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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Franklin cruise 09FA693


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Franklin cruise 09FA693
Short name 09FA693
Objectives and Narrative Cruise FR 06/93 was undertaken for deep ocean circulation studies of the Tasman and Coral Seas. Cruise objectives included to estimate deep circulation and water mass properties through the deepest parts of the Coral and Tasman Sea Basins; to estimate the zonal transports (at all depths) into the western boundary current region of the South Pacific and to estimate the transport of deep water between the Coral and Solomon Sea Basins, between the Coral and Tasman Sea basins ; to determine the latitudinal differences in primary production and photosynthetic rate parameters, to examine how primary production affects near surface pC02 distributions, and to model the processes that determine the uptake of C02. The survey included sampling along Pacific line P11 as part of WOCE (World Ocean Circulation Experiment). Survey methods included ADCP, CTD sections, XBTs and underway instrumentation. On board analyses were carried out for salinity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, silicate and phosphate. C-14 sampling was also conducted.
Ship RV Franklin
Departure Port Cairns, Australia
Departure Date 1993-06-24
Arrival Port Hobart, Australia
Arrival Date 1993-07-17
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, Tasman Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 356/392/428/464/465
Work Area Description
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50S,140E; 10S,140E; 10S,160E; 50S,160E; 50S,140E
Southern Limit 50S
Northern Limit 10S
Western Limit 140E
Eastern Limit 160E

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)

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BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
582366 Single-beam echosounder 1993-06-24 13:45Z to 1993-07-16 15:00Z 43° 16' S to 11° 47' S; 146° 15' E to 156° 10' E Click for more

Project Database

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