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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D298

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D298
Short name D298
Objectives and Narrative As part of the RAPID programme, D298 aims to investigate variability of the Deep Western Boundary Current on timescales from days to millennia. Research focused on the Eirik Ridge region of the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Cape Farewell, Greenland. A combination of hydrographic and palaeoceanographic measurements and deployments were performed as part of the cruise. Additional datasets were obtained during the cruise for use by scientists at IFREMER, France. Mooring recoveries were also attempted/performed for Woods Hole and IFREMER.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Fairlie, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2005-08-23
Arrival Port Govan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2005-09-25
Principal Scientist(s) Sheldon Bacon (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Associated Project(s) RAPID
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 182/183/184/185
Work Area Description Irminger Sea
Work Area Bounding Polygon 50N,50W; 60N,50W; 60N,10W; 50N,10W; 50N,50W
Southern Limit 50N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 50W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 63
Description: CTD casts. Sea-Bird 9/11. Cond/Temp (primary and secondary), altimeter, SBE43 oxygen sensor, transmissometer  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: 150 kHz SADCP  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of stations = 63
Description: LADCP (Workhorse: 1upwards, 1 downwards and broadband 150 kHz)  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: 75 kHz SADCP  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: MVP (trials were carried out several times during the cruise)  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: Non-toxic water supply. Discrete water samples taken regularly to calibrate underway salinity.  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: Sea surface hydrography underway measurements  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 1512
Description: Water samples collected during CTD upcasts in 10 litre Niskins mounted on CTD frame. 24 bottles per cast, 63 casts. Analysed for both oxygen and salinity.  
Chemical oceanography  
Isotopes Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: Water samples collected for oxygen isotope analysis  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: Surfmet sensors logging the duration of the cruise. Parameters: wind speed/direction, PAR, TIR, barometric pressure, relative humidity, air temperature.  
Geology and geophysics  
Core - soft bottom Quantity: number of cores = 3
Description: Piston cores  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
59° 34' N 41° 33' W Current meters Deployment at site SBALM#1 (current meters)
59° 19' N 40° 49' W Current meters Deployment at site SBBLM#1 (current meters)
59° 11' N 40° 21' W Current meters Deployment at site SBCLM#1 (current meters)
59° 3' N 39° 55' W Current meters Deployment at site SBDLM#1 (current meters)
58° 52' N 39° 24' W Current meters Deployment at site SBELM#1 (current meters)
58° 34' N 38° 30' W Current meters Deployment at site SBGLM#1 (current meters)
59° 27' N 41° 9' W Current meters Deployment at site SBHLM#1 (current meters)

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
16 Acoustic current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
29 Acoustic doppler current profiler Acoustic backscatter in the water column
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Raw current meter output parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
63 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Meteorological data logger Air pressure
Air temperature
Atmospheric humidity
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Solar Radiation
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Wind strength and direction
9 Paddle wheel current meter Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
1 Single-beam echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Platform or instrument orientation
1 Thermosalinograph Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
672705 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-08-27 23:58:40Z to 2005-09-21 23:59:36Z From 57° 0' N, 21° 42' W to 57° 16' N, 28° 41' W Click for more
674306 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-08-25 07:07:17Z to 2005-08-25 23:59:17Z From 55° 46' N, 4° 51' W to 56° 6' N, 8° 43' W Click for more
674318 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-08-26 00:01:17Z to 2005-08-26 23:59:14Z From 56° 7' N, 8° 43' W to 57° 0' N, 14° 8' W Click for more
