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RRS Discovery D246

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD246
Cruise period2000-05-15 — 2000-05-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnSouthampton, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesA study of physical-biological interactions in contrast in pelagic shelf waters, including:
A) Quantification of light, turbulence and physical motion.
B) Characterising algae, bacteria, protists.
C) Relate remote sensing to microbial communities.
D) Model interactions of physical forcing on biology.
E) Laying/recovering ADCP
Chief scientistPeter H Burkill (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D246 cruise report d246.pdf — access key 'C' (1.77 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
Specific52degN 07degW
Track chartsRRS Discovery D246 cruise track — d246track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: CTD and bottle samples of water and its biological, chemical components
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 11
Description: Undulating CTD with optical biological measurements
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 11
Description: Undulating CTD with optical biological measurements
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: CTD and bottle samples of water and its biological, chemical components
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: CTD and bottle samples of water and its biological, chemical components
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: CTD and bottle samples of water and its biological, chemical components
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: CTD and bottle samples of water and its biological, chemical components
Contamination 
Suspended matterQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Station bio-optical data
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of deployments = 11
Description: Undulating CTD with optical biological measurements
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Station bio-optical data
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Station bio-optical data
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: CTD and bottle samples of water and its biological, chemical components
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: CTD and bottle samples of water and its biological, chemical components
Meteorology 
Incident radiationQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Station bio-optical data
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Current profiler (eg ADCP)51° 45' 0" N  6° 45' 59" W — ADCP for current profiles
Current profiler (eg ADCP)52° 10' 59" N  5° 51' 59" W — ADCP for current profiles
Current profiler (eg ADCP)52° 9' 59" N  5° 51' 59" W — ADCP for current profiles
Data held at BODC 
Discrete samples 
73  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
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Primary production in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Raw light meter output
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
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
14  Expendable BathythermographTemperature of the water column
14  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyParticulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Particulate total and organic nitrogen concentrations in the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Salinity of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies