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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for Aranda (34AR) cruise AR1/90


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name Aranda (34AR) cruise AR1/90
Short name AR1/90
Objectives and Narrative 1) To recover 5 moorings from the Greenland continental slope south of Dohrn Bank
2) To deploy 7 current meter moorings on a section between 63 degrees 39.9 minutes North 32 degrees 58.2 minutes West and 64 degrees 56.9 minutes North 34 degrees 22.2 minutes West, previously surveyed during the TTO
3) To carry out CTD casts and to collect water samples throughout the water column for determination of Freon-11, Freon-12, Freon-113 and silicate concentrations at stations south of, north of and within the Denmark Strait
4) Samples of marine air were collected and analysed for Freons
5) Silicate concentrations were determined at all CTD stations
Ship Aranda
Departure Port Reykjavík, Iceland
Departure Date 1990-07-09
Arrival Port Reykjavík, Iceland
Arrival Date 1990-07-18
Principal Scientist(s) Edward M Gmitrowicz (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory
Associated Project(s)
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean, Greenland Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 219/220
Work Area Description The Denmark Strait
Work Area Bounding Polygon 60N,40W; 70N,40W; 70N,20W; 60N,20W; 60N,40W
Southern Limit 60N
Northern Limit 70N
Western Limit 40W
Eastern Limit 20W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 5
Description: CTD profiles (on 3 of the stations) plus water samples for freons from rosette or hydro wire  

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
3 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  
325414 CTD/STD cast 1990-07-11 04:20Z 65° 9' N, 30° 51' W Click for more
325426 CTD/STD cast 1990-07-11 14:57Z 64° 46' N, 30° 33' W Click for more
325438 CTD/STD cast 1990-07-13 13:34Z 64° 17' N, 33° 42' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

Track Chart


Cruise Report