674331 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-08-27 00:01:14Z to 2005-08-28 00:00:00Z From 57° 0' N, 14° 9' W to 57° 0' N, 21° 42' W Click for more
674343 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-08-28 00:02:00Z to 2005-08-28 16:54:57Z From 57° 0' N, 21° 43' W to 57° 1' N, 24° 37' W Click for more
674355 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-08-29 09:25:36Z to 2005-08-29 23:59:36Z From 57° 0' N, 27° 30' W to 56° 49' N, 30° 12' W Click for more
674367 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-08-30 00:01:36Z to 2005-08-31 00:00:52Z From 56° 49' N, 30° 12' W to 57° 0' N, 34° 1' W Click for more
674379 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-08-31 00:02:52Z to 2005-08-31 23:59:27Z From 57° 0' N, 34° 1' W to 57° 45' N, 36° 14' W Click for more
674380 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-01 00:01:27Z to 2005-09-01 23:59:21Z From 57° 45' N, 36° 15' W to 58° 33' N, 38° 36' W Click for more
674392 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-02 00:01:21Z to 2005-09-02 23:59:22Z From 58° 33' N, 38° 36' W to 59° 13' N, 39° 40' W Click for more
674411 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-03 00:01:22Z to 2005-09-04 00:01:00Z From 59° 13' N, 39° 41' W to 59° 39' N, 41° 46' W Click for more
674423 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-04 00:02:59Z to 2005-09-04 23:01:54Z From 59° 39' N, 41° 46' W to 59° 5' N, 39° 59' W Click for more
674435 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-05 00:01:48Z to 2005-09-05 23:59:12Z From 59° 7' N, 40° 7' W to 59° 37' N, 41° 47' W Click for more
674447 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-06 07:23:02Z to 2005-09-07 00:00:34Z From 59° 39' N, 41° 55' W to 59° 46' N, 42° 18' W Click for more
674459 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-07 00:02:34Z to 2005-09-08 00:00:19Z From 59° 46' N, 42° 18' W to 59° 42' N, 42° 54' W Click for more
674460 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-08 00:02:19Z to 2005-09-08 23:59:54Z From 59° 42' N, 42° 54' W to 58° 28' N, 44° 37' W Click for more
674472 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-09 00:01:54Z to 2005-09-10 00:00:46Z From 58° 28' N, 44° 37' W to 57° 42' N, 46° 37' W Click for more
674484 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-10 00:02:46Z to 2005-09-11 00:00:02Z From 57° 42' N, 46° 37' W to 57° 15' N, 49° 21' W Click for more
674496 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-11 00:02:02Z to 2005-09-12 00:00:00Z From 57° 16' N, 49° 20' W to 58° 21' N, 47° 12' W Click for more
674503 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-12 00:02:00Z to 2005-09-13 00:00:36Z From 58° 21' N, 47° 11' W to 59° 27' N, 45° 38' W Click for more
674515 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-13 00:02:36Z to 2005-09-14 00:00:33Z From 59° 27' N, 45° 38' W to 58° 34' N, 48° 14' W Click for more
674527 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-14 00:02:33Z to 2005-09-14 23:59:42Z From 58° 33' N, 48° 15' W to 58° 10' N, 44° 45' W Click for more
674539 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-15 00:01:42Z to 2005-09-16 00:00:19Z From 58° 10' N, 44° 45' W to 57° 25' N, 43° 46' W Click for more
674540 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-16 00:02:19Z to 2005-09-16 23:59:25Z From 57° 25' N, 43° 46' W to 57° 12' N, 46° 27' W Click for more
674552 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-17 00:02:10Z to 2005-09-18 00:00:17Z From 57° 11' N, 46° 27' W to 58° 40' N, 45° 20' W Click for more
674564 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-18 00:02:17Z to 2005-09-19 00:00:02Z From 58° 40' N, 45° 19' W to 59° 55' N, 42° 58' W Click for more
674576 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-19 00:02:02Z to 2005-09-20 00:00:41Z From 59° 55' N, 42° 58' W to 58° 48' N, 37° 51' W Click for more
674588 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-20 00:02:41Z to 2005-09-21 00:00:54Z From 58° 48' N, 37° 51' W to 57° 51' N, 36° 13' W Click for more
674607 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2005-09-21 00:02:54Z to 2005-09-21 11:07:31Z From 57° 51' N, 36° 13' W to 57° 33' N, 32° 19' W Click for more
906890 Paddle wheel current meter 2005-09-06 12:30Z to 2006-08-23 09:30Z 59° 34' N, 41° 33' W Click for more
906908 Paddle wheel current meter 2005-09-06 12:30Z to 2006-08-23 09:30Z 59° 34' N, 41° 33' W Click for more
906921 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-06 13:00Z to 2006-08-23 10:00Z 59° 34' N, 41° 33' W Click for more
906933 Paddle wheel current meter 2005-09-05 12:30Z to 2006-08-22 17:30Z 59° 19' N, 40° 49' W Click for more
906945 Paddle wheel current meter 2005-09-05 12:30Z to 2006-08-22 17:30Z 59° 19' N, 40° 49' W Click for more
