Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery DY053

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74EQ)
Cruise identifierDY053
Cruise period2016-06-29 — 2016-07-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGlasgow, United Kingdom
Port of returnReykjavík, Iceland
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThis cruise is a contribution to the international Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Programme (OSNAP). Two additional scientific teams (from Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution / Ocean University of China) participated in this cruise. SAMS objectives were to recover and redeploy moorings in the Rockall Trough, measuring temperature, salinity, currents and bottom pressure and; recover Seaglider SG605 Bowmore in the Hatton-Rockall Basin.

The OSNAP array deployed since July 2014 is purposefully designed to provide a continuous record of the full-water column, trans-basin fluxes of heat, mass and freshwater in the subpolar North Atlantic, on a section from Newfoundland to Greenland to Scotland.
Chief scientistStuart A Cunningham (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
ProjectUK - Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Programme (UK-OSNAP)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery DY053 cruise report dy053.pdf — access key 'C' (6.66 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificSubpolar North Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery DY053 cruise track — dy053trk.pdf (0.22 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Continuous underway measurements of temperature, salinity and conductivity
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Underway meteorological and sea surface measurements from the SurfMet System
BathythermographQuantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Sea floor depth using an EA640, EM122 and EM710 echosounder
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 49
Description: Discrete nutrient samples from CTD bottles, from surface to 1000m in the Icelandic Basin
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 49
Description: Discrete salinity samples from CTD bottles, analysed using an autosalinometer. Used to calibrate CTD salinity.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 49
Description: SeaBird 911 plus CTD. 49 casts in total. Deepest cast 3030m
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Sea floor depth using an EA640, EM122 and EM710 echosounder
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 49
Description: Sea water velocities using a RDI WH monitor 300 kHz lowered acoustic doppler current profiler (LADCP)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Water velocities using 75 kHz and 150 kHz vessel mounted acoustic Doppler current profilers (VMADCP)
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: number of stations = 49
Description: Sea water velocities using a RDI WH monitor 300 kHz lowered acoustic doppler current profiler (LADCP)
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 28
Description: Underway meteorological and sea surface measurements from the SurfMet System
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters57° 28' 22" N  12° 20' 16" W — UK OSNAP mooring WB2 recovery at 08:18 04/07/2016
Current meters57° 59' 29" N  21° 8' 29" W — M453 US mooring deployed on 7/7/2016
Current meters57° 6' 7" N  9° 33' 22" W — UK OSNAP mooring EB1 recovery at 09:12 03/07/2016
Current meters57° 5' 51" N  9° 21' 19" W — UK OSNAP mooring RTADCP deployed at 06:06 03/07/2016
Current meters57° 26' 54" N  12° 41' 34" W — UK OSNAP mooring WB1 deployed at 16:57 04/07/2016
Current meters57° 6' 1" N  9° 30' 9" W — UK OSNAP mooring EB1 deployed at 12:58 03/07/2016
Current meters58° 0' 46" N  24° 25' 19" W — M452 US mooring deployed on 8/7/2016
Current meters58° 0' 22" N  25° 40' 40" W — M458 US mooring deployed on 10/7/2016
Current meters58° 0' 37" N  26° 58' 2" W — M457 US mooring deployed on 12/7/2016
Current meters58° 2' 10" N  28° 1' 11" W — M451 US mooring deployed on 12/7/2016
Current meters58° 18' 20" N  28° 49' 0" W — M456 US mooring deployed on 13/7/2016
Current meters58° 32' 1" N  29° 27' 34" W — M455 US mooring deployed on 18/7/2016
Current meters58° 44' 43" N  30° 7' 5" W — M454 US mooring deployed on 18/7/2016
Current meters57° 59' 32" N  21° 8' 29" W — M434 US mooring recovered on 6/7/2016
Current meters58° 1' 2" N  24° 25' 5" W — M433 US mooring recovered on 8/7/2016
Current meters58° 0' 35" N  26° 58' 5" W — M438 US mooring recovered on 11/7/2016
Current meters58° 2' 16" N  28° 1' 23" W — M432 US mooring recovered on 11/7/2016
Current meters58° 18' 21" N  28° 48' 58" W — M437 US mooring recovered on 13/7/2016
Current meters58° 44' 44" N  30° 7' 13" W — M435 US mooring recovered on 17/7/2016
Current meters57° 27' 30" N  12° 16' 5" W — UK OSNAP mooring WB2 deployed at 09:52 04/07/2016
Current meters58° 52' 19" N  30° 31' 45" W — M450 US mooring deployed on 17/7/2016
Current meters58° 31' 55" N  29° 27' 31" W — M436 US mooring recovered on 18/7/2016
Current meters57° 6' 8" N  9° 19' 46" W — UK OSNAP mooring RADCP1 recovery at 07:05 01/07/2016
Current meters58° 52' 19" N  30° 31' 43" W — M431 US mooring recovered on 17/7/2016
Current meters57° 28' 11" N  12° 41' 39" W — UK OSNAP mooring WB1 recovery at 14:29 04/07/2016
