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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Knorr cruise 316N151_4

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Knorr cruise 316N151_4
Short name 316N151_4
Objectives and Narrative Working WOCE hydrographic section A22. Meridional Sections at 66 Degrees W and 52 Degrees W as Part of ACCE. Top to bottom hydrographic and current measurements were carried out in the North Atlantic. The main objectives were to obtain a quantitative description of the North Atlantic circulation and water mass distribution, and compare this state to similar basin-wide descriptions from two previous era: the International Geophysical Year (IGY) period of the late 1950s' and the early 1980s'. The overall goal is to characterize these snapshots in terms of climate variability, with the hope of furthering our understanding of the time scales and mechanisms of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system.
Ship RV Knorr
Departure Port Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Departure Date 1997-08-15
Arrival Port Woods Hole, United States
Arrival Date 1997-09-03
Principal Scientist(s) Terrence Michael Joyce (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 115;2/115;4/151;2/43;1/43;2/43;4/79;2/79;4
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 10N,70W; 45N,70W; 45N,60W; 10N,60W; 10N,70W
Southern Limit 10N
Northern Limit 45N
Western Limit 70W
Eastern Limit 60W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 77
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Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 78
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Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: number of stations = 42
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Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of stations = 53
Description: pCO2  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of stations = 51
Description: Total inorganic carbon (TCO2)  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 78
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Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 78
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Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 78
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Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 78
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Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 78
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Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# 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  
581744 Single-beam echosounder 1997-08-16 05:47Z to 1997-09-02 20:32Z 11° 0' N to 40° 46' N; 67° 6' W to 64° 40' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

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