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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D102_2

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D102_2
Short name D102_2
Objectives and Narrative The objectives of this two-leg cruise were:
(a) To contribute to mapping the Somali Current and offshore eddies at its time of maximum development.
(b) To examine the vertical structure of the Somali Current and its relationship to sub-surface equatorial jets.
This leg of the cruise worked further XBT, CTD with rosette and profiling current meter sections off the Somalian coast. Further neutrally buoyant floats were deployed and tracked. Current meter moorings laid on the first leg were recovered and a further deployed FGGE telemetering buoy was deployed.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Mombasa, Kenya
Departure Date 1979-06-09
Arrival Port Djibouti, Djibouti
Arrival Date 1979-07-06
Principal Scientist(s) John C Swallow (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Flanders Marine Institute
Associated Project(s) FGGE-INDEX
IHB Sea Areas Visited Indian Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 31;1/31;3/32;2/32;4/331;1/331;2
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 5S,40E; 10N,40E; 10N,55E; 5S,55E; 5S,40E
Southern Limit 5S
Northern Limit 10N
Western Limit 40E
Eastern Limit 55E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 175
Description: XBT  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 38
Description: CTD with dissolved oxygen sensor  
Current meters Quantity: number of profiles = 55
Description: Aanderaa profiling current meter  
Currents measured from ship drift Quantity: 120
Description:  
Neutrally buoyant floats Quantity: number of deployments = 21
Description:  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: 40
Description: Doppler shear profiles  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: 175
Description: Temperature only.  
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Quantity: 38
Description: CTD rosette stations  
Phosphate Quantity: 38
Description: CTD rosette stations  
Silicate Quantity: 39
Description:  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
7° 18' N 50° 39' E Current meters mooring with 3 RCMs deployed on leg 1 recovered
3° 57' N 50° 3' E Current meters mooring with 4 RCMs deployed on leg 1 recovered
2° 0' N 48° 3' E Current meters mooring with 4 RCMs deployed on leg 1 recovered
5° 40' N 50° 24' E Current meters mooring with 4 RCMs deployed on leg 1 recovered
7° 19' N 50° 0' E Surface drifters/drifting buoys FGGE buoy deployed

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
38 CTD/STD cast Dissolved oxygen parameters in 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  
54925 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-24 07:02Z 4° 46' N, 51° 45' E Click for more
54937 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-24 14:46Z 5° 8' N, 51° 21' E Click for more
54949 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-25 19:20Z 5° 45' N, 50° 27' E Click for more
54950 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-26 03:56Z 6° 3' N, 49° 58' E Click for more
54962 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-26 18:06Z 6° 19' N, 49° 45' E Click for more
54974 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-24 23:28Z 5° 27' N, 50° 53' E Click for more
54986 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-27 10:42Z 6° 42' N, 49° 45' E Click for more
54998 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-10 07:00Z 1° 58' S, 41° 33' E Click for more
55001 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-13 01:20Z 2° 45' S, 44° 1' E Click for more
55013 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-13 11:25Z 2° 37' S, 45° 2' E Click for more
55025 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-13 19:14Z 2° 27' S, 45° 58' E Click for more
55037 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-10 11:52Z 2° 11' S, 41° 46' E Click for more
55049 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-11 12:58Z 2° 25' S, 42° 7' E Click for more
55050 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-12 10:45Z 2° 59' S, 42° 58' E Click for more
55062 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-11 19:02Z 2° 47' S, 42° 34' E Click for more
55074 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-16 03:08Z 0° 33' S, 49° 1' E Click for more
55086 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-14 17:30Z 2° 10' S, 48° 1' E Click for more
55098 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-14 07:38Z 2° 21' S, 47° 1' E Click for more
55105 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-15 04:34Z 2° 2' S, 49° 3' E Click for more
55117 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-15 12:08Z 1° 31' S, 49° 0' E Click for more
55129 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-15 19:52Z 1° 1' S, 49° 0' E Click for more
55130 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-16 12:42Z 0° 0' N, 49° 1' E Click for more
55142 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-17 12:53Z 0° 28' N, 49° 0' E Click for more
55154 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-20 08:15Z 2° 24' N, 47° 37' E Click for more
55166 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-21 01:55Z 2° 48' N, 47° 20' E Click for more
55178 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-21 18:21Z 3° 8' N, 47° 3' E Click for more
55191 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-18 06:14Z 1° 20' N, 48° 42' E Click for more
55209 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-17 20:41Z 0° 59' N, 49° 3' E Click for more
55210 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-18 23:10Z 1° 39' N, 48° 27' E Click for more
55222 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-19 17:59Z 2° 3' N, 48° 3' E Click for more
55234 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-27 20:24Z 7° 24' N, 50° 4' E Click for more
55246 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-28 10:33Z 7° 19' N, 50° 23' E Click for more
55258 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-29 05:25Z 7° 21' N, 51° 17' E Click for more
55271 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-28 21:28Z 7° 19' N, 50° 46' E Click for more
55283 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-29 14:04Z 7° 16' N, 51° 59' E Click for more
55295 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-29 22:12Z 7° 51' N, 52° 24' E Click for more
55302 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-30 07:00Z 8° 24' N, 52° 47' E Click for more
55314 CTD/STD cast 1979-06-30 17:42Z 8° 58' N, 53° 5' E Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database

References

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