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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO343

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO343
Short name PO343
Objectives and Narrative The objective of the cruise was to service the Eastern Boundary mooring array of the RAPIDMOC project. Six moorings were recovered during PO343 and 13 deployed. Parafil failures on EB1 and EB2 (5000m long moorings located near 24 N, 24 W) during deployment necessitated immediate recovery. This led to an emergency cruise PO345 to recover EB2 and to redeploy EB1 and EB2. PO343 was also notable for the first deployment of seven mini-moorings consisting of a
single microcat between 500m and 50m depth.
Ship FS Poseidon
Departure Port Las Palmas, Spain
Departure Date 2006-10-04
Arrival Port Las Palmas, Spain
Arrival Date 2006-10-17
Principal Scientist(s) Torsten Kanzow (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation BEES
Associated Project(s) RAPID
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 74/75
Work Area Description North Atlantic
Work Area Bounding Polygon 20N,30W; 30N,30W; 30N,10W; 20N,10W; 20N,30W
Southern Limit 20N
Northern Limit 30N
Western Limit 30W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of profiles = 7
Description: CTD package. Temperature, pressure, conductivity. Discrete samples taken from bottles for salinity analysis. Moored instruments were attached to rosette for instrument calibration purposes.  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Continuous underway measurements.  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Continuous underway measurements.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 27
Description: Discrete samples taken from surface for calibration of underway. 2 per day except one day when only one sample was taken,  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of profiles = 7
Description: CTD package. Temperature, pressure, conductivity. Discrete samples taken from bottles for salinity analysis. Moored instruments were attached to rosette for instrument calibration purposes.  
Chemical oceanography  
Oxygen Quantity: number of profiles = 7
Description: CTD package. Temperature, pressure, conductivity. Discrete samples taken from bottles for salinity analysis. Moored instruments were attached to rosette for instrument calibration purposes.  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 13
Description: Continuous underway measurements.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
24° 57' N 21° 15' W Current meters EBHi recovered 9/10/2006: 4 current meters and 3 moored CTDs
23° 49' N 24° 7' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) EB2 deployment 11/10/2006: 9 moored CTDs and 1 MMP
23° 52' N 24° 10' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EB1 deployment 12/10/2006: 24 moored CTDs
23° 49' N 24° 6' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EB1 recovered 10/10/2006: 24 moored CTDs
23° 49' N 24° 7' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EB2 deployment 11/10/2006: 9 moored CTDs and 1 MMP
27° 51' N 13° 32' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBH4 deployment 07/10/2006: 3 moored CTDs
27° 51' N 13° 32' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBH4 recovered 5/10/2005: 6 moored CTDS
27° 54' N 13° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBH5 recovered 6/10/2006: 4 moored CTDs
24° 57' N 21° 15' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBHi deployment 09/10/2006: 3 moored CTDs
24° 57' N 21° 15' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBHi recovered 9/10/2006: 4 current meters and 3 moored CTDs
27° 54' N 13° 24' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM1 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (515m)
27° 54' N 13° 23' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM2 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (400m)
27° 54' N 13° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM3 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (325m)
27° 54' N 13° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM4 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (250m)
27° 54' N 13° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM5 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (150m)
27° 55' N 13° 19' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM6 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (100m)
27° 54' N 13° 13' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM7 deployment 05/10/2006: 1 moored CTD (70m)
23° 53' N 24° 5' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) EBL1 deployment 12/10/2006: 2 BPRs
23° 48' N 24° 6' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) EBL1 recovered 11/10/2006: 2 BPRs
27° 16' N 15° 25' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) EBL2 deployment 16/10/2006: 1 BPR
26° 51' N 16° 31' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) EBL2 recovered 16/10/2006: 2 BPRs
27° 52' N 13° 31' W Surface drifters/drifting buoys Apex float deployment 06/10/2006

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
2 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
5 CTD/STD cast Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Meteorological data logger Air pressure
Air temperature
Atmospheric humidity
Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Wind strength and direction
8 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
1 Single-beam echosounder Bathymetry and Elevation
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Platform or instrument orientation
1 Thermosalinograph Date and time
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
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  
768627 CTD/STD cast 2006-10-04 17:31Z to 2006-10-04 18:25Z 28° 24' N, 15° 12' W Click for more
768639 CTD/STD cast 2006-10-08 08:38Z to 2006-10-08 09:32Z 26° 30' N, 17° 24' W Click for more
768640 CTD/STD cast 2006-10-10 17:41Z to 2006-10-10 18:59Z 23° 48' N, 24° 6' W Click for more
768652 CTD/STD cast 2006-10-11 18:04Z to 2006-10-11 19:27Z 23° 49' N, 24° 8' W Click for more
768664 CTD/STD cast 2006-10-15 08:05Z to 2006-10-15 09:02Z 26° 30' N, 17° 24' W Click for more
770681 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 09:00Z to 2007-11-06 13:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
770693 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 09:00Z to 2007-11-06 13:00Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
770700 Moored CTD 2006-10-07 09:00Z to 2007-11-06 13:00Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
770712 Moored CTD 2006-10-09 16:00Z to 2007-10-16 05:30Z 24° 57' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
770724 Moored CTD 2006-10-09 16:00Z to 2007-10-16 05:30Z 24° 57' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
770736 Moored CTD 2006-10-09 16:00Z to 2007-10-16 05:30Z 24° 57' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
770748 Moored CTD 2006-10-06 00:30Z to 2007-11-06 15:00Z 27° 53' N, 13° 24' W Click for more
770761 Moored CTD 2006-10-06 00:30Z to 2007-11-06 16:30Z 27° 54' N, 13° 22' W Click for more
946112 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-10-13 03:18Z to 2008-10-30 08:03Z 23° 53' N, 24° 5' W Click for more
946136 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2006-10-16 13:10Z to 2008-11-18 07:40Z 27° 16' N, 15° 25' W Click for more
1056444 Thermosalinograph 2006-10-04 08:07Z to 2006-10-15 17:59Z 23° 45' N to 28° 25' N; 24° 18' W to 13° 13' W Click for more
1056456 Meteorological data logger 2006-10-04 08:07Z to 2006-10-15 17:59Z 23° 45' N to 28° 25' N; 24° 18' W to 13° 13' W Click for more
1056468 Single-beam echosounder 2006-10-04 08:07Z to 2006-10-15 17:59Z 23° 45' N to 28° 25' N; 24° 18' W to 13° 13' W Click for more

Project Database

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

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

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