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NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown RB0602

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown (33RO)
Cruise identifierRB0602
Cruise period2006-03-09 — 2006-03-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBridgetown, Barbados
Port of returnCharleston, United States
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe purpose of RB0602 was threefold:

1. To conduct hydrographic (CTDO2) and direct current profiling (lowered-ADCP, "LADCP") stations along the 26.5N mooring section off Abaco, Bahamas; and along sections in the Northwest Providence Channel and Florida Current at 27N.
2. To deploy two inverted echo sounder (IES) and recover data (via acoustic telemetry) from IESs deployed previously along the Abaco 26.5N line.
3. To service a set of moorings that constitute the "western boundary array" of the RAPID/MOCHA transbasin moored array.

The cruise operations fell naturally into 3 segments. First, a CTDO2/LADCP section was completed from east-to-west across the width of the western boundary array, then mooring servicing operations were conducted from west-to-east across the array, and then final CTDO2/LADCP sections were competed in the Northwest Providence Channel and the Florida Straits. The CTDO2/LADCP sections are important for calibration and cross-checking of results from the western boundary moored array. The main hydrographic section that is east of Abaco Island Grand Bahamas, sampled the Deep Western Boundary Current and Antilles Current region east of the Bahamas and are part of an ongoing time series of these currents collected since 1984 by AOML
Chief scientistMolly O Baringer (NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory)
ProjectWestern Boundary Current Time Series
Coordinating bodyNOAA
Cruise reportNOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown RB0602 cruise report d304_and_ronaldhbrown02_06.pdf — access key 'C' (4.80 MB)  NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown RB0602 cruise report ronaldhbrown02_06.pdf (0.74 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth West Atlantic Ocean
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 70
Description: Sea-Bird SBE-911plus CTD - temperature, salinity (conductivity) and dissolved oxygen
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of profiles = 1
Description: Shipboard ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of profiles = 70
Description: Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (LADCP) current profiler
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 70
Description: Sea-Bird SBE-911plus CTD - temperature, salinity (conductivity) and dissolved oxygen
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stations26° 31' 29" N  76° 52' 7" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
CTD stations26° 30' 25" N  76° 44' 35" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
CTD stations26° 30' 37" N  76° 44' 37" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
CTD stations26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
CTD stations26° 30' 12" N  76° 2' 42" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
CTD stations26° 30' 1" N  76° 2' 56" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
Current meters26° 30' 1" N  76° 28' 40" W — Argo deployment
Current meters23° 11' 24" N  66° 21' 16" W — Argo deployment
Current meters26° 29' 57" N  73° 31' 33" W — Argo deployment
Current meters26° 31' 29" N  76° 52' 7" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
Current meters26° 30' 1" N  76° 2' 56" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
Current meters26° 30' 25" N  76° 44' 35" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
Current meters26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
Current meters26° 30' 12" N  76° 2' 42" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
Current meters26° 30' 37" N  76° 44' 37" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
Current meters26° 30' 0" N  75° 42' 0" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge, telemeter and current meter recovered and deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)26° 30' 1" N  76° 2' 56" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)26° 30' 25" N  76° 44' 35" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)26° 30' 12" N  76° 2' 42" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)26° 31' 29" N  76° 52' 7" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)26° 30' 1" N  76° 28' 40" W — Argo deployment
Current profiler (eg ADCP)26° 30' 37" N  76° 44' 37" W — Current meter/ADCP/temperature/salinity recorder recovered and deployed
Current profiler (eg ADCP)23° 11' 24" N  66° 21' 16" W — Argo deployment
Current profiler (eg ADCP)26° 29' 57" N  73° 31' 33" W — Argo deployment
Surface drifters/drifting buoys26° 30' 1" N  76° 29' 6" W — Surface drifter deployed
Surface drifters/drifting buoys27° 0' 1" N  79° 36' 59" W — Surface drifter deployed
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 30' 0" N  76° 5' 41" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 30' 59" N  76° 49' 59" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter recovered and deployed
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 30' 0" N  75° 42' 0" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge, telemeter and current meter recovered and deployed
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 30' 2" N  76° 28' 3" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)26° 29' 55" N  72° 0' 15" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosounding26° 30' 2" N  76° 28' 3" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
Multi-beam echosounding26° 30' 0" N  76° 5' 41" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
Multi-beam echosounding26° 30' 0" N  75° 42' 0" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge, telemeter and current meter recovered and deployed
Multi-beam echosounding26° 30' 59" N  76° 49' 59" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter recovered and deployed
Multi-beam echosounding26° 29' 55" N  72° 0' 15" W — Inverted Echo Sounder with pressure gauge and telemeter deployed
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
8  Acoustic current meter
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8953492006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 00:00 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895349
8953502006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 00:00 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895350
8954292006-03-24 00:00  — 2006-10-08 00:00 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895429
8954302006-03-24 00:00  — 2006-10-08 00:00 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895430
8954422006-03-24 00:00  — 2006-10-08 00:00 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895442
8954542006-03-24 00:00  — 2006-10-08 00:00 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895454
8954662006-03-24 00:00  — 2006-10-08 00:00 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895466
8954782006-03-24 00:00  — 2006-10-08 00:00 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895478
1  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8956022006-03-20 00:00  — 2007-03-27 00:00 26° 31' 23" N  76° 52' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895602
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.
9462772006-03-24 02:16  — 2008-04-24 10:16 26° 30' 25" N  76° 44' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946277
9462892006-03-24 02:03  — 2008-04-24 10:03 26° 30' 25" N  76° 44' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946289
9462902006-03-23 16:05  — 2008-04-27 09:35 26° 30' 1" N  76° 2' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 946290
2  Electromagnetic current meter
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
8953622006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 00:00 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895362
8953742006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 00:00 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 895374
28  Moored CTD
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time
Moored instrument depth
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7747982006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:02 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774798
7748052006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-01-26 00:45:02 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774805
7748172006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-01-23 14:15:02 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774817
7748292006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-01-15 21:45:02 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774829
7748302006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-01-12 19:45:02 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774830
7748422006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:02 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774842
7748542006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:01 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774854
7748662006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:01 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774866
7748782006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:01 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774878
7748912006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:01 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774891
7749092006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:01 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774909
7749102006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:01 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774910
7749222006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:02 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774922
7749342006-03-24 00:00  — 2007-03-27 13:00:02 26° 29' 48" N  76° 49' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774934
7749462006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774946
7749582006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45:02 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774958
7749712006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774971
7749832006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774983
7749952006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45:02 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 774995
7750092006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 775009
7750102006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45:02 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 775010
7750222006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45:02 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 775022
7750342006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 775034
7750462006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 775046
7750582006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 11:45 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 775058
7750712006-03-23 20:30:02  — 2006-10-08 11:45:02 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 775071
7750832006-03-23 20:30:01  — 2006-10-08 12:00 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 775083
7750952006-03-23 20:30  — 2006-10-08 12:00 26° 30' 29" N  76° 44' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 775095