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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for Aurora Australis cruise 09AR9501_1


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name Aurora Australis cruise 09AR9501_1
Short name 09AR9501_1
Objectives and Narrative Oceanographic measurements were conducted along WOCE Southern Ocean meridional section SR3 between Tasmania and Antarctica, and around the boundary of a square-plan test volume south of the Antarctic Divergence, from July to September 1995. A total of 208 CTD vertical profile stations were taken, 64 of those to near bottom, and the remaining 144 to a depth of 500 m. Over 2300 Niskin bottle water samples were collected for the measurement of salinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients (phosphate, nitrate+nitrite, silicate), dissolved organic and inorganic carbon, iodate/iodide, primary productivity, and biological parameters, using both a 24 and 12 bottle rosette sampler. Near surface current data were collected using a ship mounted ADCP.
Ship Aurora Australis
Departure Port Hobart, Australia
Departure Date 1995-07-17
Arrival Port Hobart, Australia
Arrival Date 1995-09-02
Principal Scientist(s) Nathan Bindoff (Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre)
Responsible Organisation Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart)
Associated Project(s) WOCE
IHB Sea Areas Visited Indian Ocean, South West Pacific Ocean (limit 140W)
Marsden Squares Visited 465/501/502/537/538
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 70S,130E; 40S,130E; 40S,150E; 70S,150E; 70S,130E
Southern Limit 70S
Northern Limit 40S
Western Limit 130E
Eastern Limit 150E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

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Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

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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  
582446 Single-beam echosounder 1995-07-17 12:29Z to 1995-09-02 01:34Z 65° 30' S to 42° 53' S; 136° 29' E to 147° 30' E Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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Cruise Report