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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS James Clark Ross (74JC) cruise JR19961128 (JR16)

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 JR19961128 (JR16)
Short name JR19961128 (JR16)
Objectives and Narrative The ship departed Rothera on passage to Vernadski and an overflight by Twin Otter revealed an ice free passage for the ship to travel through. The ship proceeded to POL mooring 11 near Signey where a bottom pressure recorder was laid at approx. 2600m depth. The ship then made passage north-west to POL mooring 8 where it was tracked to the sea bed. The passage to POL mooring 8 was used for the T5 XBT section containing 33 stations. In total 30 CTD stations were occupied. The CTD itself was fitted with a rosette multisampler, altimeter, 10kHz pinger, transmissometer, pressure sensor, temperature sensor and 10 litre Niskin bottles. Data processing, navigation logging and underway salinity sampling continued throughout the cruise. A hull mounted VADCP measured the bottom tracking except when the ship's speed was too great. An oceanlogger logged meteorological and sea surface data every 5 seconds during the cruise.
Ship RRS James Clark Ross
Departure Port Rothera, Antarctica
Departure Date 1996-11-13
Arrival Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Arrival Date 1996-12-07
Principal Scientist(s) Brian A King (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
Responsible Organisation British Antarctic Survey, Southampton Oceanography Centre
Associated Project(s) Drake Passage repeats
IHB Sea Areas Visited 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 Quantity: number of stations = 33
Description: A number of XBTs were deployed, at a number of stations, during the cruise  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: CTD with rosette mulitsampler data collected  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: CTD with rosette mulitsampler data collected  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: ADCP data was collected during the cruise  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: CTD with rosette mulitsampler data collected  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Description: Salinity data was collected using water bottles during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 30
Description: CTD with rosette mulitsampler data collected  

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
29 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1016478 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-20 22:31Z 61° 2' S, 54° 37' W Click for more
1016491 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-15 10:42Z 54° 47' S, 58° 27' W Click for more
1016509 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-15 12:56Z 54° 55' S, 58° 21' W Click for more
1016510 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-15 14:44Z 54° 58' S, 58° 21' W Click for more
1016522 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-15 17:20Z 55° 4' S, 58° 16' W Click for more
1016534 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-15 22:13Z 55° 6' S, 58° 13' W Click for more
1016546 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-16 04:49Z 55° 10' S, 58° 13' W Click for more
1016558 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-16 07:57Z 55° 12' S, 58° 12' W Click for more
1016571 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-16 12:46Z 55° 31' S, 58° 1' W Click for more
1016583 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-16 17:30Z 55° 49' S, 57° 52' W Click for more
1016595 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-16 22:40Z 56° 7' S, 57° 39' W Click for more
1016602 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-17 04:16Z 56° 28' S, 57° 31' W Click for more
1016614 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-17 08:49Z 56° 47' S, 57° 18' W Click for more
1016626 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-17 15:12Z 57° 5' S, 57° 7' W Click for more
1016638 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-17 20:00Z 57° 26' S, 56° 55' W Click for more
1016651 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-18 02:38Z 57° 43' S, 56° 39' W Click for more
1016663 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-18 07:24Z 58° 3' S, 56° 31' W Click for more
1016675 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-18 14:48Z 58° 22' S, 56° 21' W Click for more
1016687 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-18 23:05Z 58° 41' S, 56° 9' W Click for more
1016699 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-19 04:05Z 59° 0' S, 55° 59' W Click for more
1016706 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-19 08:44Z 59° 18' S, 55° 41' W Click for more
1016718 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-19 13:26Z 59° 39' S, 55° 31' W Click for more
1016731 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-19 21:44Z 60° 0' S, 55° 19' W Click for more
1016743 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-20 02:38Z 60° 20' S, 55° 4' W Click for more
1016755 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-20 07:35Z 60° 40' S, 54° 48' W Click for more
1016767 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-20 13:27Z 60° 48' S, 54° 42' W Click for more
1016779 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-20 15:53Z 60° 50' S, 54° 43' W Click for more
1016780 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-20 19:16Z 60° 51' S, 54° 43' W Click for more
1016792 CTD/STD cast 1996-11-20 21:13Z 60° 58' S, 54° 37' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
30 Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
30 Expendable Bathythermograph Temperature of the water column
29 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Density of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
6660 Shipborne Acoustic Doppler Current Profile

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

References

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