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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D82B


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D82B
Short name D82B
Objectives and Narrative Objectives - Leg 2
A return was made to the position at 20 degrees N, 21 degrees W which had been worked during cruise 79, to resample the bottom fauna at 4000m and to sample the midwater organisms from the surface to just above the sea-bed.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Dakar, Senegal
Departure Date 1977-04-12
Arrival Port South Shields, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 1977-05-03
Principal Scientist(s) Arthur de Chair Baker (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory
Associated Project(s) Upwelling off NW Africa and Total Column Sampling Around 20N 21W
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 75
Work Area Description
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Description:  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: number of stations = 14
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: number of stations = 3
Surface drifters/drifting buoys Quantity: number of deployments = 18
Biology and fisheries  
Nekton Quantity: number of samples = 25
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of samples = 12
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 22
Primary productivity Quantity: number of stations = 11
Seston Quantity: number of samples = 22
Zoobenthos Quantity: number of samples = 5
Zooplankton Quantity: number of samples = 124

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

No information on datasets is currently available

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 CTD/STD cast 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  
289687 CTD/STD cast 1977-04-15 22:42Z to 1977-04-16 01:30Z 20° 10' N, 21° 39' W Click for more

Project Database

No data currently held for this cruise in the BODC Project Database


Track Charts

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