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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M15_3


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M15_3
Short name M15_3
Objectives and Narrative The program started with current measurements in the Brazil Current at 1 S . The shipborne acoustic Doppler current profiler, ADCP, and expendable current profilers, XCPs, were used. This work was followed by the hydrographic WHP stations on the zonal section A9 at 19 S between South America and Africa. In addition to the WHP observations there were CO2 measurements and an air chemistry program.
Ship FS Meteor
Departure Port Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Departure Date 1991-02-10
Arrival Port Vitória, Brazil
Arrival Date 1991-03-23
Principal Scientist(s) Gerold Siedler (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited South Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 336/337/338/339/371/407
Work Area Description
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 95
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 112
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 113
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 113
Other physical oceanographic measurements Quantity: 14
Description: XCP (free-fall current profiler)  
Chemical oceanography  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: 51
Nitrate Quantity: 192
Nitrite Quantity: 178
Oxygen Quantity: 112
Phosphate Quantity: 181
Silicate Quantity: 193
Geology and geophysics  
In-situ seafloor measurement/sampling Quantity: number of deployments = 10
Description: Argos-drifters with drognes at 100m  

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  
583044 Single-beam echosounder 1991-02-10 15:01Z to 1991-03-22 23:59Z 23° 40' S to 5° 6' S; 39° 55' W to 11° 37' E Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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