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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Knorr cruise 316N138_4


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Knorr cruise 316N138_4
Short name 316N138_4
Objectives and Narrative Central South Pacific, hydrographic survey for WOCE Hydrographic Program, Line P6. Collection and analysis of high-resolution hydrographic and nutrient data at 235 stations along 32 degrees South as part of the South Pacific component of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) Hydrographic Program. Preliminary analysis of the data will begin by focusing on studies of western boundary currents, meridional heat flux, thermocline circulation,, and deep circulation. The section will overlie two current meter arrays off Australia and New Zealand, allowing this to be one of the primary flux lines for WOCE.
Ship RV Knorr
Departure Port Easter Island, Chile
Departure Date 1992-05-30
Arrival Port Auckland, New Zealand
Arrival Date 1992-07-07
Principal Scientist(s) Michael S McCartney (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
Responsible Organisation Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited South Pacific Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

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  
581793 Single-beam echosounder 1992-06-02 00:00Z to 1992-07-04 18:50Z 32° 37' S to 31° 4' S; 180° 0' W to 179° 59' E Click for more

Project Database

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