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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D340B

Introduction

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

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name RRS Discovery (74E3) cruise D340B
Short name D340B
Objectives and Narrative The scientific aims for D340 Leg B were:
1. to study the physical response of tidal flows to topographic features of the shelf seas to the west of Scotland, in terms of stratification and turbulent mixing
2. to study the consequent response of the water column chemistry and phytoplankton community structures
3. to study the benthic response of the hard coral reefs systems commonly found in this area.

This cruise was funded under Theme 3 of NERC's Oceans2025.
Ship RRS Discovery
Departure Port Oban, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2009-06-25
Arrival Port Govan, United Kingdom
Arrival Date 2009-07-04
Principal Scientist(s) Mark E Inall (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
Responsible Organisation Scottish Association for Marine Science
Associated Project(s) OCEANS 2025 Theme 3: Shelf and Coastal Processes
IHB Sea Areas Visited North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Marsden Squares Visited 181;4
Work Area Description Shelf seas to the west of Scotland.
Work Area Bounding Polygon 55N,10W; 60N,10W; 60N,5W; 55N,5W; 55N,10W
Southern Limit 55N
Northern Limit 60N
Western Limit 10W
Eastern Limit 5W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 15
Description: Stainless Steel CTD (Sea-Bird): cond, temp, oxy, fluor, trans  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: RDI VMADCP: 75 kHz and 150 kHz  
Current profiler (eg ADCP) Quantity: number of stations = 15
Description: LADCP casts  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: number of samples = 37
Description: Discrete chlorophyll samples from underway system  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: number of samples = 38
Description: Discrete salinity samples from underway system  
Surface measurements underway (T,S) Quantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: Underway hydrography and surface meteorology: TSG temp/cond, air temp/press, SST, TIR, PAR, trans, fluor, wind speed/dir  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen (DOC/N) samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete hydrocarbon degrading bacteria (HDB) samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete primary production samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Discrete bacterial production and abundance samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Discrete metals/trace metal samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Discrete oxygen isotope samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Discrete samples taken from CTD bottles for use in deck board incubations  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete 15N uptake samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Discrete dimethyl sulphide (DMS) samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Discrete nutrients from CTD bottles (phosphate, silicate, nitrates, ammonia)  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete particulate organic carbon and nitrogen (POC/N) samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Discrete chlorophyll samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Dissolved oxygen samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 12
Description: Discrete salinity samples from CTD bottles  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete plankton samples from CTD bottles  
Chemical oceanography  
Ammonia Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Discrete nutrients from CTD bottles (phosphate, silicate, nitrates, ammonia)  
Isotopes Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Discrete oxygen isotope samples from CTD bottles  
Nitrate Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Discrete nutrients from CTD bottles (phosphate, silicate, nitrates, ammonia)  
Nitrite Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Discrete nutrients from CTD bottles (phosphate, silicate, nitrates, ammonia)  
Other dissolved gases Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Discrete dimethyl sulphide (DMS) samples from CTD bottles  
Oxygen Quantity: number of stations = 11
Description: Dissolved oxygen samples from CTD bottles  
Phosphate Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Discrete nutrients from CTD bottles (phosphate, silicate, nitrates, ammonia)  
Silicate Quantity: number of stations = 13
Description: Discrete nutrients from CTD bottles (phosphate, silicate, nitrates, ammonia)  
Contamination  
Trace metals Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Discrete metals/trace metal samples from CTD bottles  
Biology and fisheries  
