Cruise inventory

RRS James Cook JC103

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Cook (740H)
Cruise identifierJC103
Cruise period2014-04-23 — 2014-06-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Port of returnSanta Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe objective of cruise JC103 was to service the moorings of the RAPID 26°N project that are deployed to monitor the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. For each mooring instruments were recovered, data were downloaded and instruments were redeployed. A number of CTDs were made to calibrate the instruments from the moorings.

During passage from port of Spain to Nassau trial CTDs were completed in the waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands. After departing Nassau on 29th April work commenced on the western boundary sub-array comprising of moorings WBADCP, WBAL, WB1, WB2, WB2l, WB2h, WB4 and WB4L. The ship returned to Nassau on 6th May to disembark one person before sailing east once again. The final mooring of the wester sub-array was serviced on 8th May before continuing east to the mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) sub-array.

Work on the MAR sub-array commenced on 13th May at mooring MAR0. The other moorings in this sub-array were MAR1, MAR1L, MAR2, MAR3 and MAR3L were all completed by 18th May. On the following day the NOG mooring was deployed and as the ship transited to the astern sub-array the first of 5 Argo floats was deployed on 21st May.

The eastern boundary sub-array starts at EB1, which was serviced on 23rd May. Following this moorings at EB1L, EBHi, EBH1, EBH2, EBh3,EBh4 and EBH4L in the following days up until 31st May. A number of CTDs were completed form 31st may to 2nd June.
Chief scientistDavid Smeed (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
ProjectRapid Climate Change Programme
Cruise reportRRS James Cook JC103 cruise report jc103.pdf — access key 'C' (89.58 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificEast coat of Bahamas to continental slope off Morocco
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 37
Description: Underway surface temperature and salinity
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 15
Description: Bottle samples staken on first 15 stations
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: CTD stations with conductivity, temperature, pressure, and oxygen
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 37
Description: Ship-mounted ADCP
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 37
Description: Underway met data
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters23° 46' 11" N  41° 5' 48" W — Mooring NOG, depth 4257 m, deployed 19/05/2014. 2x Current meter 2x Sediment trap
Current meters24° 55' 59" N  21° 16' 0" W — Mooring EBHi, depth 4489 m, deployed 26/05/2014. 3x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Current meters26° 30' 54" N  76° 44' 17" W — Mooring WB2, depth 3910 m, deployed 03/05/2014. 16x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 8x Current meter
Current meters23° 52' 5" N  41° 5' 30" W — Mooring MAR3, depth 5060 m, deployed 18/05/2014. 7x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Current meters24° 9' 53" N  49° 44' 53" W — Mooring MAR1, depth 5214 m, deployed 15/05/2014. 18x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 2x Current meter
Current meters23° 45' 17" N  24° 9' 29" W — Mooring EB1, depth 5087 m, deployed 24/05/2014. 18x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 2x Current meter
Current meters24° 10' 54" N  49° 45' 35" W — Mooring MAR2, depth 5217 m, deployed 15/05/2014. 4x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Current meters27° 48' 17" N  13° 44' 53" W — Mooring EBH3, depth 1414 m, deployed 30/05/2014. 14x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 4x Current meter
Current meters26° 28' 54" N  76° 37' 47" W — Mooring WBH2, depth 4729 m, deployed 05/05/2014. 3x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 5x Current meter
Current meters27° 36' 47" N  14° 12' 36" W — Mooring EBH2, depth 2004 m, deployed 30/05/2014. 2x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Current meters26° 30' 24" N  76° 48' 53" W — Mooring WB1, depth 1375 m, deployed 04/05/2014. 4x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 4x Current meter
