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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR19980514 (AMT6, JR32)

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 JR19980514 (AMT6, JR32)
Short name JR19980514 (AMT6, JR32)
Objectives and Narrative The Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) programme exploits the passage of the Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Clark Ross (JCR) latitudinally through the Atlantic Ocean between the United Kingdom and the Falkland Islands (approximately 52deg N to 52deg S) in support of British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research activities in the Antarctic and its environs. In September, the JCR sails southward, sampling the boreal fall and the austral springconditions in the northern hemisphere. The ship's track crosses a range of ecosystems and physicochemical regimes, within which conditions vary from sub-polar to tropical and from eutrophic shelf seas and upwelling systems to oligotrophic and mid-ocean gyres. The JCR provides the ideal platform to measure physical, biological and bio-optical properties and processes through these diverse ecosystems of the North and South Atlantic Oceans.

The AMT programme goals are:
1. To test and refine hypotheses on the responses of oceanic ecosystems and the coupled marine atmosphere to anthropogenically forced environmental change.
2. To develop a holistic research strategy, integrating shipboard measurements, remote sensing and modelling.
3. To provide calibration and validation of new satellite sensors of ocean colour, sea surface temperature, sea surface height and solar radiation.
4. To improve our knowledge of marine biogeochemical processes, ecosystem dynamics, food-webs and fisheries and characterize biogeochemical provinces.
5. To develop coupled physical-biological models of production and ecosystem dynamics.
6. To quantify ocean responses to changes in abundance of radiatively and chemically-active trace gases.

The normal strategy for AMT cruises is set by the requirement for the JCR to make passage between the UK and the FI within the allocated time of 25 d plus 6 d added for scientific research. The geographical range of 50deg N, 1deg W to 52deg S, 58deg W, amounts to approximately 7500 miles (13800 km), requiring an average distance of 240 miles per day, or 4deg of latitude while on a N-S course (as on the 20deg W line). For AMT-6, with a focus on a high productivity, upwelling ecosystems and with 6 d extra for science spread of greatest interest (e.g. the Benguela). Thus the plan was to proceed northwards through the Benguela at only ca 150 miles per day, with more than one station as necessary and make a faster passage through the oligotrophic regions.
Ship RRS James Clark Ross
Departure Port Cape Town, South Africa
Departure Date 1998-05-14
Arrival Port Grimsby, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1998-06-16
Principal Scientist(s) James Aiken (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation DTU Aqua
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  
CTD stations Description: CTD station samples were collected. No. of samples not noted.  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Description: Optical measurements were taken with SeaOPS, SeaFALLS, LoCNESS and miniNESS. No. of measurements not noted.  
Water bottle stations Description: Water bottle samples were collected using the rosette system. No. of samples not noted.  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Description: Data on phytoplankton pigments and species, primary productivity and zooplankton was gathered. No. of samples not noted.  
Primary productivity Description: Data on phytoplankton pigments and species, primary productivity and zooplankton was gathered. No. of samples not noted.  
Zooplankton Description: Data on phytoplankton pigments and species, primary productivity and zooplankton was gathered. No. of samples not noted.  

