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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown cruise RB0602

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown cruise RB0602
Short name RB0602
Objectives and Narrative The purpose of RB0602 was threefold:

1. To conduct hydrographic (CTDO2) and direct current profiling (lowered-ADCP, "LADCP") stations along the 26.5N mooring section off Abaco, Bahamas; and along sections in the Northwest Providence Channel and Florida Current at 27N.
2. To deploy two inverted echo sounder (IES) and recover data (via acoustic telemetry) from IESs deployed previously along the Abaco 26.5N line.
3. To service a set of moorings that constitute the "western boundary array" of the RAPID/MOCHA transbasin moored array.

The cruise operations fell naturally into 3 segments. First, a CTDO2/LADCP section was completed from east-to-west across the width of the western boundary array, then mooring servicing operations were conducted from west-to-east across the array, and then final CTDO2/LADCP sections were competed in the Northwest Providence Channel and the Florida Straits. The CTDO2/LADCP sections are important for calibration and cross-checking of results from the western boundary moored array. The main hydrographic section that is east of Abaco Island Grand Bahamas, sampled the Deep Western Boundary Current and Antilles Current region east of the Bahamas and are part of an ongoing time series of these currents collected since 1984 by AOML
Ship NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown
Departure Port Bridgetown, Barbados
Departure Date 2006-03-09
Arrival Port Charleston, United States
Arrival Date 2006-03-28
Principal Scientist(s) Molly O Baringer (NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation
Associated Project(s) Western Boundary Current Time Series
IHB Sea Areas Visited North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 80
Work Area Description North West Atlantic Ocean
Work Area Bounding Polygon 20N,80W; 30N,80W; 30N,70W; 20N,70W; 20N,80W
Southern Limit 20N
Northern Limit 30N
Western Limit 80W
Eastern Limit 70W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 70
Description: Sea-Bird SBE-911plus CTD - temperature, salinity (conductivity) and dissolved oxygen  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of profiles = 70
Description: Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) current profiler  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Shipboard ADCP  
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 70
Description: Sea-Bird SBE-911plus CTD - temperature, salinity (conductivity) and dissolved oxygen  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
26° 30' N 76° 49' W CTD stations Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
26° 30' N 76° 44' W CTD stations Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
26° 30' N 76° 3' W CTD stations Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
26° 30' N 76° 3' W CTD stations Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 76° 44' W CTD stations Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
26° 31' N 76° 52' W CTD stations Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 73° 31' W Current meters Argo deployment
26° 30' N 76° 28' W Current meters Argo deployment
23° 11' N 66° 21' W Current meters Argo deployment
26° 30' N 76° 49' W Current meters Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
26° 30' N 76° 3' W Current meters Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
26° 30' N 76° 44' W Current meters Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
26° 30' N 76° 3' W Current meters Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 76° 44' W Current meters Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
26° 31' N 76° 52' W Current meters Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 75° 42' W Current meters Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge, telemeter and current meter recovered and deployed
23° 11' N 66° 21' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Argo deployment
26° 30' N 73° 31' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Argo deployment
26° 30' N 76° 28' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Argo deployment
26° 30' N 76° 3' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
26° 30' N 76° 49' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
26° 30' N 76° 44' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
26° 30' N 76° 3' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
26° 31' N 76° 52' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 76° 44' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 76° 28' W Multi-beam echosounding Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
26° 30' N 72° 0' W Multi-beam echosounding Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
26° 30' N 76° 6' W Multi-beam echosounding Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
26° 31' N 76° 49' W Multi-beam echosounding Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 75° 42' W Multi-beam echosounding Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge, telemeter and current meter recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 76° 28' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
26° 30' N 72° 0' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
26° 30' N 76° 6' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
26° 31' N 76° 49' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 75° 42' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge, telemeter and current meter recovered and deployed
26° 30' N 76° 29' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Surface drifter deployed
27° 0' N 79° 37' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Surface drifter deployed

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
8 Acoustic current meter Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
1 Acoustic doppler current profiler Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
3 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
2 Electromagnetic current meter Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
1 Inverted Echo Sounder Date and time
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Reference numbers
Sea level
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
1 Inverted Echo Sounder Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
28 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
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  
774798 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774805 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-01-26 00:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774817 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-01-23 14:15Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774829 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-01-15 21:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774830 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-01-12 19:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774842 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774854 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774866 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774878 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774891 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774909 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774910 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774922 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774934 Moored CTD 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 13:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
774946 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
774958 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
774971 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
774983 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
774995 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775009 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775010 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775022 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775034 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775046 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775058 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775071 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 11:45Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775083 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 12:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775095 Moored CTD 2006-03-23 20:30Z to 2006-10-08 12:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895349 Acoustic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
895350 Acoustic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
895362 Electromagnetic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
895374 Electromagnetic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
895429 Acoustic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2006-10-08 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895430 Acoustic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2006-10-08 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895442 Acoustic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2006-10-08 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895454 Acoustic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2006-10-08 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895466 Acoustic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2006-10-08 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895478 Acoustic current meter 2006-03-24 00:00Z to 2006-10-08 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895602 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-03-20 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 00:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 52' W Click for more
946277 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-03-24 02:16Z to 2008-04-24 10:16Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
946289 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-03-24 02:03Z to 2008-04-24 10:03Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
946290 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-03-23 16:05Z to 2008-04-27 09:35Z 26° 30' N, 76° 3' W Click for more
1781326 Inverted Echo Sounder 2006-03-19 12:00Z to 2008-06-09 12:00Z 26° 31' N, 76° 49' W Click for more
1781511 Inverted Echo Sounder 2006-03-21 12:00Z to 2009-11-30 12:00Z 26° 30' N, 75° 42' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

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