Current meters26° 28' 41" N  75° 42' 11" W — Mooring WB4, depth 4960 m, deployed 01/05/2014. 15x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 9x Current meter
Current meters27° 13' 18" N  15° 25' 18" W — Mooring EBH1, depth 2997 m, deployed 29/05/2014. 2x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Current meters26° 29' 35" N  70° 31' 23" W — Mooring WB6, depth 5494 m, deployed 08/05/2014. 5x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1xCM 2xBPR
Current meters27° 50' 53" N  13° 32' 23" W — Mooring EBH4, depth 1052 m, deployed 31/05/2014. 10x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Current profiler (eg ADCP)26° 31' 48" N  76° 52' 0" W — Mooring WBADCP, depth 581 m, deployed 03/05/2014. ADCP
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)27° 51' 53" N  13° 30' 47" W — Mooring EBH4L5, depth 993 m, deployed 31/05/2014. 2x Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)24° 11' 48" N  49° 43' 59" W — Mooring MAR1L9, depth 5227 m, deployed 14/05/2014. 2x Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 29' 35" N  70° 31' 23" W — Mooring WB6, depth 5494 m, deployed 08/05/2014. 5x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1xCM 2xBPR
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 28' 59" N  75° 42' 29" W — Mooring WB4L10, depth 4690 m, deployed 01/05/2014. 2x Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 30' 42" N  76° 44' 48" W — Mooring WB2L10, depth 3900 m, deployed 02/05/2014. 2x Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 32' 6" N  76° 52' 23" W — Mooring WBAL5, depth 496 m, deployed 04/05/2014. 2x Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)27° 6' 6" N  76° 36' 42" W — Mooring BP1, depth 4178 m, deployed 30/04/2014. Pressure and Inverted Echo Sounder (PIES) recovered only
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)23° 51' 42" N  41° 5' 53" W — Mooring MAR3L9, depth 5038 m, deployed 18/05/2014. 2x Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)27° 52' 12" N  13° 31' 5" W — Mooring EBP2, depth 1000 m, deployed 31/05/2014. Pressure and Inverted Echo Sounder (PIES) recovered only
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)27° 12' 11" N  15° 25' 0" W — Mooring EBH1L10, depth 3032 m, deployed 29/05/2014. 2x Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)23° 47' 23" N  24° 6' 29" W — Mooring EB1L10, depth 5087 m, deployed 24/05/2014. 2x Bottom Pressure Recorder
Other physical oceanographic measurements23° 45' 17" N  24° 9' 29" W — Mooring EB1, depth 5087 m, deployed 24/05/2014. 18x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 2x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 50' 53" N  13° 32' 23" W — Mooring EBH4, depth 1052 m, deployed 31/05/2014. 10x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements26° 29' 35" N  70° 31' 23" W — Mooring WB6, depth 5494 m, deployed 08/05/2014. 5x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1xCM 2xBPR
Other physical oceanographic measurements24° 55' 59" N  21° 16' 0" W — Mooring EBHi, depth 4489 m, deployed 26/05/2014. 3x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements26° 28' 41" N  75° 42' 11" W — Mooring WB4, depth 4960 m, deployed 01/05/2014. 15x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 9x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 13' 18" N  15° 25' 18" W — Mooring EBH1, depth 2997 m, deployed 29/05/2014. 2x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements25° 8' 12" N  52° 1' 29" W — Mooring MAR0, depth 5462 m, deployed 13/05/2014. Not recovered
Other physical oceanographic measurements26° 28' 54" N  76° 37' 47" W — Mooring WBH2, depth 4729 m, deployed 05/05/2014. 3x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 5x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 36' 47" N  14° 12' 36" W — Mooring EBH2, depth 2004 m, deployed 30/05/2014. 2x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements26° 30' 54" N  76° 44' 17" W — Mooring WB2, depth 3910 m, deployed 03/05/2014. 16x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 8x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements27° 48' 17" N  13° 44' 53" W — Mooring EBH3, depth 1414 m, deployed 30/05/2014. 14x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 4x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements26° 30' 24" N  76° 48' 53" W — Mooring WB1, depth 1375 m, deployed 04/05/2014. 4x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 4x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements24° 10' 54" N  49° 45' 35" W — Mooring MAR2, depth 5217 m, deployed 15/05/2014. 4x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements23° 52' 5" N  41° 5' 30" W — Mooring MAR3, depth 5060 m, deployed 18/05/2014. 7x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 1x Current meter
