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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR19960422 (AMT2, JR13)

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR19960422 (AMT2, JR13)
Short name JR19960422 (AMT2, JR13)
Objectives and Narrative This cruise formed the second of a series of Atlantic transects, initially over 3 years, to acquire data for the calibration of remotely sensed observations and the validation of remote sensing products, leading to improved and more accuate interpretation of remote sensing observations. One of the primary objectives of the AMT programme is further understanding the interaction between physical processes and biological production. This will be essential of advanced models. Testing hypotheses on the partitioning of the ocean into biogeochemical provinces, and defining these regions, is central to overall objectives of the AMT programme.

Aims:
1. To improve our understanding of the relationship between physical processes and biological production
2. Identify, define and quantify latitudinal changes in biogeochemical provinces.
3. Determine phytoplankton characteristics and photosynthetic parameters
4. Identify nutrient regimes and their role in biogeochemical cycles
5. Characterise plankton community structure, including the accurate determination of carbon values
6. Relate the partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) in surface waters with the biological production
7. Acquire data for the calibration of remotely sensed observations (primary validation)
8. Secondary validation of remotely sensed products
9. Interpret basin-scale remote sensing observations
10. Develop models that enable the interpretation of satellite imagery in terms of total water column properties
Ship RRS James Clark Ross
Departure Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Departure Date 1996-04-22
Arrival Port Plymouth, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1996-05-22
Principal Scientist(s) David Robins (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Associated Project(s) AMT
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Description: XBT's were deployed. No. deployed not noted.  
CTD stations Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Underway sampling commenced and the CTD rosette system.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Underway sampling commenced and the CTD rosette system.  
Biology and fisheries  
Gear research Quantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: In Stanley Sound the optics rig and instrumentation were deployed and tested.  
Primary productivity Description: Coccolithophore bloom samples were taken for optical measurements. No. of samples not noted.  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of track lines = 2
Description: AMT-1 and AMT-2 took place.  

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
25 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite 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
49 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Meteorological data logger Air pressure
Air temperature
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Solar Radiation
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Wind strength and direction
1 Multiple instrument types Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
1 Pumped water sample Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite 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
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
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
1 Single-beam echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Platform or instrument orientation

