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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR19960916 (AMT3, JR15)

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 JR19960916 (AMT3, JR15)
Short name JR19960916 (AMT3, JR15)
Objectives and Narrative The Atlantic Meridional Transects (AMTs) were conceived as a means of acquiring a time series of oceanographic, biological, chemical and optical data over large latitudinal ranges (50deg N to 50deg S) and through a number of contrasting oceanographic provinces. The core scientific objectives are to refine out understanding of the role of the ocean biota in the biogeochemical processes, carbon fluxes and ultimately global climate and to develop remotely-sensed measurements of global primary production.

The AMTs take advantage of the twice yearly passage of the NERC vessel, RRS James Clark Ross, operated by the British Antarctic Survey, during its passage to and from Antarctica each year. Since the only ship costs involved are to cover the additional time required for course deviations and station work, the AMT is a highly cost-effective project for fundamental marine science. AMT-3 is the third Atlantic transect in the current series.

Aims:
1. To improve our undestanding 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 obersvations (primary validation).
Ship RRS James Clark Ross
Departure Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1996-09-16
Arrival Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Arrival Date 1996-10-25
Principal Scientist(s) Tony Bale (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
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 and temperatute profiles were obtained upto depths of 1830m. No. of deployments not noted.  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: A number of stations were sampled. CTD/rosette deployments were made. Water bottle samples were taken. Vericle hauls were taken for zooplankton samples. Sea and sky photographs were taken.  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Description: Ocean colour optical data was gathered. No. of samples not noted.  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Description: Salinity and temperature calibrations recorded. No. of samples not noted.  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Description: Underway measurements were made. Salinity, temperature and fluroescence were recorded. Meteorological data was also logged. No. of measurements not noted.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: A number of stations were sampled. CTD/rosette deployments were made. Water bottle samples were taken. Vericle hauls were taken for zooplankton samples. Sea and sky photographs were taken.  
Contamination  
Suspended matter Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Particulates and zooplankton samples were taken. No. of samples not taken.  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Description: Chlorophyll samples were also taken. No. of samples not noted  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of samples = 1
Description: Particulates and zooplankton samples were taken. No. of samples not taken.  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: A number of stations were sampled. CTD/rosette deployments were made. Water bottle samples were taken. Vericle hauls were taken for zooplankton samples. Sea and sky photographs were taken.  

