Cruise inventory

FS Meteor M22_5

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Meteor (06M3)
Cruise identifierM22_5
Cruise period1992-12-27 — 1993-01-30
Port of departureRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Port of returnCape Town, South Africa
ObjectivesRef - 19930031
Leg 5 of a 5 leg cruise, WOCE area A10
Geological and and chemical observations in the subtropical South Atlantic as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), supplemted by biological and air chemistry observations and by a component of Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS). Measurements of temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients and anthropogenic tracers were obtained along the zonal WHP secion A10 along 30° S (cruise track Brazil to South Africa). These investigations were supplemented by measurements of the carbonate system (contributing to JGOFS) and by biological sampling for the the determination of surface plankton, and studies of atmospheric aerosol particles.
Chief scientistReiner Onken (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Coordinating bodyWHP-Office, WHOI
Cruise reportFS Meteor M22_5 cruise report 06mt22_2_3_4_5.pdf — access key 'C' (7.86 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsFS Meteor M22_5 cruise track — 06mt22_2_3_4_5track.pdf (0.76 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: thermosalinograph
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 111
Description: XBT T5 (1800m), XBT T5sp (1100m)
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 113
Description: more casts at same st.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 113
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: 14
Description: secchi-disk 5
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 112
Description: Freon-11
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 111
Description: Freon-12
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 69
Description: Dissolved Helium
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 112
Description: Tetrachloromethane (CCl4)
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 60
Description: Tritium/hydrogen atomic ratio
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of profiles = 14
Description: overside RDI-ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: shipborne RDI-ADCP
GEKQuantity: 14
Description: XCP-profilers
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: 6
Description: deployed
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: 1
Description: deployed
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 113
Carbon dioxideDescription: underway measurement
Carbon dioxideQuantity: 92
Description: Total inorganic carbon (TCO2)
PhosphateQuantity: 113
NitrateQuantity: 113
NitriteQuantity: 113
SilicateQuantity: 113
AlkalinityQuantity: 113
pHQuantity: 113
Biology and fisheries 
NeustonQuantity: number of hauls = 73
Routine standard measurements
Atmospheric chemistryDescription: aerosol size distributions, underway
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.
5830811992-12-27 23:15:15  — 1993-01-29 15:20:34 31° 57' 59" S  47° 26' 23" W — 23° 19' 55" S  16° 56' 59" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 583081