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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Franklin cruise 09FA290


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Franklin cruise 09FA290
Short name 09FA290
Objectives and Narrative Cruise FR 02/90 investigated ocean transport in the Tasman Sea. Cruise objectives were to estimate the volume transport (and its time variability) of the EAC along the east Australian coast and in the Tasman Front using CTD, ADCP and current meter moorings; to determine the large-scale general circulation of the Tasman Sea using patterns of tracers (temperature, salinity, oxygen and nutrients) and of density to estimate geostrophic circulation and to determine temporal changes in surface pressure gradient between two points on the Lord Howe Rise, one at 28 degrees S and the other at 38 degrees S using two independent methods (steric height estimate and GEOSAT altimetry). A total of 87 CTD stations and 98 XBTs were completed. ADCP and underway data were continuously recorded and samples were collected for Chlorine-36 analysis at four latitudes and at several depths. Related Franklin cruises are FR 10/89, FR 11/89, FR 03/90, FR 10/91, FR 07/92, FR 07/93 and FR 03/94.
Ship RV Franklin
Departure Port Hobart, Australia
Departure Date 1990-02-26
Arrival Port Newcastle, Australia
Arrival Date 1990-04-07
Principal Scientist(s) Andrew Forbes (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart)), John A Church (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart))
Responsible Organisation CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart), University of Sydney Ocean Science Institute
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Tasman Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 390/391/392/426/427/428/462/463/464/465
Work Area Description
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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
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BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
582330 Single-beam echosounder 1990-02-26 00:30Z to 1990-04-06 22:10Z 43° 54' S to 25° 0' S; 147° 21' E to 173° 13' E Click for more

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