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RV Oceanus OC401

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Oceanus (32OC)
Cruise identifierOC401
Cruise period2004-04-28 — 2004-05-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWoods Hole, United States
Port of returnWoods Hole, United States
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe measurements were made as a contribution to the U.S. Clivar / U.K. RAPID study of interannual variability of the North Atlantic Ocean's meridional overturning circulation. Along Station W, a measurement line running from the shelf break south of Woods Hole towards Bermuda below a Jason altimeter satellite track the objectives were:
1. To deploy of a 6 element mooring array
2. To occupy a hydrographic section (18 full depth CTD stations).
Chief scientistJohn M Toole (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
ProjectU.S. Clivar/U.K. Rapid
Cruise reportRV Oceanus OC401 cruise report oc401.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificStation W in the North Atlantic, running from shelf break south of Woods Hole towards Bermuda
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 18
Description: CTD
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters39° 36' 6" N  69° 43' 0" W — McLane Moored profiler x 1 (60-2145db), current meter x 1 (2188m), Temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 (100m and 2186m).
Current meters39° 13' 0" N  69° 26' 41" W — Current meters at 1020m, 1620m, 2220m, 2670m; Temperature and conductivity sensors at 1021m, 1321m, 1361m, 1920m, 2221m, 2321m, 2421m, 2540m, 2600m, 2656m.
Current meters38° 4' 23" N  68° 39' 47" W — McLane Moored Profiler 1000-4050db; current meter x 1 999m; temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 at 1000m and 4084m.
Current meters38° 25' 29" N  68° 54' 11" W — Current meters x 5 at 1052m, 1652m, 2252m, 2702m, 3252m; ADCP at 3652m; temperature and conductivity sensors at 1053m, 1353m, 1653m, 1953m, 2703m, 2953m, 3200m, 3253m, 3303m, 3550m, 3587m, 3651m
Current meters38° 50' 41" N  69° 11' 17" W — McLane Moored Profiler (60-3150 db), current meter x 1 3144m, temperature and conductivity sensors at 107m and 3145m.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)38° 50' 41" N  69° 11' 17" W — McLane Moored Profiler (60-3150 db), current meter x 1 3144m, temperature and conductivity sensors at 107m and 3145m.
Current profiler (eg ADCP)38° 25' 29" N  68° 54' 11" W — Current meters x 5 at 1052m, 1652m, 2252m, 2702m, 3252m; ADCP at 3652m; temperature and conductivity sensors at 1053m, 1353m, 1653m, 1953m, 2703m, 2953m, 3200m, 3253m, 3303m, 3550m, 3587m, 3651m
Current profiler (eg ADCP)39° 36' 6" N  69° 43' 0" W — McLane Moored profiler x 1 (60-2145db), current meter x 1 (2188m), Temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 (100m and 2186m).
Current profiler (eg ADCP)38° 4' 23" N  68° 39' 47" W — McLane Moored Profiler 1000-4050db; current meter x 1 999m; temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 at 1000m and 4084m.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)38° 50' 41" N  69° 11' 17" W — Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)39° 13' 0" N  69° 26' 41" W — Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)39° 44' 17" N  69° 48' 47" W — Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)38° 4' 23" N  68° 39' 47" W — Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)39° 36' 6" N  69° 43' 0" W — Bottom Pressure Recorder
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)38° 25' 29" N  68° 54' 11" W — Bottom Pressure Recorder
Other physical oceanographic measurements38° 50' 41" N  69° 11' 17" W — McLane Moored Profiler (60-3150 db), current meter x 1 3144m, temperature and conductivity sensors at 107m and 3145m.
Other physical oceanographic measurements39° 13' 0" N  69° 26' 41" W — Current meters at 1020m, 1620m, 2220m, 2670m; Temperature and conductivity sensors at 1021m, 1321m, 1361m, 1920m, 2221m, 2321m, 2421m, 2540m, 2600m, 2656m.
Other physical oceanographic measurements38° 25' 29" N  68° 54' 11" W — Current meters x 5 at 1052m, 1652m, 2252m, 2702m, 3252m; ADCP at 3652m; temperature and conductivity sensors at 1053m, 1353m, 1653m, 1953m, 2703m, 2953m, 3200m, 3253m, 3303m, 3550m, 3587m, 3651m
Other physical oceanographic measurements39° 36' 6" N  69° 43' 0" W — McLane Moored profiler x 1 (60-2145db), current meter x 1 (2188m), Temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 (100m and 2186m).
