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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for Oil Tempest cruise 1/97


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name Oil Tempest cruise 1/97
Short name 1/97
Objectives and Narrative The principal objective of the cruise on the MV OIL TEMPEST was to deploy a current meter mooring in the Block 17 Girassol, offshore Angola.

A full depth CTD was also carried out to calibrate the salinity of the current meters. The mooring was successfully deployed.
Ship Oil Tempest
Departure Port Luanda, Angola
Departure Date 1997-09-20
Arrival Port Luanda, Angola
Arrival Date 1997-09-23
Principal Scientist(s) Cathryn Primrose (Fugro GEOS Limited), Robin Stephens (Fugro GEOS Limited)
Responsible Organisation Unknown
Associated Project(s) Elf Exploration Angola Deep Water Current Measurements
IHB Sea Areas Visited South East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Marsden Squares Visited 335
Work Area Description Block 17, Girassol
Work Area Bounding Polygon 10S,0E; 0N,0E; 0N,10E; 10S,10E; 10S,0E
Southern Limit 10S
Northern Limit 0N
Western Limit 0E
Eastern Limit 10E

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Temperature, salinity, depth by a Seabird CTD, 0.5s sampling interval  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
7° 40' S 11° 40' E Current profiler (eg ADCP) 300 kHz Workhorse ADCP, depth 45 m 150 kHz BB ADCP, depth 205 m Current and salinity measured by 4 Aanderaa RCM 7, depths 385, 585, 785, 985 m Current and salinity measured by 2 Aanderaa RCM 8, depths 1185, 1370 m Deployment: 22/09/1997 Recovery: 09/12/1997

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database


# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 CTD/STD cast Reference numbers
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  
746042 CTD/STD cast 1997-09-22 13:00Z to 1997-09-22 13:14Z 7° 40' S, 11° 40' E Click for more

Project Database

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


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