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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Charles Darwin (74AB) cruise CD159

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Charles Darwin (74AB) cruise CD159
Short name CD159
Objectives and Narrative The objectives were twofold:
1. To obtain high-resolution sediment records through abrupt climate changes of the past 16,000 years.
2. To obtain sediment and water samples for calibration of palaeoceanographic proxies (e.g. delta18O and delta13C of planktonic and benthic foraminifera, Cd/Ca, Mg/Ca also for these species together with molecular genetic work on them).

Piston, Kasten and Box cores were obtained on the S.Iceland Rise, Gardar Drift, Irminger Sea, Eirik Drift and Labrador Sea.
Calibration samples (and CTD data) were obtained from sites of former current meter deployments, allowing calibration of sediment proxies for flow speed and other variables.
Ship RRS Charles Darwin
Departure Port Fairlie, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2004-07-01
Arrival Port St. John's, Canada
Arrival Date 2004-07-30
Principal Scientist(s) I Nicholas McCave (University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences)
Responsible Organisation University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences
Associated Project(s) RAPID (Rapid Climate Change Programme, 2003-07)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 182/183/184/185/186/218/220
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,60W; 70N,60W; 70N,10W; 50N,10W; 50N,60W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 70N
Western Limit 60W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: CTD data with BODC, water samples for O-18, C-13 isotopes and trace metals  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: CTD data with BODC, water samples for O-18, C-13 isotopes and trace metals  
Biology and fisheries  
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms Description: Extracted foraminifera from pumped surface water  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - rock Quantity: number of cores = 25
Description: 19 Piston and 6 Kasten (15 cm square)  
Core - rock Quantity: number of samples = 30
Description: Subcores from 50 cm square box (2 ea.)  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 25
Description: 19 Piston and 6 Kasten (15 cm square)  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of samples = 30
Description: Subcores from 50 cm square box (2 ea.)  

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
20 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Multiple instrument types Air pressure
Air temperature
Atmospheric humidity
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
Transmittance and attenuance 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  
679427 Single-beam echosounder 2004-07-01 08:30Z to 2004-07-29 14:41Z 49° 22' N to 63° 8' N; 53° 7' W to 4° 51' W Click for more
679532 Multiple instrument types 2004-07-01 08:30Z to 2004-07-29 14:41Z 49° 22' N to 63° 8' N; 53° 7' W to 4° 51' W Click for more
679544 Multiple instrument types 2004-07-01 08:30Z to 2004-07-29 14:41Z 49° 22' N to 63° 8' N; 53° 7' W to 4° 51' W Click for more
1066057 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-02 20:45Z 57° 29' N, 12° 15' W Click for more
1066069 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-03 13:08Z 58° 55' N, 13° 16' W Click for more
1066070 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-04 02:32Z 59° 57' N, 12° 9' W Click for more
1066082 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-04 18:36Z 61° 45' N, 15° 24' W Click for more
1066094 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-04 22:28Z 61° 49' N, 15° 37' W Click for more
1066101 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-05 10:36Z 62° 3' N, 16° 3' W Click for more
1066113 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-05 16:35Z 62° 26' N, 16° 27' W Click for more
1066125 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-06 07:41Z 63° 0' N, 17° 7' W Click for more
1066137 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-06 10:56Z 63° 8' N, 17° 18' W Click for more
1066149 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-09 07:27Z 61° 34' N, 19° 58' W Click for more
1066150 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-09 23:25Z 60° 59' N, 19° 59' W Click for more
1066162 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-11 17:24Z 57° 12' N, 27° 51' W Click for more
1066174 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 01:21Z 59° 0' N, 32° 47' W Click for more
1066186 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-15 12:48Z 59° 8' N, 34° 4' W Click for more
1066198 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-16 23:20Z 60° 10' N, 39° 7' W Click for more
1066205 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-17 13:21Z 59° 25' N, 40° 36' W Click for more
1066217 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-17 23:19Z 59° 34' N, 41° 9' W Click for more
1066229 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-18 10:25Z 59° 36' N, 42° 42' W Click for more
1066230 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-21 19:36Z 58° 15' N, 47° 0' W Click for more
1066242 CTD/STD cast 2004-07-24 18:01Z 56° 45' N, 52° 27' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
29 Box core
6 Kasten corer
23 Gravity Corer
93 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply
Salinity of the water column
4 Unspecified zooplankton net or nets
32 Piston corer
27 Water bottle hydrocast
20 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

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

References

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