Other physical oceanographic measurements24° 9' 53" N  49° 44' 53" W — Mooring MAR1, depth 5214 m, deployed 15/05/2014. 18x Microcat (pressure, temperature, and salinity) 2x Current meter
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment traps23° 46' 11" N  41° 5' 48" W — Mooring NOG, depth 4257 m, deployed 19/05/2014. 2x Current meter 2x Sediment trap
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
25  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity 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
Electrical conductivity 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.
16223982014-04-26 22:38:07  — 2014-04-26 22:56:26 21° 47' 31" N  70° 23' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622398
16224052014-04-27 02:12:19  — 2014-04-27 03:37:38 22° 1' 12" N  70° 45' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622405
16224172014-04-27 08:42:34  — 2014-04-27 10:07:36 22° 8' 32" N  70° 57' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622417
16224292014-04-30 02:48:50  — 2014-04-30 04:04:02 27° 6' 16" N  76° 36' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622429
16224302014-04-30 23:28:05  — 2014-05-01 01:06:34 26° 32' 6" N  75° 42' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622430
16224422014-05-01 23:02:21  — 2014-05-02 00:31:44 26° 32' 11" N  75° 42' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622442
16224542014-05-02 23:34:52  — 2014-05-03 01:00:03 26° 32' 46" N  76° 44' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622454
16224662014-05-04 00:56:15  — 2014-05-04 02:07:19 26° 32' 48" N  76° 42' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622466
16224782014-05-05 19:21:51  — 2014-05-05 20:47 26° 29' 32" N  76° 40' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622478
16224912014-05-08 09:25:50  — 2014-05-08 11:03:43 26° 30' 42" N  70° 32' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622491
16225092014-05-13 13:40:39  — 2014-05-13 15:33:03 25° 8' 32" N  52° 0' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622509
16225102014-05-14 20:07:04  — 2014-05-14 21:06:26 24° 12' 59" N  49° 44' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622510
16225222014-05-17 21:26:39  — 2014-05-17 23:05:42 23° 53' 56" N  41° 4' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622522
16225342014-05-18 19:01:30  — 2014-05-18 20:42:36 23° 53' 54" N  41° 4' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622534
16225462014-05-24 17:50:33  — 2014-05-24 19:21:55 23° 47' 56" N  24° 6' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622546
16225582014-05-26 13:39:45  — 2014-05-26 15:02:11 24° 53' 50" N  21° 14' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622558
16225712014-05-31 14:16:15  — 2014-05-31 14:39:14 27° 52' 29" N  13° 35' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622571
16225832014-05-31 16:14:01  — 2014-05-31 16:30:33 27° 50' 38" N  13° 28' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622583
16225952014-05-31 17:32:22  — 2014-05-31 17:41:33 27° 49' 46" N  13° 24' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622595
16226022014-05-31 18:39:45  — 2014-05-31 18:42:43 27° 48' 50" N  13° 19' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622602
16226142014-06-01 06:05:30  — 2014-06-01 06:38:38 27° 52' 22" N  13° 35' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622614
16226262014-06-01 08:07:54  — 2014-06-01 08:41:36 27° 53' 5" N  13° 39' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622626
16226382014-06-01 10:26:38  — 2014-06-01 11:09:50 27° 55' 35" N  13° 48' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622638
16226512014-06-02 05:05:02  — 2014-06-02 06:14:01 28° 27' 15" N  15° 39' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622651
16226632014-06-02 08:53:53  — 2014-06-02 10:00:31 28° 27' 19" N  15° 39' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1622663
Discrete samples 
15  CTD frame plus rosette samplerMetadata parameters
Salinity of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
96  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplySalinity of the water column