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RV Atlantic Explorer AE1833

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Atlantic Explorer (33H4)
Cruise identifierAE1833
Cruise period2018-11-17 — 2018-12-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFort Pierce, United States
Port of returnFort Pierce, United States
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Service (recover and redeploy) 3 tall current meter moorings and 1 short ("bottom-lander") mooring located off the eastern Bahamas along latitude 26.5°N
2. Retrieve data from 6 pressure-equipped inverted echo sounders (PIES) by underwater acoustic telemetry, and recover and redeploy one C-PIES (a PIES with integrated deep current meter)
3. Conduct CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) and Lowered ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) sections across the Florida Current at 27°N, the Northwest Providence Channel, and along the 26.5°N RAPID-MOCHA western boundary line east of Abaco, Bahamas
4. Perform two additional deep-water CTD casts to calibrate moored instrumentation
5. Recover a deep glider operated by the University of Washington along the Abaco 26.5°N line
6. Perform additional work including a shipboard ADCP survey of the Antilles Current and/or CTD/LADCP stations along the 26°N Florida Current section as time permits

Narrative in attached cruise report.
Chief scientistWilliam E Johns (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science)
Cruise reportRV Atlantic Explorer AE1833 cruise report atlanticexplorer_1833.pdf (1.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFlorida Straits, East of Abaco Island, Northwest Providence Channel
Data held at BODC Get data
Series/Profiles 
19  Acoustic current meter
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Moored instrument depth
Reference numbers
Date and time
Temperature of the water column
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
20283122018-11-29 19:00  — 2021-03-12 12:40 26° 29' 43" N  76° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028312
20284532018-11-27 17:00  — 2021-03-06 15:40 26° 30' 42" N  76° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028453
20281032018-11-30 20:00  — 2021-03-10 12:40 26° 30' 32" N  76° 50' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028103
20282932018-11-29 19:00  — 2021-03-12 12:40 26° 29' 43" N  76° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028293
20284892018-11-27 17:00  — 2021-03-06 15:40 26° 30' 42" N  76° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028489
20280842018-11-30 20:00  — 2021-03-10 12:40 26° 30' 32" N  76° 50' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028084
20282562018-11-29 19:00  — 2021-03-12 12:40 26° 29' 43" N  76° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028256
20284652018-11-27 17:00  — 2021-03-06 15:40 26° 30' 42" N  76° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028465
20284772018-11-27 17:00  — 2021-03-06 15:40 26° 30' 42" N  76° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028477
20280962018-11-30 20:00  — 2021-03-10 12:40 26° 30' 32" N  76° 50' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028096
20282442018-11-29 19:00  — 2021-03-12 12:40 26° 29' 43" N  76° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028244
20282682018-11-29 19:00  — 2021-03-12 12:40 26° 29' 43" N  76° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028268
20283242018-11-29 19:00  — 2021-03-12 12:40 26° 29' 43" N  76° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028324
20284412018-11-27 17:00  — 2021-03-06 15:40 26° 30' 42" N  76° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028441
20284902018-11-27 17:00  — 2021-03-06 15:40 26° 30' 42" N  76° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028490
20285082018-11-27 17:00  — 2021-03-06 15:40 26° 30' 42" N  76° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028508
20285212018-11-27 17:00  — 2021-03-06 15:40 26° 30' 42" N  76° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028521
20282812018-11-29 19:00  — 2021-03-12 12:40 26° 29' 43" N  76° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028281
20283002018-11-29 19:00  — 2021-03-12 12:40 26° 29' 43" N  76° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028300
3  Acoustic doppler current profiler
Reference numbers
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)
Reference numbers
Date and time
Vertical spatial coordinates
Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents)

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
20280472018-11-30 20:00  — 2021-03-10 12:00 26° 30' 32" N  76° 50' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028047
20280592018-11-29 19:00  — 2021-03-12 12:00 26° 29' 43" N  76° 30' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028059
20280722018-11-27 17:00  — 2021-03-06 15:00 26° 30' 42" N  76° 6' 26" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 2028072
Discrete samples 
7  Instrument mooring