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L'Atalante 35A3CTH3_2

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)L'Atalante (35A3)
Cruise identifier35A3CTH3_2
Cruise period1995-02-18 — 1995-03-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCape Town, South Africa
Port of returnDakar, Senegal
ObjectivesWOCE-France, CITHER 3 LEG 2, WOCE section A13
The scientific objective of this cruise was to study the flows at the meridional boundaries of the Southeastern Atlantic Basin, in the west the exchanges with the Argentine and Brazil Basins, and in the east the flows along the African continental slope. Hydrologic and geochemical parameters of the WOCE hydrographic Programme (WHP) were measured at 242 surface to bottom stations along two lines, one at 9° W from the continental slope of the Ivory Coast to latitude 45S, the other from Cape Town to the location 40° S-10° E, then northward to the Ghanaian continental slope.
Chief scientistMichel Arhan (IFREMER, Brest)
ProjectWOCE/CITHER
Coordinating bodyLab. Physique des Oceans : IFREMER/CNRS/UBO, U Breme, U. Las Palmas, BPNL/Seq
Cruise reportL'Atalante 35A3CTH3_2 cruise report 35a3cither3_1_2.pdf — access key 'C' (7.01 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
South East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsL (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Thermometre TQP et Thermosalinometre SIS
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 14
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 135
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 135
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 134
Description: H73 Freon-12, Freon-11
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 135
Description: Voir M. J. Messias (LODYC/CNRS)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: Courantometre Doppler (75 et 300kHz)
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 135
Carbon dioxideQuantity: 135
Description: Voir Linda Bingler (BNPL/SEQUIM/USA)
Carbon dioxideQuantity: 49
Description: H74 Total inorganic carbon (TCO2)
PhosphateQuantity: 135
Description: Voir Pascal Morin (UBO)
NitrateQuantity: 135
Description: Voir Pascal Morin (UBO)
SilicateQuantity: 135
Description: Voir Pascal Morin (UBO)
AlkalinityQuantity: 135
Description: Voir Gonzales (U. Las Palmas)
pHQuantity: 135
Description: Voir Gonzales (U. Las Palmas)
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsDescription: Centrale Meteo et Centrale Vent
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: EM12D
Magnetic measurements
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  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.
5825141995-02-18 12:00  — 1995-02-20 14:50:24 40° 0' 24" S  9° 59' 55" E — 33° 56' 42" S  18° 18' 13" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582514
5825261995-02-21 03:05:12  — 1995-03-02 12:00 40° 0' 24" S  0° 58' 19" W — 4° 27' 33" N  14° 10' 14" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582526