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
3 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
29 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
5 Bottle station Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
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 Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
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
38 Bottle station Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
48 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
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
1 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
2 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
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Meteorological data logger 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 Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of 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  
1059510 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-11 09:07Z 41° 4' N, 17° 25' W Click for more
1059522 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-12 08:38Z 44° 40' N, 14° 0' W Click for more
1059534 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-13 09:55Z 48° 27' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
1059546 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-14 09:07Z 49° 50' N, 4° 9' W Click for more
1059558 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-31 08:19Z 0° 1' S, 8° 51' W Click for more
1059571 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-03 09:13Z 9° 3' N, 19° 7' W Click for more
1059583 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-05 09:55Z 16° 22' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1059595 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-10 09:08Z 36° 36' N, 17° 30' W Click for more
1059602 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-15 13:51Z 33° 37' S, 18° 0' E Click for more
1059614 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-16 08:18Z 32° 20' S, 17° 52' E Click for more
1059626 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-16 11:17Z 32° 3' S, 17° 52' E Click for more
1059638 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-17 08:15Z 29° 31' S, 16° 27' E Click for more
1059651 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-17 11:18Z 29° 21' S, 16° 15' E Click for more
1059663 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-18 04:24Z 26° 42' S, 14° 48' E Click for more
1059675 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-18 08:40Z 26° 42' S, 14° 15' E Click for more
1059687 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-18 11:32Z 26° 42' S, 13° 57' E Click for more
1059699 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-18 15:01Z 26° 41' S, 13° 30' E Click for more
1059706 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-21 08:10Z 28° 55' S, 16° 11' E Click for more
1059718 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-21 11:50Z 28° 32' S, 15° 48' E Click for more
1059731 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-22 08:12Z 24° 45' S, 14° 19' E Click for more
1059743 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-22 12:11Z 24° 16' S, 14° 6' E Click for more
1059755 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-23 04:16Z 22° 5' S, 12° 36' E Click for more
1059767 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-23 10:21Z 21° 39' S, 12° 24' E Click for more
1059779 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-23 13:39Z 21° 24' S, 12° 6' E Click for more
1059780 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-24 08:26Z 19° 0' S, 12° 0' E Click for more
1059792 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-24 09:20Z 18° 59' S, 12° 0' E Click for more
1059811 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-24 11:54Z 18° 54' S, 12° 9' E Click for more
1059823 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-25 11:43Z 17° 26' S, 11° 4' E Click for more
1059835 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-26 08:41Z 14° 44' S, 7° 51' E Click for more
1059847 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-27 08:37Z 11° 37' S, 4° 8' E Click for more
1059859 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-27 09:09Z 11° 37' S, 4° 8' E Click for more
1059860 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-28 08:36Z 8° 37' S, 0° 36' E Click for more
1059872 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-28 09:15Z 8° 37' S, 0° 36' E Click for more
1059884 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-29 08:46Z 5° 51' S, 2° 37' W Click for more
1059896 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-29 09:20Z 5° 51' S, 2° 37' W Click for more
