Cruise inventory

RRS Discovery D294 (AMT16)

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RRS Discovery (74E3)
Cruise identifierD294 (AMT16)
Cruise period2005-05-20 — 2005-06-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureCape Town, South Africa
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe Atlantic Meridional Transect Programme (AMT) is a UK National Environment Research Council (NERC) funded project which aims to quantify the nature and causes of ecological and biogeochemical variability in the planktonic ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean, and the effects of this variability on the biological carbon pump and on air-sea exchange of radiatively active gases and aerosols. The programme continues a series of 12 bi-annual transect cruises between the UK (50degN) and the Falkland Islands (52degS) which took place between 1995 and 2000. The cruises measured hydrographic and bio-optical properties, plankton community structure and primary production. Six further cruises will take place between 2003 and 2005 to provide a unique decadal time series of spatially extensive observations on the structure and biogeochemical properties of planktonic ecosystems.
For AMT 15 and 16, the passage has been between Cape Town and the UK on the RRS Discovery. Typically, two CTD/water bottle casts are undertaken each day and material collected for incubations and for analyses. In addition, plankton netting for coccolithophores and profile of optical measurements are carried out.
AMT 16 left Cape Town on May 20th, reached 25S 25W on about May 31, the equator at 25 W on May 7th, 30N 40W on June 17th; the furthest NW point (33 N 46 W) on June 19th, passed through the Azores and arrived in Falmouth on June 29th. Two stations were worked most days; one station pre-dawn for productivity incubation material and a second station for water characterisation and optical work at noon. A total of 67 stations were worked.
Chief scientistTony Bale (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAtlantic Meridional Transect (AMT)
Coordinating bodyNERC/AMT Steering Committee
Cruise reportRRS Discovery D294 (AMT16) cruise report d294.pdf — access key 'C' (3.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean
SpecificSouthern Atlantic; Equatorial Atlantic; Northern Atlantic
Track chartsRRS Discovery D294 (AMT16) cruise track — d294_05roscop4737trk1.html RRS Discovery D294 (AMT16) cruise track — d294_05roscop4737trk2.pdf (0.51 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Underway water sampling (non toxic supply) - T,S, Fluorescence (Rob Lloyd)
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous (every 4 minute) measurements of temperature and salinity of the pumped, non-toxic water supply (Drapeau).
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 64
Description: Vertical profiles, T, S, Fluor, Trans, PAR and ADCP - mostly to 300m, about 24 to 1000m and 3 to > 5000m (Jon Short, Dougal Mountifield) )
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of profiles = 290
Description: BOT Moving vehicle profiler (T,S, fluorescence?) (Short, Mountifield)
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 31
Description: Water from various depths filtered to collect particles for subsequent particle absorption and back-scattering (PABS) measurements.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: Profiling reflectance/radiometer (PRR) profiles.
Optics (eg underwater light levels)Quantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous (daylight) measurements of up and down welling radiance measured from the bow of the ship. (Drapeau).
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous (every 4 minute) measurements of particle back-scatter in the pumped, non-toxic water supply before an dafter acidification (Drapeau).
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous (every 2 minute) measurements of absorption and attenuation of the pumped, non-toxic water supply at 9 visible wavelengths before and after filtration at 0.2um (Drapeau).
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous (daylight) measurements of up and down welling radiance measured from the bow of the ship. (Drapeau).
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of samples = 144
Description: For oxygen optode calibration using Winkler titration taken from the underway pumped (non toxic) water as well as from one depth of 22 CTD casts casts (Jan Kaiser).
OxygenQuantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous MIMS analysis of Ar, O2, N2 and CO2 in the pumped (non toxic) water as well as from 9-10 depths from 10 CTD casts (Jan Kaiser).
Carbon dioxideQuantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous measurements of pC02 in water from the non-toxic supply, using an automated IR gas analyser (Dorothee Bakker/ Trish Frickers).
Carbon dioxideQuantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous MIMS analysis of Ar, O2, N2 and CO2 in the pumped (non toxic) water as well as from 9-10 depths from 10 CTD casts (Jan Kaiser).
