RV Franklin 09FA0792

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Franklin (09FA)
Cruise identifier09FA0792
Cruise period1992-09-18 — 1992-10-06
Port of departureTownsville, Australia
Port of returnBrisbane, Australia
ObjectivesCruise FR 07/92 was undertaken to study ocean transport in the Tasman and Coral Seas. Scientific objectives included to estimate the volume transport of the EAC at 23 degrees S and 30 degrees S and to estimate the time variability of this transport at 30 degrees S and using patterns of tracers (temperature, salinity, oxygen and nutrients) and of density to estimate geostrophic circulation (baroclinic plus barotropic) at all depths; to complete (in collaboration with US scientists) a section between South America and New Zealand at about 32 degrees S, to estimate the meridional heat and freshwater fluxes and also to sample for, and analyse on board, dimethyl sulphide in surface and sub-surface waters. Cruise objectives included to recover, service and re-deploy the current meter array that was deployed on FR 10/91 at 30 degrees S; to complete two CTD/ADCP/nutrient sections and to sample for, and analyse on board, DMS/DMSP. Related Franklin cruises are FR 10/89, FR 11/89, FR 02/90, FR 03/90, FR 10/91, FR 07/93 and FR 03/94.
Chief scientistJohn A Church (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart))
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCoral Sea
SpecificEast coast of Australia
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Horizontal spatial co-ordinates
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Bathymetry and Elevation

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
5823541992-09-18 23:25  — 1992-10-04 15:45 30° 42' 40" S  147° 0' 6" E — 19° 9' 29" S  157° 39' 57" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582354