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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Thomas Washington cruise 31WTTUNES_2

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Thomas Washington cruise 31WTTUNES_2
Short name 31WTTUNES_2
Objectives and Narrative WDCAR396180
Central subtropical gyres of the North and South Pacific (P16S and P17S) part of the WOCE hydrographic program. Cruise included a section of full depth CTD and water sample profiles and Gerard barrel profiles along a line from 6S to 33S along ca. 13W (WHP line P17) and from 3730'S to 17 30'S along 150 30'W (WHP line P16). 97 CTD/rosette stations were occupied. Samples were analysed for oxygen, nutrient, salinity, CFC's, helium/tritium, CO2 and 14C.
Ship RV Thomas Washington
Departure Port Papeete, French Polynesia
Departure Date 1991-07-16
Arrival Port Papeete, French Polynesia
Arrival Date 1991-08-25
Principal Scientist(s) James H Swift (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
Responsible Organisation Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Associated Project(s) U.S.WOCE Hydrographic Program
IHB Sea Areas Visited South East Pacific Ocean (limit 140W)
Marsden Squares Visited 313/349/350/351/385/387/421/422/423
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40S,160W; 0N,160W; 0N,130W; 40S,130W; 40S,160W
Southern Limit 40S
Northern Limit 0N
Western Limit 160W
Eastern Limit 130W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 97
Description:  
Neutrally buoyant floats Quantity: number of deployments = 12
Description: ALACE floods  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 12
Description:  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: T only along track  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: number of stations = 97
Description:  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 97
Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Description:  
Isotopes Description:  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 97
Description:  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 97
Description:  
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Description: 14C,226Ra,228Ra,Ba  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 97
Description:  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 97
Description:  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 97
Description:  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding Description: along track  

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  
582065 Single-beam echosounder 1991-07-17 01:30Z to 1991-08-25 23:30Z 37° 32' S to 6° 0' S; 150° 33' W to 132° 18' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

Track Chart

Reports

Cruise Report