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1073921 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-22 20:03Z 50° 36' S, 57° 16' W Click for more
1073933 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-23 14:21Z 47° 35' S, 55° 36' W Click for more
1073945 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-24 14:00Z 43° 25' S, 54° 43' W Click for more
1073957 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-24 14:51Z 43° 25' S, 54° 44' W Click for more
1073969 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-25 14:10Z 39° 21' S, 53° 18' W Click for more
1073970 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-25 15:07Z 39° 24' S, 53° 18' W Click for more
1073982 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-29 17:13Z 36° 3' S, 49° 48' W Click for more
1073994 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-30 13:17Z 33° 23' S, 46° 37' W Click for more
1074008 CTD/STD cast 1996-04-30 14:06Z 33° 23' S, 46° 36' W Click for more
1074021 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-01 13:11Z 30° 18' S, 43° 25' W Click for more
1074033 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-01 13:58Z 30° 18' S, 43° 25' W Click for more
1074045 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-02 13:06Z 27° 37' S, 40° 42' W Click for more
1074057 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-02 13:47Z 27° 37' S, 40° 43' W Click for more
1074069 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-03 12:23Z 24° 21' S, 37° 52' W Click for more
1074070 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-03 13:05Z 24° 21' S, 37° 51' W Click for more
1074082 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-04 12:02Z 19° 54' S, 35° 31' W Click for more
1074094 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-04 12:45Z 19° 54' S, 35° 31' W Click for more
1074101 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-05 12:11Z 15° 10' S, 33° 18' W Click for more
1074113 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-05 12:51Z 15° 10' S, 33° 18' W Click for more
1074125 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-06 12:09Z 11° 14' S, 31° 27' W Click for more
1074137 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-06 12:53Z 11° 15' S, 31° 27' W Click for more
1074149 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-07 12:03Z 7° 28' S, 29° 45' W Click for more
1074150 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-07 12:50Z 7° 28' S, 29° 45' W Click for more
1074162 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-08 11:02Z 3° 55' S, 28° 12' W Click for more
1074174 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-08 11:51Z 3° 55' S, 28° 12' W Click for more
1074186 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-09 11:05Z 0° 11' S, 26° 24' W Click for more
1074198 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-09 12:09Z 0° 12' S, 26° 23' W Click for more
1074205 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-10 11:08Z 3° 24' N, 24° 48' W Click for more
1074217 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-10 11:48Z 3° 24' N, 24° 48' W Click for more
1074229 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-11 11:03Z 7° 34' N, 22° 56' W Click for more
1074230 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-11 11:44Z 7° 34' N, 22° 57' W Click for more
1074242 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-12 11:00Z 11° 44' N, 21° 3' W Click for more
1074254 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-12 11:34Z 11° 44' N, 21° 3' W Click for more
1074266 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-14 11:03Z 21° 45' N, 21° 28' W Click for more
1074278 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-14 11:37Z 21° 45' N, 21° 28' W Click for more
1074291 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-15 09:58Z 26° 32' N, 21° 47' W Click for more
1074309 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-15 11:05Z 26° 32' N, 21° 47' W Click for more
1074310 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-16 10:02Z 30° 54' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
1074322 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-16 10:38Z 30° 54' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
1074334 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-17 10:00Z 35° 40' N, 20° 25' W Click for more
1074346 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-17 10:35Z 35° 40' N, 20° 25' W Click for more
1074358 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-18 10:00Z 39° 54' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1074371 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-18 10:33Z 39° 54' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1074383 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-19 10:00Z 44° 7' N, 20° 1' W Click for more
1074395 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-19 10:48Z 44° 7' N, 20° 1' W Click for more
1074402 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-20 09:04Z 46° 29' N, 14° 3' W Click for more
1074414 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-20 10:01Z 46° 29' N, 14° 3' W Click for more
1074426 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-21 09:03Z 48° 45' N, 8° 6' W Click for more
1074438 CTD/STD cast 1996-05-21 09:52Z 48° 45' N, 8° 6' W Click for more
1093485 Bottle station 1996-05-21 09:17Z 48° 45' N, 8° 6' W Click for more
1093497 Bottle station 1996-05-07 12:18Z 7° 28' S, 29° 45' W Click for more
1093504 Bottle station 1996-05-10 11:20Z 3° 24' N, 24° 48' W Click for more
1093516 Bottle station 1996-05-14 11:13Z 21° 45' N, 21° 28' W Click for more
1093528 Bottle station 1996-04-23 14:31Z 47° 35' S, 55° 36' W Click for more
1093541 Bottle station 1996-04-24 14:11Z 43° 25' S, 54° 43' W Click for more
1093553 Bottle station 1996-04-25 14:19Z 39° 21' S, 53° 18' W Click for more
1093565 Bottle station 1996-04-29 17:25Z 36° 3' S, 49° 48' W Click for more
1093577 Bottle station 1996-04-30 13:31Z 33° 23' S, 46° 37' W Click for more
1093589 Bottle station 1996-05-01 13:24Z 30° 18' S, 43° 25' W Click for more
1093590 Bottle station 1996-05-02 13:18Z 27° 37' S, 40° 42' W Click for more
1093608 Bottle station 1996-05-04 12:14Z 19° 54' S, 35° 31' W Click for more
1093621 Bottle station 1996-05-05 12:23Z 15° 10' S, 33° 18' W Click for more
1093633 Bottle station 1996-05-08 11:18Z 3° 55' S, 28° 12' W Click for more
1093645 Bottle station 1996-05-09 11:21Z 0° 11' S, 26° 24' W Click for more
1093657 Bottle station 1996-05-11 11:14Z 7° 34' N, 22° 56' W Click for more
1093669 Bottle station 1996-05-12 11:10Z 11° 44' N, 21° 3' W Click for more
1093670 Bottle station 1996-05-15 10:25Z 26° 32' N, 21° 47' W Click for more
1093682 Bottle station 1996-05-16 10:12Z 30° 54' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
1093694 Bottle station 1996-05-17 10:10Z 35° 40' N, 20° 25' W Click for more
1093701 Bottle station 1996-05-19 10:17Z 44° 7' N, 20° 1' W Click for more
1093713 Bottle station 1996-05-20 09:25Z 46° 29' N, 14° 3' W Click for more
1093725 Bottle station 1996-05-06 12:21Z 11° 14' S, 31° 27' W Click for more
1093737 Bottle station 1996-05-03 12:34Z 24° 21' S, 37° 52' W Click for more
1093749 Bottle station 1996-05-18 10:10Z 39° 54' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1094439 Pumped water sample 1996-04-23 00:17Z to 1996-05-21 17:29Z 50° 7' S to 49° 20' N; 56° 55' W to 6° 44' W Click for more
1222775 Single-beam echosounder 1996-04-22 12:10:00Z to 1996-05-22 07:17:30Z From 51° 41' S, 57° 49' W to 50° 17' N, 4° 12' W Click for more
1222787 Meteorological data logger 1996-04-22 12:10:00Z to 1996-05-22 07:17:30Z From 51° 41' S, 57° 49' W to 50° 17' N, 4° 12' W Click for more
1222799 Multiple instrument types 1996-04-22 12:10:00Z to 1996-05-22 07:17:30Z From 51° 41' S, 57° 49' W to 50° 17' N, 4° 12' W Click for more
1667701 Pumped water sample 1996-04-22 20:02Z to 1996-05-21 17:29Z 50° 36' S to 49° 20' N; 57° 16' W to 6° 44' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
50 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Bacterial production in the water column
Reference numbers
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column

Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Density of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Metadata parameters
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Primary production in the water column
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
19 Profiling radiometer Temperature of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
175 Expendable Bathythermograph Temperature of the water column
78 WP-2 zooplankton net
329 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column

Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
50 Wetlabs 9 channel transmissometer

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

References

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