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RRS Charles Darwin CD159

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD159
Cruise period2004-07-01 — 2004-07-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFairlie, United Kingdom
Port of returnSt. John's, Canada
ObjectivesThe objectives were twofold:
1. To obtain high-resolution sediment records through abrupt climate changes of the past 16,000 years.
2. To obtain sediment and water samples for calibration of palaeoceanographic proxies (e.g. delta18O and delta13C of planktonic and benthic foraminifera, Cd/Ca, Mg/Ca also for these species together with molecular genetic work on them).

Piston, Kasten and Box cores were obtained on the S.Iceland Rise, Gardar Drift, Irminger Sea, Eirik Drift and Labrador Sea.
Calibration samples (and CTD data) were obtained from sites of former current meter deployments, allowing calibration of sediment proxies for flow speed and other variables.
Chief scientistI Nicholas McCave (University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences)
ProjectRAPID (Rapid Climate Change Programme, 2003-07)
Coordinating bodyNERC Rapid Climate Change Steering Committee
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD159 cruise report cd159.pdf — access key 'C' (7.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD159 cruise track — cd159roscop4736trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: CTD data with BODC, water samples for O-18, C-13 isotopes and trace metals
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 20
Description: CTD data with BODC, water samples for O-18, C-13 isotopes and trace metals
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsDescription: Extracted foraminifera from pumped surface water
Geology and geophysics 
Core - rockQuantity: number of cores = 25
Description: 19 Piston and 6 Kasten (15 cm square)
Core - rockQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: Subcores from 50 cm square box (2 ea.)
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of cores = 25
Description: 19 Piston and 6 Kasten (15 cm square)
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: Subcores from 50 cm square box (2 ea.)
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
20  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10660572004-07-02 20:45 57° 29' 37" N  12° 14' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066057
10660692004-07-03 13:08 58° 55' 24" N  13° 16' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066069
10660702004-07-04 02:32 59° 57' 47" N  12° 9' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066070
10660822004-07-04 18:36 61° 44' 46" N  15° 24' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066082
10660942004-07-04 22:28 61° 49' 44" N  15° 37' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066094
10661252004-07-06 07:41 62° 59' 58" N  17° 7' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066125
10661372004-07-06 10:56 63° 8' 16" N  17° 17' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066137
10661492004-07-09 07:27 61° 34' 5" N  19° 58' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066149
10661502004-07-09 23:25 60° 59' 16" N  19° 59' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066150
10661622004-07-11 17:24 57° 12' 0" N  27° 50' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066162
10661742004-07-15 01:21 59° 0' 15" N  32° 47' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066174
10661862004-07-15 12:48 59° 8' 7" N  34° 4' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066186
10661982004-07-16 23:20 60° 10' 28" N  39° 7' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066198
10662052004-07-17 13:21 59° 25' 12" N  40° 36' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066205
10662172004-07-17 23:19 59° 35' 4" N  41° 9' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066217
10662292004-07-18 10:25 59° 36' 5" N  42° 42' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066229
10662302004-07-21 19:36 58° 14' 53" N  47° 0' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066230
10662422004-07-24 18:01 56° 44' 57" N  52° 27' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066242
10661012004-07-05 10:36 62° 3' 47" N  16° 3' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066101
10661132004-07-05 16:35 62° 26' 20" N  16° 27' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1066113
3  Multiple instrument types
Air pressure
Platform or instrument orientation
Horizontal platform movement
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Bathymetry and Elevation
Atmospheric humidity
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Air temperature
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Air pressure
Platform or instrument orientation
Horizontal platform movement
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Bathymetry and Elevation
Atmospheric humidity
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Air temperature
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6795442004-07-01 08:30  — 2004-07-29 14:41:30 49° 22' 19" N  53° 7' 41" W — 63° 8' 39" N  4° 51' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679544
6794272004-07-01 08:30  — 2004-07-29 14:41:30 49° 22' 19" N  53° 7' 41" W — 63° 8' 39" N  4° 51' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679427
6795322004-07-01 08:30  — 2004-07-29 14:41:30 49° 22' 19" N  53° 7' 41" W — 63° 8' 39" N  4° 51' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679532
Discrete samples 
20  CTD frame plus rosette samplerDensity of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
14  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplySalinity of the water column