Cruise inventory

FS Meteor M22_3

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Meteor (06M3)
Cruise identifierM22_3
Cruise period1992-11-18 — 1992-11-30
ObjectivesRef - 19930004
Leg 3 of a 5 leg cruise
Geological and and chemical observations in the subtropical South Atlantic as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), and part of the WOCE Deep Basin Experiment (DBE). Investigations of the water mass transports in the western South Atlantic were performed, including the near-surface southward Brazil Current, the Antarctic intermediate Water (on its way north), the deep western boundary current at the continental slope, the overflow of Antarctic Bottom Water across the Rio Grande Rise through the Vema and Hunter Channels. Previously deployed deep sea current meters were recovered and CTD measurements taken at some sites. Additionally, satellite tracked ARGOS drifters and RAFOS floats were launched.
Chief scientistThomas J Müller (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Coordinating bodyWOCE-IPO
Cruise reportFS Meteor M22_3 cruise report 06mt22_2_3_4_5.pdf — access key 'C' (7.86 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsFS Meteor M22_3 cruise track — 06mt22_2_3_4_5track.pdf (0.76 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: cont.
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 57
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 30
Current metersQuantity: 3
Description: 333/BW,334BW & 335/BW recovered
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: cont.
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: 2
Description: launched 800m RAFOS float
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: SOFAR float moored assound source
Other meteorological measurementsDescription: cont.
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.
5830561992-11-20 03:19:37  — 1992-11-30 05:55:12 27° 59' 51" S  47° 30' 4" W — 12° 46' 3" S  35° 58' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 583056