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RV Endeavor EN466

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Endeavor (32EV)
Cruise identifierEN466
Cruise period2009-08-31 — 2009-09-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureNarragansett, United States
Port of returnNarragansett, United States
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe EN466 cruise contributed to the WHOI/LDEO research program that is investigating the characteristics and consequences of the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC) south of Cape Cod. The ongoing study consists of repeated hydrographic/tracer sections across the DWBC and maintenance of a 6 element mooring array for direct measurement of the transport variability of the DWBC. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation. A companion research program by U.K. investigators from the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory is sampling bottom pressure variability using Bottom Pressure Recorders - BPRs - at the mooring array and along an additional measurement line to the north.
Chief scientistTerrence Michael Joyce (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
ProjectRapid Climate Change (RAPID), West Atlantic Variability Experiment (WAVE)
Coordinating bodyNERC, NSF, WHOI and LDEO
Cruise reportRV Endeavor EN466 cruise report en466.pdf — access key 'C' (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificSouth of Cape Cod
Track chartsRV Endeavor EN466 cruise track — en466trk.pdf (00 MB)