FS Meteor M15_2

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Meteor (06M3)
Cruise identifierM15_2
Cruise period1991-01-18 — 1991-02-07
Port of departureRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Port of returnRio de Janeiro, Brazil
ObjectivesThe work focused on the area of the Hunter Channel. The emphasis was laid on HYDROSWEEP echosounding to obtain an improved bottom topography, geological coring and hydrographic observations. The geological studies are aimed at reconstructing the history of bottom water exchange between the Argentine and Brazil Basins during the last one million years. The hydrographic data will be used to investigate the present bottom water flow. Biological sampling was also performed.
Chief scientistWalter Zenk (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 11
Description: Brazil current flow
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 115
Description: CTD calibration
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 62
Description: water mass transport analysis
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: 10 instruments in the Brazil current on 6 Feb.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 115
Description: CTD calibration
Biology and fisheries 
Primary productivityQuantity: 20
Description: productivity studies
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: 16
Description: history of bottom water flow
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.
5830321991-01-18 20:30:34  — 1991-02-07 02:57:43 35° 12' 54" S  43° 5' 29" W — 20° 35' 27" S  26° 25' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 583032