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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for BIO Hesperides (29HE) cruise 29HE06


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name BIO Hesperides (29HE) cruise 29HE06
Short name 29HE06
Objectives and Narrative WOCE section A05
Water sampling included measurements of salinity (CTD and bottle sample), CTD and bottle sample Oxygen determination, CTD temperature, nutrients (silicate, nitrate, nitrite and phosphate), CFC, pH, alkalinity, CO2, particulate matter, chlorophyll pigments, C14, A1, ADCP. 118 CTD/rosette stations were occupied using a 24 sample bottle rosette. 6 test stations were made between Cadiz and Las Palmas, 101 on the A05 section and 11 on the Strait of Florida section.
Ship BIO Hesperides
Departure Port Cadiz, Spain
Departure Date 1992-07-14
Arrival Port Miami, United States
Arrival Date 1992-08-16
Principal Scientist(s) Gregorio Parrilla (Spanish Oceanography Institute, Madrid), Harry L Bryden (James Rennell Centre for Ocean Circulation)
Responsible Organisation Spanish Oceanography Institute, Madrid, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W), North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 74;2/75;1/75;2/76;1/76;2/77;1/77;2/78;1/78;2/79;1/79;2/80;1/80;3
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 20N,75W; 30N,75W; 30N,15W; 20N,15W; 20N,75W
Southern Limit 20N
Northern Limit 30N
Western Limit 75W
Eastern Limit 15W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 112
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 6482
Description: ADCP  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 65
Description: Freon-12  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: number of samples = 9
Description: 71 samples for C-14  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 65
Description: Freon-11  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: track kilometres = 6482
Description: Seabird thermosalinograph  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 112
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: 112
Carbon dioxide Quantity: 112
Nitrate Quantity: 112
Nitrite Quantity: 112
Other chemical oceanographic measurements Quantity: number of samples = 450
Description: calcium  
Oxygen Quantity: 112
Phosphate Quantity: 112
Silicate Quantity: 112
Trace elements Quantity: 70
Description: for Aluminium analysis  
pH Quantity: 112
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: 112
Primary productivity Quantity: number of samples = 99
Routine standard measurements Quantity: track kilometres = 6482

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  
582483 Single-beam echosounder 1992-07-14 12:00Z to 1992-08-15 12:00Z 24° 25' N to 25° 2' N; 75° 31' W to 15° 55' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

Track Chart


Cruise Report