FS Meteor M22_4

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FS Meteor (06M3)
Cruise identifierM22_4
Cruise period1992-12-02 — 1992-12-22
Port of departureSantos, Brazil
Port of returnRio de Janeiro, Brazil
ObjectivesRef - 19930002
Leg 4 of a 5 leg cruise
Geological and and chemical observations in the subtropical South Atlantic as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), and part of the WOCE Deep Basin Experiment (DBE). Investigations of the water mass transports in the western South Atlantic were performed, including the near-surface southward Brazil Current, the Antarctic intermediate Water (on its way north), the deep western boundary current at the continental slope, the overflow of Antarctic Bottom Water across the Rio Grande Rise through the Vema and Hunter Channels. Previously deployed deep sea current meters were recovered and CTD measurements taken at some sites. Additionally, satellite tracked ARGOS drifters and RAFOS floats were launched.
Chief scientistWalter Zenk (Institute of Marine Sciences, Kiel)
ProjectWOCE /DBE
Coordinating bodyWOCE-IPO
Cruise reportFS Meteor M22_4 cruise report 06mt22_2_3_4_5.pdf (7.86 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsFS Meteor M22_4 cruise track — 06mt22_2_3_4_5track.pdf (0.76 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: cont.
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 49
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 23
Subsurface temperature measurements
Current metersQuantity: 11
Description: recovered, deployed Jan 1991
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: ADCP
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: 18
Description: 100m drogned
Neutrally buoyant floatsQuantity: 20
Description: RAFOS float, 1000m level
Upper air observationsDescription: cont.
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.
5830681992-12-02 12:25:05  — 1992-12-21 10:41:04 34° 37' 53" S  46° 18' 16" W — 23° 41' 2" S  26° 55' 14" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 583068