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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Melville cruise 318MHYDROS4


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Melville cruise 318MHYDROS4
Short name 318MHYDROS4
Objectives and Narrative Working HYDROS 4 and SAVE 6
Ship RV Melville
Departure Port
Departure Date 1989-03-13
Arrival Port
Arrival Date 1989-04-19
Principal Scientist(s) Lynne D Talley (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Responsible Organisation Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W), South East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 3/302/303/338/374/4/410/413
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40S,60W; 10N,60W; 10N,20W; 40S,20W; 40S,60W
Southern Limit 40S
Northern Limit 10N
Western Limit 60W
Eastern Limit 20W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 102
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 71
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: number of stations = 70
Subsurface temperature measurements Quantity: number of stations = 70
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 71
Description: also surface  
Chemical oceanography  
Carbon dioxide Description: cont.  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 194
Description: radium 226/228  
Nitrate Quantity: track kilometres = 4530
Nitrite Quantity: track kilometres = 4530
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Description: cont. CH4,N2O  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of samples = 299
Description: Argon Hc3  
Other dissolved gases Quantity: track kilometres = 3950
Description: PC02 TCO2  
Oxygen Quantity: track kilometres = 4500
Phosphate Quantity: track kilometres = 4530
Radioactivity Quantity: number of samples = 394
Description: tritium,C14  
Silicate Quantity: track kilometres = 4530
Geology and geophysics  
Single-beam echosounding Quantity: track kilometres = 10556

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# 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  
582016 Single-beam echosounder 1989-03-13 20:06Z to 1989-04-19 10:24Z 35° 13' S to 13° 18' N; 59° 43' W to 24° 57' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

No track charts currently available


No reports currently available