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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Oceanus cruise OC401

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Oceanus cruise OC401
Short name OC401
Objectives and Narrative The measurements were made as a contribution to the U.S. Clivar / U.K. RAPID study of interannual variability of the North Atlantic Ocean's meridional overturning circulation. Along Station W, a measurement line running from the shelf break south of Woods Hole towards Bermuda below a Jason altimeter satellite track the objectives were:
1. To deploy of a 6 element mooring array
2. To occupy a hydrographic section (18 full depth CTD stations).
Ship RV Oceanus
Departure Port Woods Hole, United States
Departure Date 2004-04-28
Arrival Port Woods Hole, United States
Arrival Date 2004-05-06
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) U.S. Clivar/U.K. Rapid
IHB Sea Areas Visited North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 115/151
Work Area Description Station W in the North Atlantic, running from shelf break south of Woods Hole towards Bermuda
Work Area Bounding Polygon 30N,70W; 50N,70W; 50N,60W; 30N,60W; 30N,70W
Southern Limit 30N
Northern Limit 50N
Western Limit 70W
Eastern Limit 60W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 18
Description: CTD  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
39° 13' N 69° 27' W Current meters Current meters at 1020m, 1620m, 2220m, 2670m; Temperature and conductivity sensors at 1021m, 1321m, 1361m, 1920m, 2221m, 2321m, 2421m, 2540m, 2600m, 2656m.
38° 25' N 68° 54' W Current meters Current meters x 5 at 1052m, 1652m, 2252m, 2702m, 3252m; ADCP at 3652m; temperature and conductivity sensors at 1053m, 1353m, 1653m, 1953m, 2703m, 2953m, 3200m, 3253m, 3303m, 3550m, 3587m, 3651m
38° 51' N 69° 11' W Current meters McLane Moored Profiler (60-3150 db), current meter x 1 3144m, temperature and conductivity sensors at 107m and 3145m.
38° 4' N 68° 39' W Current meters McLane Moored Profiler 1000-4050db; current meter x 1 999m; temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 at 1000m and 4084m.
39° 36' N 69° 43' W Current meters McLane Moored profiler x 1 (60-2145db), current meter x 1 (2188m), Temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 (100m and 2186m).
38° 25' N 68° 54' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Current meters x 5 at 1052m, 1652m, 2252m, 2702m, 3252m; ADCP at 3652m; temperature and conductivity sensors at 1053m, 1353m, 1653m, 1953m, 2703m, 2953m, 3200m, 3253m, 3303m, 3550m, 3587m, 3651m
38° 51' N 69° 11' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) McLane Moored Profiler (60-3150 db), current meter x 1 3144m, temperature and conductivity sensors at 107m and 3145m.
38° 4' N 68° 39' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) McLane Moored Profiler 1000-4050db; current meter x 1 999m; temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 at 1000m and 4084m.
39° 36' N 69° 43' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) McLane Moored profiler x 1 (60-2145db), current meter x 1 (2188m), Temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 (100m and 2186m).
39° 13' N 69° 27' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Current meters at 1020m, 1620m, 2220m, 2670m; Temperature and conductivity sensors at 1021m, 1321m, 1361m, 1920m, 2221m, 2321m, 2421m, 2540m, 2600m, 2656m.
38° 25' N 68° 54' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Current meters x 5 at 1052m, 1652m, 2252m, 2702m, 3252m; ADCP at 3652m; temperature and conductivity sensors at 1053m, 1353m, 1653m, 1953m, 2703m, 2953m, 3200m, 3253m, 3303m, 3550m, 3587m, 3651m
38° 51' N 69° 11' W Other physical oceanographic measurements McLane Moored Profiler (60-3150 db), current meter x 1 3144m, temperature and conductivity sensors at 107m and 3145m.
38° 4' N 68° 39' W Other physical oceanographic measurements McLane Moored Profiler 1000-4050db; current meter x 1 999m; temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 at 1000m and 4084m.
39° 36' N 69° 43' W Other physical oceanographic measurements McLane Moored profiler x 1 (60-2145db), current meter x 1 (2188m), Temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 (100m and 2186m).
39° 13' N 69° 27' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom Pressure Recorder
38° 4' N 68° 39' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom Pressure Recorder
39° 36' N 69° 43' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom Pressure Recorder
39° 44' N 69° 48' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom Pressure Recorder
38° 51' N 69° 11' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom Pressure Recorder
38° 25' N 68° 54' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom Pressure Recorder

