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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D344

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D344
Short name D344
Objectives and Narrative Cruise D344 was primarily used for the annual servicing of the eastern boundary and mid-Atlantic ridge moorings that form part of the RAPID-MOC mooring array across the North Atlantic at 26N. In addition, the easternmost western boundary mooring, WB6, was serviced and the trial current meter mooring off the island of Abaco, WB-CM, was recovered. As the Discovery had made a faster passage than anticipated, a number of CTD stations were performed along 24 30'N to augment the hydrography section scheduled to take place in January 2010.

The instruments deployed on the RAPID-MOC array consist of bottom pressure recorders, CTD loggers, and current meters which, combined with time series measurements of the Florida Channel Current, and wind stress estimates, will be used to determine the strength and structure of the MOC at 26.5N.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Departure Date 2009-10-21
Arrival Port Freeport, Bahamas
Arrival Date 2009-11-18
Principal Scientist(s) Stuart A Cunningham (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation Institute for Development for Research (IRD), Noumea
Associated Project(s) RAPID-WATCH
IHB Sea Areas Visited North Atlantic Ocean
Marsden Squares Visited 74/75/76/77/78/79/80
Work Area Description North Atlantic Ocean
Work Area Bounding Polygon 20N,80W; 30N,80W; 30N,10W; 20N,10W; 20N,80W
Southern Limit 20N
Northern Limit 30N
Western Limit 80W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 27
Description: CTD stations: Pressure, conductivity, temperature, oxygen  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 32
Description: SADCP  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 32
Description: Underway data  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 27
Description: Discrete samples  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 32
Description: Underway met data  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
24° 58' N 21° 15' W Current meters EBH1 3x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
27° 50' N 13° 33' W Current meters EBH5 3x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
24° 10' N 49° 43' W Current meters MAR1 18x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
24° 10' N 49° 44' W Current meters MAR2 10x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
23° 52' N 41° 5' W Current meters MAR3 6x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
26° 30' N 76° 36' W Current meters WBCM (not redeployed) 5x Current Meter (Trial)
23° 45' N 24° 9' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EB1 18x SeaBird Microcat
27° 17' N 15° 25' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBH1 2x SeaBird Microcat
24° 58' N 21° 15' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBH1 3x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
27° 36' N 14° 12' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBH2 3x SeaBird Microcat
27° 48' N 13° 45' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBH3 5x SeaBird Microcat
27° 51' N 13° 32' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBH4 6x SeaBird Microcat
27° 50' N 13° 33' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBH5 3x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
27° 53' N 13° 24' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM1 1x SeaBird Microcat
27° 54' N 13° 22' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM4 1x SeaBird Microcat
27° 54' N 13° 21' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM5 1x SeaBird Microcat
27° 55' N 13° 19' W Other physical oceanographic measurements EBM6 1x SeaBird Microcat
25° 6' N 52° 0' W Other physical oceanographic measurements MAR0 5x SeaBird Microcat 1x SeaBird Bottom Pressure Recorder
24° 10' N 49° 43' W Other physical oceanographic measurements MAR1 18x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
24° 10' N 49° 44' W Other physical oceanographic measurements MAR2 10x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
23° 52' N 41° 5' W Other physical oceanographic measurements MAR3 6x SeaBird Microcat 1x Current Meter
26° 29' N 70° 31' W Other physical oceanographic measurements WB6 5x SeaBird Microcat 1x SeaBird Bottom Pressure Recorder
23° 48' N 24° 6' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) EBL3 2x SeaBird Bottom Pressure Recorder
27° 17' N 15° 25' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) EBL4 1x SeaBird Bottom Pressure Recorder
27° 52' N 13° 30' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) EBL5 1x SeaBird Bottom Pressure Recorder
25° 6' N 52° 0' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) MAR0 5x SeaBird Microcat 1x SeaBird Bottom Pressure Recorder
24° 12' N 49° 44' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) MARL1 2x SeaBird Bottom Pressure Recorder
23° 58' N 41° 5' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) MARL2 2x SeaBird Bottom Pressure Recorder
26° 29' N 70° 31' W Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder) WB6 5x SeaBird Microcat 1x SeaBird Bottom Pressure Recorder
23° 46' N 41° 6' W Sediment traps NDG Sediment Traps

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 Acoustic doppler current profiler Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
10 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge Date and time
Reference numbers
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
27 CTD/STD cast Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
1 Meteorological data logger Data are currently being processed
4 Moored CTD Date and time
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Reference numbers
Temperature of the water column
71 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 Multiple instrument types Data are currently being processed
1 Single-beam echosounder Data are currently being processed

