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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M18_1


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M18_1
Short name M18_1
Objectives and Narrative North Atlantic, WOCE section A01E
Cruise studied hydrographical and nutrient parameters and tracer substances such as tritium, helium, CFC's and radiocarbon. In addition the quantities relevant to determine the ocean carbon cycle were sampled. Measurements on stratification were complemented by direct current measurements, employing ADCP for the upper 300m and deploying long term moored current meter arrays along the survey line (Ireland to Kap Farvel)
Ship FS Meteor
Departure Port Reykjavík, Iceland
Departure Date 1991-09-02
Arrival Port Hamburg, Germany
Arrival Date 1991-09-25
Principal Scientist(s) Jens Meincke (University of Hamburg Oceanography Institute)
Responsible Organisation University of Hamburg Oceanography Institute
Associated Project(s) WOCE-North
IHB Sea Areas Visited North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W), North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 182;1/182;2/182;3/182;4/183/184/185/221;1
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,50W; 65N,50W; 65N,10W; 50N,10W; 50N,50W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 65N
Western Limit 50W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 60
Current meters Quantity: 6
Description: cont.  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Description: cont.  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: cont.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 60
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: number of samples = 500
Nitrate Quantity: number of samples = 1200
Nitrite Quantity: 55
Other dissolved gases Quantity: number of samples = 500
Oxygen Quantity: number of samples = 1200
Phosphate Quantity: number of samples = 1200
Silicate Quantity: number of samples = 1200
Trace elements Quantity: number of samples = 500
Incident radiation Description: cont.  
Other meteorological measurements Description: cont.  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: 170
Upper air observations Quantity: 40

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  
582599 Single-beam echosounder 1991-09-18 17:25Z to 1991-09-25 05:49Z 49° 38' N to 53° 59' N; 19° 22' W to 10° 1' E Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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Cruise Report