906957 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-05 12:30Z to 2006-08-22 19:00Z 59° 19' N, 40° 49' W Click for more
906969 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-05 12:30Z to 2006-08-22 19:00Z 59° 19' N, 40° 49' W Click for more
906970 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-05 10:00Z to 2006-08-25 08:00Z 59° 11' N, 40° 21' W Click for more
906982 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-05 10:00Z to 2006-08-25 08:00Z 59° 11' N, 40° 21' W Click for more
906994 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-05 10:00Z to 2006-08-25 08:00Z 59° 11' N, 40° 21' W Click for more
907008 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-05 10:00Z to 2006-08-25 08:00Z 59° 11' N, 40° 21' W Click for more
907021 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-05 10:00Z to 2006-08-25 08:00Z 59° 11' N, 40° 21' W Click for more
907033 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-04 20:00Z to 2006-08-25 13:00Z 59° 3' N, 39° 55' W Click for more
907045 Paddle wheel current meter 2005-09-04 19:30Z to 2006-08-25 12:30Z 59° 3' N, 39° 55' W Click for more
907057 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-04 20:00Z to 2006-08-25 13:00Z 59° 3' N, 39° 55' W Click for more
907069 Paddle wheel current meter 2005-09-04 19:30Z to 2006-08-25 12:30Z 59° 3' N, 39° 55' W Click for more
907070 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-04 17:30Z to 2006-08-25 16:30Z 58° 52' N, 39° 24' W Click for more
907082 Paddle wheel current meter 2005-09-04 17:30Z to 2006-08-25 15:30Z 58° 52' N, 39° 24' W Click for more
907094 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-04 17:30Z to 2006-08-25 16:30Z 58° 52' N, 39° 24' W Click for more
907101 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-04 13:30Z to 2006-08-31 21:00Z 58° 34' N, 38° 30' W Click for more
907113 Paddle wheel current meter 2005-09-04 13:30Z to 2006-08-31 20:30Z 58° 34' N, 38° 30' W Click for more
907125 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-04 13:30Z to 2006-08-31 21:00Z 58° 34' N, 38° 30' W Click for more
907137 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-05 14:30Z to 2006-08-23 07:00Z 59° 27' N, 41° 9' W Click for more
907149 Acoustic current meter 2005-09-05 14:30Z to 2006-08-23 06:30Z 59° 27' N, 41° 9' W Click for more
907150 Paddle wheel current meter 2005-09-05 14:30Z to 2006-08-23 05:30Z 59° 27' N, 41° 9' W Click for more
1044326 Single-beam echosounder 2005-08-25 02:07:00Z to 2005-09-21 00:01:00Z From 55° 46' N, 4° 51' W to 57° 51' N, 36° 14' W Click for more
1044338 Thermosalinograph 2005-08-25 02:07:00Z to 2005-09-21 00:01:00Z From 55° 46' N, 4° 51' W to 57° 51' N, 36° 14' W Click for more
1044351 Meteorological data logger 2005-08-25 02:07:00Z to 2005-09-21 00:01:00Z From 55° 46' N, 4° 51' W to 57° 51' N, 36° 14' W Click for more
1067940 CTD/STD cast 2005-08-26 14:50Z 57° 0' N, 12° 0' W Click for more
1067952 CTD/STD cast 2005-08-30 22:09Z 57° 0' N, 34° 0' W Click for more
1067964 CTD/STD cast 2005-08-31 12:21Z 57° 16' N, 34° 46' W Click for more
1067976 CTD/STD cast 2005-08-31 18:37Z 57° 31' N, 35° 32' W Click for more
1067988 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-01 00:44Z 57° 46' N, 36° 18' W Click for more
1068003 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-01 07:28Z 58° 3' N, 37° 5' W Click for more
1068015 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-01 14:38Z 58° 18' N, 37° 50' W Click for more
1068027 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-01 21:54Z 58° 33' N, 38° 36' W Click for more
1068039 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-02 04:26Z 58° 49' N, 39° 22' W Click for more
1068040 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-03 02:27Z 59° 4' N, 40° 8' W Click for more
1068052 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-03 07:25Z 59° 15' N, 40° 45' W Click for more
1068064 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-03 11:25Z 59° 22' N, 41° 6' W Click for more
1068076 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-05 01:12Z 59° 9' N, 40° 27' W Click for more
1068088 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-05 15:21Z 59° 28' N, 41° 26' W Click for more
1068107 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-06 01:56Z 59° 36' N, 41° 48' W Click for more
1068119 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-06 05:13Z 59° 39' N, 41° 59' W Click for more
1068120 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-06 19:34Z 59° 42' N, 42° 14' W Click for more
1068132 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-06 23:40Z 59° 46' N, 42° 19' W Click for more
1068144 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-07 02:53Z 59° 46' N, 42° 22' W Click for more
1068156 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-07 21:17Z 59° 48' N, 42° 39' W Click for more
