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RV Oceanus OC411

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Oceanus (32OC)
Cruise identifierOC411
Cruise period2005-04-26 — 2005-05-04
Port of departureWoods Hole, United States
Port of returnWoods Hole, United States
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 recover and redeploy 3 moorings of a 6 element mooring array
2. To deploy a mooring in the axis of the Gulf Stream
3. To occupy a hydrographic section (22 full depth CTD stations).
Chief scientistJohn M Toole (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
Cruise reportRV Oceanus OC411 cruise report oc411.pdf — access key 'C' (1.13 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
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: Water samples for salinity, oxygen, CFC (F11, F12, F113)
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 22
Description: CTD (with dissolved oxygen sensor)/LADCP
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters37° 31' 9" N  68° 16' 59" W — current meter mooring
Current profiler (eg ADCP)38° 50' 41" N  69° 10' 57" W — McLane Moored Profiler
Current profiler (eg ADCP)38° 8' 35" N  68° 37' 36" W — McLane Moored Profiler
Current profiler (eg ADCP)39° 36' 15" N  69° 42' 59" W — McLane Moored Profiler
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
22  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