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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M30_2


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Meteor (06M3) cruise M30_2
Short name M30_2
Objectives and Narrative Hydrographic section along North Atlantic Ocean (A02) as part of WOCE. Measurements included CTD and water sample profiles (53 stations). Besides measurements of temperature and salinity, the concentrations of dissolved oxygen content, nutrients and a sequence of transient tracers such as CFCs, carbon, 14C, helium, 3He, 4He, tritium, and 3H were analysed from water samples.
Ship FS Meteor
Departure Port Hamburg, Germany
Departure Date 1994-10-12
Arrival Port St. John's, Canada
Arrival Date 1994-11-12
Principal Scientist(s) Peter Koltermann (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel
Associated Project(s) WOCE/JGOFS
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 146;3/146;4/147;3/147;4/148;2/148;3/149;1/149;2
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40N,50W; 50N,50W; 50N,10W; 40N,10W; 40N,50W
Southern Limit 40N
Northern Limit 50N
Western Limit 50W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 73
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 63
Description: Freon-11, Freon-12, Freon-113, Tetrachloromethane (CCl4)  
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: 77
Oxygen Quantity: 78
Phosphate Quantity: 77
Silicate Quantity: 77

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  
582606 Single-beam echosounder 1994-10-15 21:54Z to 1994-11-12 12:15Z 41° 59' N to 48° 9' N; 52° 42' W to 11° 46' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

Track Chart


Cruise Report