Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D182

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD182
Cruise period1989-05-08 — 1989-06-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To undertake semi-synoptic measurements of pO2 and pCO2 in surface water.
2. To study the vertical distribution of T-CO2, A-CO2 and pCO2, oxygen and nitrate in order to estimate the flux of these compounds in and out.
3. To measure the size distribution of phytoplankton at BOFS study sites and, in conjunction with zooplanktologists, to determine whether the predominant flow of carbon is through the microbial food web or through the metazoan zooplankton.
4. To determine the production of biomass by phytoplankton cells of different size through the euphotic zone.
5. To study the spatial distribution of biological and chemical properties of the euphotic zone and their relationship with physical structure.
Chief scientistMichael J R Fasham (Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory)
ProjectJGOFS N. Atlantic Pilot Study, BOFS
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D182 cruise report d182.pdf — access key 'C' (1.47 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D182 cruise track — trk3493.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 39
Water bottle stationsDescription: surface S
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 52
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in hours = 204
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 38
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 1
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 52
Other dissolved gasesQuantity: number of samples = 43
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 34
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 35
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 5
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 35
AlkalinityQuantity: number of stations = 9
pHQuantity: number of stations = 11
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 5
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 38
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 9
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of stations = 14
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 8
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of deployments = 3
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 14
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 20
Description: distribution,biomass determination,energy transfers
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of stations = 17
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: ATP-ADP-AMP conc.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: DNA-RNA
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Hydrocarbon conc.
Meteorology 
Incident radiation
Routine standard measurements
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
35  Bottle station
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
12499721989-06-04 15:28 59° 0' 20" N  21° 15' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249972
12499841989-06-04 17:29 59° 0' 36" N  21° 14' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249984
12499961989-06-04 19:30 59° 0' 43" N  21° 13' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249996
12500081989-06-05 16:43 59° 1' 32" N  21° 9' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1250008
12500211989-06-04 09:13 59° 0' 29" N  21° 18' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1250021
12500331989-06-04 11:39 59° 0' 39" N  21° 17' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1250033
12500451989-06-04 13:28 59° 0' 25" N  21° 15' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1250045
12497021989-05-11 10:42 47° 10' 28" N  19° 38' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249702
12497141989-05-14 09:57 46° 18' 12" N  18° 38' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249714
12497261989-05-14 13:04 46° 18' 16" N  18° 35' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249726
12497381989-05-14 15:43 46° 18' 30" N  18° 34' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249738
12497511989-05-14 18:31 46° 18' 10" N  18° 33' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249751
12497631989-05-17 17:26 46° 34' 5" N  18° 11' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249763
12497751989-05-18 11:21 46° 26' 6" N  17° 43' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249775
12497871989-05-21 11:27 52° 0' 40" N  19° 55' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249787
12497991989-05-23 00:38 55° 54' 44" N  20° 5' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249799
12498061989-05-27 18:46 59° 17' 22" N  21° 8' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249806
12498181989-05-29 09:31 59° 12' 9" N  21° 49' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249818
12498311989-05-29 19:44 59° 13' 41" N  22° 4' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249831
12498431989-05-31 10:48 59° 18' 29" N  22° 41' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249843
12498551989-05-31 12:46 59° 18' 27" N  22° 44' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249855
12498671989-05-31 15:00 59° 19' 0" N  22° 45' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249867
12498791989-05-31 18:31 59° 17' 23" N  22° 51' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249879
12498801989-05-31 20:23 59° 17' 13" N  22° 53' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249880
12498921989-06-02 01:37 59° 18' 55" N  23° 2' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249892
12499111989-05-26 11:10 59° 31' 16" N  20° 48' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249911
12499231989-06-02 10:36 59° 14' 21" N  23° 17' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249923
12499351989-06-02 14:52 59° 11' 55" N  23° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249935
12499471989-06-02 16:24 59° 11' 35" N  23° 22' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249947
12499591989-06-02 18:36 59° 11' 47" N  23° 26' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249959
12499601989-06-02 20:23 59° 8' 56" N  23° 26' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1249960
12513131989-05-21 14:59 52° 0' 19" N  19° 52' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1251313
12513251989-05-23 03:48 55° 53' 43" N  20° 6' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1251325
12513371989-05-26 16:05 59° 29' 50" N  20° 52' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1251337
12513491989-06-05 18:00 59° 1' 52" N  21° 9' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1251349
52  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance 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
