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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Moana Wave cruise MW8903_1


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Moana Wave cruise MW8903_1
Short name MW8903_1
Objectives and Narrative WOCE section P04. Survey of the water mass characteristics of the North Pacific Ocean to determine the structure of the meridional circulation across 10 N and its associated meridional heat and fresh water transports. This cruise is the first of three legs which together form one long hydrographic section, generally along 9.5 N from the east coast of Mindanao (Philippines to Puntarenas, Costa Rica. CTD (temperature, salinity and dissolved Oxygen) and water sample data (nutrients, chloroflurocarbons, helium/tritium) were collected on the 221 full ocean depth stations
Ship RV Moana Wave
Departure Port Palau, Micronesia, Federated States of
Departure Date 1989-02-05
Arrival Port Majuro, Marshall Islands
Arrival Date 1989-03-04
Principal Scientist(s) John M Toole (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 North 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  
581904 Single-beam echosounder 1989-02-06 00:10Z to 1989-03-04 23:49Z 7° 12' N to 10° 0' N; 126° 6' E to 171° 21' E Click for more

Project Database

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