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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M15_1


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M15_1
Short name M15_1
Objectives and Narrative Work during the first leg was performed in the area south of the Santos Plateau up to the Vema Channel which is part of the Rio Grande Rise. Twelve moorings were set on a line between the continental slope and the Vema Channel. They are designed to monitor the current and temperature changes in the transition zone between the Argentine and the Brazil Basin over two years. Hydrographic and acoustic Doppler current measurements (ADCP) and biological sampling were part of the programme.
Ship FS Meteor
Departure Port Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Departure Date 1990-12-30
Arrival Port Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arrival Date 1991-01-16
Principal Scientist(s) Walter Zenk (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 374/375/376
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 30S,50W; 20S,50W; 20S,20W; 30S,20W; 30S,50W
Southern Limit 30S
Northern Limit 20S
Western Limit 50W
Eastern Limit 20W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 22
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 52
Current meters Quantity: 7
Description: 32 deployed  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 53
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Quantity: 53
Biology and fisheries  
Eggs and larvae Quantity: 35
Description: towed nets  

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  
583020 Single-beam echosounder 1990-12-30 19:28Z to 1991-01-15 23:55Z 31° 18' S to 23° 32' S; 46° 46' W to 38° 46' 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