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
18 Acoustic doppler current profiler Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Acoustic doppler current profiler Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
2 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
18 CTD/STD cast Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
679833 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-02 11:09Z 40° 0' N, 70° 0' W Click for more
679845 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-02 09:44Z 39° 54' N, 69° 55' W Click for more
679857 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-02 08:13Z 39° 51' N, 69° 54' W Click for more
679869 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-02 05:54Z 39° 47' N, 69° 51' W Click for more
679870 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-02 02:58Z 39° 42' N, 69° 48' W Click for more
679882 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-01 16:25Z 39° 28' N, 69° 38' W Click for more
679894 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-01 12:58Z 39° 15' N, 69° 29' W Click for more
679901 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-01 09:27Z 39° 1' N, 69° 20' W Click for more
679913 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-01 05:11Z 38° 47' N, 69° 10' W Click for more
679925 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-03 05:15Z 38° 33' N, 69° 1' W Click for more
679937 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-04-30 07:09Z 38° 19' N, 68° 51' W Click for more
679949 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-04-30 01:23Z 38° 5' N, 68° 40' W Click for more
679950 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-03 13:50Z 37° 51' N, 68° 31' W Click for more
679962 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-03 21:08Z 37° 37' N, 68° 22' W Click for more
679974 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-04 03:25Z 37° 22' N, 68° 12' W Click for more
679986 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-04 10:14Z 37° 7' N, 68° 4' W Click for more
679998 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-04 16:25Z 36° 53' N, 67° 55' W Click for more
680011 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-05-05 00:36Z 36° 39' N, 67° 44' W Click for more
684454 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2004-04-28 10:41Z to 2004-05-06 13:21Z 36° 39' N to 41° 31' N; 70° 53' W to 67° 44' W Click for more
1040927 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2004-05-02 16:22Z to 2006-04-06 04:10Z 39° 46' N, 69° 49' W Click for more
1040940 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2004-05-02 19:52Z to 2006-04-06 13:20Z 39° 36' N, 69° 43' W Click for more
1046923 CTD/STD cast 2004-04-30 01:22Z to 2004-04-30 04:38Z 38° 5' N, 68° 40' W Click for more
1046935 CTD/STD cast 2004-04-30 07:09Z to 2004-04-30 09:46Z 38° 19' N, 68° 51' W Click for more
1046947 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-01 05:10Z to 2004-05-01 07:29Z 38° 47' N, 69° 10' W Click for more
1046959 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-01 09:27Z to 2004-05-01 11:27Z 39° 1' N, 69° 20' W Click for more
1046960 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-01 12:57Z to 2004-05-01 14:50Z 39° 15' N, 69° 29' W Click for more
1046972 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-01 16:24Z to 2004-05-01 18:06Z 39° 28' N, 69° 38' W Click for more
1046984 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-02 02:57Z to 2004-05-02 04:30Z 39° 42' N, 69° 48' W Click for more
1046996 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-02 05:53Z to 2004-05-02 06:55Z 39° 47' N, 69° 51' W Click for more
1047011 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-02 08:12Z to 2004-05-02 08:57Z 39° 51' N, 69° 54' W Click for more
1047023 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-02 09:43Z to 2004-05-02 10:18Z 39° 54' N, 69° 55' W Click for more
1047035 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-02 11:09Z to 2004-05-02 11:22Z 40° 0' N, 70° 0' W Click for more
1047047 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-03 05:19Z to 2004-05-03 07:46Z 38° 33' N, 69° 0' W Click for more
1047059 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-03 13:50Z to 2004-05-03 17:07Z 37° 51' N, 68° 30' W Click for more
1047060 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-03 21:07Z to 2004-05-04 00:20Z 37° 37' N, 68° 22' W Click for more
1047072 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-04 03:24Z to 2004-05-04 07:03Z 37° 22' N, 68° 12' W Click for more
1047084 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-04 10:13Z to 2004-05-04 13:33Z 37° 7' N, 68° 4' W Click for more
1047096 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-04 16:24Z to 2004-05-04 20:29Z 36° 54' N, 67° 55' W Click for more
1047103 CTD/STD cast 2004-05-05 00:36Z to 2004-05-05 03:45Z 36° 39' N, 67° 44' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
11 Instrument mooring
18 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column
Chlorofluorocarbon concentrations in the water column

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

References

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