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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for L'Atalante (35A3) cruise 35A3CTH3_1


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name L'Atalante (35A3) cruise 35A3CTH3_1
Short name 35A3CTH3_1
Objectives and Narrative WOCE-France, CITHER 3 LEG 1, WOCE section A14
This cruise studied the flows at the meridional boundaries of the Southeastern Atlantic Basin: in the west the exchanges with the Argentine and Brazil Basins, and in the east the flows along the African continental slope. Hydrological and geochemical parameters of the WOCE hydrographic Programme (WHP) were measured at 242 surface to bottom stations along two lines, one at 9 deg W from the continental slope of the Ivory Coast to latitude 45S, the other from Cape Town to the location 40 deg S-10deg E, then northward to the Ghanaian continental slope.
Ship L'Atalante
Departure Port Dakar, Senegal
Departure Date 1995-01-12
Arrival Port Cape Town, South Africa
Arrival Date 1995-02-15
Principal Scientist(s) Herle Mercier (IFREMER, Brest)
Responsible Organisation IFREMER, Brest, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie
Associated Project(s) WOCE/CITHER
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W), South East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 1/2/300/336/372/38/408/442/443/444/479
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50S,20W; 20N,20W; 20N,20E; 50S,20E; 50S,20W
Southern Limit 50S
Northern Limit 20N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 20E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: number of profiles = 40
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 108
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Description: Courantometre Doppler (75 et 300 kHz)  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 102
Description: H73 Freon-12, Freon-11  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: Thermosalinometre SIS CTD + 1000 et Thermometre TQP  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 108
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: 108
Description: Voir Linda BINGLER (BPNL/Sequim/USA)  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: 53
Description: H74 Total inorganic carbon (TCO2)  
Nitrate Quantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)  
Oxygen Quantity: 108
Phosphate Quantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)  
Silicate Quantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)  
Trace elements Quantity: 108
pH Quantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)  
Routine standard measurements Description: Centrale Meteo Aanderaa et Centrale Vent Mors  
Geology and geophysics  
Multi-beam echosounding 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  
582502 Single-beam echosounder 1995-01-12 12:00Z to 1995-02-15 12:00Z 45° 22' S to 4° 22' N; 9° 10' W to 6° 59' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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