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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Melville cruise 318MWESTW_5


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Melville cruise 318MWESTW_5
Short name 318MWESTW_5
Objectives and Narrative 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. 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 Papeete, French Polynesia
Departure Date 1994-05-19
Arrival Port Brisbane, Australia
Arrival Date 1994-06-25
Principal Scientist(s) Harry L Bryden (James Rennell Centre for Ocean Circulation)
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  
582041 Single-beam echosounder 1994-05-19 23:51:00Z to 1994-06-24 22:08:00Z From 17° 32' S, 149° 34' W to 27° 27' S, 153° 4' E Click for more

Project Database

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Cruise Report