Other physical oceanographic measurements38° 4' 23" N  68° 39' 47" W — McLane Moored Profiler 1000-4050db; current meter x 1 999m; temperature and conductivity sensors x 2 at 1000m and 4084m.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
19  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Horizontal platform movement
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers
Date and time
Horizontal platform movement
Metadata parameters
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
6798332004-05-02 11:09 40° 0' 39" N  70° 0' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679833
6798452004-05-02 09:44 39° 53' 54" N  69° 55' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679845
6798572004-05-02 08:13 39° 51' 28" N  69° 54' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679857
6798692004-05-02 05:54 39° 47' 28" N  69° 51' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679869
6798702004-05-02 02:58 39° 42' 22" N  69° 47' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679870
6798822004-05-01 16:25 39° 28' 35" N  69° 38' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679882
6798942004-05-01 12:58 39° 15' 26" N  69° 29' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679894
6799012004-05-01 09:27 39° 1' 10" N  69° 20' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679901
6799132004-05-01 05:11 38° 47' 34" N  69° 10' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679913
6799252004-05-03 05:15 38° 33' 28" N  69° 1' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679925
6799372004-04-30 07:09 38° 19' 47" N  68° 50' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679937
6799492004-04-30 01:23 38° 5' 19" N  68° 41' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679949
6799502004-05-03 13:50 37° 51' 24" N  68° 30' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679950
6799622004-05-03 21:08 37° 37' 25" N  68° 22' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679962
6799742004-05-04 03:25 37° 22' 47" N  68° 12' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679974
6799862004-05-04 10:14 37° 8' 2" N  68° 4' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679986
6799982004-05-04 16:25 36° 53' 41" N  67° 54' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 679998
6800112004-05-05 00:36 36° 39' 19" N  67° 44' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 680011
6844542004-04-28 10:41:27  — 2004-05-06 13:21:26 36° 38' 42" N  70° 53' 17" W — 41° 31' 24" N  67° 44' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 684454
2  Bottom pressure sensor tide gauge
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Sea level
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10409272004-05-02 16:22:34  — 2006-04-06 04:10:52 39° 46' 20" N  69° 50' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1040927
10409402004-05-02 19:52:30  — 2006-04-06 13:20:10 39° 35' 56" N  69° 43' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1040940
18  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10469232004-04-30 01:22  — 2004-04-30 04:38 38° 5' 19" N  68° 41' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1046923
10469352004-04-30 07:09  — 2004-04-30 09:46 38° 19' 47" N  68° 50' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1046935
10469472004-05-01 05:10  — 2004-05-01 07:29 38° 47' 34" N  69° 10' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1046947
10469592004-05-01 09:27  — 2004-05-01 11:27 39° 1' 10" N  69° 20' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1046959
10469602004-05-01 12:57  — 2004-05-01 14:50 39° 15' 26" N  69° 29' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1046960
10469722004-05-01 16:24  — 2004-05-01 18:06 39° 28' 35" N  69° 38' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1046972
10469842004-05-02 02:57  — 2004-05-02 04:30 39° 42' 21" N  69° 47' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1046984
10469962004-05-02 05:53  — 2004-05-02 06:55 39° 47' 28" N  69° 51' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1046996
10470112004-05-02 08:12  — 2004-05-02 08:57 39° 51' 28" N  69° 54' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047011
10470232004-05-02 09:43  — 2004-05-02 10:18 39° 53' 54" N  69° 55' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047023
10470352004-05-02 11:09  — 2004-05-02 11:22 40° 0' 39" N  70° 0' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047035
10470472004-05-03 05:19  — 2004-05-03 07:46 38° 33' 28" N  69° 0' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047047
10470592004-05-03 13:50  — 2004-05-03 17:07 37° 51' 24" N  68° 30' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047059
10470602004-05-03 21:07  — 2004-05-04 00:20 37° 37' 25" N  68° 22' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047060
10470722004-05-04 03:24  — 2004-05-04 07:03 37° 22' 47" N  68° 12' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047072
10470842004-05-04 10:13  — 2004-05-04 13:33 37° 8' 1" N  68° 4' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047084
10470962004-05-04 16:24  — 2004-05-04 20:29 36° 53' 42" N  67° 54' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047096
10471032004-05-05 00:36  — 2004-05-05 03:45 36° 39' 20" N  67° 44' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047103
Discrete samples 
18  CTD frame plus rosette samplerDensity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Chlorofluorocarbon concentrations in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column