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Oil Tempest 3/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Oil Tempest (VUOT)
Cruise identifier3/98
Cruise period1998-05-08 — 1998-05-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLuanda, Angola
Port of returnLuanda, Angola
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe principal objective of the cruise on the MV OIL TEMPEST was to to recover and to re-deploy a current meter mooring in the Block 17 Girassol, offshore Angola.

A full depth CTD was also carried out to calibrate the salinity of the current meters. The mooring was successfully deployed.
Chief scientistCathryn Primrose (Fugro GEOS Limited), Robin Stephens (Fugro GEOS Limited)
ProjectElf Exploration Angola Deep Water Current Measurements
Coordinating bodyFugro GEOS
Cruise reportOil Tempest 3/98 cruise report elf_angola97.pdf — access key 'C' (9.45 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
SpecificBlock 17, Girassol
Track chartsOil Tempest 3/98 cruise track — elf_angola97trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: Temperature, salinity, depth by a Seabird CTD, 0.5s sampling interval
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)7° 40' 11" S  11° 40' 56" E — 300 kHz Workhorse ADCP, MSL - 45 m 150 kHz BB ADCP, MSL - 205 m Current and salinity measured by 4 Aanderaa RCM 7, depths 385, 585, 785, 985 m Current and salinity measured by 2 Aanderaa RCM 8, depths 1185, 1370 m Deployment: 10/05/1998
Current profiler (eg ADCP)7° 40' 11" S  11° 40' 56" E — 300 kHz Workhorse ADCP, MSL - 45 m 150 kHz BB ADCP, MSL - 205 m Current and salinity measured by 4 Aanderaa RCM 7, depths 385, 585, 785, 985 m Current and salinity measured by 2 Aanderaa RCM 8, depths 1185, 1370 m Recovery: 08/05/1998
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
2  CTD/STD cast
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7460051998-05-08 08:00  — 1998-05-08 08:12 7° 40' 11" S  11° 40' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 746005
7460291998-05-10 09:00  — 1998-05-10 09:19 7° 40' 11" S  11° 40' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 746029