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

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1012508 CTD/STD cast 2009-10-21 12:17Z to 2009-10-21 13:23Z 28° 27' N, 15° 40' W Click for more
1012521 CTD/STD cast 2009-10-22 04:26Z to 2009-10-22 06:11Z 28° 31' N, 14° 58' W Click for more
1012533 CTD/STD cast 2009-10-23 21:22Z to 2009-10-23 21:51Z 28° 4' N, 15° 10' W Click for more
1012545 CTD/STD cast 2009-10-28 00:06Z to 2009-10-28 01:53Z 24° 56' N, 21° 18' W Click for more
1012557 CTD/STD cast 2009-10-28 05:34Z to 2009-10-28 07:12Z 24° 58' N, 21° 18' W Click for more
1012569 CTD/STD cast 2009-10-29 14:31Z to 2009-10-29 16:03Z 23° 45' N, 24° 5' W Click for more
1012570 CTD/STD cast 2009-10-30 01:16Z to 2009-10-30 02:16Z 23° 49' N, 24° 5' W Click for more
1012582 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-02 15:30Z to 2009-11-02 17:04Z 23° 51' N, 38° 35' W Click for more
1012594 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-03 16:21Z to 2009-11-03 17:37Z 23° 52' N, 41° 6' W Click for more
1012601 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-03 21:11Z to 2009-11-03 22:54Z 23° 54' N, 41° 3' W Click for more
1012613 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-04 02:25Z to 2009-11-04 04:07Z 23° 54' N, 41° 3' W Click for more
1012625 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-06 22:07Z to 2009-11-06 23:37Z 24° 12' N, 49° 42' W Click for more
1012637 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-08 11:55Z to 2009-11-08 13:36Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
1012649 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-11 02:20Z to 2009-11-11 04:13Z 24° 29' N, 61° 46' W Click for more
1012650 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-11 11:08Z to 2009-11-11 13:05Z 24° 30' N, 62° 31' W Click for more
1012662 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-11 23:33Z to 2009-11-11 23:43Z 24° 30' N, 63° 43' W Click for more
1012674 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-12 10:49Z to 2009-11-12 12:51Z 24° 30' N, 65° 27' W Click for more
1012686 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-12 21:16Z to 2009-11-12 22:57Z 24° 29' N, 66° 10' W Click for more
1012698 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-13 05:33Z to 2009-11-13 07:14Z 24° 30' N, 66° 55' W Click for more
1012705 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-13 13:38Z to 2009-11-13 15:15Z 24° 30' N, 67° 40' W Click for more
1012717 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-13 22:06Z to 2009-11-13 23:56Z 24° 29' N, 68° 24' W Click for more
1012729 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-14 06:57Z to 2009-11-14 08:42Z 24° 30' N, 69° 9' W Click for more
1012730 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-14 15:23Z to 2009-11-14 17:10Z 24° 59' N, 69° 30' W Click for more
1012742 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-14 22:58Z to 2009-11-15 00:40Z 25° 22' N, 69° 52' W Click for more
1012754 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-15 09:29Z to 2009-11-15 11:14Z 26° 7' N, 70° 36' W Click for more
1012766 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-15 22:04Z to 2009-11-15 22:30Z 26° 30' N, 71° 0' W Click for more
1012778 CTD/STD cast 2009-11-15 23:14Z to 2009-11-16 00:57Z 26° 30' N, 71° 0' W Click for more
1092365 Moored CTD 2009-10-25 18:00Z to 2011-01-11 07:00Z 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
1092377 Moored CTD 2009-10-25 18:00Z to 2011-01-11 07:00Z 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
1092389 Moored CTD 2009-10-25 18:00Z to 2011-01-11 07:00Z 27° 36' N, 14° 12' W Click for more
1092390 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092408 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092421 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092433 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092445 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092457 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092469 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092470 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092482 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092494 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092501 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092513 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092525 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092537 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092549 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092550 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092562 Moored CTD 2009-10-30 15:30Z to 2011-01-06 06:30Z 23° 45' N, 24° 9' W Click for more
1092574 Moored CTD 2009-10-25 13:30Z to 2011-01-11 12:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1092586 Moored CTD 2009-10-25 13:30Z to 2011-01-11 12:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1092598 Moored CTD 2009-10-25 13:30Z to 2011-01-11 12:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1092605 Moored CTD 2009-10-25 13:30Z to 2011-01-11 12:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1092617 Moored CTD 2009-10-25 13:30Z to 2011-01-11 12:30Z 27° 48' N, 13° 45' W Click for more
1092629 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 22:00Z to 2011-01-12 07:00Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
1092630 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 22:00Z to 2011-01-12 07:00Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
1092642 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 22:00Z to 2011-01-12 07:00Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
1092654 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 22:00Z to 2011-01-12 07:00Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
1092666 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 22:00Z to 2011-01-12 07:00Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
1092678 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 22:00Z to 2011-01-12 07:00Z 27° 50' N, 13° 33' W Click for more
