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RRS Charles Darwin CD163/164b

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Charles Darwin (74AB)
Cruise identifierCD163/164b
Cruise period2004-09-23 — 2004-10-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureReykjavík, Iceland
Port of returnGlasgow, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesRRS CHARLES DARWIN cruise CD163/164b was carried out jointly by the Institut fuer Meereskunde at the Centre for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Hamburg and the Kongelijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee with participation of the Finnish Institute for Marine Research, Helsinki, the Lowestoft Laboratory of CEFAS, the Geophysical Department of the University of Copenhagen, and the School of Environmental Science of the University of East Anglia, Norwich. The measurements contributed to three projects:
- the Arctic Subarctic Ocean Flux (ASOF-W) study, funded by the European Union
- the Long-term Ocean Climate Observation (LOCO) project, funded by the Dutch National Science Foundation NOW
- the UK funded Rapid Climate Change (RAPID), a programme of the Natural Environment Research Council
The main objective of the cruise was to recover and deploy self contained current meter and hydrographic moorings for the above projects. In addition, ten CTD profiles were acquired at selected locations and underway measurements of meteorological and near surface ocean parameters were made, using the ship board observing system.
Chief scientistDetlef Quadfasel (University of Hamburg Oceanography Institute)
ProjectASOF - LOCO - RAPID
Coordinating bodyEU - NWO - NERC
Cruise reportRRS Charles Darwin CD163/164b cruise report cd163_164b.pdf — access key 'C' (1.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificNorth Atlantic, East Greenland shelf and slope, Denmark Strait
Track chartsRRS Charles Darwin CD163/164b cruise track — cd163_164btrk.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 3704
Description: Surface TS optical
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 10
Description: CTD-02 casts plus lowered ADCP
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Quantity: track kilometres = 3704
Description: ADCP
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 3704
Description: Routine meteorological obs.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Physical oceanography 
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)63° 28' 0" N  36° 19' 59" W — Water sampling mooring
Current meters63° 40' 59" N  37° 1' 0" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters58° 49' 0" N  32° 0' 0" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 40' 59" N  37° 0' 0" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 16' 59" N  35° 52' 0" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 8' 59" N  40° 49' 59" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 0' 0" N  40° 32' 59" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 7' 0" N  40° 47' 59" W — Deployed, Current meter mooring
Current meters59° 12' 0" N  39° 38' 59" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters59° 15' 0" N  39° 38' 59" W — Deployed, sediment trap and CTD mooring
Current meters59° 15' 0" N  36° 23' 59" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 32' 59" N  36° 31' 0" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 28' 59" N  36° 17' 59" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 22' 0" N  36° 4' 0" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 16' 59" N  35° 52' 0" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters62° 46' 0" N  34° 58' 0" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 7' 0" N  35° 32' 59" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters59° 25' 59" N  39° 0' 0" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters59° 21' 0" N  38° 52' 0" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters59° 13' 59" N  36° 23' 59" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters59° 0' 0" N  33° 55' 59" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters58° 52' 59" N  32° 47' 59" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters62° 46' 0" N  34° 58' 0" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 7' 0" N  35° 32' 59" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 34' 59" N  36° 38' 59" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 28' 59" N  36° 17' 59" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 22' 0" N  36° 4' 0" W — Deployed, Current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters63° 0' 0" N  40° 32' 59" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring
Current meters59° 8' 59" N  35° 31' 59" W — Recovered, current meters and CTD mooring