Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D202

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD202
Cruise period1993-05-07 — 1993-06-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCape Town, South Africa
Port of returnCape Town, South Africa
ObjectivesCTD stations in order to study the Benguela current. Benguela Current Source and Transport (BEST). This hydrogrpahic work had two basic objectives:
1) obtain CTD stations above the BEST moorings in order to obtain a "snap-shot" view of the thermohaline and oxygen stratification and to help interpret the moored array time series data.
2) gather hydrographic and dynamic data, and survey Agluhas eddies.
This cruise was the second of three hydrographic surveys.
Chief scientistArnold L Gordon (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
ProjectBEST
Coordinating bodyLamont Doherty Earth Observatory, USA
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D202 cruise report d202.pdf — access key 'C' (0.43 MB)  RRS Discovery D202 cruise report d202_csr3934.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
SpecificBenguela Current
Track chartsRRS Discovery D202 cruise track — trk3829.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 8760
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 137
Description: XBT T7
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 74
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 8760
Description: ADCP
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 74
Description: 24 per station
AlkalinityQuantity: number of stations = 30
Description: 24 per station
pHQuantity: number of stations = 30
Description: 24 per station
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 74
Description: nutrients, 24 per station
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 44
Description: surface measurements
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 44
Description: surface measurements
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
1  Single-beam echosounder
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5821701993-05-07 07:18  — 1993-06-01 14:58 37° 25' 36" S  2° 1' 6" W — 28° 38' 44" S  18° 27' 11" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582170