Other dissolved gasesQuantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous MIMS analysis of Ar, O2, N2 and CO2 in the pumped (non toxic) water as well as from 9-10 depths from 10 CTD casts (Jan Kaiser).
PhosphateQuantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Analyses of micro and nano molar phosphate at typically 12 water depths in every CTD cast. (Katie Chamberlain/ Trish Frickers).
NitrateQuantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Analyses of micro and nano molar nitrate plus nitrite concentrations at typically 12 water depths in every CTD cast. (Katie Chamberlain/ Trish Frickers).
NitriteQuantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Analyses of micro and nano molar nitrite concentrations at typically 12 water depths in every CTD cast. (Katie Chamberlain/ Trish Frickers)
AmmoniaQuantity: number of profiles = 25
Description: Analyses of nano molar ammonia concentrations at typically 12 water depths in a selection of CTD casts (Trish Frickers).
SilicateQuantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Analyses of micromolar silicate concentration at typically 12 water depths in every CTD cast. (Katie Chamberlain/ Trish Frickers).
Trace elementsQuantity: number of samples = 68
Description: Two samples per day taken from clean, pumped surface water supply for the determination of labile dissolved FeII, and dissolved Fe using FI-CL analysis.
Trace elementsQuantity: number of profiles = 30
Description: Samples taken at typically 5 depths in clean CTD bottles for the determination of labile dissolved FeII, and dissolved Fe using FI-CL analysis. (Ussher)
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 29
Description: Collected from various CTDs and from underway pumped water (non toxic) and sent to Jerusalem for triple oxygen isotope analyses. (Jan Kaiser).
IsotopesQuantity: number of samples = 242
Description: From 22 casts taken for nitrogen oxygen isotoperatios in nitrate (Jan Kaiser).
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 543
Description: Taken from both CTD casts each day and from typically 6-8 depths for subsequent analyses of particulate inorganic carbon (PIC). (Drapeau).
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 543
Description: Taken from both CTD casts each day and from typically 6-8 depths for subsequent analyses of Biogenic Silica (BSi) at NOC, Southampton. (Drapeau).
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 516
Description: Taken from the non-toxic, pumped water supply and filtered for subsequent analyses of Biogenic Silica (BSi) at NOC, Southampton. (Drapeau).
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 516
Description: Taken from the non-toxic, pumped water supply and filtered for subsequent analyses of particulate inorganic carbon (PIC) (Drapeau).
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 56
Description: Taken from the pumped, non-toxic water supply for subsequent analysis of DIC (Trish Frickers)
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsDescription: Aerosol particles on filters (Ussher).
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 56
Description: Taken from the pumped, non-toxic water supply for subsequent analysis of DIC (Trish Frickers).
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of samples = 31
Description: Water samples from ten depths in each profile analysed for hydrogen peroxide concentration (Bale).
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: number of profiles = 28
Description: Samples taken at six light depths (97,55, 33, 14, 1 and 0.1%) for primary production measurements using 14C-labelled sodium carbonate. (Poulton).
Primary productivityQuantity: number of stations = 30
Description: 5 depths analysed for gross production and dark community respiration based on the analysis of dissolved oxygen using a Winkler titration (Niki Gist).
Primary productivityQuantity: number of profiles = 63
Description: Fast repetition rate fluorometer (FRRF) profiles, 12 profiles on CTDs; 41 free-profiled from crane on stbd quarter.
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Measurements at six light depths (97,55, 33, 14, 1 and 0.1%) of total chlorophyll (Poulton/Cook).
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Samples taken at six light depths (97,55, 33, 14, 1 and 0.1% light levels) for pigment analysis by HPLC (Poulton/Cook)
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of profiles = 29
Description: Samples taken at six light depths (97,55, 33, 14, 1 and 0.1%) for subsequent size-fractionated chlorophyll analyses. (Poulton/Cook).
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 110
Description: Taken from the pumped non-toxic supply and filtered for total chlorophyll analysis (Cook).
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: number of samples = 94
Description: Taken from the pumped non-toxic supply and filtered for subsequent pigment analysis by HPLC (Cook).
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence)Quantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Continuous (every 4 minute) measurements of chlorophyll fluorescence in the pumped, non-toxic water supply (Drapeau).
