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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for L'Atalante (35A3) cruise 35A3CTH3_2


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name L'Atalante (35A3) cruise 35A3CTH3_2
Short name 35A3CTH3_2
Objectives and Narrative WOCE-France, CITHER 3 LEG 2, WOCE section A13
The scientific objective of this cruise was to study 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. Hydrologic 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 Cape Town, South Africa
Departure Date 1995-02-18
Arrival Port Dakar, Senegal
Arrival Date 1995-03-02
Principal Scientist(s) Michel Arhan (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 1/2/335/36/371/38/406/407/442/443/478/479
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 = 14
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 135
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Description: Courantometre Doppler (75 et 300kHz)  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 135
Description: Voir M. J. Messias (LODYC/CNRS)  
Geochemical tracers (eg freons) Quantity: 134
Description: H73 Freon-12, Freon-11  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Description: Thermometre TQP et Thermosalinometre SIS  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 135
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: 135
Description: Voir Gonzales (U. Las Palmas)  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: 135
Description: Voir Linda Bingler (BNPL/SEQUIM/USA)  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: 49
Description: H74 Total inorganic carbon (TCO2)  
Nitrate Quantity: 135
Description: Voir Pascal Morin (UBO)  
Oxygen Quantity: 135
Phosphate Quantity: 135
Description: Voir Pascal Morin (UBO)  
Silicate Quantity: 135
Description: Voir Pascal Morin (UBO)  
pH Quantity: 135
Description: Voir Gonzales (U. Las Palmas)  
Routine standard measurements Description: Centrale Meteo et Centrale Vent  
Geology and geophysics  
Magnetic measurements Description:  
Multi-beam echosounding Description: EM12D  

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
2 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  
582514 Single-beam echosounder 1995-02-18 12:00Z to 1995-02-20 14:50Z 40° 0' S to 33° 57' S; 10° 0' E to 18° 18' E Click for more
582526 Single-beam echosounder 1995-02-21 03:05Z to 1995-03-02 12:00Z 40° 0' S to 4° 27' N; 0° 58' W to 14° 10' E Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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