1068168 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-07 17:35Z 59° 52' N, 42° 51' W Click for more
1068181 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-07 15:52Z 59° 54' N, 43° 1' W Click for more
1068193 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-07 14:26Z 59° 57' N, 43° 6' W Click for more
1068200 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-08 04:01Z 59° 30' N, 43° 30' W Click for more
1068212 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-08 06:33Z 59° 13' N, 43° 30' W Click for more
1068224 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-08 10:00Z 59° 0' N, 43° 30' W Click for more
1068236 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-08 13:19Z 58° 48' N, 43° 50' W Click for more
1068248 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-08 19:08Z 58° 37' N, 44° 12' W Click for more
1068261 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-08 22:58Z 58° 28' N, 44° 37' W Click for more
1068273 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-09 04:10Z 58° 19' N, 44° 57' W Click for more
1068285 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-09 08:43Z 58° 4' N, 45° 32' W Click for more
1068297 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-09 14:14Z 57° 52' N, 45° 58' W Click for more
1068304 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-09 21:14Z 57° 42' N, 46° 37' W Click for more
1068316 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-10 03:58Z 57° 31' N, 47° 15' W Click for more
1068328 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-10 09:00Z 57° 24' N, 47° 57' W Click for more
1068341 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-10 14:13Z 57° 16' N, 48° 38' W Click for more
1068353 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-10 20:10Z 57° 12' N, 49° 30' W Click for more
1068365 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-12 14:55Z 59° 55' N, 44° 42' W Click for more
1068377 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-12 17:58Z 59° 44' N, 45° 9' W Click for more
1068389 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-12 21:27Z 59° 30' N, 45° 37' W Click for more
1068390 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-13 00:18Z 59° 27' N, 45° 39' W Click for more
1068408 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-13 03:00Z 59° 25' N, 45° 40' W Click for more
1068421 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-13 06:05Z 59° 23' N, 45° 40' W Click for more
1068433 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-13 10:11Z 59° 4' N, 46° 4' W Click for more
1068445 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-13 14:37Z 58° 52' N, 46° 43' W Click for more
1068457 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-13 19:33Z 58° 41' N, 47° 35' W Click for more
1068469 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-14 00:31Z 58° 33' N, 48° 18' W Click for more
1068470 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-14 06:02Z 58° 24' N, 49° 6' W Click for more
1068482 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-14 20:21Z 58° 18' N, 44° 57' W Click for more
1068494 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-15 00:03Z 58° 10' N, 44° 45' W Click for more
1068501 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-15 03:19Z 58° 5' N, 44° 39' W Click for more
1068513 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-15 06:22Z 58° 0' N, 44° 32' W Click for more
1068525 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-15 09:59Z 57° 53' N, 44° 22' W Click for more
1068537 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-15 13:59Z 57° 46' N, 44° 10' W Click for more
1068549 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-15 17:57Z 57° 36' N, 43° 59' W Click for more
1068550 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-15 22:44Z 57° 25' N, 43° 46' W Click for more
1068562 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-16 11:51Z 57° 42' N, 46° 37' W Click for more
1068574 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-16 15:59Z 57° 29' N, 46° 31' W Click for more
1068586 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-16 20:19Z 57° 17' N, 46° 30' W Click for more
1068598 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-17 01:21Z 57° 4' N, 46° 27' W Click for more
1068605 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-18 18:43Z 59° 57' N, 43° 7' W Click for more
1068617 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-18 22:15Z 59° 55' N, 42° 58' W Click for more
1068629 CTD/STD cast 2005-09-19 01:46Z 59° 50' N, 42° 39' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
3 Piston corer
7 Instrument mooring
63 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column

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

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