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of profiles = 33
Description: Samples taken from 11-19 depths for subsequent analysis of DOC and DON (Xi Pan).
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of profiles = 33
Description: Samples taken for analysis of DOP following ultraviolet irradiation of water samples to convert organic phosphorus to inorganic phosphorus. Samples were analysed colourimetrically on-board using the instruments employed for dissolved phosphate analyses (Xi Pan).
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of samples = 95
Description: Taken from the pumped non-toxic supply and filtered for subsequent POC/PON analysis (Cook).
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Quantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Samples taken at six light depths (97,55, 33, 14, 1 and 0.1%) and filtered for subsequent analysis of particulate organic carbon (POC) and particulate organic nitrogen PON) (Poulton/Cook).
Dissolved organic matter (inc DOC)Quantity: number of profiles = 58
Description: Coloured dissolved organic material (CDOM) measured at typically 5 depths ( 97, 55, 33, 14 and 1% light levels plus extra depths near chlorophyll max on each profile.
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of experiments = 7
Description: incubations of marine bacteria from CTD samples at the 55% light depth in order to generate harvestable quantities of bacterial-generated sidophores (Mawji).
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 21
Description: Taken from the 55% light depth on CTD casts for the extraction and subsequent identification of Marine Siderophores by LC-ESI-MS and LC-ICP-MS. (Mawji).
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of profiles = 23
Description: Incubations of samples (16degC, 48 hours) from 1 to 4 depths with with various labels to measure turnover of labile organic nitrogen and phosphorus. (Sarah Reynolds)
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of profiles = 27
Description: Samples taken at 8 depths for subsequent determination of phospholipids(Sarah Reynolds)
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 84
Description: For the subsequent determination of free and hydrolysable amino acids (3 profiles -13 depths, 4 profiles- 4depths and 17 profiles-1 sample at the chlorophyll maximum) (Sarah Reynolds)
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 39
Description: Obtained from stand-alone pumps (SAPs); (13 stations and 3 depths 50, 100, 150m) for analyses of stable nitrogen isotopes. Typically 1000 litres filtered through each filter. (Sarah Reynolds)
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of profiles = 8
Description: Samples taken (in triplicate) from typically 5 to 8 depths for subsequent determination of micosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) (Cook).
Biochemical measurements (eg lipids, amino acids)Quantity: number of samples = 22
Description: Taken (in triplicate) from the pumped non-toxic supply for subsequent determination of micosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) (Cook).
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 37
Description: Water collected from four CTD light depths (surface, 14, 1 and 0.1%) in each profile and filtered on 0.4um pore polycarbonate membranes for subsequent SEM analysis. (Frada)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 37
Description: Water collected from four CTD light depths (surface, 14, 1 and 0.1%) in each profile and filtered on 0.45um pore polyethersuphone membranes for subsequent DNA analysis. (Frada)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 543
Description: Taken from both CTD casts each day and from typically 6-8 depths for subsequent analyses of coccolithophore composition (CC) using light microscopy. (Drapeau).
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 516
Description: Taken from the non-toxic, pumped water supply and filtered for subsequent analyses of coccolithophore composition (CC) using light microscopy. (Drapeau).
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Samples taken at six light depths (97,55, 33, 14, 1 and 0.1%) and preserved in lugol's iodine and buffered formalin for later plankton enumeration.
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 18
Description: Surface nets. Towed at pre-dawn stations for collection and concentration of coccolithophores; the samples were split for subsequent analyses of DNA, SEM and COD-FISH (as above). (Frada)
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 37
Description: Water collected from four CTD light depths (surface, 14, 1 and 0.1%) in each profile and filtered on 0.2um pore anodisc membranes. these were preserved and stored for subsequent COD-FISH analysis. (Frada)
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: 5 depths from each profile fixed with Lugol's Iodine for zooplankton analyses (Michelle Hale)
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 9
Description: Samples from 2 light depths (55 and 1%) labelled with leucine and methionine to determine, subsequently, the amino acid turnover.
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 6
Description: Samples from two light depths (55 and 1%) incubated with various amino acids and radio-labelled substrates for subsequent analysis by microradiography (MAR) and FISH. (Schattenhofer).
