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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D223B

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D223B
Short name D223B
Objectives and Narrative 1. To determine the current status of the circulation, water mass distribution and eddy activity in the northern North Atlantic between the British Isles, Iceland and Greenland.
2. To assess the primary productivity in the region and the measurement of surface fluxes of heat and fresh water.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Reykjavík, Iceland
Departure Date 1996-10-22
Arrival Port Southampton, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1996-11-19
Principal Scientist(s) Raymond T Pollard (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Responsible Organisation Southampton Oceanography Centre
Associated Project(s) VIVALDI 1996
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 146/147/148/182/183/184/185/219/220
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40N,50W; 70N,50W; 70N,10W; 40N,10W; 40N,50W
Southern Limit 40N
Northern Limit 70N
Western Limit 50W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 28
Description: CTD vertical profiles  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Underway current profiling  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: number of stations = 25
Description: Freons  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: track kilometres = 6891
Description: Seasoar surveying to 400m  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 6891
Description: Seasoar surveying to 400m  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Underway meteorology, PAR, surface temperature and salinity, fluorescence  
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 28
Description: CTD - bottle samples - O18, nutrients, oxygen  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 28
Description: CTD - bottle samples - O18, nutrients, oxygen  
Nitrate Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Discrete samples from non-toxic supply, hourly nutrients (NO2, NO3, Si, PO4)  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 28
Description: CTD - bottle samples - O18, nutrients, oxygen  
Phosphate Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Discrete samples from non-toxic supply, hourly nutrients (NO2, NO3, Si, PO4)  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 28
Description: CTD - bottle samples - O18, nutrients, oxygen  
Silicate Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Discrete samples from non-toxic supply, hourly nutrients (NO2, NO3, Si, PO4)  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 28
Description: CTD - bottle samples - O18, nutrients, oxygen  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Underway meteorology, PAR, surface temperature and salinity, fluorescence  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 6891
Description: Seasoar surveying to 400m  
Meteorology  
Incident radiation Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Underway meteorology, PAR, surface temperature and salinity, fluorescence  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Underway meteorology, PAR, surface temperature and salinity, fluorescence  
Geology and geophysics  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Simrad EA500 echo-sounder data  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
60° 0' N 36° 0' W Neutrally buoyant floats P-Alace float, type CTD, day 301, stn 12995, depth 3066m
59° 1' N 30° 0' W Neutrally buoyant floats P-Alace float, type CTD, day 301, stn 12996, depth 2975m
59° 1' N 40° 0' W Neutrally buoyant floats P-Alace float, type CTD, day 302, stn 12998, depth 2297m
58° 0' N 40° 0' W Neutrally buoyant floats P-Alace float, type CTD, day 303, stn 13002, depth 3195m
55° 1' N 36° 0' W Neutrally buoyant floats P-Alace float, type TD, day 304, depth 2428m
56° 1' N 38° 0' W Neutrally buoyant floats P-Alace float, type TD, day 304, depth 3278m
54° 0' N 33° 0' W Neutrally buoyant floats P-Alace float, type TD, day 305, stn 13003, depth 2548m