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 37' 19" N  29° 58' 30" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1400, deployed 14/07/2016 14:08 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 37' 37" N  29° 56' 5" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1397, deployed 14/07/2016 13:47 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 34' 15" N  29° 48' 3" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1396, deployed 14/07/2016 13:01 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 31' 44" N  29° 35' 34" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1441, deployed 14/07/2016 12:09 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 31' 44" N  29° 35' 31" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1403, deployed 14/07/2016 12:06 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 29' 31" N  29° 32' 20" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1440, deployed 14/07/2016 11:41 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 29' 31" N  29° 32' 20" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1402, deployed 14/07/2016 11:41 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 20' 34" N  29° 6' 53" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1401, deployed 13/07/2016 17:18 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 8' 38" N  28° 32' 42" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1413, deployed 13/07/2016 01:30 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 6' 54" N  28° 28' 37" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1412, deployed 13/07/2016 01:06 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats57° 59' 34" N  28° 2' 23" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1398, deployed 12/07/2016 19:05 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 0' 39" N  27° 23' 9" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1411, deployed 12/07/2016 12:18 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 0' 35" N  26° 57' 46" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1436, deployed 12/07/2016 07:17 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 0' 35" N  26° 57' 57" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1410, deployed 12/07/2016 07:15 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 15' 35" N  28° 52' 51" W — MRV Autonomous Profiling Vehicle (S2A), serial number WHOI S2A Float 7358 on 13/07/2016 at 06:48
Neutrally buoyant floats57° 57' 54" N  25° 25' 15" W — MRV Autonomous Profiling Vehicle (S2A), serial number WHOI S2A Float 7365 on 10/07/2016 at 12:09
Neutrally buoyant floats57° 59' 52" N  24° 24' 46" W — MRV Autonomous Profiling Vehicle (S2A), serial number WHOI S2A Float 7360 on 08/07/2016 at 18:37
Neutrally buoyant floats57° 57' 25" N  23° 10' 12" W — MRV Autonomous Profiling Vehicle (S2A), serial number WHOI S2A Float 7359 on 08/07/2016 at 04:46
Neutrally buoyant floats57° 57' 51" N  27° 0' 47" W — Argo float deployment, serial number 7676/7 on 11/07/2016 at 00:35 UTC, Type APEX/RBR
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 2' 40" N  21° 3' 45" W — Slocum Glider Deployed, serial number WHOUC1 on 06/07/2016 at 18:30, water depth 2977m
Neutrally buoyant floats57° 46' 33" N  16° 1' 14" W — Recovery of Seaglider SG605 ‘Bowmore’ on 05/07/2016 at 10:30 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 11' 23" N  27° 55' 12" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1406, deployed 11/07/2016 06:18 UTC
Neutrally buoyant floats57° 57' 51" N  27° 0' 47" W — Argo float deployment, serial number 7577/8 on 11/07/2016 at 00:35 UTC, Type APEX
Neutrally buoyant floats58° 8' 38" N  28° 32' 42" W — RAFOS float, serial number 1399, deployed 13/07/2016 01:30 UTC
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 31' 55" N  29° 27' 31" W — M436 US mooring recovered on 18/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 52' 19" N  30° 31' 45" W — M450 US mooring deployed on 17/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 27' 30" N  12° 16' 5" W — UK OSNAP mooring WB2 deployed at 09:52 04/07/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 52' 19" N  30° 31' 43" W — M431 US mooring recovered on 17/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 59' 29" N  21° 8' 29" W — M453 US mooring deployed on 7/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 44' 44" N  30° 7' 13" W — M435 US mooring recovered on 17/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 18' 21" N  28° 48' 58" W — M437 US mooring recovered on 13/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 2' 16" N  28° 1' 23" W — M432 US mooring recovered on 11/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 0' 35" N  26° 58' 5" W — M438 US mooring recovered on 11/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 1' 2" N  24° 25' 5" W — M433 US mooring recovered on 8/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 59' 32" N  21° 8' 29" W — M434 US mooring recovered on 6/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 44' 43" N  30° 7' 5" W — M454 US mooring deployed on 18/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 32' 1" N  29° 27' 34" W — M455 US mooring deployed on 18/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 18' 20" N  28° 49' 0" W — M456 US mooring deployed on 13/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 2' 10" N  28° 1' 11" W — M451 US mooring deployed on 12/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 0' 37" N  26° 58' 2" W — M457 US mooring deployed on 12/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 0' 22" N  25° 40' 40" W — M458 US mooring deployed on 10/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements58° 0' 46" N  24° 25' 19" W — M452 US mooring deployed on 8/7/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 6' 1" N  9° 30' 9" W — UK OSNAP mooring EB1 deployed at 12:58 03/07/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 26' 54" N  12° 41' 34" W — UK OSNAP mooring WB1 deployed at 16:57 04/07/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 5' 51" N  9° 21' 19" W — UK OSNAP mooring RTADCP deployed at 06:06 03/07/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 6' 7" N  9° 33' 22" W — UK OSNAP mooring EB1 recovery at 09:12 03/07/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 28' 11" N  12° 41' 39" W — UK OSNAP mooring WB1 recovery at 14:29 04/07/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 28' 22" N  12° 20' 16" W — UK OSNAP mooring WB2 recovery at 08:18 04/07/2016