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance 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

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9591161989-05-13 14:48 46° 21' 43" N  18° 50' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959116
9591281989-05-14 09:29 46° 18' 12" N  18° 38' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959128
9591411989-05-14 12:46 46° 18' 16" N  18° 35' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959141
9591531989-05-14 15:23 46° 18' 29" N  18° 34' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959153
9591651989-05-14 18:16 46° 18' 10" N  18° 33' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959165
9591771989-05-15 14:26 46° 18' 33" N  18° 22' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959177
9591891989-05-16 08:44 46° 21' 34" N  18° 21' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959189
9591901989-05-16 10:58 46° 23' 48" N  18° 17' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959190
9592081989-05-17 16:56 46° 34' 5" N  18° 11' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959208
9592211989-05-18 06:11 46° 27' 12" N  17° 45' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959221
9592331989-05-18 10:58 46° 26' 6" N  17° 43' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959233
9592451989-05-18 15:13 46° 25' 4" N  17° 40' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959245
9592571989-05-18 19:23 46° 25' 2" N  17° 39' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959257
9592691989-05-21 08:19 52° 0' 31" N  19° 57' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959269
9592701989-05-21 11:03 52° 0' 40" N  19° 55' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959270
9592821989-05-23 00:10 55° 54' 45" N  20° 5' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959282
9592941989-05-23 01:26 55° 54' 11" N  20° 5' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959294
9593011989-05-25 01:06 59° 30' 58" N  20° 45' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959301
9593131989-05-26 10:34 59° 31' 16" N  20° 48' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959313
9593251989-05-26 12:39 59° 30' 25" N  20° 51' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959325
9593371989-05-26 21:47 59° 27' 15" N  20° 52' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959337
9593491989-05-27 08:43 59° 20' 50" N  21° 3' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959349
9593501989-05-27 12:20 59° 19' 8" N  21° 3' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959350
9593621989-05-27 18:27 59° 17' 22" N  21° 8' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959362
9593741989-05-29 08:57 59° 12' 9" N  21° 49' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959374
9593861989-05-29 11:05 59° 12' 33" N  21° 52' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959386
9593981989-05-29 13:05 59° 13' 3" N  21° 57' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959398
9594051989-05-29 17:09 59° 13' 27" N  22° 1' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959405
9594171989-05-29 19:29 59° 13' 41" N  22° 4' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959417
9594291989-05-31 10:21 59° 18' 29" N  22° 41' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959429
9594301989-05-31 12:16 59° 18' 27" N  22° 44' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959430
9594421989-05-31 14:40 59° 19' 0" N  22° 45' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959442
9594541989-05-31 18:11 59° 17' 23" N  22° 51' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959454
9594661989-05-31 20:07 59° 17' 13" N  22° 53' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959466
9594781989-06-02 01:17 59° 18' 55" N  23° 2' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959478
9594911989-06-02 10:09 59° 14' 21" N  23° 17' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959491
9595091989-06-02 12:17 59° 12' 54" N  23° 19' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959509
9595101989-06-02 14:16 59° 11' 55" N  23° 21' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959510
9595221989-06-02 16:05 59° 11' 35" N  23° 22' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959522
9595341989-06-02 18:18 59° 11' 47" N  23° 26' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959534
9595461989-06-02 20:06 59° 8' 56" N  23° 26' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959546
9595581989-06-04 08:45 59° 0' 29" N  21° 18' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959558
9595711989-06-04 11:16 59° 0' 39" N  21° 17' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959571
9595831989-06-04 13:02 59° 0' 25" N  21° 15' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959583
9595951989-06-04 15:04 59° 0' 20" N  21° 15' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959595
9596021989-06-04 16:58 59° 0' 36" N  21° 14' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959602
9596141989-06-04 19:10 59° 0' 43" N  21° 13' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959614
9596261989-06-05 15:05 59° 1' 19" N  21° 8' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959626
9596381989-06-05 16:05 59° 1' 32" N  21° 9' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959638
9596511989-06-05 18:46 59° 2' 7" N  21° 8' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959651
9596631989-05-29 14:01 59° 13' 5" N  21° 57' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959663
9596751989-05-29 15:01 59° 13' 9" N  21° 58' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 959675
Discrete samples 
53  CTD frame plus rosette samplerBacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic biomass in water bodies
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Particulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Metadata parameters
Bacterial production in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Microzooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Salinity of the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phycobolin pigment concentrations in the water column
Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies
28  Expendable BathythermographTemperature of the water column
150  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyBacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Phycobolin pigment concentrations in the water column
13  Stand-alone pumpsMetadata parameters
23  Water bottle hydrocastBacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Density of the water column
Metadata parameters
Bacterial production in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Primary production in the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
New production in water bodies
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Phycobolin pigment concentrations in the water column