Metadata Report for BODC Series Reference Number 1748034

Metadata Summary

Data Description

Data Category CTD or STD cast
Instrument Type CTD/STD cast
Instrument Mounting lowered unmanned submersible
Originating Country United Kingdom
Originator Miss Arwen Bargery
Originating Organization British Oceanographic Data Centre, Liverpool
Processing Status QC in progress
Project(s) -

Data Identifiers

Originator's Identifier JR300_AMT23_CTD059
BODC Series Reference 1748034

Time Co-ordinates(UT)

Start Time (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm) 2013-11-03 06:22
End Time (yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm) -
Nominal Cycle Interval 1.0 decibars

Spatial Co-ordinates

Latitude 38.04520 S ( 38° 2.7' S )
Longitude 41.32430 W ( 41° 19.5' W )
Positional Uncertainty 0.0 to 0.01 n.miles
Minimum Sensor Depth 11.91 m
Maximum Sensor Depth 353.03 m
Minimum Sensor Height 4729.47 m
Maximum Sensor Height 5070.59 m
Sea Floor Depth 5082.5 m
Sensor Distribution Variable common depth - All sensors are grouped effectively at the same depth, but this depth varies significantly during the series
Sensor Depth Datum Instantaneous - Depth measured below water line or instantaneous water body surface
Sea Floor Depth Datum Chart reference - Depth extracted from available chart


No Parameters for BODC Reference Number = 1748034


Definition of Rank

  • Rank 1 is a one-dimensional parameter
  • Rank 2 is a two-dimensional parameter
  • Rank 0 is a one-dimensional parameter describing the second dimension of a two-dimensional parameter (e.g. bin depths for moored ADCP data)

Problem Reports

No Problem Report Found in the Database

Data Access Policy

Open Data supplied by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

You must always use the following attribution statement to acknowledge the source of the information: "Contains data supplied by Natural Environment Research Council."

Narrative Documents

RRS James Clark Ross Cruise JR300 AMT23 NOC CTD Instrumentation

The CTD unit was a Sea-Bird Electronics 911 plus system, consisting of an SBE 11 plus deck unit and a 9 plus underwater unit. The CTD was fitted with an altimeter, up and downwelling PAR sensors, a BB-RTD sensor, transmissometer and a fluorometer as auxilliary sensors. All instruments were attached to a 24 position stainless steel Sea-Bird SBE 32 carousel water sampler (S/N 3234173-0493) equipped with 24 Ocean Test Equipment 10L 110B water samplers, (s/n's 1 through 24). The table below lists more detailed information about the various sensors.

Sensor Model Serial Number Calibration Date Comments
Sea-Bird deck unit 11 plus V1 11P-15759-0458 - -
Sea-Bird underwater unit SBE09 Plus 09P39607-0803 12-05-2011 -
Sea-Bird submersible pump 5T 05T-2371 - Primary
Sea-Bird submersible pump 5T 05T-2395 - Secondary
Pressure transducer Paroscientific 410K-134 Digiquartz temperature compensated pressure sensor 93896 12-05-2011 Frequency 2
Conductivity sensor 1 SBE 04C 04C-2858 19-04-2013 Frequency 1
Conductivity sensor 2 SBE 04C 04C-3054 15-02-2013 Frequency 4
Temperature sensor 1 SBE 03P 03P-4712 15-02-2013 Frequency 0
Temperature sensor 2 SBE 03P 03P-5660 04-04-2013 Frequency 3
Dissolved oxygen SBE 43 43-1940 21-08-2012 Voltage 0
Turbidity meter WetLabs BBRTD - green light (660 nm wavelength) BBRTD-169 09-08-2013 Voltage 6
Altimeter Tritech 6196.112522 15-07-2013 Voltage 7
Transmissometer Chelsea MKII 25cm path Alphatracka 161-2642-002 04-09-1996 Voltage 2
Fluorometer Chelsea AQUA tracka MkIII 88-2615-126 04-05-2012 Voltage 3
PAR sensor - downwelling irradiance Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) 2pi PAR irradiance sensor PAR 10 14-06-2011 Voltage 4
PAR sensor - upwelling irradiance Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) 2pi PAR irradiance sensor PAR 11 14-06-2011 Voltage 5

Project Information

No Project Information held for the Series

Data Activity or Cruise Information


Cruise Name JR20131005 (AMT23, JR300)
Departure Date 2013-10-01
Arrival Date 2013-11-11
Principal Scientist(s)Mikhail V Zubkov (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Ship RRS James Clark Ross

Complete Cruise Metadata Report is available here

Fixed Station Information

No Fixed Station Information held for the Series

BODC Quality Control Flags

The following single character qualifying flags may be associated with one or more individual parameters with a data cycle:

Flag Description
Blank Unqualified
< Below detection limit
> In excess of quoted value
A Taxonomic flag for affinis (aff.)
B Beginning of CTD Down/Up Cast
C Taxonomic flag for confer (cf.)
D Thermometric depth
E End of CTD Down/Up Cast
G Non-taxonomic biological characteristic uncertainty
H Extrapolated value
I Taxonomic flag for single species (sp.)
K Improbable value - unknown quality control source
L Improbable value - originator's quality control
M Improbable value - BODC quality control
N Null value
O Improbable value - user quality control
P Trace/calm
Q Indeterminate
R Replacement value
S Estimated value
T Interpolated value
U Uncalibrated
W Control value
X Excessive difference

SeaDataNet Quality Control Flags

The following single character qualifying flags may be associated with one or more individual parameters with a data cycle:

Flag Description
0 no quality control
1 good value
2 probably good value
3 probably bad value
4 bad value
5 changed value
6 value below detection
7 value in excess
8 interpolated value
9 missing value
A value phenomenon uncertain