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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Maurice Ewing cruise 3230CTH2


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Maurice Ewing cruise 3230CTH2
Short name 3230CTH2
Objectives and Narrative CITHER 2 LEG 1 CITHER 2 (Circulation Thermocline) prend part dans le progra WDCAR396605

CITHER2, from WOCE-France, constitutes a two leg cruise studying oceanic volume transports in and out of the western boundary layer of the South Atlantic Ocean (WOCE section A17). Hydological and geochemical parameters were measured at 235 top-to-bottom stations along a quasi-meridional line from 52 S to 10 N (at about 600 km from continental slope) and, perpendicular to this line, along three segments joining the continental slope at about 35 S, 13 S and 10 N.
Ship RV Maurice Ewing
Departure Port Montevideo, Uruguay
Departure Date 1994-01-04
Arrival Port Fort-de-France, Martinique
Arrival Date 1994-03-21
Principal Scientist(s) Laurent Memery (Laboratoire d'Océanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie)
Responsible Organisation Laboratoire d'Océanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 339;1/339;3/375;1/375;3/375;4/411;2/412;1/412;2/412;3/412;4/413;1/448;2/449;1/449;3/449;4/485;2
Work Area Description SW Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55S,60W; 10S,60W; 10S,30W; 55S,30W; 55S,60W
Southern Limit 55S
Northern Limit 10S
Western Limit 60W
Eastern Limit 30W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 116
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 111
Description: Freon-11  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 111
Description: Freon-12  
Water bottle stations Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: 45
Carbon dioxide Quantity: 72
Description: Total inorganic carbon (TCO2)  
Nitrate Quantity: 114
Oxygen Quantity: 116
Phosphate Quantity: 114
Silicate Quantity: 114
pH Quantity: 112
Biology and fisheries  
Phytoplankton 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  
581720 Single-beam echosounder 1994-01-06 11:18Z to 1994-03-21 11:41Z 50° 42' S to 13° 40' N; 57° 13' W to 30° 0' W Click for more

Project Database

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


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