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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Corystes (74RY) cruise COR8/03

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Corystes (74RY) cruise COR8/03
Short name COR8/03
Objectives and Narrative The work was generally aimed at achieving a better understanding of the dynamics of the circulation processes of the Western English Channel. 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. The existence of exotic species in the western Channel region is evidence of the potential pathway from the Bay of Biscay or mouth of the Gironde to the UK and Irish coast. The sampling of Karenia mikimotoi which is of interest due to links to HABs was a specific cruise aim. Additionally to study the structure of the mixing in the bottom region, and for comparisons with models a thermistor chain and ADCPs were deployed for the period between the cruises The principle aims of the cruise were completed successfully.
1. To characterise the hydrographic structure associated with the frontal regions and investigate the transport pathways.
2. To undertake sampling to quantify and map the extent of Karenia mikimotoi (by water samples from CTD Rosette ).
3. Deploy ARGOS drifting buoys to quantify the Lagrangian circulation.
4. Deploy Mooring (ADCP and thermistor chain) to study the mixing processes in the transitional region.
Ship RV Corystes
Departure Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2003-06-26
Arrival Port Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2003-07-09
Principal Scientist(s) Liam Fernand (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory
Associated Project(s) A1225
IHB Sea Areas Visited English Channel
Marsden Squares Visited 145;3/145;4/181;1/181;2
Work Area Description western English Channel
Work Area Bounding Polygon 45N,10W; 55N,10W; 55N,0E; 45N,0E; 45N,10W
Southern Limit 45N
Northern Limit 55N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 0E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: CTD, Par, SPM, chlorophyll sensors  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Underway current profiles VM ADCP  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 1333
Description: Scanfish Undulating towed body CTD,PAR, Chlorophyll  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Logged near surface hull PRT and salinity  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent  
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent  
Nitrite Quantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent  
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs  
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent  
Total - P Quantity: number of stations = 60
Description: Rosette bottles collected on ascent  
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton Description: Phytoplankton analysis  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 156
Description: Near surface samples for sal, Chl, NUTs  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
49° 39' N 3° 30' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) ADCP and thermistor chain
49° 28' N 4° 15' W Instrumented wave measurements ADCP and thermistor chain
49° 28' N 4° 15' W Subsurface temperature measurements ADCP and thermistor chain
49° 39' N 3° 30' W Subsurface temperature measurements ADCP and thermistor chain

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
59 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Density of the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Sound velocity and travel time in 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 atmosphere

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
743173 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-28 06:56Z 50° 1' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
743185 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-28 07:25Z 50° 0' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
743197 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-28 07:53Z 50° 0' N, 5° 3' W Click for more
743204 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-28 22:01Z 49° 39' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
743216 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-29 10:38Z 48° 52' N, 4° 25' W Click for more
743228 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-29 12:12Z 48° 42' N, 4° 18' W Click for more
743241 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-29 15:42Z 48° 51' N, 3° 33' W Click for more
743253 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-29 19:59Z 49° 2' N, 3° 37' W Click for more
743265 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-29 21:42Z 49° 13' N, 3° 43' W Click for more
743277 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-29 23:37Z 49° 24' N, 3° 49' W Click for more
743289 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 01:25Z 49° 36' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
743290 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 02:59Z 49° 45' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
743308 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 04:33Z 49° 55' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
743321 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 05:52Z 50° 4' N, 3° 55' W Click for more
743333 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 07:31Z 50° 7' N, 4° 12' W Click for more
743345 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 09:04Z 50° 8' N, 4° 27' W Click for more
743357 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 10:21Z 50° 6' N, 4° 39' W Click for more
743369 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 12:17Z 50° 1' N, 5° 4' W Click for more
743370 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 13:08Z 49° 57' N, 5° 2' W Click for more
743382 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 14:43Z 49° 50' N, 4° 59' W Click for more
743394 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 16:53Z 49° 42' N, 4° 55' W Click for more
743401 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 18:19Z 49° 35' N, 4° 52' W Click for more
743413 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 20:17Z 49° 22' N, 4° 47' W Click for more
743425 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 21:48Z 49° 15' N, 4° 42' W Click for more
743437 CTD/STD cast 2003-06-30 23:16Z 49° 8' N, 4° 37' W Click for more
743449 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-02 06:07Z 49° 39' N, 3° 30' W Click for more
743450 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-02 10:01Z 49° 52' N, 2° 55' W Click for more
743462 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-02 12:00Z 49° 49' N, 3° 10' W Click for more
743474 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-02 16:20Z 49° 29' N, 4° 13' W Click for more
743486 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-02 18:29Z 49° 25' N, 4° 36' W Click for more
743498 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-03 14:12Z 48° 10' N, 4° 39' W Click for more
743505 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-03 15:46Z 48° 10' N, 4° 55' W Click for more
743517 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-03 17:27Z 48° 10' N, 5° 10' W Click for more
743529 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-03 19:25Z 48° 9' N, 5° 24' W Click for more
743530 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-03 20:44Z 48° 10' N, 5° 35' W Click for more
743542 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-03 22:20Z 48° 10' N, 5° 48' W Click for more
743554 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 06:32Z 49° 53' N, 6° 28' W Click for more
743566 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 07:36Z 49° 51' N, 6° 21' W Click for more
743578 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 08:20Z 49° 48' N, 6° 21' W Click for more
743591 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 08:58Z 49° 46' N, 6° 19' W Click for more
743609 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 09:52Z 49° 40' N, 6° 18' W Click for more
743610 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 11:23Z 49° 27' N, 6° 14' W Click for more
743622 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 13:02Z 49° 13' N, 6° 10' W Click for more
743634 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 15:11Z 49° 6' N, 5° 49' W Click for more
743646 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 17:15Z 48° 58' N, 5° 27' W Click for more
743658 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 19:01Z 48° 52' N, 5° 11' W Click for more
743671 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-05 20:14Z 48° 48' N, 5° 1' W Click for more
743683 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-06 04:41Z 50° 2' N, 5° 36' W Click for more
743695 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-06 05:29Z 50° 1' N, 5° 36' W Click for more
743702 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-06 06:22Z 50° 0' N, 5° 34' W Click for more
743714 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-06 23:52Z 50° 12' N, 3° 0' W Click for more
743726 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-07 01:43Z 50° 0' N, 3° 14' W Click for more
743738 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-07 06:05Z 49° 54' N, 3° 34' W Click for more
743751 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-07 08:42Z 49° 39' N, 3° 31' W Click for more
743763 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-07 10:05Z 49° 31' N, 3° 43' W Click for more
743775 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-07 11:10Z 49° 30' N, 3° 31' W Click for more
743787 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-07 12:17Z 49° 28' N, 3° 19' W Click for more
743799 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-07 13:52Z 49° 25' N, 3° 3' W Click for more
743806 CTD/STD cast 2003-07-08 00:15Z 49° 52' N, 2° 19' W Click for more

Project Database

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