RRS Charles Darwin CD92B

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD92B
Cruise period1995-04-13 — 1995-05-02
Port of departureDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
Port of returnDunstaffnage, United Kingdom
ObjectivesBiochemical studies, CTD work on the Ellett Line, servicing and recovery of moorings. Second part of two leg cruise. CD92/95 leg2
Chief scientistAnton Edwards (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyWOCE IPO
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD92B cruise report cd92.pdf (0.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic, Continental shelf edge, Rockall Trough & Bank, Anton Dohrn
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD92B cruise track — trk4084.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 98
Current metersQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: 2 depl. & 1 rec.
Chemical oceanography 
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 98
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 98
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 98
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 98
RadioactivityQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: surface samples for 137Cs
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 62
Description: fluorometer stations
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 98
Description: chl.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 5
Description: zooplankton net down to 100m
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current meters56° 27' 0" N  9° 2' 53" W — mooring recovered/serviced 16 April 1995
Current meters56° 37' 59" N  6° 24' 59" W — Mooring Y, depl. 14 April 1995
Current meters56° 28' 59" N  9° 1' 0" W — mooring depl. 17 April 1995
Data held at BODC Get data
Discrete samples 
98  CTD frame plus rosette samplerDissolved total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Dissolved total or organic phosphorus concentration in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
2  Instrument mooring
4  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyRadioactivity in water bodies