RRS James Clark Ross JR20001013 (JR52 Leg2)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS James Clark Ross (74JC)
Cruise identifierJR20001013 (JR52 Leg2)
Cruise period2000-10-11 — 2000-10-17
Port of departureMontevideo, Uruguay
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
ObjectivesThe aim was to trial time AutoFlux system and its associated prototype fast-response heat and moisture sensors. AutoFlux is a prototype system intended to provide real-time measurements of the air-sea fluxes of momentum, heat and moisture in addition to mean meterological variables, and to operate autonomously. The system logged data continuously during the cruise. Logging and processing software were developed during the cruise. The first leg of this activity took place on the previous journey, JR20000912 (JR53, AMT11).
Chief scientistMargaret J Yelland (Southampton Oceanography Centre)
ProjectAutoflux (MAST, MA53-CT97-0108)
Coordinating bodyEuropean Union (EU)
Cruise reportRRS James Clark Ross JR20001013 (JR52 Leg2) cruise report jr52.pdf (8.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
SpecificSouth Atlantic Ocean from Montevideo to the Falkland Islands
Track chartsRRS James Clark Ross JR20001013 (JR52 Leg2) cruise track — jr52track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Other meteorological measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 34
Description: The Autoflux system and sensors logged the following parameters continuously: air temperature, wet bulb air temperature, atmospheric pressure, sea temperature, true wind speed, true wind direction, ship's position, ship speed, ship course, ship heading. Details of instrumentation etc are given in the cruise report: M.J. Yelland and R.W. Pascal, 2000: RRS James Clark Ross Cruise 52 - autoflux trials cruise. Southampton Oceanography Centre Cruise No. 32.