Cruise inventory

RV Oceanus OC417

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Oceanus (32OC)
Cruise identifierOC417
Cruise period2005-10-12 — 2005-10-18
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.

Forms part of the ongoing Station W programme investigating the characteristics and consequences of interannual variations in the northwest Atlantic deep western boundary current (DWBC) as part of the US CLIVAR and UK RAPID programmes. The cruise was run in conjunction with the Station W moored array of 6 sites along the DWBC.

The cruise followed a line from off the continental shelf south of Woods Hole to Bermuda. 16 stations (of a planned 22) were visited and CTD, LADCP and discrete sampling measurements were taken at each.
Chief scientistRuth Curry (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
ProjectStation W
Coordinating bodyWHOI
Cruise reportRV Oceanus OC417 cruise report oc417.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 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 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 16
Description: CTD/LADCP and discrete water bottle samples for salinity, oxygen and CFC's (F11, F12 and F113)
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 16
Description: CTD/LADCP and discrete water bottle samples for salinity, oxygen and CFC's (F11, F12 and F113)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of profiles = 16
Description: CTD/LADCP and discrete water bottle samples for salinity, oxygen and CFC's (F11, F12 and F113)