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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M28_2


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M28_2
Short name M28_2
Objectives and Narrative This cruise studied the area between Walvis Bay and Buenos Aires as part of the WOCE Deep Basin Experiment (DBE). Primary focus was on water mass distribution and spreading within the Brazil Basin. The advection of Antarctic Intermediate Water on its west- and northward paths was investigated in combination with the southward transport of North Atlantic Deep Water and Antarctic Bottom Water. Special attention was given to the overflow phenomenon across the Rio Grande Rise at the Hunter Channel. Direct current observations by moored instruments and drifting buoys near the surface and the 1000 m depth were initiated. Seven previously deployed deep-sea current meter and thermistor chain moorings were recovered. The investigation also included radiative measurements at the sea surface, an environmental chemistry component and sediment sampling in combination with CTD.
Ship FS Meteor
Departure Port Walvis Bay, Namibia
Departure Date 1994-05-15
Arrival Port Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrival Date 1994-06-14
Principal Scientist(s) Walter Zenk (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 374/410/411/412
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 = 89
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 44
Current meters Quantity: 10
Description: ADCP/ACM  
GEK Description: cont.  
Neutrally buoyant floats Quantity: 29
Description: RAFOS float launches & MAFOS deployments  
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 20
Description: Argos  
Other contaminant measurements Description: cont. chlorinated paraffins, akkrylnitrates  
Incident radiation Description: cont. radiation thermometry  
Geology and geophysics  
Other geological/geophysical measurements Quantity: number of deployments = 10
Description: Coremeters: minicorere, jointly with CTD soundings  

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  
582587 Single-beam echosounder 1994-05-27 22:28Z to 1994-06-05 20:17Z 35° 33' S to 33° 16' S; 30° 24' W to 26° 19' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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Cruise Report