Cruise inventory

RRS Charles Darwin CD66

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD66
Cruise period1992-03-04 — 1992-04-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePonta Delgada, Portugal
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesInterdisciplinary cruise to study the sub tropical front and flows
Chief scientistRobin D Pingree (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificGt.Meteor Table Mount,Moroccan,Portuguese,Spanish,Amorican shelf
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD66 cruise track — trk3749.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 7000
Description: Underway surface monitoring for temperature, salinity (kilometres of track) plus RDI ADCP down to 300m depth.
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 282
Description: XBT drops with T5, T7 probes, some traces coded and transmitted over GTS
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 67
Description: General Oceanics Multisampler (9x1.7l bottles) used on CTD upcasts
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 67
Description: RVS CTD No. 1195 (EG&G), data collected on up and down casts
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 300
Description: SeaSoar tows 0-400m
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 67
Description: SeaTech transmissometer on CTD,+7000km surface
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 7
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 7000
Description: Underway surface monitoring for temperature, salinity (kilometres of track) plus RDI ADCP down to 300m depth.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 67
Description: on CTD for calibration
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 38
Description: +7000km surface
Total - PQuantity: number of stations = 40
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 38
Description: +7000km surface
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 38
Description: +7000km surface
Total - NQuantity: number of stations = 40
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 38
Description: +7000km surface
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 300
Description: SeaSoar tows 0-400m, oxygen and fluorescence/chlorophyll
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 53
Description: Chlorophyll samples
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 7000
Description: Underway surface fluorescence/chlorophyll
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 67
Description: Aquatrack fluorimeter on CTD
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 40
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 25
Description: For later identification
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters30° 11' 59" N  28° 18' 0" W — Deployed 1yr mooring 137 with 2 current meters
Current meters30° 0' 0" N  28° 34' 59" W — Approx. position for 5 moorings:A - 3CMs;B - 3CMs;C - 2CMs;D - 3CMs;136 - 2CMs
Current meters45° 4' 0" N  2° 46' 59" W — Deployed 1yr moorings 145 with 3 cms and 144 with 2 cms (positions approx.)
Current meters30° 25' 0" N  28° 28' 0" W — Deployed 1yr mooring 138 with 2 current meters
Current meters44° 16' 0" N  3° 47' 59" W — laid 1 year mooring (143) with 2 current meters and thermistor chain
Current meters40° 17' 59" N  9° 46' 0" W — Deployed 1yr moorings 141 and 142 each with 2cms (positions approx.)
Current meters34° 1' 59" N  8° 5' 30" W — Deployed 1yr moorings 139 and 140 each with 2 cms
Current profiler (eg ADCP)30° 0' 0" N  28° 28' 0" W — laid 7 Mar 1992, 306m, recovered 11 Mar 1992, ADCP
Surface drifters/drifting buoys35° 1' 0" N  30° 0' 0" W — Deployed long term drifting buoys 3196, 10119
Surface drifters/drifting buoys30° 0' 0" N  28° 27' 29" W — Deployed long term drifting buoys 3347, 3346, 3908
Surface drifters/drifting buoys45° 8' 59" N  4° 49' 0" W — Deployed long term drifting buoys 3917,5794
Surface drifters/drifting buoys34° 42' 0" N  23° 29' 30" W — Deployed long term drifting buoys 8336,1812
Surface drifters/drifting buoys36° 43' 0" N  12° 25' 59" W — Deployed long term drifting buoy 3906
Surface drifters/drifting buoys34° 0' 0" N  26° 0' 0" W — Deployed long term drifting buoy 3907 and 3909 (at 34 30.0N, 25 59.0W)
Surface drifters/drifting buoys30° 28' 0" N  28° 28' 0" W — Drifter 8336, laid 7Mar1992, recovered 11Mar1992, with 2CMs + thermistor chain
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
68  CTD/STD cast
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5075511992-03-29 00:01 37° 10' 59" N  12° 1' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507551
5075631992-03-30 20:40 40° 17' 41" N  9° 41' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507563
5075751992-04-04 06:18 45° 12' 29" N  4° 42' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507575
5068361992-03-04 23:43 37° 0' 17" N  27° 2' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506836
5068481992-03-05 07:56 36° 0' 11" N  27° 20' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506848
5068611992-03-05 18:47 35° 0' 31" N  27° 38' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506861
5068731992-03-06 03:05 34° 0' 11" N  27° 55' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506873
5068851992-03-06 11:09 32° 59' 58" N  28° 12' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506885
5068971992-03-06 19:20 32° 0' 11" N  28° 31' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506897
5069041992-03-07 04:00 30° 59' 41" N  28° 47' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506904
5069161992-03-08 09:41 29° 59' 25" N  28° 34' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506916
5069281992-03-08 11:49 29° 59' 55" N  28° 40' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506928
