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RRS Charles Darwin CD97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD97
Cruise period1995-10-12 — 1995-11-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePonta Delgada, Portugal
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To recover OMEX current meter moorings.

2) To measure the geostrophic transport of the Azores current.

3) To deploy Argos Buoys and ALACE floats.

4) To relate biological and physical parameters to the measured physical structures in the Canary / Azores region.

5) To deploy moored current meters at the Great Meteor Tablemount and in the Azores Current.
Chief scientistRobin D Pingree (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
ProjectOMEX/MAST
Coordinating bodyEC
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD97 cruise report cd97.pdf — access key 'C' (6.40 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic, 5-15 W 45-50 N
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD97 cruise track — cd97track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 60
Description: Fluorometric chlorophyll-a
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Pumped water sample
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16890141995-11-03 00:00  — 1995-11-05 18:00 43° 59' 51" N  16° 52' 54" W — 49° 53' 23" N  5° 11' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1689014
Discrete samples 
20  Expendable BathythermographTemperature of the water column
60  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyChlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies