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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M22_5


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M22_5
Short name M22_5
Objectives and Narrative Ref - 19930031
Leg 5 of a 5 leg cruise, WOCE area A10
Geological and and chemical observations in the subtropical South Atlantic as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), supplemted by biological and air chemistry observations and by a component of Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS). Measurements of temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients and anthropogenic tracers were obtained along the zonal WHP secion A10 along 30deg S (cruise track Brazil to South Africa). These investigations were supplemented by measurements of the carbonate system (contributing to JGOFS) and by biological sampling for the the determination of surface plankton, and studies of atmospheric aerosol particles.
Ship FS Meteor
Departure Port Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Departure Date 1992-12-27
Arrival Port Cape Town, South Africa
Arrival Date 1993-01-30
Principal Scientist(s) Reiner Onken (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel
Associated Project(s) WOCE/JGOFS
IHB Sea Areas Visited South East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W), South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 372/373/374/375/376/406/407/409/410
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40S,50W; 20S,50W; 20S,20E; 40S,20E; 40S,50W
Southern Limit 40S
Northern Limit 20S
Western Limit 50W
Eastern Limit 20E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 111
Description: XBT T5 (1800m), XBT T5sp (1100m)  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 113
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Description: shipborne RDI-ADCP  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of profiles = 14
Description: overside RDI-ADCP  
GEK Quantity: 14
Description: XCP-profilers  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 112
Description: Tetrachloromethane (CCl4)  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 112
Description: Freon-11  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 69
Description: Dissolved Helium  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 60
Description: Tritium/hydrogen atomic ratio  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 111
Description: Freon-12  
Neutrally buoyant floats Quantity: 1
Description: deployed  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: 6
Description: deployed  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: thermosalinograph  
Transparency (eg transmissometer) Quantity: 14
Description: secchi-disk 5  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 113
Description: more casts at same st.  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: 113
Carbon dioxide Description: underway measurement  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: 92
Description: Total inorganic carbon (TCO2)  
Nitrate Quantity: 113
Nitrite Quantity: 113
Oxygen Quantity: 113
Phosphate Quantity: 113
Silicate Quantity: 113
pH Quantity: 113
Biology and fisheries  
Neuston Quantity: number of hauls = 73
Atmospheric chemistry Description: aerosol size distributions, underway  
Routine standard measurements Description:  

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  
583081 Single-beam echosounder 1992-12-27 23:15Z to 1993-01-29 15:20Z 31° 58' S to 23° 19' S; 47° 26' W to 16° 57' E Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

Track Chart


Cruise Report