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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D334

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D334
Short name D334
Objectives and Narrative These mooring operations were completed as a part of the United Kingdom Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded RAPID Programme to monitor the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5N. The primary purpose of this cruise was to service the Eastern Boundary and Mid-Atlantic Ridge sections of the 26.5N mooring array first deployed during RRS Discovery cruises D277 and D278 (SOC cruise report number 53), and serviced in 2005 during RRS Charles Darwin cruise CD177 (NOCS cruise report number 5), in 2006 on RRS Discovery cruise D304 (NOCS cruise report number 16) and FS Poseidon cruises P343 and P345 (NOCS cruise report number 28) and in 2007 on RRS Discovery cruise D324 (NOCS cruise report number 34).

Cruise D334 started and finished in Tenerife, Spain and covered the Eastern Boundary and Mid-Atlantic Ridge moorings deployed on D324 and P343. This cruise was the fourth annual refurbishment of the Eastern Boundary and Mid-Atlantic Ridge sections of the mooring array. The array will be further refined and refurbished during subsequent years.

The instruments deployed consist of a variety of current meters, bottom pressure recorders, CTD loggers and Inverted Echosounders, which, combined with time series measurements of the Florida Straits current and wind stress estimates, will be used to determine the strength and structure of the MOC at 26.5N.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Departure Date 2008-10-27
Arrival Port Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Arrival Date 2008-11-24
Principal Scientist(s) Stuart A Cunningham (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation AWI
Associated Project(s) RAPID
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 74/75/76/77/78
Work Area Description North Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 20N,60W; 30N,60W; 30N,10W; 20N,10W; 20N,60W
Southern Limit 20N
Northern Limit 30N
Western Limit 60W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
Bathythermograph Quantity: activity duration in days = 29
Description: Continuous underway measurements of temp,sal,cond, met data and nav data  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: CTD profiles of temp and sal.  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 29
Description: SADCP  
Optics (eg underwater light levels) Quantity: activity duration in days = 29
Description: Continuous underway measurements of temp,sal,cond, met data and nav data  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 29
Description: Continuous underway measurements of temp,sal,cond, met data and nav data  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 27
Description: Discrete salinity samples from CTD bottles.  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 29
Description: Continuous underway measurements of temp,sal,cond, met data and nav data  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
24° 10' N 49° 43' W Current meters Mooring MAR1 recovered 07/11/08
24° 10' N 49° 45' W Current meters Mooring MAR2 recovered 07/11/08
23° 52' N 41° 4' W Current meters Mooring MAR3 recovered 04/11/08
23° 46' N 41° 4' W Current meters Mooring NOG ST recovered 05/11/08
27° 50' N 13° 33' W Current meters Mooring ebh5_4_200842 deployed 21/11/08
24° 10' N 49° 43' W Current meters Mooring mar1_5_200828 deployed 08/11/08
23° 52' N 41° 5' W Current meters Mooring mar3_5_200826 deployed 04/11/08
23° 52' N 41° 5' W Current meters Mooring mar3_5_200826 deployed 04/11/08
23° 50' N 24° 5' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EB1 recovered 31/10/08
23° 56' N 24° 3' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EB2 recovered 31/10/08
27° 16' N 15° 25' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EBH1 recovered 18/11/08
27° 36' N 14° 12' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EBH2 recovered 19/11/08
27° 48' N 13° 44' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EBH3 recovered 19/11/08
27° 51' N 13° 32' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EBH4 recovered 19/11/08
24° 57' N 21° 16' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EBHi recovered 29/10/08
27° 51' N 13° 24' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EBM1 recovered 20/11/08
27° 54' N 13° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EBM4 recovered
27° 54' N 13° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EBM5 recovered
27° 55' N 13° 19' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring EBM6 recovered 20/11/08
25° 6' N 52° 0' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring MAR0 recovered 09/11/08
24° 10' N 49° 43' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring MAR1 recovered 07/11/08
24° 10' N 49° 45' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring MAR2 recovered 07/11/08
23° 52' N 41° 4' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring MAR3 recovered 04/11/08
23° 45' N 24° 7' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring eb1_7_200823 deployed 30/10/08
27° 16' N 15° 25' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebh1_5_200833 deployed 18/11/08
27° 36' N 14° 12' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebh2_5_200835 deployed 19/11/08
27° 48' N 13° 44' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebh3_5_200836 deployed 19/11/08
27° 51' N 13° 32' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebh4_6_200837 deployed 19/11/08
27° 50' N 13° 33' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebh5_4_200842 deployed 21/11/08
24° 57' N 21° 16' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebhi_5_200822 deployed 29/10/08
27° 53' N 13° 24' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebm1_3_200838 deployed 20/11/08
27° 54' N 13° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebm4_3_200839 deployed 20/11/08
27° 54' N 13° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebm5_3_200840 deployed
27° 55' N 13° 19' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring ebm6_3_200841 deployed 20/11/08
25° 6' N 52° 0' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring mar0_2_200831 deployed 09/11/08
24° 10' N 49° 43' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring mar1_5_200828 deployed 08/11/08
23° 52' N 41° 5' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring mar3_5_200826 deployed 04/11/08
23° 52' N 41° 5' W Other physical oceanographic measurements Mooring mar3_5_200826 deployed 04/11/08
23° 53' N 24° 5' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring EBL1 recovered 30/10/08
27° 16' N 15° 25' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring EBL2 recovered 18/11/08
23° 48' N 24° 6' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring EBP1 recovered 31/10/08
27° 51' N 13° 31' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring EBP2 recovered 18/11/08
25° 6' N 52° 0' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring MAR0 recovered 09/11/08
24° 12' N 49° 43' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring MARL3 recovered 08/11/08
23° 51' N 41° 5' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring MARL4 recovered 04/11/08
25° 6' N 52° 0' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) Mooring mar0_2_200831 deployed 09/11/08
23° 46' N 41° 4' W Sediment traps Mooring NOG ST recovered 05/11/08

