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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Knorr cruise 316N151_3


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Knorr cruise 316N151_3
Short name 316N151_3
Objectives and Narrative Working WOCE hydrographic section A20. Top to bottom hydrographic and current measurements were carried out along two meridional lines at 66 W and 52 W in the North Atlantic as part of the "Atlantic Circulation and Climate Experiment" (ACCE) of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) hydrographic program. A total of 95 stations were occupied. Depending on the station up to 9 WOCE quantities were measured: CFC's, tritium/helium, oxygen, PC02, TC02, C14, Alkalinities, Nutrients and salts. Underway measurements included PC02, halocarbons, ADCP and thermosalinograph. 11 ALACE floats were also launched in the Sargasso Sea at corresponding CTD sites.
Ship RV Knorr
Departure Port Halifax, Canada
Departure Date 1997-07-17
Arrival Port Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Arrival Date 1997-08-10
Principal Scientist(s) Robert S Pickart (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
Responsible Organisation Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 114;1/114;3/150;1/42;1/42;3/6;3/78;1/78;3
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 5N,55W; 45N,55W; 45N,50W; 5N,50W; 5N,55W
Southern Limit 5N
Northern Limit 45N
Western Limit 55W
Eastern Limit 50W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 95
Chemical oceanography  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 88
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 88
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 87
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 88
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 88

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  
581756 Single-beam echosounder 1997-07-19 00:57Z to 1997-08-09 03:13Z 6° 49' N to 43° 49' N; 56° 45' W to 50° 54' W Click for more

Project Database

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


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