Other physical oceanographic measurements57° 6' 8" N  9° 19' 46" W — UK OSNAP mooring RADCP1 recovery at 07:05 01/07/2016
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
49  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
17607272016-06-29 11:49:08 55° 32' 38" N  5° 0' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760727
17607392016-06-30 12:33:06 57° 6' 1" N  10° 11' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760739
17607402016-06-30 16:14:43 57° 6' 1" N  10° 11' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760740
17607522016-06-30 19:15:50 57° 6' 1" N  10° 11' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760752
17607642016-06-30 23:42:47 57° 6' 1" N  10° 11' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760764
17607762016-07-05 01:41:10 57° 35' 34" N  14° 15' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760776
17607882016-07-05 04:28:41 57° 36' 15" N  14° 53' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760788
17608072016-07-05 07:18:32 57° 36' 52" N  15° 31' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760807
17608192016-07-05 12:41:39 57° 37' 26" N  16° 10' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760819
17608202016-07-05 18:52:02 57° 38' 46" N  17° 25' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760820
17608322016-07-05 22:09:24 57° 39' 23" N  18° 4' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760832
17608442016-07-06 01:31:46 57° 39' 57" N  18° 41' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760844
17608562016-07-06 04:33:12 57° 43' 47" N  19° 13' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760856
17608682016-07-06 07:14:14 57° 47' 31" N  19° 44' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760868
17608812016-07-06 09:50:44 57° 50' 12" N  20° 8' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760881
17608932016-07-06 20:35:49 57° 57' 18" N  21° 11' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760893
17609002016-07-07 01:04:12 57° 54' 55" N  20° 51' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760900
17609122016-07-07 04:05:53 57° 52' 42" N  20° 29' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760912
17609242016-07-07 16:20:08 57° 57' 33" N  21° 51' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760924
17609362016-07-07 21:39:50 57° 57' 28" N  22° 30' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760936
17609482016-07-08 02:20:26 57° 57' 36" N  23° 10' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760948
17609612016-07-08 21:30:04 57° 58' 22" N  23° 51' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760961
17609732016-07-09 03:35:21 57° 57' 57" N  24° 30' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760973
17609852016-07-09 20:42:26 57° 57' 32" N  25° 6' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760985
17609972016-07-10 08:29:32 57° 57' 36" N  25° 44' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1760997
17610002016-07-10 17:57:40 57° 57' 38" N  26° 22' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761000
17610122016-07-10 22:30:38 57° 57' 40" N  27° 0' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761012
17610242016-07-11 02:52:35 57° 58' 35" N  27° 34' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761024
17610362016-07-11 17:59:32 57° 57' 32" N  26° 43' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761036
17610482016-07-11 23:07:32 57° 57' 47" N  27° 14' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761048
17610612016-07-12 19:30:44 57° 59' 40" N  28° 4' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761061
17610732016-07-12 22:36:20 58° 4' 59" N  28° 20' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761073
17610852016-07-13 02:02:52 58° 10' 20" N  28° 36' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761085
17610972016-07-13 05:05:05 58° 15' 38" N  28° 52' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761097
17611042016-07-13 15:30:32 58° 20' 5" N  29° 5' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761104
17611162016-07-13 18:37:27 58° 24' 46" N  29° 18' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761116
17611282016-07-14 09:33:06 58° 29' 24" N  29° 32' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761128
17611412016-07-17 01:37:21 58° 50' 10" N  30° 48' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761141
17611532016-07-17 03:52:10 58° 49' 47" N  30° 34' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761153
17611652016-07-17 19:12:19 58° 45' 39" N  30° 21' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761165
17611772016-07-17 21:36:41 58° 41' 54" N  30° 10' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761177
17611892016-07-18 00:07:17 58° 37' 28" N  29° 56' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761189
17611902016-07-18 02:59:10 58° 33' 16" N  29° 43' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761190
17612082016-07-18 19:04:19 58° 30' 41" N  29° 30' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761208
17612212016-07-19 15:16:08 56° 40' 22" N  33° 40' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761221
17612332016-07-19 16:49:28 56° 42' 27" N  33° 42' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761233
17612452016-07-19 18:38:16 56° 44' 23" N  33° 40' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761245
17612572016-07-19 20:47:50 56° 45' 59" N  33° 43' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761257
17612692016-07-19 23:06:44 56° 48' 5" N  33° 44' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1761269