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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M22_3


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M22_3
Short name M22_3
Objectives and Narrative Ref - 19930004
Leg 3 of a 5 leg cruise
Geological and and chemical observations in the subtropical South Atlantic as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), and part of the WOCE Deep Basin Experiment (DBE). Investigations of the water mass transports in the western South Atlantic were performed, including the near-surface southward Brazil Current, the Antarctic intermediate Water (on its way north), the deep western boundary current at the continental slope, the overflow of Antarctic Bottom Water across the Rio Grande Rise through the Vema and Hunter Channels. Previously deployed deep sea current meters were recovered and CTD measurements taken at some sites. Additionally, satellite tracked ARGOS drifters and RAFOS floats were launched.
Ship FS Meteor
Departure Port
Departure Date 1992-11-18
Arrival Port
Arrival Date 1992-11-30
Principal Scientist(s) Thomas J Müller (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel
Associated Project(s) WOCE CORE 3/DBE
IHB Sea Areas Visited South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 339/340
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 20S,50W; 10S,50W; 10S,30W; 20S,30W; 20S,50W
Southern Limit 20S
Northern Limit 10S
Western Limit 50W
Eastern Limit 30W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 57
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 30
Current meters Quantity: 3
Description: 333/BW,334BW & 335/BW recovered  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Description: cont.  
Neutrally buoyant floats Quantity: 2
Description: launched 800m RAFOS float  
Other physical oceanographic measurements Description: SOFAR float moored assound source  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: cont.  
Other meteorological measurements Description: cont.  

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  
583056 Single-beam echosounder 1992-11-20 03:19Z to 1992-11-30 05:55Z 28° 0' S to 12° 46' S; 47° 30' W to 35° 58' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

Track Chart


Cruise Report