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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Corystes (74RY) cruise COR8/01

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Corystes (74RY) cruise COR8/01
Short name COR8/01
Objectives and Narrative The work is directed towards:
1) A better understanding of the dynamics of the circulation processes of the central North Sea in order to characterise the extent and nature of density driven and seasonal jet-like circulation which acts as a direct and rapid pathway for transport of material. Subsequently, the knowledge will be viewed with respect to concerns that elevated levels of contaminants in the central North Sea have originated in the near coastal regions.
2) Improved knowledge of the processes that determine areas of strong phytoplankton production in the vicinity of the Dogger Bank.
3) A resolution of the processes that influence primary productivity and the distribution and behaviour of particulate matter and nutrients in the southern North Sea. In particular, the interaction between UK and Dutch waters.
4) Additionally, work includes the servicing of moorings in the vicinity of the Outer Gabbard and Thames as part of the National Marine Monitoring Programme.
Ship RV Corystes
Departure Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2001-08-14
Arrival Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2001-08-29
Principal Scientist(s) Juan Brown (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 216
Work Area Description Outer Thames Estuary; Dogger Bank
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,0E; 60N,0E; 60N,10E; 50N,10E; 50N,0E
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 0E
Eastern Limit 10E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Vertical profiles with FSI CTD - PAR, SPM and chlorophyll sensors fitted  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: Underway current profiling - vessel mounted ADCP  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: track kilometres = 928
Description: Scanfish undulating towed buoy with temperature, conductivity, turbidity, PAR and fluorescence sensors  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Vertical profiles with FSI CTD - PAR, SPM and chlorophyll sensors fitted  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 928
Description: Scanfish undulating towed buoy with temperature, conductivity, turbidity, PAR and fluorescence sensors  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: Logged Hull PRT temperatures, radiation and salinity  
Chemical oceanography  
Ammonia Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.  
Ammonia Quantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.  
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.  
Nitrite Quantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.  
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Vertical profiles with FSI CTD - PAR, SPM and chlorophyll sensors fitted  
Suspended matter Quantity: track kilometres = 928
Description: Scanfish undulating towed buoy with temperature, conductivity, turbidity, PAR and fluorescence sensors  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Vertical profiles with FSI CTD - PAR, SPM and chlorophyll sensors fitted  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 64
Description: Near-surface samples along scanfish sections  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: track kilometres = 928
Description: Scanfish undulating towed buoy with temperature, conductivity, turbidity, PAR and fluorescence sensors  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 35
Description: General oceanics sampler used to collect samples during ascent at each CTD station. Samples for calibration of CTD conductivity, fluorometer and turbidity sensors. Samples for nitrate, nitrite, silicate, phosphate, ammonium and oxygen analyses.  
Meteorology  
Incident radiation Quantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: Logged Hull PRT temperatures, radiation and salinity  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
55° 40' N 2° 16' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) Bottom mounted ADCP 01G1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01)
55° 36' N 2° 19' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) Bottom mounted ADCP 01H1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01)
55° 31' N 2° 22' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) Bottom mounted ADCP 01I1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01)
55° 28' N 2° 25' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) Bottom mounted ADCP 01J1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01)
55° 21' N 2° 30' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) Bottom mounted ADCP 01L1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 27/06/01)
55° 13' N 2° 34' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) Bottom mounted ADCP 01M1 recovered 22/08/01 (deployed 28/06/01) ARGOS Drifting Buoys recovered - see list for Cruise Corystes 6/2001

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
15 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
20 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements 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  
596128 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-14 11:56Z 52° 0' N, 2° 21' E Click for more
596141 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-14 14:50Z 51° 59' N, 2° 20' E Click for more
596153 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 05:52Z 51° 31' N, 1° 1' E Click for more
596165 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 06:30Z 51° 31' N, 1° 1' E Click for more
596177 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 08:29Z 51° 31' N, 1° 1' E Click for more
596189 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 08:59Z 51° 31' N, 1° 1' E Click for more
596190 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 09:27Z 51° 31' N, 1° 1' E Click for more
596208 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 09:59Z 51° 31' N, 1° 1' E Click for more
596221 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 11:17Z 51° 37' N, 1° 14' E Click for more
596233 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 13:03Z 51° 44' N, 1° 25' E Click for more
596245 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 14:57Z 51° 49' N, 1° 40' E Click for more
596257 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 16:45Z 51° 53' N, 1° 55' E Click for more
596269 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 18:57Z 52° 0' N, 2° 19' E Click for more
596270 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 19:28Z 52° 0' N, 2° 19' E Click for more
596282 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-15 19:58Z 52° 0' N, 2° 19' E Click for more
596294 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-17 10:30Z 55° 49' N, 2° 10' E Click for more
596301 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-17 11:54Z 55° 49' N, 2° 10' E Click for more
596313 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-17 13:32Z 55° 39' N, 2° 18' E Click for more
596325 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-17 15:30Z 55° 24' N, 2° 27' E Click for more
596337 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-17 16:10Z 55° 24' N, 2° 28' E Click for more
596349 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-18 09:32Z 55° 5' N, 2° 40' E Click for more
596350 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-18 10:07Z 55° 6' N, 2° 40' E Click for more
596362 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-18 14:37Z 55° 13' N, 2° 35' E Click for more
596374 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-18 16:43Z 55° 31' N, 2° 22' E Click for more
596386 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-18 17:31Z 55° 32' N, 2° 22' E Click for more
596398 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-19 08:00Z 55° 16' N, 2° 33' E Click for more
596405 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-19 08:28Z 55° 16' N, 2° 33' E Click for more
596417 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-19 10:49Z 55° 28' N, 2° 24' E Click for more
596429 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-19 11:52Z 55° 28' N, 2° 24' E Click for more
596430 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-19 12:57Z 55° 36' N, 2° 20' E Click for more
596442 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-19 14:15Z 55° 36' N, 2° 20' E Click for more
596454 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-19 16:14Z 55° 21' N, 2° 30' E Click for more
596466 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-20 08:01Z 55° 45' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
596478 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-20 08:49Z 55° 44' N, 2° 14' E Click for more
596491 CTD/STD cast 2001-08-24 14:27Z 56° 14' N, 5° 14' E Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

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Reports

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