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RV Melville 318MSAVE5

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Melville (318M)
Cruise identifier318MSAVE5
Cruise period1989-01-23 — 1989-03-08
Port of departureCape Town, South Africa
Port of returnMontevideo, Uruguay
ObjectivesLeg 5 of the South Atlantic Ventilation Experiment (SAVE) (WOCE section A16S).
The broad objectives of the South Atlantic Ventilation Experiment (SAVE) are to investigate the rates of ocean circulation, mixing, ventilation, inter-ocean, and carbon, oxygen and nutrient cycling on an ocean basin scale. A total of 73 CTD-rosette stations were occupied and large volume samples (Gerard barrels) collected at 13 of these stations. CTD measurements included pressure, temperature, conductivity, salinity and dissolved oxygen. Bottle data included salinity, oxygen, nutrients and radiocarbon. Underway data (Bathymetry and XBT casts) were also collected.
Chief scientistMichael S McCartney (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography), William Massie Smethie (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Cruise reportRV Melville 318MSAVE5 cruise report 318msave5.pdf — access key 'C' (0.87 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsRV Melville 318MSAVE5 cruise track — 318msave5track.pdf (0.21 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 73
Description: 2 with T only
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 73
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 73
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 73
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 73
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 73
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.
5820041989-01-23 14:50  — 1989-03-07 14:35 54° 11' 22" S  56° 13' 40" W — 32° 16' 40" S  18° 26' 48" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582004