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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Melville cruise 318MSAVE5

Introduction

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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Melville cruise 318MSAVE5
Short name 318MSAVE5
Objectives and Narrative Leg 5 of the South Atlantic Ventilation Experiment (SAVE) (WOCE section A16S).
The broad objectives of the South Atlantic Ventilation Experiment (SAVE) are to investigate the rates of ocean circulation, mixing, ventilation, inter-ocean, and carbon, oxygen and nutrient cycling on an ocean basin scale. A total of 73 CTD-rosette stations were occupied and large volume samples (Gerard barrels) collected at 13 of these stations. CTD measurements included pressure, temperature, conductivity, salinity and dissolved oxygen. Bottle data included salinity, oxygen, nutrients and radiocarbon. Underway data (Bathymetry and XBT casts) were also collected.
Ship RV Melville
Departure Port Cape Town, South Africa
Departure Date 1989-01-23
Arrival Port Montevideo, Uruguay
Arrival Date 1989-03-08
Principal Scientist(s) Michael S McCartney (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography), William Massie Smethie (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Responsible Organisation Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 410;1/410;2/410;3/410;4/412;1/412;3/412;4/413;3/443;3/446;2/447;1/447;3/448;1/448;3/483;1/483;2/484;1
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55S,55W; 30S,55W; 30S,5E; 55S,5E; 55S,55W
Southern Limit 55S
Northern Limit 30S
Western Limit 55W
Eastern Limit 5E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 73
Description: 2 with T only  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 73
Description:  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 73
Description:  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 73
Description:  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 73
Description:  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 73
Description:  

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
1 Single-beam echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
582004 Single-beam echosounder 1989-01-23 14:50Z to 1989-03-07 14:35Z 54° 11' S to 32° 16' S; 56° 13' W to 18° 27' E Click for more

Project Database

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

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