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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for Unknown self-propelled small boat cruise RATS/CTD377


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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name Unknown self-propelled small boat cruise RATS/CTD377
Short name RATS/CTD377
Objectives and Narrative The RaTS programme (Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series) involves the long ter
m monitoring of a nearshore marine environment and is focussed around two broad aims, 1) Provide a suite of oceanographic data that would provide environmental background to aid interpretation of the nearshore marine ecology and 2) Test a series of broad hypotheses concerning the pelagic-benthic coupling and environmental forcing of the nearshore environment. On an approximate weekly basis, an upper water column CTD cast is deployed with a discrete water sample taken at 15m. The water sample is analysed for macronutrients, chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon, oxygen isotopes and microbial community.
Ship Unknown self-propelled small boat
Departure Port Rothera, Antarctica
Departure Date 2002-03-04
Arrival Port Rothera, Antarctica
Arrival Date 2002-03-04
Principal Scientist(s) Andrew Clarke (British Antarctic Survey)
Responsible Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Associated Project(s) RaTS
IHB Sea Areas Visited South Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 522
Work Area Description Ryder Bay northern Marguerite Bay Antarctica
Unable to lookup cruise bounds at this time
Work Area Bounding Polygon
Southern Limit unknown
Northern Limit unknown
Western Limit unknown
Eastern Limit unknown

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: full CTD profile and water sample at 15m  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: full CTD profile and water sample at 15m  

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
1 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Density of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in 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  
759280 CTD/STD cast 2002-03-04 11:41Z 67° 34' S, 68° 13' W Click for more

Project Database

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


Track Charts

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