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 63
Description: Samples from 6-8 water depths filtered and fixed for subsequent fluorescence in-situ hybridisation (FISH) analysis to determine the microbial taxa. (Schattenhofer).
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of measurements = 6
Description: Emmission spectra of phytoplankton from one depth on 6 CTD casts was measured after the phytoplankton had been concentrated and frozen (liq nitrogen) on GF-5 filter pads. (Koblizek)
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of experiments = 9
Description: Microbial community dydnamics: nutrient amendment and zoopankton grazing experiments (Michelle Hale).
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 67
Description: Bacteriochlorophyll was measured in samples taken from all the euphotic depths in each CTD water bottle profile using a novel kinetic fluorometer. (Koblizek)
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 31
Description: Samples from 2 light depths (55 and 1%) labelled with bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) so that, subsequently, the proliferating cells can be quantified.
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 5
Description: Samples from 2 light depths (55 and 1%) labelled with leucine and methionine to determine amino acid uptake in dominant groups following sorting using flow cytometry at PML (Schattenhofer).
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of experiments = 23
Description: Bacteriochlorophyll was measured in samples taken from the 55% light depth and incubated at that light intensity for a complete solar day. Sub samples were taken from the incubator at 1-2 hour intervals and measured as above. (Koblizek)
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 65
Description: Measurements of the distribution, abundance and community structure of nano and pico plankton and heterotrophic bacteria from typically 14 water depths using analytical flow cytometry.
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 22
Description: Samples taken from five depths and filtered for post cruise analysis of Synechococcus gentic diversity using FISH (Glen Tarran).
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of profiles = 33
Description: Samples taken and preserved from four depths in each profile for Prochlorococcus viruses (post cruise) characterisation. (Glen Tarran).
Pelagic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of experiments = 9
Description: Collaborative study bacterioplankton community structure, abundance and dynamics with M.Male, M. Koblizek and M Schattenhofer.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of profiles = 28
Description: Samples taken at six light depths (97,55, 33, 14, 1 and 0.1%) for calcification rates measurements (Poulton).
Meteorology 
Routine standard measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 16668
Description: Underway meteorology, light, waves (Rob Lloyd)
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
64  Bottle station
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Reference numbers
Quality control flags
Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies
Metadata parameters
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11318212005-06-17 12:41 29° 27' 11" N  39° 48' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131821
11318702005-06-18 05:24 31° 23' 5" N  42° 8' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131870
11318082005-06-18 12:18 31° 43' 18" N  42° 39' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131808
11319982005-06-19 05:22 33° 34' 32" N  45° 32' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131998
11320982005-06-19 12:29 33° 55' 28" N  46° 4' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132098
11322092005-06-20 05:34 34° 54' 32" N  42° 33' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132209
11320862005-06-20 12:29 35° 5' 46" N  41° 50' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132086
11320252005-06-21 04:59 36° 3' 56" N  38° 20' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132025
11321052005-06-21 12:19 36° 27' 33" N  36° 55' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132105
11316612005-06-22 04:36 37° 20' 53" N  33° 39' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131661
11323022005-06-22 12:18 37° 34' 12" N  32° 50' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132302
11320012005-06-23 03:27 38° 18' 8" N  30° 3' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132001
11319012005-06-23 12:22 39° 15' 51" N  28° 49' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131901
11322102005-06-24 03:52 41° 8' 29" N  26° 22' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132210
11317902005-06-24 12:23 42° 6' 33" N  25° 4' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131790
11317042005-06-25 02:54 43° 44' 6" N  22° 52' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131704
11319862005-06-25 12:21 44° 22' 5" N  21° 59' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131986
11317162005-06-26 06:02 46° 2' 7" N  19° 40' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131716
11318692005-06-26 11:25 46° 22' 0" N  18° 51' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131869
11322952005-06-27 04:32 47° 1' 55" N  15° 14' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132295
11321912005-06-27 11:17 47° 16' 38" N  13° 58' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132191
11318332005-05-21 03:02 31° 57' 51" S  16° 58' 8" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131833
11320492005-05-21 09:40 31° 0' 5" S  16° 29' 24" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132049
