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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Nathaniel B. Palmer cruise 3206145_3


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Nathaniel B. Palmer cruise 3206145_3
Short name 3206145_3
Objectives and Narrative Indian Ocean WOCE line SO41, a meridional circumnavigation of Antarctica at the nominal latitude of 60 S (longitudes 20 E to 120 E). 108 full-depth CTD stations were occupied and a dedicated CFC archive-sample. Nine self-reporting current meters and 17 ALACE floats were deployed.
Ship RV Nathaniel B. Palmer
Departure Port Cape Town, South Africa
Departure Date 1996-05-03
Arrival Port Hobart, Australia
Arrival Date 1996-07-04
Principal Scientist(s) James H Swift (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Thomas Whitworth III (Texas A+M Department of Oceanography)
Responsible Organisation Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Texas A+M Department of Oceanography
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Indian 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  
582631 Single-beam echosounder 1996-05-05 13:22Z to 1996-06-28 13:41Z 66° 25' S to 34° 9' S; 1° 12' E to 125° 3' E Click for more

Project Database

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