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC) Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen (DOC/N) samples from CTD bottles  
Other biological/fisheries measurement Quantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Coral Grabs  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete particulate organic carbon and nitrogen (POC/N) samples from CTD bottles  
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete hydrocarbon degrading bacteria (HDB) samples from CTD bottles  
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organisms Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Discrete bacterial production and abundance samples from CTD bottles  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete plankton samples from CTD bottles  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 8
Description: Discrete chlorophyll samples from CTD bottles  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of samples = 37
Description: Discrete chlorophyll samples from underway system  
Primary productivity Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Discrete primary production samples from CTD bottles  
Meteorology  
Routine standard measurements Quantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: Underway hydrography and surface meteorology: TSG temp/cond, air temp/press, SST, TIR, PAR, trans, fluor, wind speed/dir  
Geology and geophysics  
Grab Quantity: number of stations = 20
Description: Coral Grabs  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
56° 38' N 8° 10' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) 02/07/2009 05:09. Recovery of SAMS ADCP and RBR T-chain at W.
56° 37' N 7° 45' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) 02/07/2009 20:32. Recovery of LANDER ADCP at BH.
56° 38' N 8° 10' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) 26/06/2009 09:12. Deployment of SAMS ADCP and RBR T-chain at W.
56° 37' N 7° 45' W Current profiler (eg ADCP) 27/06/2009 04:36. Deployment of Lander ADCP at BH.
56° 36' N 7° 45' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 02/07/2009 07:15 - 19:48. Microstructure profiler deployed at BH.
56° 37' N 7° 45' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 02/07/2009 21:10. Recovery of SAMS minilogger single pt rig at BH.
56° 37' N 7° 44' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 03/07/2009 05:43. Deployment of scanfish at BH.
55° 55' N 8° 0' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 03/07/2009 11:55. Recovery of scanfish at SS.
56° 37' N 7° 42' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 26/06/2009 06:42. Deployment of SAMS minilogger single pt rig at BH.
56° 37' N 9° 15' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 26/06/2009 17:11 - 27/06/2009 02:18. Deployment of Scanfish from SE to BH.
56° 37' N 7° 45' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 27/06/2009 07:43. Redeployment of shortened SAMS minilogger single pt rig at BH.
56° 37' N 7° 43' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 27/06/2009 09:56 - 28/06/2009 11:05. Microstructure profiler deployed at BH.
56° 37' N 7° 45' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 28/06/2009 06:03. Recovery of SAMS minilogger single pt rig at BH.
56° 49' N 7° 24' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 28/06/2009 22:37 - 29/06/2009 11:30. Deployment of Scanfish at M1.
56° 37' N 8° 11' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 29/06/2009 15:30 - 30/06/2009 16:41. Microstructure profiler deployed at W.
56° 37' N 8° 9' W Other physical oceanographic measurements 30/06/2009 22:21 - 01/07/2009 05:53. Deployment of scanfish at W.
56° 36' N 7° 45' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) 02/07/2009 06:57 - 20:03. Deployment of T/Fl chain at BH.
56° 37' N 7° 45' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) 27/06/2009 04:58 - 28/06/2009 05:45. Deployment of T/Fl chain at BH
56° 37' N 7° 44' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) 27/06/2009 09:57 - 28/062009 11:20. Deployment of T/Fl chain at BH.
56° 37' N 8° 11' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) 29/06/2009 15:20 - 30/062009 16:58. Deployment of T/Fl chain at BH
56° 38' N 8° 10' W Subsurface temperature measurements 02/07/2009 05:09. Recovery of SAMS ADCP and RBR T-chain at W.
56° 36' N 7° 45' W Subsurface temperature measurements 02/07/2009 06:57 - 20:03. Deployment of T/Fl chain at BH.
56° 38' N 8° 10' W Subsurface temperature measurements 26/06/2009 09:12. Deployment of SAMS ADCP and RBR T-chain at W.
56° 37' N 7° 45' W Subsurface temperature measurements 27/06/2009 04:58 - 28/06/2009 05:45. Deployment of T/Fl chain at BH
56° 37' N 7° 44' W Subsurface temperature measurements 27/06/2009 09:57 - 28/062009 11:20. Deployment of T/Fl chain at BH.
56° 37' N 8° 11' W Subsurface temperature measurements 29/06/2009 15:20 - 30/062009 16:58. Deployment of T/Fl chain at BH

