle station 1996-10-19 03:52Z 62° 16' N, 32° 13' W Click for more
1263314 Bottle station 1996-10-20 04:10Z 63° 22' N, 26° 22' W Click for more
1360409 Pumped water sample 1996-10-08 10:59Z to 1996-10-20 15:34Z 56° 59' N to 63° 34' N; 32° 13' W to 13° 33' W Click for more
1850027 Bottle station 1996-09-30 12:38Z 56° 46' N, 8° 0' W Click for more
1850039 Bottle station 1996-09-30 14:27Z 56° 50' N, 8° 20' W Click for more
1850040 Bottle station 1996-09-30 15:47Z 56° 52' N, 8° 30' W Click for more
1850052 Bottle station 1996-09-30 17:27Z 56° 57' N, 8° 46' W Click for more
1850064 Bottle station 1996-09-30 18:48Z 57° 0' N, 9° 0' W Click for more
1850076 Bottle station 1996-09-30 20:21Z 57° 3' N, 9° 12' W Click for more
1850088 Bottle station 1996-10-01 02:08Z 57° 7' N, 9° 27' W Click for more
1850107 Bottle station 1996-10-01 05:29Z 57° 8' N, 9° 41' W Click for more
1850119 Bottle station 1996-10-01 09:24Z 57° 13' N, 10° 4' W Click for more
1850120 Bottle station 1996-10-01 12:51Z 57° 18' N, 10° 22' W Click for more
1850132 Bottle station 1996-10-01 16:09Z 57° 21' N, 10° 39' W Click for more
1850144 Bottle station 1996-10-01 18:34Z 57° 24' N, 10° 51' W Click for more
1850156 Bottle station 1996-10-02 01:57Z 57° 27' N, 11° 6' W Click for more
1850168 Bottle station 1996-10-02 04:00Z 57° 28' N, 11° 19' W Click for more
1850181 Bottle station 1996-10-02 06:30Z 57° 29' N, 11° 31' W Click for more
1850193 Bottle station 1996-10-02 09:32Z 57° 29' N, 11° 49' W Click for more
1850200 Bottle station 1996-10-02 12:53Z 57° 31' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
1850212 Bottle station 1996-10-02 16:40Z 57° 31' N, 12° 37' W Click for more
1850224 Bottle station 1996-10-02 19:13Z 57° 32' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
1850236 Bottle station 1996-10-02 21:04Z 57° 33' N, 13° 0' W Click for more
1850248 Bottle station 1996-10-02 22:57Z 57° 34' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
1850261 Bottle station 1996-10-03 00:31Z 57° 34' N, 13° 38' W Click for more
1850273 Bottle station 1996-10-03 03:32Z 57° 58' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1850285 Bottle station 1996-10-03 06:00Z 58° 12' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1850297 Bottle station 1996-10-03 09:01Z 58° 22' N, 13° 47' W Click for more
1850304 Bottle station 1996-10-05 00:24Z 58° 34' N, 13° 48' W Click for more
1850316 Bottle station 1996-10-05 04:03Z 58° 43' N, 13° 49' W Click for more
1850328 Bottle station 1996-10-05 07:30Z 58° 55' N, 13° 50' W Click for more
1850341 Bottle station 1996-10-05 10:42Z 59° 12' N, 13° 39' W Click for more
1850353 Bottle station 1996-10-05 13:29Z 59° 24' N, 13° 30' W Click for more
1850365 Bottle station 1996-10-05 16:16Z 59° 35' N, 13° 23' W Click for more
1850377 Bottle station 1996-10-05 18:53Z 59° 45' N, 13° 14' W Click for more
1850389 Bottle station 1996-10-05 21:09Z 59° 55' N, 13° 7' W Click for more
1850390 Bottle station 1996-10-05 23:28Z 60° 6' N, 12° 57' W Click for more
1850408 Bottle station 1996-10-06 01:57Z 60° 16' N, 12° 51' W Click for more
1850421 Bottle station 1996-10-06 04:32Z 60° 28' N, 12° 42' W Click for more
1850433 Bottle station 1996-10-06 07:18Z 60° 33' N, 12° 52' W Click for more
1850445 Bottle station 1996-10-06 09:29Z 60° 39' N, 13° 3' W Click for more
1850457 Bottle station 1996-10-06 14:56Z 60° 44' N, 13° 12' W Click for more
1850469 Bottle station 1996-10-06 18:10Z 60° 50' N, 13° 25' W Click for more
1850470 Bottle station 1996-10-10 01:52Z 60° 54' N, 13° 34' W Click for more
1850482 Bottle station 1996-10-10 08:18Z 61° 23' N, 14° 34' W Click for more
1850494 Bottle station 1996-10-10 14:37Z 61° 49' N, 15° 35' W Click for more
1850501 Bottle station 1996-10-10 20:04Z 62° 18' N, 16° 18' W Click for more
1850513 Bottle station 1996-10-11 00:39Z 62° 40' N, 16° 48' W Click for more
1850525 Bottle station 1996-10-11 03:43Z 62° 54' N, 17° 1' W Click for more
1850537 Bottle station 1996-10-11 06:23Z 63° 6' N, 17° 15' W Click for more
1850549 Bottle station 1996-10-11 08:08Z 63° 12' N, 17° 21' W Click for more
1850550 Bottle station 1996-10-14 17:05Z 60° 10' N, 19° 50' W Click for more
1850562 Bottle station 1996-10-16 08:34Z 57° 0' N, 22° 39' W Click for more
1850574 Bottle station 1996-10-17 18:17Z 60° 17' N, 26° 13' W Click for more
1850586 Bottle station 1996-10-18 14:47Z 61° 38' N, 30° 0' W Click for more
1850598 Bottle station 1996-10-19 03:52Z 62° 16' N, 32° 13' W Click for more
1850605 Bottle station 1996-10-20 04:10Z 63° 22' N, 26° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
57 CTD frame plus rosette sampler 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
Temperature of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
534 SeaSoar profile from gridded data
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
55 Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
666 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
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column

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

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