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
5 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
27 CTD/STD cast Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
71 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  
840999 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-28 18:17Z to 2008-10-28 21:00Z 24° 57' N, 21° 18' W Click for more
841002 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-29 00:04Z to 2008-10-29 01:33Z 24° 58' N, 21° 19' W Click for more
841014 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-29 15:36Z to 2008-10-29 17:05Z 24° 34' N, 22° 16' W Click for more
841026 CTD/STD cast 2008-10-31 00:32Z to 2008-10-31 01:59Z 23° 50' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
841038 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-03 14:16Z to 2008-11-03 15:49Z 23° 53' N, 37° 40' W Click for more
841051 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-04 21:12Z to 2008-11-04 22:30Z 23° 52' N, 41° 8' W Click for more
841063 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-05 01:46Z to 2008-11-05 03:07Z 23° 53' N, 41° 7' W Click for more
841075 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-07 19:50Z to 2008-11-07 21:26Z 24° 13' N, 49° 42' W Click for more
841087 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-08 00:48Z to 2008-11-08 01:56Z 24° 15' N, 49° 42' W Click for more
841099 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-09 11:51Z to 2008-11-09 13:46Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
841106 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-16 09:07Z to 2008-11-16 10:36Z 24° 34' N, 22° 15' W Click for more
841118 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-18 13:22Z to 2008-11-18 14:00Z 27° 18' N, 15° 25' W Click for more
841131 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-20 16:50Z to 2008-11-20 17:15Z 27° 51' N, 13° 31' W Click for more
841143 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-20 20:11Z to 2008-11-20 20:18Z 27° 55' N, 13° 20' W Click for more
841155 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-20 20:57Z to 2008-11-20 21:07Z 27° 54' N, 13° 22' W Click for more
841167 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-20 21:34Z to 2008-11-20 21:46Z 27° 55' N, 13° 22' W Click for more
841179 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-20 22:48Z to 2008-11-20 23:02Z 27° 52' N, 13° 25' W Click for more
841180 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-21 00:24Z to 2008-11-21 00:56Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
841192 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-21 03:32Z to 2008-11-21 04:12Z 27° 49' N, 13° 49' W Click for more
841211 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-21 14:49Z to 2008-11-21 15:32Z 27° 37' N, 14° 13' W Click for more
841223 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-21 19:39Z to 2008-11-21 20:30Z 27° 26' N, 14° 51' W Click for more
841235 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-22 01:05Z to 2008-11-22 02:07Z 27° 13' N, 15° 36' W Click for more
841247 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-22 06:15Z to 2008-11-22 07:37Z 27° 2' N, 16° 6' W Click for more
841259 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-22 12:40Z to 2008-11-22 13:54Z 26° 48' N, 16° 46' W Click for more
841260 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-22 19:49Z to 2008-11-22 21:02Z 26° 36' N, 17° 28' W Click for more
841272 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-23 02:09Z to 2008-11-23 03:19Z 26° 23' N, 18° 9' W Click for more
841284 CTD/STD cast 2008-11-23 08:07Z to 2008-11-23 09:11Z 26° 10' N, 18° 49' W Click for more
972180 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972192 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972211 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972223 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972235 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972247 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972259 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972260 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972272 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972284 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972296 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972303 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972315 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972327 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972339 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972340 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 05:00Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972352 Moored CTD 2008-10-30 19:00Z to 2009-10-29 04:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 7' W Click for more
972364 Moored CTD 2008-11-18 12:30Z to 2009-10-26 06:30Z 27° 16' N, 15° 25' W Click for more
972376 Moored CTD 2008-11-18 12:30Z to 2009-10-26 06:30Z 27° 16' N, 15° 25' W Click for more
972388 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 10:30Z to 2009-10-25 15:30Z 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
972407 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 10:30Z to 2009-10-25 15:30Z 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
972419 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 10:30Z to 2009-10-25 15:30Z 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
972420 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 16:00Z to 2009-10-25 10:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 44' W Click for more