1092691 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 22:00Z to 2011-01-12 09:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
1092709 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 22:00Z to 2011-01-12 09:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
1092710 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 22:00Z to 2011-01-12 09:30Z 27° 51' N, 13° 32' W Click for more
1092722 Moored CTD 2009-10-28 14:30Z to 2011-01-08 11:30Z 24° 57' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
1092734 Moored CTD 2009-10-28 14:30Z to 2011-01-08 11:30Z 24° 57' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
1092746 Moored CTD 2009-10-28 14:30Z to 2011-01-08 11:30Z 24° 57' N, 21° 15' W Click for more
1092758 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 19:00Z to 2010-12-27 12:00Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
1092771 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 19:00Z to 2010-12-27 11:30Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
1092783 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 19:00Z to 2010-12-27 11:30Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
1092795 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 19:00Z to 2010-12-27 12:00Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
1092802 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092814 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092826 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092838 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092851 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092863 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092875 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092887 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092899 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092906 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092918 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092931 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092943 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092955 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092967 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092979 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 09:30Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092980 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1092992 Moored CTD 2009-11-07 17:00Z to 2010-12-24 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 43' W Click for more
1093006 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093018 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093031 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093043 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093055 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093067 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093079 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093080 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093092 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093111 Moored CTD 2009-11-08 00:00Z to 2010-12-25 10:00Z 24° 10' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1093123 Moored CTD 2009-11-15 19:00Z to 2010-03-28 12:30Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1093135 Moored CTD 2009-11-15 19:00Z to 2010-03-28 12:30Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1093147 Moored CTD 2009-11-15 19:00Z to 2010-03-28 12:30Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1093159 Moored CTD 2009-11-15 19:00Z to 2010-03-28 12:30Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1093160 Moored CTD 2009-11-15 19:00Z to 2010-03-28 12:30Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1093172 Moored CTD 2009-10-24 17:00Z to 2011-01-13 07:30Z 27° 54' N, 13° 21' W Click for more
1118290 Multiple instrument types 2009-10-21 00:00Z to 2009-11-18 13:30Z 23° 42' N to 28° 32' N; 78° 47' W to 13° 19' W Click for more
1118308 Meteorological data logger 2009-10-21 00:00Z to 2009-11-18 13:30Z 23° 42' N to 28° 32' N; 78° 47' W to 13° 19' W Click for more
1118321 Single-beam echosounder 2009-10-21 00:00Z to 2009-11-18 13:30Z 23° 42' N to 28° 32' N; 78° 47' W to 13° 19' W Click for more
1137134 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-10-31 20:30Z to 2011-09-16 12:00Z 23° 48' N, 24° 6' W Click for more
1137158 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-10-28 11:41Z to 2011-09-13 08:41Z 27° 17' N, 15° 25' W Click for more
1137171 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-10-26 03:30Z to 2011-09-11 16:00Z 27° 52' N, 13° 30' W Click for more
1137183 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-11-18 19:30Z to 2010-12-27 11:30Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
1137195 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-11-18 19:30Z to 2010-12-27 11:30Z 25° 6' N, 52° 0' W Click for more
1137251 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-11-16 07:30Z to 2011-09-25 08:00Z 24° 12' N, 49° 44' W Click for more
1137275 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-11-05 16:00Z to 2011-09-21 14:00Z 23° 52' N, 41° 5' W Click for more
1137287 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-11-05 16:00Z to 2011-09-21 14:00Z 23° 52' N, 41° 5' W Click for more
1137435 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-11-16 00:00Z to 2010-03-28 11:30Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1137447 Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge 2009-11-16 00:01Z to 2010-03-28 11:31Z 26° 29' N, 70° 31' W Click for more
1223139 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-10-21 08:52:27Z to 2009-11-18 06:20:04Z From 28° 28' N, 16° 11' W to 26° 25' N, 78° 17' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
22 Instrument mooring
27 CTD frame plus rosette sampler
Salinity of the water column
51 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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