Cruise inventory

RV Thomas Washington 31WTTUNES_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Thomas Washington (31WT)
Cruise identifier31WTTUNES_2
Cruise period1991-07-16 — 1991-08-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePapeete, French Polynesia
Port of returnPapeete, French Polynesia
ObjectivesWDCAR396180
Central subtropical gyres of the North and South Pacific (P16S and P17S) part of the WOCE hydrographic program. Cruise included a section of full depth CTD and water sample profiles and Gerard barrel profiles along a line from 6°S to 33°S along ca. 13°W (WHP line P17) and from 37°30'S to 17° 30'S along 150° 30'W (WHP line P16). 97 CTD/rosette stations were occupied. Samples were analysed for oxygen, nutrient, salinity, CFC's, helium/tritium, CO2 and 14C.
Chief scientistJames H Swift (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
ProjectU.S.WOCE Hydrographic Program
Coordinating bodyWOCE IPO
Cruise reportRV Thomas Washington 31WTTUNES_2 cruise report 31wttunes_2_csr6966.pdf — access key 'C' (4.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth East Pacific Ocean (limit 140W)
Track chartsRV Thomas Washington 31WTTUNES_2 cruise track — 31wttunes_2track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only along track
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 97
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 97
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 97
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 12
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: number of deployments = 12
Description: ALACE floods
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 97
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 97
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 97
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 97
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 97
Alkalinity
Isotopes
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsDescription: 14C,226Ra,228Ra,Ba
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: along track
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
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.
5820651991-07-17 01:30  — 1991-08-25 23:30 37° 32' 27" S  150° 33' 40" W — 6° 0' 5" S  132° 17' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582065