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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M15_2


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M15_2
Short name M15_2
Objectives and Narrative The work focused on the area of the Hunter Channel. The emphasis was laid on HYDROSWEEP echosounding to obtain an improved bottom topography, geological coring and hydrographic observations. The geological studies are aimed at reconstructing the history of bottom water exchange between the Argentine and Brazil Basins during the last one million years. The hydrographic data will be used to investigate the present bottom water flow. Biological sampling was also performed.
Ship FS Meteor
Departure Port Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Departure Date 1991-01-18
Arrival Port Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arrival Date 1991-02-07
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 374/375/410/411
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40S,40W; 20S,40W; 20S,20W; 40S,20W; 40S,40W
Southern Limit 40S
Northern Limit 20S
Western Limit 40W
Eastern Limit 20W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 11
Description: Brazil current flow  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 62
Description: water mass transport analysis  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Description: 10 instruments in the Brazil current on 6 Feb.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 115
Description: CTD calibration  
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Quantity: 115
Description: CTD calibration  
Biology and fisheries  
Primary productivity Quantity: 20
Description: productivity studies  
Geology and geophysics  
Other geological/geophysical measurements Quantity: 16
Description: history of bottom water flow  

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  
583032 Single-beam echosounder 1991-01-18 20:30Z to 1991-02-07 02:57Z 35° 13' S to 20° 35' S; 43° 5' W to 26° 25' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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No reports currently available