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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Melville cruise 318MWESTW_4

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Melville cruise 318MWESTW_4
Short name 318MWESTW_4
Objectives and Narrative WOCE designation P21E and P21. This cruise occupied a series of CTD/O2 (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth-Oxygen) stations approximately along 17 S from the continental shelf of Peru to the continental shelf of Australia (intermediate port stop in Tahiti). High quality water-property data was collected in order to help define the pattern of circulation in the South Pacific. Measurements of temperature, depth, salinity, and dissolved oxygen concentration were made continuously with depth, and the concentrations of dissolved silica, phosphate, nitrate, and nitrite were measured. Measurements of freon, tritium concentrations and CO2 were made at selected levels. Continuous echo-sounding was maintained along the cruise track as well as ADCP current measurements.
Ship RV Melville
Departure Port Iquique, Chile
Departure Date 1994-03-27
Arrival Port Papeete, French Polynesia
Arrival Date 1994-05-15
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

No information on datasets is currently available for this cruise

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

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Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# 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  
582028 Single-beam echosounder 1994-03-27 20:15Z to 1994-05-13 18:39Z 20° 12' S to 14° 30' S; 149° 36' W to 70° 9' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

Track Charts

Track Chart

Reports

Cruise Report