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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M22_4


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M22_4
Short name M22_4
Objectives and Narrative Ref - 19930002
Leg 4 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 Santos, Brazil
Departure Date 1992-12-02
Arrival Port Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arrival Date 1992-12-22
Principal Scientist(s) Walter Zenk (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel
Associated Project(s) WOCE /DBE
IHB Sea Areas Visited South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 375/376/410/411/412
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40S,50W; 20S,50W; 20S,20W; 40S,20W; 40S,50W
Southern Limit 40S
Northern Limit 20S
Western Limit 50W
Eastern Limit 20W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 49
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 23
Current meters Quantity: 11
Description: recovered, deployed Jan 1991  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Description: ADCP  
Neutrally buoyant floats Quantity: 20
Description: RAFOS float, 1000m level  
Subsurface temperature measurements Description:  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: 18
Description: 100m drogned  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: cont.  
Upper air observations 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  
583068 Single-beam echosounder 1992-12-02 12:25Z to 1992-12-21 10:41Z 34° 37' S to 23° 40' S; 46° 18' W to 26° 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