Cruise inventory

RV Franklin 09FA290

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Franklin (09FA)
Cruise identifier09FA290
Cruise period1990-02-26 — 1990-04-07
Port of departureHobart, Australia
Port of returnNewcastle, Australia
ObjectivesCruise FR 02/90 investigated ocean transport in the Tasman Sea. Cruise objectives were to estimate the volume transport (and its time variability) of the EAC along the east Australian coast and in the Tasman Front using CTD, ADCP and current meter moorings; to determine the large-scale general circulation of the Tasman Sea using patterns of tracers (temperature, salinity, oxygen and nutrients) and of density to estimate geostrophic circulation and to determine temporal changes in surface pressure gradient between two points on the Lord Howe Rise, one at 28 degrees S and the other at 38 degrees S using two independent methods (steric height estimate and GEOSAT altimetry). A total of 87 CTD stations and 98 XBTs were completed. ADCP and underway data were continuously recorded and samples were collected for Chlorine-36 analysis at four latitudes and at several depths. Related Franklin cruises are FR 10/89, FR 11/89, FR 03/90, FR 10/91, FR 07/92, FR 07/93 and FR 03/94.
Chief scientistAndrew Forbes (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart)), John A Church (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart))
Cruise reportRV Franklin 09FA290 cruise report 09fa290_csr7025.pdf — access key 'C' (0.01 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralTasman Sea
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.
5823301990-02-26 00:30  — 1990-04-06 22:10 43° 54' 10" S  147° 21' 6" E — 24° 59' 57" S  173° 13' 26" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582330