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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Franklin cruise 09FA0792


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Franklin cruise 09FA0792
Short name 09FA0792
Objectives and Narrative Cruise FR 07/92 was undertaken to study ocean transport in the Tasman and Coral Seas. Scientific objectives included to estimate the volume transport of the EAC at 23 degrees S and 30 degrees S and to estimate the time variability of this transport at 30 degrees S and using patterns of tracers (temperature, salinity, oxygen and nutrients) and of density to estimate geostrophic circulation (baroclinic plus barotropic) at all depths; to complete (in collaboration with US scientists) a section between South America and New Zealand at about 32 degrees S, to estimate the meridional heat and freshwater fluxes and also to sample for, and analyse on board, dimethyl sulphide in surface and sub-surface waters. Cruise objectives included to recover, service and re-deploy the current meter array that was deployed on FR 10/91 at 30 degrees S; to complete two CTD/ADCP/nutrient sections and to sample for, and analyse on board, DMS/DMSP. Related Franklin cruises are FR 10/89, FR 11/89, FR 02/90, FR 03/90, FR 10/91, FR 07/93 and FR 03/94.
Ship RV Franklin
Departure Port Townsville, Australia
Departure Date 1992-09-18
Arrival Port Brisbane, Australia
Arrival Date 1992-10-06
Principal Scientist(s) John A Church (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart))
Responsible Organisation CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart)
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Coral Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 357/392/393/428
Work Area Description East coast of Australia
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40S,140E; 10S,140E; 10S,160E; 40S,160E; 40S,140E
Southern Limit 40S
Northern Limit 10S
Western Limit 140E
Eastern Limit 160E

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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

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Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
582354 Single-beam echosounder 1992-09-18 23:25Z to 1992-10-04 15:45Z 30° 42' S to 19° 9' S; 147° 0' E to 157° 40' E Click for more

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