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RV F.G. Walton Smith WS16336

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV F.G. Walton Smith (33WA)
Cruise identifierWS16336
Cruise period2016-12-01 — 2016-12-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMiami, United States
Port of returnMiami, United States
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe purpose of this cruise was to make microstructure temperature and shear measurements in order to measure dissipation at the intersection of an anticyclonic eddy and the steep topography to the east of Abaco, Bahamas. During the 7 day cruise, 70 profiles of microstructure data were collected using a tethered microstructure profiler, and a shipboard 75 kHz ADCP collected concurrent measurements of ocean currents. This cruise is the first of several planned cruises for the MerMEED project, and the data collected are intended to complement additional field operations, including moored instruments added to the RAPID array (thermistors and ADCPs on the WB1 mooring) and glider deployments planned for the 2017/18 year.
Chief scientistEleanor Frajka-Williams (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Cruise reportRV F.G. Walton Smith WS16336 cruise report waltonsmith_ws16336.pdf (3.64 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificBahamas (Abaco Islands)