11320502005-05-24 03:58 31° 49' 59" S  10° 29' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132050
11321422005-05-24 10:36 31° 34' 33" S  9° 19' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132142
11317652005-05-25 10:24 30° 38' 17" S  4° 12' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131765
11316732005-05-26 03:57 29° 57' 52" S  0° 41' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131673
11316852005-05-27 11:25 28° 44' 35" S  5° 45' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131685
11317282005-05-28 04:54 28° 4' 12" S  9° 14' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131728
11318822005-05-28 12:50 27° 49' 45" S  10° 31' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131882
11321542005-05-29 08:19 27° 13' 45" S  13° 26' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132154
11321662005-05-29 11:26 27° 9' 54" S  13° 51' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132166
11317412005-05-30 05:12 26° 31' 46" S  17° 13' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131741
11318942005-05-30 12:27 26° 17' 0" S  18° 27' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131894
11321172005-05-31 05:53 25° 36' 20" S  21° 55' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132117
11322222005-05-31 12:26 25° 23' 4" S  23° 4' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132222
11320622005-06-01 05:58 22° 52' 46" S  24° 59' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132062
11318452005-06-01 14:30 22° 27' 30" S  24° 59' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131845
11321292005-06-02 05:13 20° 11' 49" S  24° 59' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132129
11322832005-06-02 12:20 19° 14' 21" S  24° 59' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132283
11316972005-06-03 06:03 16° 16' 37" S  24° 59' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131697
11317772005-06-03 12:20 15° 24' 36" S  25° 0' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131777
11320742005-06-04 05:57 12° 24' 38" S  24° 59' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132074
11316362005-06-04 12:25 11° 57' 3" S  25° 0' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131636
11321782005-06-05 05:10 9° 4' 27" S  24° 59' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132178
11320132005-06-06 05:47 5° 9' 47" S  25° 0' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132013
11318572005-06-06 12:27 4° 15' 1" S  25° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131857
11316482005-06-07 05:24 1° 37' 58" S  24° 59' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131648
11322342005-06-08 04:46 1° 10' 29" N  25° 34' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132234
11323142005-06-08 12:22 2° 3' 24" N  25° 59' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132314
11321302005-06-09 05:33 4° 16' 44" N  27° 1' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132130
11319132005-06-09 13:56 5° 9' 28" N  27° 25' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131913
11322462005-06-10 05:30 7° 14' 56" N  28° 26' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132246
11319252005-06-10 12:27 7° 41' 47" N  28° 40' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131925
11322582005-06-11 04:47 10° 0' 33" N  29° 47' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132258
11320372005-06-12 12:22 13° 11' 43" N  31° 20' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132037
11319372005-06-13 05:01 15° 45' 49" N  32° 35' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131937
11317892005-06-13 12:20 16° 19' 31" N  32° 53' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131789
11317532005-06-14 04:47 18° 57' 59" N  34° 12' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131753
11319492005-06-14 12:20 20° 5' 15" N  34° 46' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131949
11319502005-06-15 04:58 22° 48' 10" N  36° 9' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131950
11319622005-06-15 13:55 23° 21' 42" N  36° 27' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131962
11322712005-06-16 13:57 26° 50' 32" N  38° 18' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1132271
11319742005-06-17 05:20 29° 9' 7" N  39° 32' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1131974
67  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Density of the water column
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10557292005-06-25 12:03 44° 22' 5" N  21° 59' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055729
10557302005-06-26 04:08 46° 1' 19" N  19° 40' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055730
10557422005-06-26 05:46 46° 2' 7" N  19° 40' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055742
10557542005-06-26 11:10 46° 22' 0" N  18° 51' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055754
10557172005-06-25 02:36 43° 44' 5" N  22° 52' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055717
10557662005-06-27 04:07 47° 1' 55" N  15° 14' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055766
10557782005-06-27 11:02 47° 16' 38" N  13° 58' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055778
10557912005-06-07 05:06 1° 37' 58" S  24° 59' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055791
10558092005-06-08 04:13 1° 10' 30" N  25° 34' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055809
10558102005-06-08 12:01 2° 3' 24" N  25° 59' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055810
10558222005-06-09 05:05 4° 16' 45" N  27° 1' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055822