972432 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 16:00Z to 2009-10-25 10:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 44' W Click for more
972444 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 16:00Z to 2009-10-25 10:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 44' W Click for more
972456 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 16:00Z to 2009-10-25 10:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 44' W Click for more
972468 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 16:00Z to 2009-10-25 10:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 44' W Click for more
972481 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 19:30Z to 2009-10-24 08:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
972493 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 19:30Z to 2009-10-24 08:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
972500 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 19:30Z to 2009-10-24 08:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
972512 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 19:30Z to 2009-10-24 08:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
972524 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 19:30Z to 2009-10-24 08:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
972536 Moored CTD 2008-11-19 19:30Z to 2009-10-24 08:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
972548 Moored CTD 2008-11-21 11:30Z to 2009-10-24 10:00Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
972561 Moored CTD 2008-11-21 11:30Z to 2009-10-24 10:30Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
972573 Moored CTD 2008-11-21 11:30Z to 2009-10-24 10:30Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
972585 Moored CTD 2008-10-29 12:00Z to 2009-10-28 10:30Z 24° 57' N, 21° 16' W Click for more
972597 Moored CTD 2008-10-29 12:00Z to 2009-10-28 10:30Z 24° 57' N, 21° 16' W Click for more
972604 Moored CTD 2008-10-29 12:00Z to 2009-10-28 10:30Z 24° 57' N, 21° 16' W Click for more
972616 Moored CTD 2008-11-20 19:00Z to 2009-10-24 13:00Z 27° 53' N, 13° 24' W Click for more
972628 Moored CTD 2008-11-20 20:30Z to 2009-10-24 13:30Z 27° 54' N, 13° 22' W Click for more
972641 Moored CTD 2008-11-20 20:00Z to 2009-10-24 15:00Z 27° 55' N, 13° 19' W Click for more
972653 Moored CTD 2008-11-09 19:00Z to 2009-11-08 09:00Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
972665 Moored CTD 2008-11-09 19:00Z to 2009-11-08 09:00Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
972677 Moored CTD 2008-11-09 19:00Z to 2009-11-08 09:00Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
972689 Moored CTD 2008-11-09 19:00Z to 2009-11-08 09:00Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
972690 Moored CTD 2008-11-09 19:00Z to 2009-11-08 09:00Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
972708 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:58Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972721 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972733 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972745 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972757 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972769 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972770 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972782 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972794 Moored CTD 2008-11-10 11:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972801 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972813 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972825 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972837 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972849 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972850 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972862 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972874 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972886 Moored CTD 2008-11-08 20:00Z to 2009-11-06 14:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
972898 Moored CTD 2008-11-04 22:30Z to 2009-11-03 07:30Z 23° 52' N, 41° 5' W Click for more
972905 Moored CTD 2008-11-04 22:30Z to 2009-11-03 07:30Z 23° 52' N, 41° 5' W Click for more
972917 Moored CTD 2008-11-04 22:30Z to 2009-11-03 07:30Z 23° 52' N, 41° 5' W Click for more
972929 Moored CTD 2008-11-04 22:30Z to 2009-11-03 07:30Z 23° 52' N, 41° 5' W Click for more
972930 Moored CTD 2008-11-04 22:30Z to 2009-11-03 07:30Z 23° 52' N, 41° 5' W Click for more
972942 Moored CTD 2008-11-04 22:30Z to 2009-11-03 07:30Z 23° 52' N, 41° 5' W Click for more
1137122 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2008-10-31 20:00Z to 2011-01-06 08:30Z 23° 48' N, 24° 6' W Click for more
1137146 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2008-11-18 20:00Z to 2011-01-10 10:00Z 27° 17' N, 15° 25' W Click for more
1137226 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2008-11-21 21:30Z to 2010-12-25 14:00Z 24° 12' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1137238 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2008-11-12 13:00Z to 2010-12-25 14:00Z 24° 12' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1137263 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2008-11-04 22:30Z to 2010-12-29 12:30Z 23° 51' N, 41° 6' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
21 Instrument mooring
76 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Salinity of the water column
27 CTD frame plus rosette sampler
Salinity of the water column

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

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