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RV Oceanus OC459-2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Oceanus (32OC)
Cruise identifierOC459-2
Cruise period2010-04-06 — 2010-04-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFreeport, Bahamas
Port of returnPort Everglades, United States
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo perform hydrographic/LADCP sections as part of the Western Boundary Time Series (WBTS) project across the Florida Current, Northwest Providence Channel and the 'Abaco' line, east of Abaco Island.

To deploy 12 surface drifters as part of the NOAA contribution to the Global Surface Drifter Program.
Chief scientistChristopher S Meinen (NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory)
ProjectRAPID Climate Change
Coordinating bodyNatural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Cruise reportRV Oceanus OC459-2 cruise report oc459.pdf — access key 'C' (0.94 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFlorida Current; Northwest Providence Channel; Abaco Island
Track chartsRV Oceanus OC459-2 cruise track — oc459trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Underway data - temperature, conductivity, fluorescence.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Description: Salinity and dissolved oxygen samples for calibration of CTD.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
Description: CTD profiles - temperature, conductivity, oxygen and pressure
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of stations = 25
Description: LADCP profiles
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: SADCP data
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 53
Description: CTD profiles - temperature, conductivity, oxygen and pressure
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 12
Description: Met data - air pressure, air temperature.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Surface drifters/drifting buoys36° 59' 57" N  70° 59' 33" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors- 92918
Surface drifters/drifting buoys34° 59' 58" N  70° 43' 31" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92920
Surface drifters/drifting buoys26° 29' 58" N  73° 30' 5" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92915
Surface drifters/drifting buoys26° 30' 0" N  74° 0' 0" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92916
Surface drifters/drifting buoys26° 30' 0" N  74° 30' 0" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92914
Surface drifters/drifting buoys26° 30' 0" N  73° 0' 2" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92910
Surface drifters/drifting buoys26° 30' 0" N  75° 30' 2" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92911
Surface drifters/drifting buoys26° 29' 51" N  76° 0' 2" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92917
Surface drifters/drifting buoys26° 29' 17" N  76° 30' 1" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92909
Surface drifters/drifting buoys27° 1' 2" N  79° 16' 51" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92912
Surface drifters/drifting buoys27° 1' 56" N  79° 29' 53" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92919
Surface drifters/drifting buoys26° 30' 0" N  75° 0' 0" W — Surface velocity drifter equipped with sea surface temperature sensors - 92913