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SSV Corwith Cramer C288 (F2019-041)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)SSV Corwith Cramer (33CC)
Cruise identifierC288 (F2019-041)
Cruise period2019-10-11 — 2019-11-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWoods Hole, United States
Port of returnChristiansted, Virgin Islands, U.S.
PurposeEducational
ObjectivesThe cruise traversed several major oceanographic provinces:
a) the seasonally cold, less saline coastal waters of the Vineyard Sound, Rhode Island Sound, Sakonnet River and continental shelf
b) the transitional waters of the continental shelf
c) the comparatively warm waters of the Gulf Stream
d) the seasonally cool waters of the Northern Sargasso Sea
e) the warming, salty waters of the North Atlantic sub-tropical convergence zone
f) the warm, less saline waters of the Southern Sargasso Sea
g) the warn and exceptionally low saline waters of the Tropical Atlantic
h) the warm, saline waters of the Eastern Caribbean.

We collected data with 124 individual deployments from 53 discrete geographic stations along our cruise track. Comparison of the physical, chemical, geological and biological features of these regions represented the major scientific theme of this Sea Semester.
Chief scientistJeffrey M Schell (Sea Education Association)
Cruise reportSSV Corwith Cramer C288 (F2019-041) cruise report corwithcramer_c288.pdf (0.38 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificSargasso Sea
Track chartsSSV Corwith Cramer C288 (F2019-041) cruise track — corwithcramer_c288trk.pdf (0.30 MB)