10558342005-06-09 12:14 5° 9' 28" N  27° 25' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055834
10558462005-06-10 05:06 7° 14' 56" N  28° 26' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055846
10558582005-06-10 12:09 7° 41' 47" N  28° 40' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055858
10558712005-06-11 04:11 10° 0' 33" N  29° 47' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055871
10558832005-06-12 12:04 13° 11' 43" N  31° 20' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055883
10558952005-06-13 04:41 15° 45' 49" N  32° 35' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055895
10559022005-06-13 12:04 16° 19' 31" N  32° 53' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055902
10559142005-06-14 04:07 18° 58' 0" N  34° 12' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055914
10559262005-06-14 12:03 20° 5' 15" N  34° 46' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055926
10559382005-06-15 04:37 22° 48' 10" N  36° 9' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055938
10559512005-06-15 12:01 23° 21' 42" N  36° 27' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055951
10559632005-06-16 05:06 25° 40' 51" N  37° 40' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055963
10559752005-06-16 13:36 26° 50' 32" N  38° 18' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055975
10559872005-06-17 04:43 29° 9' 7" N  39° 32' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055987
10559992005-06-17 12:21 29° 27' 11" N  39° 48' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055999
10560022005-05-21 02:45 31° 57' 51" S  16° 58' 9" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056002
10560142005-05-21 09:21 31° 0' 6" S  16° 29' 23" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056014
10560262005-05-24 03:41 31° 49' 59" S  10° 29' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056026
10560382005-05-24 10:16 31° 34' 32" S  9° 19' 31" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056038
10560512005-05-25 10:04 30° 38' 17" S  4° 12' 56" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056051
10560632005-05-26 03:38 29° 57' 52" S  0° 41' 58" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056063
10560752005-05-27 11:09 28° 44' 35" S  5° 45' 11" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056075
10560872005-05-28 04:37 28° 4' 12" S  9° 14' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056087
10560992005-05-28 12:27 27° 49' 45" S  10° 31' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056099
10561062005-05-29 03:40 27° 15' 10" S  13° 26' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056106
10561182005-05-29 08:02 27° 13' 45" S  13° 26' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056118
10561312005-05-29 11:08 27° 9' 53" S  13° 51' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056131
10561432005-05-30 04:42 26° 31' 46" S  17° 13' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056143
10561552005-05-30 12:07 26° 17' 0" S  18° 27' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056155
10561672005-05-31 05:34 25° 36' 20" S  21° 55' 54" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056167
10561792005-05-31 12:10 25° 23' 4" S  23° 4' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056179
10561802005-06-01 05:40 22° 52' 46" S  24° 59' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056180
10561922005-06-01 12:13 22° 27' 30" S  24° 59' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056192
10562112005-06-02 04:39 20° 11' 49" S  24° 59' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056211
10562232005-06-02 12:02 19° 14' 21" S  24° 59' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056223
10562352005-06-03 05:46 16° 16' 37" S  24° 59' 46" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056235
10562472005-06-03 12:06 15° 24' 36" S  25° 0' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056247
10562592005-06-04 05:42 12° 24' 38" S  24° 59' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056259
10562602005-06-04 12:06 11° 57' 3" S  25° 0' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056260
10562722005-06-05 04:38 9° 4' 27" S  24° 59' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056272
10562842005-06-06 05:24 5° 9' 46" S  25° 0' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056284
10562962005-06-06 12:06 4° 15' 1" S  25° 0' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056296
10563032005-06-18 05:06 31° 23' 5" N  42° 8' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056303
10563152005-06-18 11:59 31° 43' 18" N  42° 39' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056315
10563272005-06-19 05:05 33° 34' 32" N  45° 32' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056327
10563392005-06-19 12:11 33° 55' 28" N  46° 4' 39" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056339
10563402005-06-20 05:04 34° 54' 31" N  42° 33' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056340
10563522005-06-20 12:10 35° 5' 46" N  41° 50' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056352
10563642005-06-21 04:39 36° 3' 56" N  38° 20' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056364
10563762005-06-21 12:04 36° 27' 33" N  36° 55' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056376
10563882005-06-22 04:17 37° 20' 53" N  33° 39' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056388
10564072005-06-22 12:02 37° 34' 12" N  32° 50' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056407
10564192005-06-23 03:08 38° 18' 8" N  30° 3' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056419