1059903 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-30 08:36Z 2° 48' S, 6° 10' W Click for more
1059915 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-30 09:16Z 2° 48' S, 6° 10' W Click for more
1059927 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-01 09:13Z 3° 4' N, 12° 46' W Click for more
1059939 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-01 09:48Z 3° 4' N, 12° 46' W Click for more
1059940 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-02 09:12Z 5° 51' N, 16° 4' W Click for more
1059952 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-02 09:36Z 5° 51' N, 16° 4' W Click for more
1059964 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-03 09:45Z 9° 3' N, 19° 7' W Click for more
1059976 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-04 09:09Z 12° 47' N, 19° 14' W Click for more
1059988 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-04 09:54Z 12° 47' N, 19° 14' W Click for more
1060001 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-05 09:17Z 16° 22' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1060013 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-06 09:16Z 20° 24' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1060025 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-07 09:08Z 24° 30' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1060037 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-08 09:07Z 28° 40' N, 19° 52' W Click for more
1060049 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-09 08:08Z 32° 25' N, 17° 3' W Click for more
1060050 CTD/STD cast 1998-05-31 09:06Z 0° 1' S, 8° 51' W Click for more
1060062 CTD/STD cast 1998-06-10 09:48Z 36° 36' N, 17° 30' W Click for more
1094440 Bottle station 1998-06-07 09:21Z 24° 30' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1094452 Bottle station 1998-06-09 08:20Z 32° 25' N, 17° 3' W Click for more
1094464 Bottle station 1998-05-25 08:55Z 17° 39' S, 11° 19' E Click for more
1094476 Bottle station 1998-05-31 08:33Z 0° 1' S, 8° 51' W Click for more
1094488 Bottle station 1998-06-04 10:08Z 12° 47' N, 19° 14' W Click for more
1094507 Bottle station 1998-05-21 08:24Z 28° 55' S, 16° 11' E Click for more
1094519 Bottle station 1998-06-03 09:59Z 9° 3' N, 19° 7' W Click for more
1094520 Bottle station 1998-06-10 10:02Z 36° 36' N, 17° 30' W Click for more
1094532 Bottle station 1998-06-11 09:22Z 41° 4' N, 17° 25' W Click for more
1094544 Bottle station 1998-06-12 09:06Z 44° 40' N, 14° 0' W Click for more
1094556 Bottle station 1998-06-13 10:09Z 48° 27' N, 9° 42' W Click for more
1094568 Bottle station 1998-06-14 09:20Z 49° 50' N, 4° 9' W Click for more
1094581 Bottle station 1998-06-03 09:22Z 9° 3' N, 19° 7' W Click for more
1094593 Bottle station 1998-06-05 10:08Z 16° 22' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1094600 Bottle station 1998-06-10 09:21Z 36° 36' N, 17° 30' W Click for more
1094612 Bottle station 1998-05-24 08:38Z 19° 0' S, 12° 0' E Click for more
1094624 Bottle station 1998-05-29 09:34Z 5° 51' S, 2° 37' W Click for more
1094636 Bottle station 1998-06-05 09:30Z 16° 22' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1094648 Bottle station 1998-05-26 08:55Z 14° 44' S, 7° 51' E Click for more
1094661 Bottle station 1998-05-28 08:49Z 8° 37' S, 0° 36' E Click for more
1094673 Bottle station 1998-05-30 09:29Z 2° 48' S, 6° 10' W Click for more
1094685 Bottle station 1998-06-02 09:26Z 5° 51' N, 16° 4' W Click for more
1094697 Bottle station 1998-06-04 09:23Z 12° 47' N, 19° 14' W Click for more
1094704 Bottle station 1998-06-08 09:21Z 28° 40' N, 19° 52' W Click for more
1094716 Bottle station 1998-05-15 14:06Z 33° 37' S, 18° 0' E Click for more
1094728 Bottle station 1998-05-17 08:26Z 29° 31' S, 16° 27' E Click for more
1094741 Bottle station 1998-05-18 08:50Z 26° 42' S, 14° 15' E Click for more
1094753 Bottle station 1998-05-22 08:22Z 24° 45' S, 14° 19' E Click for more
1094765 Bottle station 1998-05-24 09:32Z 18° 59' S, 12° 0' E Click for more
1094777 Bottle station 1998-05-27 08:51Z 11° 37' S, 4° 8' E Click for more
1094789 Bottle station 1998-05-27 09:23Z 11° 37' S, 4° 8' E Click for more
1094790 Bottle station 1998-05-28 09:29Z 8° 37' S, 0° 36' E Click for more
1094808 Bottle station 1998-05-29 08:57Z 5° 51' S, 2° 37' W Click for more
1094821 Bottle station 1998-05-30 08:50Z 2° 48' S, 6° 10' W Click for more
1094833 Bottle station 1998-06-01 09:27Z 3° 4' N, 12° 46' W Click for more
1094845 Bottle station 1998-06-01 10:02Z 3° 4' N, 12° 46' W Click for more
1094857 Bottle station 1998-06-02 09:50Z 5° 51' N, 16° 4' W Click for more
1094869 Bottle station 1998-06-06 09:29Z 20° 24' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1222911 Meteorological data logger 1998-05-15 12:00:30Z to 1998-06-16 08:41:00Z From 33° 37' S, 18° 0' E to 53° 35' N, 0° 1' E Click for more
