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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RV Seward Johnson cruise SJ-14-06

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RV Seward Johnson cruise SJ-14-06
Short name SJ-14-06
Objectives and Narrative The RAPID/MOCHA program is a joint research effort between the National Oceanography Centre (Southampton, U.K.), the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), and NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). The objective of this program is to establish a pre-operational prototype system to continuously observe the strength and structure of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation across the basin at 26 N. The U.K. program is referred to as "RAPID-MOC" and is a part of the U.K. Rapid Climate Change Program (RAPID) funded by the National Environmental Research Council (NERC). The U.S. program is referred to as "MOCHA" (Meridional Overturning Circulation and Heat-flux Array) and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NOAA provides significant support for the overall effort through its Western Boundary Time Series Program.

The purpose of cruise SJ-14-06 was fourfold:
1)to service 4 mooring sites that constitute part of the "western boundary array" of the RAPID/MOCHA transbasin moored array
2)to conduct hydrographic (CTDO2) and direct current profiling (lowered-ADCP, "LADCP") stations along the 26.5 N mooring section off Abaco, Bahamas; and along sections in the Northwest Providence Channel and Florida Current at 27 N,
3)to service 3 inverted echo sounder (IES) sites, deploy 4 new IESs, and recover data (via acoustic telemetry) from two IESs that had been deployed previously along the Abaco 26.5N line, and
4)to deploy a number of satellite-tracked surface drifters and ARGO profiling floats at locations in the Florida Current and the region offshore of Abaco.

The cruise began with occupation of the Florida Current CTDO2/LADCP section at 27N enroute to Freeport, Bahamas to clear in for research in Bahamian waters. This section measures the outflow through the Straits of Florida where AOML monitors the Florida Current volume transport via submarine electromagnetic cable.

After departing Freeport, the ship proceeded to deep water offshore of Abaco where the 26.5 N section was occupied, consisting of 23 CTDO2/LADCP stations extending from Abaco to 72 W. This section sampled the Deep Western Boundary Current and Antilles Current region east of the Bahamas and is part of an ongoing time series of these currents collected since 1984 by the AOML group. The CTDO2/LADCP stations collected on this section are also important for calibration and cross-checking of results from the western boundary moored array.

Following completion of the Abaco section, mooring servicing operations were commenced from east to west across the RAPID/MOCHA array. Servicing of the IES sites, including acoustic telemetry, was also accomplished during this period, except for three IESs which were deployed during the Abaco CTD section. After the mooring operations were completed, the planned CTDO2/LADCP section across Northwest Providence Channel had to be cancelled due to insufficient remaining time (owing to difficulties with some of the mooring deployments, see section 3.a). The ship cleared out via Freeport and finally steamed across the 27 N Florida Current section while sampling the current with shipboard ADCP and XBT profiles on the return to Harbor Branch for cruise disembarkation.
Ship RV Seward Johnson
Departure Port Fort Pierce, United States
Departure Date 2006-09-25
Arrival Port Fort Pierce, United States
Arrival Date 2006-10-12
Principal Scientist(s) William E Johns (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science)
Responsible Organisation Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Associated Project(s) RAPID/MOCHA
IHB Sea Areas Visited North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 80
Work Area Description Western North Atlantic 26N, Florida Straits
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  
Bathythermograph Quantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: Underway measurements. SADCP  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 42
Description: CTD/LADCP casts  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: Underway measurements. SADCP  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: Underway measurements. SADCP  
Water bottle stations Description: Water bottle samples from CTD stations  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
26° 29' N 76° 30' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring BJB: temperature and salinity
26° 30' N 71° 58' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring BJE: temperature and salinity
26° 30' N 76° 44' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring WB2: temperature and salinity
26° 30' N 76° 50' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring site BJA: temperature and salinity
26° 29' N 76° 30' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring BJBL: Bottom pressure
26° 30' N 71° 58' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring BJEL: Bottom pressure
26° 30' N 74° 48' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring D2: IES
26° 30' N 73° 52' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring D3:PIES
26° 30' N 72° 46' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring D4: IES
26° 30' N 72° 0' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring E:PIES
26° 30' N 76° 44' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring IES A2: Inverted echo sounder
26° 29' N 76° 28' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring IES B: PIES
26° 30' N 76° 5' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring IES C: PIES
26° 30' N 75° 5' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 621/64111
27° 2' N 79° 46' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 62225
26° 30' N 75° 5' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 62226
26° 30' N 74° 14' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 62227
27° 2' N 79° 36' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 62229
26° 30' N 72° 22' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 62231
26° 30' N 73° 1' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 62232
27° 1' N 79° 22' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 62233
26° 30' N 76° 26' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 62234
26° 30' N 72° 22' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 631/64121
26° 31' N 73° 33' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buoy deployment S/N 634/64124
27° 0' N 79° 11' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Drifting buyo deployment S/N 62228

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
14 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
Vertical spatial coordinates
3 Inverted Echo Sounder Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Sound velocity and travel time in the water column
2 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
45 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  
775704 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775716 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775728 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775741 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775753 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775765 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775777 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775789 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775790 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775808 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775821 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775833 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775845 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775857 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775869 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
775870 Moored CTD 2006-10-11 05:00Z to 2007-03-27 14:30Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
831124 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831136 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831148 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831161 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831173 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831185 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831197 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831204 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831216 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831228 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831241 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831253 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831265 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831277 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831289 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 22:30Z to 2008-04-17 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
831290 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831308 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831321 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831333 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831345 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831357 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831369 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831370 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831382 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831394 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:00Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831401 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831413 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831425 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831437 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831449 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
831450 Moored CTD 2006-10-05 02:30Z to 2008-04-13 11:00Z 26° 30' N, 71° 58' W Click for more
835198 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-11 00:00Z to 2007-08-01 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 50' W Click for more
835205 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-11 00:00Z to 2008-03-13 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 50' W Click for more
835217 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-08 00:00Z to 2008-04-17 00:00Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
835229 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-08 00:00Z to 2008-04-17 00:00Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
835230 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-08 00:00Z to 2008-01-16 00:00Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
835242 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-08 00:00Z to 2008-04-17 00:00Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
835254 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-11 12:00Z to 2008-04-17 00:00Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
835266 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-08 00:00Z to 2008-04-17 00:00Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
835278 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-08 00:00Z to 2008-04-17 00:00Z 26° 29' N, 76° 30' W Click for more
838412 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2006-10-11 00:00Z to 2008-04-19 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 50' W Click for more
895491 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-11 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895509 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-11 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895510 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-11 00:00Z to 2006-11-20 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895522 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-11 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
895534 Acoustic current meter 2006-10-11 00:00Z to 2007-03-27 00:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 44' W Click for more
1781363 Inverted Echo Sounder 2006-10-07 12:00Z to 2008-09-27 12:00Z 26° 29' N, 76° 28' W Click for more
1781418 Inverted Echo Sounder 2006-10-07 12:00Z to 2008-09-28 12:00Z 26° 30' N, 76° 5' W Click for more
1781467 Inverted Echo Sounder 2006-10-03 12:00Z to 2008-04-13 12:00Z 26° 30' N, 72° 0' W Click for more

Project Database

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

References

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