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RV Endeavor EN454

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Endeavor (32EV)
Cruise identifierEN454
Cruise period2008-09-18 — 2008-09-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWoods Hole, United States
Port of returnWoods Hole, United States
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis cruise is the fourth RAPID-WAVE cruise in Line W. WAVE, which for stands for West Atlantic Variability Experiment, is a NERC funded project to study the variability of the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the Northwest Atlantic. The three previous cruises in Line W took place in 2004 (deployment of 6 lander Bottom Pressure Recorders, or BPRs), 2006 (recovery and redeployment of BPRs: 2 lander BPRs were recovered, 4 were lost, and 5 new landers were deployed), and May 2008 (3 lander BPRs were recovered and 2 deployed; operations were suspended due to bad weather). In the present cruise, the objectives were:

1.To recover two additional lander BPRs at sites W4 and W2.
2.To deploy 3 SeaBird 53 BPRs at sites W2, W3, W4 (now called M2, M3 and M4).

This cruise was carried out in collaboration with the Woods Hole Institution of Oceanography (WHOI) on board the RV Endeavor of the University of Rhode Island. John Toole (WHOI) was the PSO for the this cruise. Peter Foden and Miguel Maqueda made the Proudman Oceanoraphic Laboratory crew for this cruise.
Chief scientistJohn M Toole (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
ProjectRAPID and WAVE. "Variability in Deep Western Boundary Flows off Atlantic Canada"
Coordinating bodyBedford Institute of Oceanography and NERC
Cruise reportRV Endeavor EN454 cruise report endeavour454.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificContinental slope south-east of Nova Scotia.
Track chartsRV Endeavor EN454 cruise track — en454.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: CTD casts
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)38° 26' 18" N  68° 54' 30" W — NBPR1-Near Bottomr Pressure Recorder, recovered from 3637m, 21/09/2008, 15:00 Z.
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)42° 26' 29" N  60° 28' 11" W — SBE53-5349607-0023 Bottom Pressure Recorder, deployed to 3355m, 21-09-2008 02:24 Z.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  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.
11931122008-09-22 08:07:30  — 2010-10-11 18:38:38 38° 50' 19" N  69° 10' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1193112