Cruise inventory

RRS Charles Darwin CD1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD1
Cruise period1985-02-13 — 1985-03-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFunchal, Portugal
Objectives1) Recovery of the ARIES inverted echo sounder in the SW approaches.
2) Deployment of a near surface current buoy at the same location.
3) Deployment of four SOFAR floats near 41° 30'N 14° 30'W.
4) Working a line of CTD stations across the east Azores Fracture Zone.
5) Recovery of three current meter moorings at GME (31° 30'N 25° 00'W).
6) Deployment of replacement moorings at GME.
7) Deployment of a deepsea tide gauge in GME area.
8) Working of CTD stations in GME area and around the Madeira abyssal plain.
Chief scientistW John Gould (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Wormley Laboratory)
ProjectPhysical Oceanography studies to study dispersion in the deep ocean
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD1 cruise report cd1.pdf — access key 'C' (0.61 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD1 cruise track — trk3097a.html RRS Charles Darwin CD1 cruise track — trk3097b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: water bottles for calibrating CTD bottom only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 19
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: thermistors on current meters T only
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: moorings recovered, each with 3 current meters, located nominally 10, 100 & 1000 m above the sea bed. Durations 1 year. Moorings replaced.
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: Collar buoy (float)
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: number of deployments = 16
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Description: tide gauge deployed for recovery in spring 1986 and ARIES inverted echo sounder
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Description: autonomous listening station
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsDescription: synoptic hours
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: continous
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
19  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
569811985-02-15 17:22 46° 12' 59" N  10° 48' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 56981
569931985-02-20 10:20 37° 38' 5" N  18° 52' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 56993
570071985-02-20 20:52 37° 27' 54" N  18° 50' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57007
570191985-02-21 02:31 37° 12' 36" N  18° 48' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57019
570201985-02-21 15:14 36° 58' 30" N  18° 53' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57020
570321985-02-23 19:18 31° 30' 5" N  25° 9' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57032
570441985-02-24 00:20 31° 30' 36" N  25° 2' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57044
570561985-02-24 22:39 31° 28' 59" N  24° 44' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57056
570681985-02-25 07:52 31° 58' 41" N  23° 59' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57068
570811985-02-26 06:11 31° 29' 23" N  24° 20' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57081
570931985-02-27 15:18 31° 33' 23" N  26° 7' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57093
571001985-02-27 22:12 31° 46' 35" N  26° 36' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57100
571121985-02-28 11:43 31° 55' 59" N  26° 59' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57112
571241985-02-28 16:35 32° 0' 0" N  27° 10' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57124
571361985-03-01 08:12 32° 59' 17" N  25° 15' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57136
571481985-03-01 22:20 33° 0' 18" N  23° 29' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57148
571611985-03-02 11:29 31° 40' 47" N  22° 34' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57161
571731985-03-03 00:11 32° 15' 18" N  21° 14' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57173
571851985-03-03 10:24 32° 20' 17" N  20° 15' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 57185