Cruise inventory

RV Oceanus OC202

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Oceanus (32OC)
Cruise identifierOC202
Cruise period1988-07-23 — 1988-08-27
Port of departureReykjavík, Iceland
Port of returnFunchal, Portugal
ObjectivesA long CTD/hydrographic section with closely-spaced stations was occupied In July-August 1988 from Iceland southward to 3°S along a nominal longitude of 20°W. The section extends from the surface down to the bottom, and spans the entire mid-ocean circulation regime of the North Atlantic from the subpolar gyre through the subtropical gyre and the equatorial currents.
Chief scientistMichael S McCartney (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth-South transect of the NE Atlantic at 20-25°W.
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 133
Description: Rosette sampler equipped with a CTD. Water samples collected at 24 levels throughout the water column, except at a few shallow stations where the number of samples was reduced. Frequent malfunctions of the closing mechanism of the rosette sampler during the first half of the cruise resulted in a loss of water samples at a considerable number of stations.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 133
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 110
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 115
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 113
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 118
Data held at BODC 
1  Single-beam echosounder
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5818971988-07-24 21:17  — 1988-08-25 12:43 3° 1' 40" S  29° 2' 6" W — 63° 19' 47" N  19° 51' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 581897