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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M27_3


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M27_3
Short name M27_3
Objectives and Narrative Hydrographic and ADCP sections to the north and east of Brazil. Deep basin experiment - Brazil basin area. A total of 110 CTD/rosette stations were occupied during the cruise: 24 along AR4W, 16 along AR4E and 70 along AR15. Water sampling on the cruise included measurements of salinity, both by CTD and bottle sample oxygenation determinations, and CTD temperature. Tracer analyses were made for F-11 and F-12. Three moorings were retrieved.
Ship FS Meteor
Departure Port Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Departure Date 1994-02-19
Arrival Port Recife, Brazil
Arrival Date 1994-03-26
Principal Scientist(s) Friedrich Schott (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W), South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 303/4/41/5
Work Area Description Tropical Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 10S,50W; 20N,50W; 20N,30W; 10S,30W; 10S,50W
Southern Limit 10S
Northern Limit 20N
Western Limit 50W
Eastern Limit 30W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 87
Description: XBT drops with Deep-Blue probes  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 110
Description: Neil-Brown, deep & shallow casts  
Current meters Quantity: 3
Description: rec. K360,K361,K359 with 24 cms & 3 ADCPs  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: 90
Description: 73 ADCP lowered with CTD & 17 Pegasus stations  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: track kilometres = 4815
Description: shipborne ADCP profiler  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 96
Description: Freon measurements from bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 102

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  
582563 Single-beam echosounder 1994-02-26 12:21Z to 1994-03-15 11:43Z 0° 20' S to 11° 2' N; 44° 24' W to 34° 59' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

Track Chart


Cruise Report