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RV Oceanus OC421

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Oceanus (32OC)
Cruise identifierOC421
Cruise period2006-04-05 — 2006-04-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWoods Hole, United States
Port of returnWoods Hole, United States
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesForms 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. 15 stations were visited and CTD, LADCP and discrete sampling measurements were taken at each.
Chief scientistJohn M Toole (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
ProjectStation W
Coordinating bodyWHOI
Cruise reportRV Oceanus OC421 cruise report oc421.pdf — access key 'C' (0.50 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 = 17
Description: Discrete bottle samples for salinity, oxygen and CFC's (F11, F12 and F113)
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 17
Description: CTD/LADCP
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters39° 12' 57" N  69° 26' 33" W — Multiple Fixed Depth Current Meters
Current meters38° 26' 50" N  68° 54' 30" W — Multiple Fixed Depth Current Meters
Current profiler (eg ADCP)38° 50' 41" N  69° 10' 13" W — McLane Moored Profiler
Current profiler (eg ADCP)38° 50' 41" N  69° 10' 13" W — McLane Moored Profiler
Current profiler (eg ADCP)39° 35' 49" N  69° 41' 42" W — McLane Moored Profiler
Current profiler (eg ADCP)38° 10' 41" N  68° 34' 0" W — McLane Moored Profiler
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)39° 12' 57" N  69° 26' 33" W — Bottom Pressure Gauge
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)38° 44' 17" N  69° 48' 47" W — Bottom Pressure Gauge
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)39° 35' 49" N  69° 41' 42" W — Bottom Pressure Gauge
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
3  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.
11931002006-04-14 21:52:30  — 2010-10-11 10:19:30 39° 12' 52" N  69° 26' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193100
10409392006-04-15 02:22:30  — 2008-05-11 03:51:58 39° 46' 22" N  69° 49' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1040939
10409522006-04-15 04:37:30  — 2008-05-11 15:20:02 39° 35' 56" N  69° 43' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1040952
17  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.
10472202006-04-05 23:06  — 2006-04-05 23:17 40° 16' 59" N  70° 12' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047220
10472322006-04-06 00:21  — 2006-04-06 00:33 40° 8' 24" N  70° 6' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047232
10472442006-04-06 01:31  — 2006-04-06 01:49 40° 0' 23" N  70° 0' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047244
10472562006-04-06 03:07  — 2006-04-06 03:54 39° 53' 51" N  69° 55' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047256
10472682006-04-06 05:14  — 2006-04-06 06:24 39° 51' 25" N  69° 54' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047268
10472812006-04-06 07:47  — 2006-04-06 09:01 39° 47' 14" N  69° 51' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047281
10472932006-04-07 17:16  — 2006-04-07 20:29 38° 6' 7" N  68° 36' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047293
10473002006-04-08 05:03  — 2006-04-08 07:34 38° 19' 50" N  68° 51' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047300
10473122006-04-08 12:07  — 2006-04-08 14:23 38° 33' 11" N  69° 1' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047312
10473242006-04-08 17:34  — 2006-04-08 19:52 38° 47' 30" N  69° 10' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047324
10473362006-04-09 14:19  — 2006-04-09 15:48 39° 42' 16" N  69° 48' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047336
10473482006-04-09 18:46  — 2006-04-09 20:35 39° 28' 49" N  69° 38' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047348
10473612006-04-11 06:13  — 2006-04-11 09:06 37° 50' 55" N  68° 32' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047361
10473732006-04-11 11:31  — 2006-04-11 14:54 37° 37' 35" N  68° 23' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047373
10473852006-04-11 17:30  — 2006-04-11 20:52 37° 23' 5" N  68° 13' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047385
10473972006-04-14 01:01  — 2006-04-14 03:10 39° 0' 53" N  69° 20' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047397
10474042006-04-14 06:15  — 2006-04-14 08:10 39° 15' 33" N  69° 29' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1047404
Discrete samples 
17  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