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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Oceanus cruise OC421

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Oceanus cruise OC421
Short name OC421
Objectives and Narrative Forms part of the ongoing Station W programme investigating the characteristics and consequences of interannual variations in the northwest Atlantic deep western boundary current (DWBC) as part of the US CLIVAR and UK RAPID programmes. The cruise was run in conjunction with the Station W moored array of 6 sites along the DWBC.

The cruise followed a line from off the continental shelf south of Woods Hole to Bermuda. 15 stations were visited and CTD, LADCP and discrete sampling measurements were taken at each.
Ship RV Oceanus
Departure Port Woods Hole, United States
Departure Date 2006-04-05
Arrival Port Woods Hole, United States
Arrival Date 2006-04-15
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) Station W
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 = 17
Description: CTD/LADCP  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of profiles = 17
Description: Discrete bottle samples for salinity, oxygen and CFC's (F11, F12 and F113)  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
38° 27' N 68° 54' W Current meters Multiple Fixed Depth Current Meters
39° 13' N 69° 26' W Current meters Multiple Fixed Depth Current Meters
38° 50' N 69° 10' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) McLane Moored Profiler
39° 36' N 69° 42' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) McLane Moored Profiler
38° 10' N 68° 34' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) McLane Moored Profiler
38° 50' N 69° 10' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) McLane Moored Profiler
38° 44' N 69° 48' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom Pressure Gauge
39° 13' N 69° 26' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom Pressure Gauge
39° 36' N 69° 42' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Bottom Pressure Gauge

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
3 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
17 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  
1040939 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-04-15 02:22Z to 2008-05-11 03:51Z 39° 46' N, 69° 49' W Click for more
1040952 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-04-15 04:37Z to 2008-05-11 15:20Z 39° 36' N, 69° 43' W Click for more
1047220 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-05 23:06Z to 2006-04-05 23:17Z 40° 16' N, 70° 12' W Click for more
1047232 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-06 00:21Z to 2006-04-06 00:33Z 40° 8' N, 70° 6' W Click for more
1047244 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-06 01:31Z to 2006-04-06 01:49Z 40° 0' N, 70° 0' W Click for more
1047256 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-06 03:07Z to 2006-04-06 03:54Z 39° 54' N, 69° 55' W Click for more
1047268 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-06 05:14Z to 2006-04-06 06:24Z 39° 51' N, 69° 54' W Click for more
1047281 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-06 07:47Z to 2006-04-06 09:01Z 39° 47' N, 69° 51' W Click for more
1047293 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-07 17:16Z to 2006-04-07 20:29Z 38° 6' N, 68° 36' W Click for more
1047300 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-08 05:03Z to 2006-04-08 07:34Z 38° 19' N, 68° 52' W Click for more
1047312 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-08 12:07Z to 2006-04-08 14:23Z 38° 33' N, 69° 1' W Click for more
1047324 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-08 17:34Z to 2006-04-08 19:52Z 38° 47' N, 69° 10' W Click for more
1047336 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-09 14:19Z to 2006-04-09 15:48Z 39° 42' N, 69° 48' W Click for more
1047348 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-09 18:46Z to 2006-04-09 20:35Z 39° 28' N, 69° 38' W Click for more
1047361 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-11 06:13Z to 2006-04-11 09:06Z 37° 51' N, 68° 33' W Click for more
1047373 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-11 11:31Z to 2006-04-11 14:54Z 37° 37' N, 68° 22' W Click for more
1047385 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-11 17:30Z to 2006-04-11 20:52Z 37° 22' N, 68° 13' W Click for more
1047397 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-14 01:01Z to 2006-04-14 03:10Z 39° 0' N, 69° 20' W Click for more
1047404 CTD/STD cast 2006-04-14 06:15Z to 2006-04-14 08:10Z 39° 15' N, 69° 29' W Click for more
1193100 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-04-14 21:52Z to 2010-10-11 10:19Z 39° 12' N, 69° 26' W Click for more

Project Database

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

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

References

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