10564202005-06-23 12:03 39° 15' 51" N  28° 49' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056420
10564322005-06-24 03:16 41° 8' 29" N  26° 22' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1056432
10557052005-06-24 12:07 42° 6' 33" N  25° 4' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1055705
1  Meteorological data logger
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Date and time
Air temperature
Air pressure
Solar Radiation
Wind strength and direction
Atmospheric humidity
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Date and time
Air temperature

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13599062005-05-20 12:00  — 2005-06-28 13:00 33° 53' 17" S  18° 27' 12" E — 48° 31' 46" N  8° 33' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359906
2  Multiple instrument types
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Light absorption in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Optical backscatter
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Light absorption in the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Metadata parameters
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Raw fluorometer output
Salinity of the water column
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Optical backscatter
Temperature of the water column
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11997832005-05-22 13:47:25  — 2005-06-27 10:47:19 32° 56' 44" S  16° 45' 7" E — 47° 16' 18" N  13° 58' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1199783
13599182005-05-20 12:00  — 2005-06-28 13:00 33° 53' 17" S  18° 27' 12" E — 48° 31' 46" N  8° 33' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359918
1  Pumped water sample
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
16523942005-05-23 13:00  — 2005-06-26 11:15 32° 37' 19" S  45° 50' 19" W — 46° 21' 56" N  13° 34' 3" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1652394
1  Single-beam echosounder
Platform or instrument orientation
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Platform or instrument orientation
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal platform movement
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
13598992005-05-20 12:00  — 2005-06-28 13:00 33° 53' 17" S  18° 27' 12" E — 48° 31' 46" N  8° 33' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1359899
1  Transmissometer
Ocean colour and earth-leaving visible waveband spectral radiation
Platform or instrument orientation
Metadata parameters
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Date and time
Reference numbers
Ocean colour and earth-leaving visible waveband spectral radiation
Platform or instrument orientation
Metadata parameters
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the atmosphere
Date and time
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
10394902005-05-22 13:58:54  — 2005-06-27 10:47:20 32° 56' 23" S  16° 43' 5" E — 47° 16' 18" N  13° 58' 27" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1039490
Discrete samples 
101  All plastic clean surface pumped supplyDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Total metal concentrations in water bodies
Primary production in the water column
14  Atmospheric air sampling pumpInorganic phosphorus species concentrations in the atmosphere
Metal concentrations in the atmosphere
Inorganic silicon species concentrations in the atmosphere
Concentration of inorganic halogens in the atmosphere
Concentration of nitrogen species in the atmosphere
Sulphur species concentrations in the atmosphere
67  CTD frame plus rosette samplerDissolved metal concentrations in the water column
Ammonium 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
Raw suspended particulate material concentration sensor output
Oxygen production and respiration in the water column
Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies
Visible waveband radiance and irradiance measurements in the water column
Density of the water column
Transmittance and attenuance of the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of silicon species in the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Primary production in the water column
Stable isotopes in water bodies
Silicate concentration parameters in the water column
Raw fluorometer output
Metal ligand parameters in the water column
Particulate inorganic carbon concentrations in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column
Microzooplankton non taxonomy-related biomass expressed as carbon per unit volume of the water column
Plankton abundance per unit volume of the water column
Carotenoid and flavenoid pigment concentrations in water bodies
Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column
Inorganic peroxides in water bodies
Temperature of the water column
Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column
Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column
Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column
Microzooplankton generic abundance in water bodies
2  Rain water collectorPrecipitation chemistry
Metadata parameters
267  Sample taken from ship's non-toxic supplyParticulate total and organic carbon concentrations in the water column
Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Concentration of silicon species in the water column
Stable isotopes in water bodies
Primary production in the water column
Salinity of the water column
Particulate inorganic carbon concentrations in the water column
Total dissolved inorganic carbon (TCO2) concentration in the water column
Inorganic peroxides in water bodies
1  Surface water sample collected by a bucket on a ropePrimary production in the water column