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
4 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
17 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
1 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
2 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
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Bottle station Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
10 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
39 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
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 Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
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  
1071951 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-23 13:11Z 43° 34' S, 55° 0' W Click for more
1071963 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-23 14:08Z 43° 34' S, 55° 0' W Click for more
1071975 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-24 13:06Z 48° 0' S, 55° 52' W Click for more
1071987 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-24 14:02Z 48° 0' S, 55° 52' W Click for more
1071999 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-25 11:08Z 51° 55' S, 57° 53' W Click for more
1072002 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-13 12:01Z 29° 51' S, 42° 54' W Click for more
1072014 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-13 12:55Z 29° 51' S, 42° 55' W Click for more
1072026 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-14 12:02Z 32° 48' S, 46° 7' W Click for more
1072038 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-14 12:58Z 32° 47' S, 46° 7' W Click for more
1072051 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-15 12:44Z 35° 42' S, 49° 35' W Click for more
1072063 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-15 13:39Z 35° 43' S, 49° 37' W Click for more
1072075 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-16 11:56Z 37° 48' S, 52° 11' W Click for more
1072087 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-16 12:53Z 37° 48' S, 52° 11' W Click for more
1072099 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-12 12:55Z 26° 37' S, 39° 36' W Click for more
1072106 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-24 10:39Z 47° 22' N, 18° 12' W Click for more
1072118 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-24 11:46Z 47° 21' N, 18° 10' W Click for more
1072131 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-25 10:39Z 42° 54' N, 19° 59' W Click for more
1072143 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-25 11:34Z 42° 54' N, 19° 59' W Click for more
1072155 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-26 11:38Z 38° 10' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1072167 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-26 12:40Z 38° 10' N, 20° 1' W Click for more
1072179 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-27 11:29Z 34° 1' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
1072180 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-27 12:36Z 34° 2' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
1072192 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-28 11:42Z 29° 30' N, 21° 48' W Click for more
1072211 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-28 12:32Z 29° 30' N, 21° 48' W Click for more
1072223 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-29 11:31Z 24° 40' N, 21° 24' W Click for more
1072235 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-29 12:36Z 24° 40' N, 21° 24' W Click for more
1072247 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-30 14:52Z 20° 5' N, 20° 37' W Click for more
1072259 CTD/STD cast 1996-09-30 15:52Z 20° 5' N, 20° 39' W Click for more
1072260 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 11:05Z 12° 45' N, 20° 32' W Click for more
1072272 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-02 12:01Z 12° 46' N, 20° 32' W Click for more
1072284 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-03 11:02Z 9° 3' N, 22° 16' W Click for more
1072296 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-03 11:52Z 9° 3' N, 22° 16' W Click for more
1072303 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-04 11:05Z 5° 10' N, 24° 1' W Click for more
1072315 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-04 11:52Z 5° 10' N, 24° 0' W Click for more
1072327 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 11:02Z 1° 17' N, 25° 46' W Click for more
1072339 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-05 11:49Z 1° 18' N, 25° 46' W Click for more
1072340 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-06 11:02Z 2° 23' S, 27° 27' W Click for more
1072352 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-06 11:51Z 2° 22' S, 27° 27' W Click for more
1072364 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-07 11:03Z 6° 28' S, 29° 16' W Click for more
1072376 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-07 11:55Z 6° 28' S, 29° 16' W Click for more
1072388 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-08 12:00Z 10° 46' S, 31° 14' W Click for more
1072407 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-08 12:51Z 10° 46' S, 31° 15' W Click for more
1072419 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-09 12:21Z 14° 54' S, 33° 7' W Click for more
1072420 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-09 13:13Z 14° 53' S, 33° 7' W Click for more
1072432 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-10 12:04Z 18° 51' S, 35° 3' W Click for more
1072444 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-10 12:56Z 18° 51' S, 35° 3' W Click for more
1072456 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-11 12:21Z 22° 55' S, 36° 57' W Click for more
1072468 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-11 13:14Z 22° 54' S, 36° 57' W Click for more
1072481 CTD/STD cast 1996-10-12 12:01Z 26° 37' S, 39° 36' W Click for more
1093750 Bottle station 1996-10-09 12:34Z 14° 54' S, 33° 7' W Click for more
1093762 Bottle station 1996-10-11 12:34Z 22° 55' S, 36° 57' W Click for more
1093774 Bottle station 1996-10-12 12:14Z 26° 37' S, 39° 36' W Click for more
1093786 Bottle station 1996-10-24 13:18Z 48° 0' S, 55° 52' W Click for more
1093798 Bottle station 1996-10-13 12:14Z 29° 51' S, 42° 54' W Click for more
1093805 Bottle station 1996-10-16 12:10Z 37° 48' S, 52° 11' W Click for more
1093817 Bottle station 1996-09-24 10:52Z 47° 22' N, 18° 12' W Click for more
1093829 Bottle station 1996-09-25 11:45Z 42° 54' N, 19° 59' W Click for more
1093830 Bottle station 1996-10-23 13:26Z 43° 34' S, 55° 0' W Click for more
1093842 Bottle station 1996-09-22 08:37Z 49° 40' N, 5° 41' W Click for more
1093854 Bottle station 1996-10-04 11:17Z 5° 10' N, 24° 1' W Click for more
1093866 Bottle station 1996-10-07 11:15Z 6° 28' S, 29° 16' W Click for more
1093878 Bottle station 1996-10-10 12:16Z 18° 51' S, 35° 3' W Click for more
1093891 Bottle station 1996-10-25 11:16Z 51° 55' S, 57° 53' W Click for more
1093909 Bottle station 1996-10-14 12:15Z 32° 48' S, 46° 7' W Click for more
1093910 Bottle station 1996-10-15 12:58Z 35° 42' S, 49° 35' W Click for more
1093922 Bottle station 1996-09-26 11:51Z 38° 10' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1093934 Bottle station 1996-09-28 11:50Z 29° 30' N, 21° 48' W Click for more
1093946 Bottle station 1996-09-29 11:44Z 24° 40' N, 21° 24' W Click for more
1093958 Bottle station 1996-09-30 15:06Z 20° 5' N, 20° 37' W Click for more
1093971 Bottle station 1996-10-02 11:18Z 12° 45' N, 20° 32' W Click for more
1093983 Bottle station 1996-10-03 11:14Z 9° 3' N, 22° 16' W Click for more
1093995 Bottle station 1996-10-05 11:14Z 1° 17' N, 25° 46' W Click for more
1094009 Bottle station 1996-10-06 11:13Z 2° 23' S, 27° 27' W Click for more
1094010 Bottle station 1996-10-08 12:12Z 10° 46' S, 31° 14' W Click for more
1222806 Single-beam echosounder 1996-09-21 12:16:00Z to 1996-10-25 13:20:00Z From 50° 48' N, 1° 7' W to 51° 55' S, 58° 28' W Click for more
1222818 Meteorological data logger 1996-09-21 12:16:00Z to 1996-10-25 13:20:00Z From 50° 48' N, 1° 7' W to 51° 55' S, 58° 28' W Click for more
1222831 Multiple instrument types 1996-09-21 12:16:00Z to 1996-10-25 13:20:00Z From 50° 48' N, 1° 7' W to 51° 55' S, 58° 28' W Click for more
1687197 Pumped water sample 1996-09-22 07:00Z to 1996-10-25 11:00Z 51° 55' S to 49° 43' N; 57° 54' W to 5° 21' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
53 Wetlabs 9 channel transmissometer
117 Expendable Bathythermograph Temperature of the water column
50 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Bacteria non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Density of the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Total metal concentrations in water bodies
Primary production in the water column
Metadata parameters
Raw fluorometer output
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Plankton abundance per unit volume of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Plankton biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
98 WP-2 zooplankton net
333 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Dissolved metal concentrations in the water column

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Total metal concentrations in water bodies
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column

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

References

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