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RV Franklin 09FA693

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Franklin (09FA)
Cruise identifier09FA693
Cruise period1993-06-24 — 1993-07-17
Port of departureCairns, Australia
Port of returnHobart, Australia
ObjectivesCruise FR 06/93 was undertaken for deep ocean circulation studies of the Tasman and Coral Seas. Cruise objectives included to estimate deep circulation and water mass properties through the deepest parts of the Coral and Tasman Sea Basins; to estimate the zonal transports (at all depths) into the western boundary current region of the South Pacific and to estimate the transport of deep water between the Coral and Solomon Sea Basins, between the Coral and Tasman Sea basins ; to determine the latitudinal differences in primary production and photosynthetic rate parameters, to examine how primary production affects near surface pC02 distributions, and to model the processes that determine the uptake of C02. The survey included sampling along Pacific line P11 as part of WOCE (World Ocean Circulation Experiment). Survey methods included ADCP, CTD sections, XBTs and underway instrumentation. On board analyses were carried out for salinity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, silicate and phosphate. C-14 sampling was also conducted.
Chief scientistJohn A Church (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (Hobart))
Cruise reportRV Franklin 09FA693 cruise report 09fa693_csr7028.pdf — access key 'C' (0.37 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCoral Sea
Tasman Sea
Track chartsRV Franklin 09FA693 cruise track — 09fa693_csr7028track.pdf (0.11 MB) 
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.
5823661993-06-24 13:45  — 1993-07-16 15:00 43° 16' 58" S  146° 15' 16" E — 11° 47' 8" S  156° 10' 21" E  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582366