L'Atalante 35A3CTH3_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)L'Atalante (35A3)
Cruise identifier35A3CTH3_1
Cruise period1995-01-12 — 1995-02-15
Port of departureDakar, Senegal
Port of returnCape Town, South Africa
ObjectivesWOCE-France, CITHER 3 LEG 1, WOCE section A14
This cruise studied the flows at the meridional boundaries of the Southeastern Atlantic Basin: in the west the exchanges with the Argentine and Brazil Basins, and in the east the flows along the African continental slope. Hydrological and geochemical parameters of the WOCE hydrographic Programme (WHP) were measured at 242 surface to bottom stations along two lines, one at 9° W from the continental slope of the Ivory Coast to latitude 45S, the other from Cape Town to the location 40° S-10° E, then northward to the Ghanaian continental slope.
Chief scientistHerle Mercier (IFREMER, Brest)
Coordinating bodyLab. Physique des Oceans : IFREMER/CNRS/UBO, U Breme, ORSTOM, IIM Vigo, U Las
Cruise reportL'Atalante 35A3CTH3_1 cruise report 35a3cither3_1_2.pdf (7.01 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
South East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Track chartsL'Atalante 35A3CTH3_1 cruise track — 35a3cither3_1_2track.pdf (0.72 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Thermosalinometre SIS CTD + 1000 et Thermometre TQP
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 40
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 108
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 108
Geochemical tracers (eg freons)Quantity: 102
Description: H73 Freon-12, Freon-11
Current profiler (eg ADCP)Description: Courantometre Doppler (75 et 300 kHz)
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: 108
Carbon dioxideQuantity: 53
Description: H74 Total inorganic carbon (TCO2)
Carbon dioxideQuantity: 108
Description: Voir Linda BINGLER (BPNL/Sequim/USA)
PhosphateQuantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)
NitrateQuantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)
SilicateQuantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)
AlkalinityQuantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)
pHQuantity: 108
Description: Voir Aida RIOS (IIM/VIGO/Espagne)
Trace elementsQuantity: 108
Routine standard measurementsDescription: Centrale Meteo Aanderaa et Centrale Vent Mors
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosounding
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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.
5825021995-01-12 12:00  — 1995-02-15 12:00 45° 22' 26" S  9° 10' 54" W — 4° 21' 57" N  6° 59' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582502