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
16 Acoustic doppler current profiler Acoustic backscatter in the water column
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Metadata parameters
Raw current meter output parameters
Reference numbers
Unspecified
Vertical spatial coordinates
Vertical velocity of the water column (currents)
13 Bottle station Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
7 Bottle station Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Quality control flags
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
4 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Date and time
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
15 CTD/STD cast Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance 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  
894948 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-25 04:34:59Z to 2009-06-26 04:33:01Z From 56° 41' N, 6° 16' W to 56° 36' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
894961 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-26 04:34:06Z to 2009-06-27 04:32:05Z From 56° 36' N, 7° 40' W to 56° 37' N, 7° 45' W Click for more
894973 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-27 04:33:09Z to 2009-06-28 03:55:13Z From 56° 37' N, 7° 45' W to 56° 37' N, 7° 43' W Click for more
894985 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-28 03:56:30Z to 2009-06-29 04:34:34Z From 56° 37' N, 7° 43' W to 56° 46' N, 7° 27' W Click for more
894997 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-29 04:36:32Z to 2009-06-30 03:50:36Z From 56° 46' N, 7° 27' W to 56° 39' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
895000 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-30 03:52:31Z to 2009-07-01 04:40:35Z From 56° 39' N, 8° 10' W to 56° 40' N, 6° 48' W Click for more
895012 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-07-01 04:42:12Z to 2009-07-02 04:32:13Z From 56° 40' N, 6° 48' W to 56° 38' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
895024 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-07-02 04:33:29Z to 2009-07-03 12:33:31Z From 56° 38' N, 8° 10' W to 55° 50' N, 7° 45' W Click for more
895036 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-25 04:32:52Z to 2009-06-26 04:32:56Z From 56° 40' N, 6° 16' W to 56° 36' N, 7° 39' W Click for more
895048 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-26 04:31:57Z to 2009-06-27 04:32:02Z From 56° 36' N, 7° 39' W to 56° 37' N, 7° 45' W Click for more
895061 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-27 04:31:00Z to 2009-06-28 03:55:08Z From 56° 37' N, 7° 45' W to 56° 37' N, 7° 43' W Click for more
895073 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-28 03:56:25Z to 2009-06-29 04:34:31Z From 56° 37' N, 7° 43' W to 56° 46' N, 7° 27' W Click for more
895085 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-29 04:36:27Z to 2009-06-30 03:50:27Z From 56° 46' N, 7° 27' W to 56° 39' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
895097 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-06-30 03:52:25Z to 2009-07-01 04:40:29Z From 56° 39' N, 8° 10' W to 56° 40' N, 6° 48' W Click for more
895104 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-07-01 04:42:08Z to 2009-07-02 04:32:04Z From 56° 40' N, 6° 48' W to 56° 38' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
895116 Acoustic doppler current profiler 2009-07-02 04:35:28Z to 2009-07-03 12:33:25Z From 56° 38' N, 8° 10' W to 55° 50' N, 7° 45' W Click for more
943126 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 2009-07-03 05:50:33Z to 2009-07-03 11:54:27Z From 56° 37' N, 7° 45' W to 55° 53' N, 7° 55' W Click for more
943138 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 2009-06-28 22:41:07Z to 2009-06-29 11:32:00Z From 56° 48' N, 7° 24' W to 56° 45' N, 7° 27' W Click for more
943151 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 2009-06-26 16:44:48Z to 2009-06-27 02:20:08Z From 56° 37' N, 9° 17' W to 56° 37' N, 7° 6' W Click for more
943163 CTD in towed or autonomous underwater vehicle 2009-06-30 22:06:15Z to 2009-07-01 05:57:34Z From 56° 37' N, 8° 10' W to 56° 42' N, 6° 34' W Click for more
954843 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-26 05:42Z to 2009-06-26 05:46Z 56° 36' N, 7° 43' W Click for more
954855 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-26 09:32Z to 2009-06-26 09:39Z 56° 37' N, 8° 9' W Click for more
954867 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-26 13:43Z to 2009-06-26 14:10Z 56° 38' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
954879 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-27 06:57Z to 2009-06-27 07:01Z 56° 37' N, 7° 45' W Click for more
954880 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-27 15:16Z to 2009-06-27 15:20Z 56° 37' N, 7° 43' W Click for more
954892 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-28 13:21Z to 2009-06-28 13:29Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
954911 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-28 18:54Z to 2009-06-28 19:00Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
954923 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-28 21:11Z to 2009-06-28 21:19Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
954935 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-29 14:12Z to 2009-06-29 14:19Z 56° 37' N, 8° 11' W Click for more
954947 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-30 07:19Z to 2009-06-30 07:25Z 56° 37' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
954959 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-30 13:11Z to 2009-06-30 13:17Z 56° 38' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
954960 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-30 17:10Z to 2009-06-30 17:13Z 56° 38' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
954972 CTD/STD cast 2009-06-30 17:36Z to 2009-06-30 17:40Z 56° 38' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
954984 CTD/STD cast 2009-07-01 12:22Z to 2009-07-01 12:27Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
954996 CTD/STD cast 2009-07-02 13:13Z to 2009-07-02 13:19Z 56° 36' N, 7° 45' W Click for more
1988689 Bottle station 2009-06-26 09:42Z 56° 37' N, 8° 9' W Click for more
1988690 Bottle station 2009-06-26 14:24Z 56° 38' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
1988708 Bottle station 2009-06-27 15:31Z 56° 37' N, 7° 43' W Click for more
1988721 Bottle station 2009-06-28 13:41Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1988733 Bottle station 2009-06-29 14:30Z 56° 37' N, 8° 11' W Click for more
1988745 Bottle station 2009-06-30 13:25Z 56° 38' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
1988757 Bottle station 2009-07-02 13:25Z 56° 36' N, 7° 45' W Click for more
1988769 Bottle station 2009-06-26 05:55Z 56° 36' N, 7° 43' W Click for more
1988770 Bottle station 2009-06-26 09:42Z 56° 37' N, 8° 9' W Click for more
1988782 Bottle station 2009-06-26 14:24Z 56° 38' N, 9° 13' W Click for more
1988794 Bottle station 2009-06-27 07:06Z 56° 37' N, 7° 45' W Click for more
1988801 Bottle station 2009-06-27 15:31Z 56° 37' N, 7° 43' W Click for more
1988813 Bottle station 2009-06-28 13:41Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1988825 Bottle station 2009-06-28 19:08Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1988837 Bottle station 2009-06-28 21:27Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1988849 Bottle station 2009-06-29 14:30Z 56° 37' N, 8° 11' W Click for more
1988850 Bottle station 2009-06-30 07:38Z 56° 37' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
1988862 Bottle station 2009-06-30 13:25Z 56° 38' N, 8° 10' W Click for more
1988874 Bottle station 2009-07-01 12:40Z 56° 49' N, 7° 23' W Click for more
1988886 Bottle station 2009-07-02 13:25Z 56° 36' N, 7° 45' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
4 Undulating Oceanographic Recorder Tow
20 Van Veen grab
4 Aiken vertical profiler measuring chl dwirr uwirr
53 Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supply Salinity of the water column

Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
4 Instrument mooring
15 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column

Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phaeopigment concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
1 Unspecified zooplankton net or nets
105 Microstructure and precision CTD profiler

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

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