Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D192

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD192
Cruise period1990-06-09 — 1990-06-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBarry, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. Rendezvous with the RRS Charles Darwin in order to transfer urgently needed equipment.
2. Resurvey, using SeaSoar and underway surface chemical measurements, the area marked by the drifting buoys released on Discovery 190.
3. Carry out up to 16 CTD casts within the survey area.
4. Recover the remaining drifting buoys.
5. Recover a BOFS Bathysnap at 48N.
Chief scientistDavid R Turner (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
ProjectBOFS
Coordinating bodyNERC, Plymouth Marine Lab.
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D192 cruise report d192.pdf — access key 'C' (10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D192 cruise track — trk3682a.html RRS Discovery D192 cruise track — trk3682b.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 11
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
Description: SeaSoar, surface to 400m
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1200
Description: 'ICEFISH' towed at fixed depth (5-12m)
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 11
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: track kilometres = 1200
Description: 'ICEFISH' towed at fixed depth (5-12m)
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Description: SeaSoar, surface to 400m
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 1
Description: 1 recovered
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Description: Shipborne ADCP
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
Description: SeaSoar, surface to 400m
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 11
OxygenQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
Carbon dioxideQuantity: number of stations = 11
Carbon dioxideQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
Other dissolved gasesQuantity: number of stations = 11
PhosphateQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 11
NitrateQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 11
NitriteQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 11
AmmoniaQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
AmmoniaQuantity: number of stations = 11
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 11
SilicateQuantity: track kilometres = 3000
AlkalinityQuantity: number of stations = 11
pHQuantity: number of stations = 11
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 1200
Description: 'ICEFISH' towed at fixed depth (5-12m)
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 3000
Description: SeaSoar, surface to 400m
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 11
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 11
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters40° 1' 0" N  19° 34' 0" W — Recovery of Bathysnap, deployed 19 May 1989
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurement40° 1' 0" N  19° 34' 0" W — Recovery of Bathysnap
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photography40° 1' 0" N  19° 34' 0" W — Recovery of Bathysnap
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
13  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
Nitrite 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
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
12967741990-06-12 09:37 46° 32' 45" N  15° 42' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296774
12967861990-06-21 23:44 47° 49' 11" N  16° 57' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296786
12967981990-06-22 09:14 47° 56' 17" N  16° 46' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296798
12968051990-06-22 13:53 48° 3' 6" N  16° 30' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296805
12968171990-06-22 18:29 48° 11' 7" N  16° 19' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296817
12968291990-06-22 21:09 48° 17' 17" N  16° 7' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296829
12968301990-06-22 23:32 48° 17' 23" N  16° 6' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296830
12968421990-06-23 10:24 47° 4' 25" N  15° 50' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296842
12968541990-06-23 13:40 46° 57' 31" N  16° 1' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296854
12968661990-06-23 18:52 46° 50' 41" N  16° 11' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296866
12968781990-06-23 22:26 46° 43' 4" N  16° 26' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296878
12968911990-06-24 01:20 46° 41' 36" N  16° 25' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296891
12969091990-06-24 06:17 46° 35' 28" N  16° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1296909
20  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
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

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
9617231990-06-12 09:23 46° 32' 45" N  15° 42' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961723
9617351990-06-12 12:26 46° 30' 47" N  15° 47' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961735
9617471990-06-21 23:35 47° 49' 12" N  16° 57' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961747
9617591990-06-22 01:02 47° 49' 41" N  16° 55' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961759
9617601990-06-22 05:05 47° 56' 17" N  16° 46' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961760
9617721990-06-22 08:22 47° 56' 20" N  16° 46' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961772
9617841990-06-22 09:05 47° 56' 17" N  16° 46' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961784
9617961990-06-22 11:08 48° 2' 53" N  16° 31' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961796
9618031990-06-22 13:45 48° 3' 6" N  16° 30' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961803
9618151990-06-22 15:30 48° 10' 41" N  16° 20' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961815
9618271990-06-22 18:17 48° 11' 7" N  16° 19' 28" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961827
9618391990-06-22 19:55 48° 17' 17" N  16° 7' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961839
9618401990-06-22 23:17 48° 17' 23" N  16° 6' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961840
9618521990-06-23 07:49 47° 4' 39" N  15° 50' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961852
9618641990-06-23 10:15 47° 4' 25" N  15° 50' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961864
9618761990-06-23 12:34 46° 57' 31" N  16° 1' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961876
9618881990-06-23 16:50 46° 49' 38" N  16° 10' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961888
9619071990-06-23 17:49 46° 50' 41" N  16° 11' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961907
9619191990-06-23 23:16 46° 41' 36" N  16° 25' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961919
9619201990-06-24 05:15 46° 35' 28" N  16° 38' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 961920
Discrete samples 
21  CTD frame plus rosette samplerAmmonium 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
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide 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
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Alkalinity, acidity and pH 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
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
556  SeaSoar profile from gridded dataDensity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column