5069411992-03-08 13:28 30° 0' 23" N  28° 44' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506941
5069531992-03-08 15:50 30° 0' 16" N  28° 50' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506953
5069651992-03-09 01:03 30° 0' 23" N  29° 6' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506965
5069771992-03-09 05:39 30° 1' 11" N  28° 38' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506977
5069891992-03-09 07:16 29° 59' 56" N  28° 34' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506989
5069901992-03-09 08:58 29° 59' 43" N  28° 29' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 506990
5070041992-03-09 14:58 30° 0' 5" N  28° 25' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507004
5070161992-03-09 16:13 30° 0' 34" N  28° 19' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507016
5070281992-03-10 00:26 30° 0' 0" N  28° 0' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507028
5070411992-03-10 03:11 30° 0' 0" N  28° 5' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507041
5070531992-03-10 06:13 30° 0' 11" N  28° 9' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507053
5070651992-03-10 09:22 30° 0' 9" N  28° 14' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507065
5070771992-03-10 12:38 30° 0' 5" N  28° 20' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507077
5070891992-03-10 14:36 29° 59' 23" N  28° 31' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507089
5070901992-03-10 16:58 29° 54' 15" N  28° 34' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507090
5071081992-03-10 19:20 29° 49' 59" N  28° 38' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507108
5071211992-03-11 00:11 29° 47' 53" N  28° 41' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507121
5071331992-03-11 01:37 29° 45' 47" N  28° 43' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507133
5071451992-03-11 05:55 29° 40' 17" N  28° 15' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507145
5071571992-03-11 07:56 29° 42' 37" N  28° 20' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507157
5071691992-03-11 09:50 29° 45' 1" N  28° 24' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507169
5071701992-03-12 07:34 29° 59' 46" N  26° 59' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507170
5071821992-03-12 19:28 31° 0' 0" N  26° 0' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507182
5071941992-03-13 03:54 32° 0' 17" N  25° 59' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507194
5072011992-03-13 12:27 32° 59' 11" N  26° 0' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507201
5072131992-03-13 20:20 33° 58' 35" N  26° 1' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507213
5072251992-03-14 06:24 34° 27' 55" N  26° 0' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507225
5072371992-03-14 14:40 35° 0' 17" N  26° 0' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507237
5072491992-03-14 22:51 35° 30' 0" N  26° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507249
5072501992-03-15 05:32 35° 30' 29" N  24° 59' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507250
5072621992-03-15 12:42 35° 30' 0" N  24° 0' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507262
5072741992-03-15 17:58 35° 30' 0" N  23° 27' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507274
5072861992-03-16 06:35:31 34° 30' 0" N  23° 31' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507286
5072981992-03-17 07:30 34° 43' 41" N  23° 29' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507298
5073051992-03-17 17:17 35° 0' 0" N  23° 30' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507305
5073171992-03-17 21:00 34° 34' 59" N  23° 35' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507317
5073291992-03-17 23:13 34° 31' 59" N  23° 38' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507329
5073301992-03-18 04:40 34° 29' 5" N  23° 41' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507330
5073421992-03-18 07:40 34° 20' 47" N  23° 31' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507342
5073541992-03-18 11:18 34° 15' 0" N  23° 19' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507354
5073661992-03-19 00:23 35° 13' 17" N  22° 41' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507366
5073781992-03-22 16:39 34° 0' 47" N  8° 2' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507378
5073911992-03-22 20:44 34° 8' 11" N  8° 8' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507391
5074091992-03-23 01:07 34° 15' 53" N  8° 12' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507409
5074101992-03-23 09:39 34° 59' 55" N  9° 18' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507410
5074221992-03-24 12:18 35° 59' 41" N  10° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507422
5074341992-03-26 16:21 36° 51' 11" N  12° 33' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507434
5074461992-03-27 12:27 36° 45' 18" N  12° 30' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507446
5074581992-03-27 15:55 36° 49' 59" N  12° 21' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507458
5074711992-03-27 19:48 36° 55' 59" N  12° 15' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507471
5074831992-03-28 00:42 36° 55' 59" N  12° 38' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507483
5074951992-03-28 03:47 36° 46' 59" N  12° 36' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507495
5075021992-03-28 07:21 36° 46' 59" N  12° 25' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507502
5075141992-03-28 10:47 36° 39' 11" N  12° 21' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507514
5075261992-03-28 13:54 36° 39' 59" N  12° 27' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507526
5075381992-03-28 20:08 37° 2' 59" N  12° 8' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 507538