Cruise inventory

FS Meteor M28_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Meteor (06M3)
Cruise identifierM28_2
Cruise period1994-05-15 — 1994-06-14
Port of departureWalvis Bay, Namibia
Port of returnBuenos Aires, Argentina
ObjectivesThis cruise studied the area between Walvis Bay and Buenos Aires as part of the WOCE Deep Basin Experiment (DBE). Primary focus was on water mass distribution and spreading within the Brazil Basin. The advection of Antarctic Intermediate Water on its west- and northward paths was investigated in combination with the southward transport of North Atlantic Deep Water and Antarctic Bottom Water. Special attention was given to the overflow phenomenon across the Rio Grande Rise at the Hunter Channel. Direct current observations by moored instruments and drifting buoys near the surface and the 1000 m depth were initiated. Seven previously deployed deep-sea current meter and thermistor chain moorings were recovered. The investigation also included radiative measurements at the sea surface, an environmental chemistry component and sediment sampling in combination with CTD.
Chief scientistWalter Zenk (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Coordinating bodyWMO/ICSU/SCOR
Cruise reportFS Meteor M28_2 cruise report 06mt28_2_csr6980.pdf — access key 'C' (9.64 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsFS Meteor M28_2 cruise track — 06mt28_2track.pdf (0.26 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 89
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 44
Current metersQuantity: 10
Description: ADCP/ACM
GEKDescription: cont.
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 20
Description: Argos
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: 29
Description: RAFOS float launches & MAFOS deployments
Other contaminant measurementsDescription: cont. chlorinated paraffins, akkrylnitrates
Incident radiationDescription: cont. radiation thermometry
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 10
Description: Coremeters: minicorere, jointly with CTD soundings
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.
5825871994-05-27 22:28:56  — 1994-06-05 20:17:16 35° 32' 50" S  30° 24' 52" W — 33° 16' 12" S  26° 19' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582587