FS Meteor M15_1

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Meteor (06M3)
Cruise identifierM15_1
Cruise period1990-12-30 — 1991-01-16
Port of departureRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Port of returnRio de Janeiro, Brazil
ObjectivesWork during the first leg was performed in the area south of the Santos Plateau up to the Vema Channel which is part of the Rio Grande Rise. Twelve moorings were set on a line between the continental slope and the Vema Channel. They are designed to monitor the current and temperature changes in the transition zone between the Argentine and the Brazil Basin over two years. Hydrographic and acoustic Doppler current measurements (ADCP) and biological sampling were part of the programme.
Chief scientistWalter Zenk (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 22
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 53
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 52
Current metersQuantity: 7
Description: 32 deployed
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 53
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: 35
Description: towed nets
Data held at BODC Get data
1  Single-beam echosounder
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Bathymetry and Elevation

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5830201990-12-30 19:28:44  — 1991-01-15 23:55:58 31° 18' 12" S  46° 47' 4" W — 23° 32' 17" S  38° 46' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 583020