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
28 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
28 Bottle station Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
28 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 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  
1015137 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-22 23:45Z 63° 0' N, 23° 23' W Click for more
1015149 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-24 01:40Z 60° 0' N, 25° 25' W Click for more
1015150 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-25 21:47Z 57° 38' N, 31° 10' W Click for more
1015162 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-26 15:11Z 58° 52' N, 33° 47' W Click for more
1015174 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-27 08:25Z 60° 0' N, 36° 35' W Click for more
1015186 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-27 15:50Z 60° 0' N, 38° 22' W Click for more
1015198 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-27 20:57Z 60° 0' N, 39° 25' W Click for more
1015205 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-28 02:22Z 59° 59' N, 40° 30' W Click for more
1015217 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-28 07:40Z 59° 58' N, 41° 19' W Click for more
1015229 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-28 15:34Z 60° 0' N, 42° 5' W Click for more
1015230 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-28 18:04Z 59° 59' N, 41° 46' W Click for more
1015242 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-29 15:43Z 58° 1' N, 40° 26' W Click for more
1015254 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-31 11:41Z 54° 5' N, 33° 24' W Click for more
1015266 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-01 10:18Z 53° 58' N, 29° 10' W Click for more
1015278 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-02 11:09Z 54° 0' N, 24° 34' W Click for more
1015291 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-03 11:16Z 53° 59' N, 20° 20' W Click for more
1015309 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-05 08:41Z 53° 13' N, 15° 9' W Click for more
1015310 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-07 09:43Z 54° 34' N, 17° 12' W Click for more
1015322 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-08 13:12Z 56° 54' N, 21° 12' W Click for more
1015334 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-08 19:47Z 57° 0' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1015346 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-09 17:19Z 57° 0' N, 24° 58' W Click for more
1015358 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-11 16:14Z 57° 0' N, 29° 52' W Click for more
1015371 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-12 12:55Z 55° 30' N, 27° 12' W Click for more
1015383 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-13 17:47Z 52° 59' N, 23° 18' W Click for more
1015395 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-14 13:28Z 51° 31' N, 21° 24' W Click for more
1015402 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-15 07:44Z 50° 3' N, 19° 35' W Click for more
1015414 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-16 08:05Z 50° 27' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
1015426 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-17 05:45Z 50° 46' N, 11° 28' W Click for more
1262439 Bottle station 1996-10-23 00:17Z 63° 0' N, 23° 23' W Click for more
1262440 Bottle station 1996-10-24 02:41Z 60° 0' N, 25° 25' W Click for more
1262452 Bottle station 1996-10-25 22:44Z 57° 38' N, 31° 10' W Click for more
1262464 Bottle station 1996-10-26 16:15Z 58° 52' N, 33° 47' W Click for more
1262476 Bottle station 1996-10-27 09:35Z 60° 0' N, 36° 35' W Click for more
1262488 Bottle station 1996-10-27 16:57Z 60° 0' N, 38° 22' W Click for more
1262507 Bottle station 1996-10-27 21:55Z 60° 0' N, 39° 25' W Click for more
1262519 Bottle station 1996-10-28 03:19Z 59° 59' N, 40° 30' W Click for more
1262520 Bottle station 1996-10-28 08:26Z 59° 58' N, 41° 19' W Click for more
1262532 Bottle station 1996-10-28 16:03Z 60° 0' N, 42° 5' W Click for more
1262544 Bottle station 1996-10-28 18:51Z 59° 59' N, 41° 46' W Click for more
1262556 Bottle station 1996-10-29 16:53Z 58° 1' N, 40° 26' W Click for more
1262568 Bottle station 1996-10-31 12:47Z 54° 5' N, 33° 24' W Click for more
1262581 Bottle station 1996-11-01 11:43Z 53° 58' N, 29° 10' W Click for more
1262593 Bottle station 1996-11-02 12:41Z 54° 0' N, 24° 34' W Click for more
1262600 Bottle station 1996-11-03 12:36Z 53° 59' N, 20° 20' W Click for more
1262612 Bottle station 1996-11-05 09:49Z 53° 13' N, 15° 9' W Click for more
1262624 Bottle station 1996-11-07 10:32Z 54° 34' N, 17° 12' W Click for more
1262636 Bottle station 1996-11-08 13:59Z 56° 54' N, 21° 12' W Click for more
1262648 Bottle station 1996-11-08 20:10Z 57° 0' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1262661 Bottle station 1996-11-09 18:21Z 57° 0' N, 24° 58' W Click for more
1262673 Bottle station 1996-11-11 17:11Z 57° 0' N, 29° 52' W Click for more
1262685 Bottle station 1996-11-12 14:02Z 55° 30' N, 27° 12' W Click for more
1262697 Bottle station 1996-11-13 19:05Z 52° 59' N, 23° 18' W Click for more
1262704 Bottle station 1996-11-14 14:25Z 51° 31' N, 21° 24' W Click for more
1262716 Bottle station 1996-11-15 09:10Z 50° 3' N, 19° 35' W Click for more
1262728 Bottle station 1996-11-16 09:30Z 50° 27' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
1262741 Bottle station 1996-11-17 06:22Z 50° 46' N, 11° 28' W Click for more
1360410 Pumped water sample 1996-10-22 17:35Z to 1996-11-17 10:32Z 50° 2' N to 64° 1' N; 42° 34' W to 9° 38' W Click for more
1850617 Bottle station 1996-10-23 00:17Z 63° 0' N, 23° 23' W Click for more
1850629 Bottle station 1996-10-24 02:41Z 60° 0' N, 25° 25' W Click for more
1850630 Bottle station 1996-10-25 22:44Z 57° 38' N, 31° 10' W Click for more
1850642 Bottle station 1996-10-26 16:15Z 58° 52' N, 33° 47' W Click for more
1850654 Bottle station 1996-10-27 09:35Z 60° 0' N, 36° 35' W Click for more
1850666 Bottle station 1996-10-27 16:57Z 60° 0' N, 38° 22' W Click for more
1850678 Bottle station 1996-10-27 21:55Z 60° 0' N, 39° 25' W Click for more
1850691 Bottle station 1996-10-28 03:19Z 59° 59' N, 40° 30' W Click for more
1850709 Bottle station 1996-10-28 08:26Z 59° 58' N, 41° 19' W Click for more
1850710 Bottle station 1996-10-28 16:03Z 60° 0' N, 42° 5' W Click for more
1850722 Bottle station 1996-10-28 18:51Z 59° 59' N, 41° 46' W Click for more
1850734 Bottle station 1996-10-29 16:53Z 58° 1' N, 40° 26' W Click for more
1850746 Bottle station 1996-10-31 12:47Z 54° 5' N, 33° 24' W Click for more
1850758 Bottle station 1996-11-01 11:43Z 53° 58' N, 29° 10' W Click for more
1850771 Bottle station 1996-11-02 12:41Z 54° 0' N, 24° 34' W Click for more
1850783 Bottle station 1996-11-03 12:36Z 53° 59' N, 20° 20' W Click for more
1850795 Bottle station 1996-11-05 09:49Z 53° 13' N, 15° 9' W Click for more
1850802 Bottle station 1996-11-07 10:32Z 54° 34' N, 17° 12' W Click for more
1850814 Bottle station 1996-11-08 13:59Z 56° 54' N, 21° 12' W Click for more
1850826 Bottle station 1996-11-08 20:10Z 57° 0' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1850838 Bottle station 1996-11-09 18:21Z 57° 0' N, 24° 58' W Click for more
1850851 Bottle station 1996-11-11 17:11Z 57° 0' N, 29° 52' W Click for more
1850863 Bottle station 1996-11-12 14:02Z 55° 30' N, 27° 12' W Click for more
1850875 Bottle station 1996-11-13 19:05Z 52° 59' N, 23° 18' W Click for more
1850887 Bottle station 1996-11-14 14:25Z 51° 31' N, 21° 24' W Click for more
1850899 Bottle station 1996-11-15 09:10Z 50° 3' N, 19° 35' W Click for more
1850906 Bottle station 1996-11-16 09:30Z 50° 27' N, 15° 0' W Click for more
1850918 Bottle station 1996-11-17 06:22Z 50° 46' N, 11° 28' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
1704 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
28 Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
1361 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
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
28 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Density of the water column
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
Temperature of the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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

References

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