1222923 Single-beam echosounder 1998-05-15 12:00:30Z to 1998-06-16 08:41:00Z From 33° 37' S, 18° 0' E to 53° 35' N, 0° 1' E Click for more
1222935 Multiple instrument types 1998-05-15 12:00:30Z to 1998-06-16 08:41:00Z From 33° 37' S, 18° 0' E to 53° 35' N, 0° 1' E Click for more
1788718 Bottle station 1998-05-15 14:06Z 33° 37' S, 18° 0' E Click for more
1788731 Bottle station 1998-05-16 08:30Z 32° 20' S, 17° 52' E Click for more
1788743 Bottle station 1998-05-17 08:26Z 29° 31' S, 16° 27' E Click for more
1788755 Bottle station 1998-05-18 08:50Z 26° 42' S, 14° 15' E Click for more
1788767 Bottle station 1998-05-21 08:24Z 28° 55' S, 16° 11' E Click for more
1788779 Bottle station 1998-05-22 08:22Z 24° 45' S, 14° 19' E Click for more
1788780 Bottle station 1998-05-23 10:35Z 21° 39' S, 12° 24' E Click for more
1788792 Bottle station 1998-05-24 08:38Z 19° 0' S, 12° 0' E Click for more
1788811 Bottle station 1998-05-24 09:32Z 18° 59' S, 12° 0' E Click for more
1788823 Bottle station 1998-05-25 08:55Z 17° 39' S, 11° 19' E Click for more
1788835 Bottle station 1998-05-26 08:55Z 14° 44' S, 7° 51' E Click for more
1788847 Bottle station 1998-05-27 08:51Z 11° 37' S, 4° 8' E Click for more
1788859 Bottle station 1998-05-27 09:23Z 11° 37' S, 4° 8' E Click for more
1788860 Bottle station 1998-05-28 08:49Z 8° 37' S, 0° 36' E Click for more
1788872 Bottle station 1998-05-28 09:29Z 8° 37' S, 0° 36' E Click for more
1788884 Bottle station 1998-05-29 08:57Z 5° 51' S, 2° 37' W Click for more
1788896 Bottle station 1998-05-29 09:34Z 5° 51' S, 2° 37' W Click for more
1788903 Bottle station 1998-05-30 08:50Z 2° 48' S, 6° 10' W Click for more
1788915 Bottle station 1998-05-30 09:29Z 2° 48' S, 6° 10' W Click for more
1788927 Bottle station 1998-05-31 08:33Z 0° 1' S, 8° 51' W Click for more
1788939 Bottle station 1998-06-01 09:27Z 3° 4' N, 12° 46' W Click for more
1788940 Bottle station 1998-06-01 10:02Z 3° 4' N, 12° 46' W Click for more
1788952 Bottle station 1998-06-02 09:26Z 5° 51' N, 16° 4' W Click for more
1788964 Bottle station 1998-06-02 09:50Z 5° 51' N, 16° 4' W Click for more
1788976 Bottle station 1998-06-03 09:22Z 9° 3' N, 19° 7' W Click for more
1788988 Bottle station 1998-06-03 09:59Z 9° 3' N, 19° 7' W Click for more
1789003 Bottle station 1998-06-04 09:23Z 12° 47' N, 19° 14' W Click for more
1789015 Bottle station 1998-06-04 10:08Z 12° 47' N, 19° 14' W Click for more
1789027 Bottle station 1998-06-05 09:30Z 16° 22' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1789039 Bottle station 1998-06-05 10:08Z 16° 22' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1789040 Bottle station 1998-06-07 09:21Z 24° 30' N, 20° 0' W Click for more
1789052 Bottle station 1998-06-08 09:21Z 28° 40' N, 19° 52' W Click for more
1789064 Bottle station 1998-06-09 08:20Z 32° 25' N, 17° 3' W Click for more
1789076 Bottle station 1998-06-10 09:21Z 36° 36' N, 17° 30' W Click for more
1789088 Bottle station 1998-06-10 10:02Z 36° 36' N, 17° 30' W Click for more
1789107 Bottle station 1998-06-11 09:22Z 41° 4' N, 17° 25' W Click for more
1789119 Bottle station 1998-06-12 09:06Z 44° 40' N, 14° 0' W Click for more
1789120 Bottle station 1998-06-13 10:09Z 48° 27' N, 9° 42' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
324 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
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
Light absorption in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Plankton abundance per unit volume of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Plankton biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
8 Surface water sample collected by a bucket on a rope Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies

Oxygen production and respiration 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
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Plankton abundance per unit volume of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Plankton biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
77 Expendable Bathythermograph Temperature of the water column
49 WP-2 zooplankton net
52 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters 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
Oxygen production and respiration 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
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Light absorption in 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
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Raw light meter output
Temperature of the water column
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
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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

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