RV Thomas Washington 31WTTUNES_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Thomas Washington (31WT)
Cruise identifier31WTTUNES_2
Cruise period1991-07-16 — 1991-08-25
Port of departurePapeete, French Polynesia
Port of returnPapeete, French Polynesia
Central subtropical gyres of the North and South Pacific (P16S and P17S) part of the WOCE hydrographic program. Cruise included a section of full depth CTD and water sample profiles and Gerard barrel profiles along a line from 6°S to 33°S along ca. 13°W (WHP line P17) and from 37°30'S to 17° 30'S along 150° 30'W (WHP line P16). 97 CTD/rosette stations were occupied. Samples were analysed for oxygen, nutrient, salinity, CFC's, helium/tritium, CO2 and 14C.
Chief scientistJames H Swift (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)
ProjectU.S.WOCE Hydrographic Program
Coordinating bodyWOCE IPO
Cruise reportRV Thomas Washington 31WTTUNES_2 cruise report 31wttunes_2_csr6966.pdf (4.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth East Pacific Ocean (limit 140W)
Track chartsRV Thomas Washington 31WTTUNES_2 cruise track — 31wttunes_2track.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only along track
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 97
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 97
Transparency (eg transmissometer)Quantity: number of stations = 97
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 12
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: number of deployments = 12
Description: ALACE floods
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of stations = 97
PhosphateQuantity: number of stations = 97
NitrateQuantity: number of stations = 97
NitriteQuantity: number of stations = 97
SilicateQuantity: number of stations = 97
Other chemical oceanographic measurementsDescription: 14C,226Ra,228Ra,Ba
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: along track
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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.
5820651991-07-17 01:30  — 1991-08-25 23:30 37° 32' 27" S  150° 33' 40" W — 6° 0' 5" S  132° 17' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582065