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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D52


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Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D52
Short name D52
Objectives and Narrative To complete a series of net hauls at particular depths for use in comparison with the Smithsonian Institution's own hauls.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Barry, United Kingdom
Departure Date 1973-02-17
Arrival Port St. George's, Bermuda
Arrival Date 1973-03-28
Principal Scientist(s) John C Swallow (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
Responsible Organisation Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory
Associated Project(s) CINECA
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 109/110/111/112/113/114/115
Work Area Description
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 = 26
Description: std stations had 1 or more water bottles for calibration  
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements Description:  
Chemical oceanography  
Alkalinity Quantity: 13
Description: only on cineca section  
Oxygen Quantity: 13
Description: only on cineca section  
Phosphate Quantity: 13
Description: only on cineca section  
Silicate Quantity: 13
Biology and fisheries  
Gear research Description:  
Neuston Quantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: these were neuston net hauls,15minutes at surface  
Zooplankton Quantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: these were rmt 1+8 oblique hauls,1000m-1m  
Occasional standard measurements Description:  

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
14 CTD/STD cast 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  
297614 CTD/STD cast 1973-02-24 19:11Z 32° 3' N, 16° 12' W Click for more
297626 CTD/STD cast 1973-02-25 20:10Z 32° 3' N, 20° 25' W Click for more
297638 CTD/STD cast 1973-02-26 20:16Z 32° 9' N, 23° 48' W Click for more
297651 CTD/STD cast 1973-02-27 20:01Z 32° 0' N, 27° 13' W Click for more
297663 CTD/STD cast 1973-02-28 20:08Z 32° 4' N, 30° 39' W Click for more
297675 CTD/STD cast 1973-03-01 21:03Z 32° 0' N, 34° 22' W Click for more
297687 CTD/STD cast 1973-03-02 21:02Z 31° 58' N, 39° 2' W Click for more
297699 CTD/STD cast 1973-03-03 21:29Z 31° 58' N, 43° 37' W Click for more
297706 CTD/STD cast 1973-03-04 22:11Z 31° 57' N, 47° 18' W Click for more
297718 CTD/STD cast 1973-03-05 22:05Z 32° 1' N, 50° 33' W Click for more
297731 CTD/STD cast 1973-03-06 22:02Z 31° 55' N, 54° 4' W Click for more
297743 CTD/STD cast 1973-03-07 22:02Z 32° 4' N, 57° 39' W Click for more
297755 CTD/STD cast 1973-03-08 22:01Z 32° 21' N, 60° 23' W Click for more
297767 CTD/STD cast 1973-03-16 21:26Z 31° 37' N, 63° 37' W Click for more

Project Database

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