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RV Endeavor EN517

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Endeavor (32EV)
Cruise identifierEN517
Cruise period2012-09-24 — 2012-10-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePort Everglades, United States
Port of returnPort Everglades, United States
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe RAPID/MOCHA program is a joint research effort between the National Oceanography Centre (Southampton, UK), the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). The objective of this program is to continuously observe the strength and structure of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26.5 N using a trans-basin observing system. The UK program is referred to as RAPID-WATCH and is a part of the UK Rapid Climate Change Program (RAPID) funded by the National Environmental Research Council (NERC). The US program is referred to as MOCHA (Meridional Overturning Circulation and Heat-flux Array) and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NOAA contributes significantly to the effort through its Western Boundary Time Series (WBTS) Program.

The goals of cruise EN-517 were to:
1. Service 5 deep-sea moorings located off the eastern Bahamas along latitude 26.5 N.
2. Service 3 pressure-inverted echo sounders (PIES) and recover data from 3 other PIES by underwater acoustic telemetry.
3. Conduct CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) and Lowered ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) sections across the Florida Current at 27 N, Northwest Providence Channel, and along the 26.5 N RAPID-MOCHA western boundary line east of Abaco, Bahamas.
4. Perform several additional deep water CTD casts to calibrate moored instrumentation.
5. Deploy 10 satellite tracked surface drifters at chosen locations along the cruise track.
Chief scientistWilliam E Johns (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science)
ProjectRAPID/MOCHA
Cruise reportRV Endeavor EN517 cruise report endeavor_en517.pdf — access key 'C' (1.59 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificBahamas
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
9  Acoustic current meter
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13742332012-10-07 02:00  — 2014-03-25 15:40 26° 29' 30" N  76° 29' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1374233
13742452012-10-07 02:00  — 2014-03-25 15:40 26° 29' 30" N  76° 29' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1374245
13742572012-10-07 02:00  — 2014-03-25 15:40 26° 29' 30" N  76° 29' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1374257
13742692012-10-07 02:00  — 2014-03-25 15:40 26° 29' 30" N  76° 29' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1374269
13742702012-10-07 02:00  — 2014-03-25 15:40 26° 29' 30" N  76° 29' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1374270
13742822012-10-07 02:00  — 2014-03-25 15:40 26° 29' 30" N  76° 29' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1374282
13741902012-10-08 16:00  — 2014-03-28 19:40 26° 30' 29" N  76° 50' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1374190
13742082012-10-08 16:00  — 2014-02-04 18:27:15 26° 30' 29" N  76° 50' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1374208
13742212012-10-08 16:00  — 2014-03-28 19:40 26° 30' 29" N  76° 50' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1374221
2  Acoustic doppler current profiler

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13817392012-10-08 16:00  — 2014-03-28 19:00 26° 30' 29" N  76° 50' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1381739
13817402012-10-07 02:00  — 2014-03-25 15:01 26° 29' 30" N  76° 29' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1381740
45  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13592732012-09-25 02:25 26° 4' 15" N  78° 51' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359273
13592852012-09-25 04:33 26° 10' 8" N  78° 48' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359285
13592972012-09-25 06:27 26° 15' 3" N  78° 45' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359297
13593042012-09-25 08:17 26° 19' 4" N  78° 42' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359304
13593162012-09-25 10:26 26° 26' 2" N  78° 40' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359316
13593282012-09-25 22:02 25° 57' 17" N  76° 53' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359328
13593412012-09-26 02:56 25° 56' 49" N  76° 53' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359341
13593532012-09-26 10:57 26° 31' 29" N  76° 53' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359353
13593652012-09-26 12:34 26° 30' 57" N  76° 49' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359365
13593772012-09-26 14:53 26° 29' 31" N  76° 44' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359377
13593892012-09-26 19:24 26° 30' 7" N  76° 39' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359389
13593902012-09-27 00:01 26° 29' 31" N  76° 33' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359390
13594082012-09-27 04:54 26° 30' 0" N  76° 28' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359408
13594212012-09-27 09:54 26° 30' 0" N  76° 21' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359421
13594332012-09-27 14:41 26° 30' 0" N  76° 13' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359433
13594452012-09-27 19:29 26° 29' 52" N  76° 5' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359445
13594572012-09-28 00:44 26° 29' 38" N  75° 54' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359457
13594692012-09-28 05:39 26° 30' 0" N  75° 42' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359469
13594702012-09-28 10:21 26° 30' 10" N  75° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359470
13594822012-09-28 15:09 26° 30' 10" N  75° 17' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359482
13594942012-09-28 19:58 26° 30' 10" N  75° 4' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359494
13595012012-09-29 00:49 26° 30' 14" N  74° 47' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359501
13595132012-09-29 05:42 26° 30' 21" N  74° 30' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359513
13595252012-09-29 10:38 26° 30' 0" N  74° 13' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359525
13595372012-09-29 16:15 26° 30' 7" N  73° 51' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359537
13595492012-09-29 21:24 26° 30' 17" N  73° 29' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359549
13595502012-09-30 02:46 26° 30' 14" N  73° 7' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359550
13595622012-09-30 08:34 26° 30' 32" N  72° 45' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359562
13595742012-09-30 14:26 26° 30' 39" N  72° 22' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359574
13595862012-09-30 20:22 26° 30' 10" N  71° 58' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359586
13595982012-10-01 02:32 26° 30' 17" N  71° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359598
13596052012-10-01 09:20 26° 30' 3" N  71° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359605
13596172012-10-01 15:52 26° 30' 0" N  70° 29' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359617
13596292012-10-01 22:19 26° 30' 3" N  69° 59' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359629
13596302012-10-05 04:01 26° 29' 9" N  76° 6' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359630
13596422012-10-07 03:00 26° 29' 16" N  76° 28' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359642
13596542012-10-09 11:06 27° 0' 10" N  79° 12' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359654
13596662012-10-09 12:21 27° 0' 28" N  79° 16' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359666
13596782012-10-09 13:46 27° 0' 50" N  79° 22' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359678
13596912012-10-09 15:21 27° 1' 19" N  79° 30' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359691
13597092012-10-09 17:09 27° 0' 43" N  79° 36' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359709
13597102012-10-09 18:29 27° 0' 32" N  79° 40' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359710
13597222012-10-09 20:36 27° 0' 54" N  79° 47' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359722
13597342012-10-09 22:21 27° 0' 46" N  79° 51' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359734
13597462012-10-09 23:43 27° 0' 25" N  79° 55' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359746
Discrete samples 
45  CTD frame plus rosette samplerSalinity of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column