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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO345

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name FS Poseidon (06PO) cruise PO345
Short name PO345
Objectives and Narrative The objective of the cruise was to service the Eastern Boundary mooring array of the RAPIDMOC project.

This was an emergency cruise, after the failures on PO343, to recover EB2 and to redeploy EB1 and EB2.
Ship FS Poseidon
Departure Port Las Palmas, Spain
Departure Date 2006-11-28
Arrival Port Las Palmas, Spain
Arrival Date 2006-12-07
Principal Scientist(s) Stuart A Cunningham (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation Sea Mammal Research Unit
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 = 4
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 = 9
Description: Continuous underway measurements.  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: Continuous underway measurements.  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of samples = 18
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 = 4
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 = 4
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 = 9
Description: Continuous underway measurements.  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
23° 46' N 24° 13' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EB1 deployed 1/12/2006: 24 moored CTDs
23° 52' N 24° 10' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EB2 deployed 2/12/2005: 6 moored CTDS
23° 53' N 24° 3' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EB2 recovered 2/12/2006: 7 moored CTDs, MMP

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
4 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
30 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  
768676 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-30 08:05Z to 2006-11-30 09:00Z 24° 36' N, 22° 22' W Click for more
768688 CTD/STD cast 2006-11-30 12:40Z to 2006-11-30 13:57Z 24° 33' N, 22° 31' W Click for more
768707 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-01 13:58Z to 2006-12-01 15:09Z 23° 48' N, 24° 15' W Click for more
768719 CTD/STD cast 2006-12-03 10:08Z to 2006-12-03 11:18Z 24° 42' N, 22° 13' W Click for more
770797 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770804 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770816 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770828 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770841 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770853 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770865 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770877 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770889 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770890 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770908 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770921 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770933 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:30Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770945 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770957 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:30Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770969 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770970 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770982 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
770994 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
771008 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
771021 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
771033 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
771045 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
771057 Moored CTD 2006-12-01 13:30Z to 2007-10-18 07:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
771069 Moored CTD 2006-12-02 11:00Z to 2007-10-17 08:00Z 23° 52' N, 24° 10' W Click for more
771070 Moored CTD 2006-12-02 11:00Z to 2007-10-17 08:00Z 23° 52' N, 24° 10' W Click for more
771082 Moored CTD 2006-12-02 11:00Z to 2007-10-17 08:30Z 23° 52' N, 24° 10' W Click for more
771094 Moored CTD 2006-12-02 11:00Z to 2007-10-17 08:30Z 23° 52' N, 24° 10' W Click for more
771101 Moored CTD 2006-12-02 11:00Z to 2007-10-17 08:00Z 23° 52' N, 24° 10' W Click for more
771113 Moored CTD 2006-12-02 11:00Z to 2007-10-17 08:00Z 23° 52' N, 24° 10' W Click for more
1056757 Thermosalinograph 2006-11-28 01:00Z to 2006-12-03 18:00Z 23° 46' N to 28° 8' N; 24° 20' W to 15° 19' W Click for more
1056769 Meteorological data logger 2006-11-28 01:00Z to 2006-12-03 18:00Z 23° 46' N to 28° 8' N; 24° 20' W to 15° 19' W Click for more
1056770 Single-beam echosounder 2006-11-28 01:00Z to 2006-12-03 18:00Z 23° 46' N to 28° 8' N; 24° 20' W to 15° 19' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
2 Instrument mooring
4 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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