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Unknown self-propelled small boat RATS/CTD277

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Unknown self-propelled small boat (ZZ99)
Cruise identifierRATS/CTD277
Cruise period2000-12-20 — 2000-12-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureRothera, Antarctica
Port of returnRothera, Antarctica
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe RaTS programme (Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series) involves the long ter
m monitoring of a nearshore marine environment and is focussed around two broad aims, 1) Provide a suite of oceanographic data that would provide environmental background to aid interpretation of the nearshore marine ecology and 2) Test a series of broad hypotheses concerning the pelagic-benthic coupling and environmental forcing of the nearshore environment. On an approximate weekly basis, an upper water column CTD cast is deployed with a discrete water sample taken at 15m. The water sample is analysed for macronutrients, chlorophyll, dissolved organic carbon, oxygen isotopes and microbial community.
Chief scientistAndrew Clarke (British Antarctic Survey)
ProjectRaTS
Coordinating bodyBAS
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificRyder Bay northern Marguerite Bay Antarctica
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: full CTD profile and water sample at 15m
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 1
Description: full CTD profile and water sample at 15m
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7588302000-12-20 18:39 67° 34' 23" S  68° 13' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 758830