Cruise inventory

FS Meteor M15_3

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Meteor (06M3)
Cruise identifierM15_3
Cruise period1991-02-10 — 1991-03-23
Port of departureRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Port of returnVitória, Brazil
ObjectivesThe program started with current measurements in the Brazil Current at 1 S . The shipborne acoustic Doppler current profiler, ADCP, and expendable current profilers, XCPs, were used. This work was followed by the hydrographic WHP stations on the zonal section A9 at 19 S between South America and Africa. In addition to the WHP observations there were CO2 measurements and an air chemistry program.
Chief scientistGerold Siedler (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Atlantic Ocean
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 95
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 112
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 113
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 113
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: 14
Description: XCP (free-fall current profiler)
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 112
Carbon dioxideQuantity: 51
PhosphateQuantity: 181
NitrateQuantity: 192
NitriteQuantity: 178
SilicateQuantity: 193
Geology and geophysics 
In-situ seafloor measurement/samplingQuantity: number of deployments = 10
Description: Argos-drifters with drognes at 100m
Data held at BODC 
1  Single-beam echosounder
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time
Bathymetry and Elevation
Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
Date and time

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5830441991-02-10 15:01:53  — 1991-03-22 23:59:02 23° 39' 59" S  39° 55' 54" W — 5° 6' 53" S  11° 37' 45" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 583044