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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