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RV Melville 318MWESTW_4

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Melville (318M)
Cruise identifier318MWESTW_4
Cruise period1994-03-27 — 1994-05-15
Port of departureIquique, Chile
Port of returnPapeete, French Polynesia
ObjectivesWOCE designation P21E and P21. This cruise occupied a series of CTD/O2 (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth-Oxygen) stations approximately along 17° S from the continental shelf of Peru to the continental shelf of Australia (intermediate port stop in Tahiti). High quality water-property data was collected in order to help define the pattern of circulation in the South Pacific. Measurements of temperature, depth, salinity, and dissolved oxygen concentration were made continuously with depth, and the concentrations of dissolved silica, phosphate, nitrate, and nitrite were measured. Measurements of freon, tritium concentrations and CO2 were made at selected levels. Continuous echo-sounding was maintained along the cruise track as well as ADCP current measurements.
Chief scientistMichael S McCartney (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Department of Physical Oceanography)
Cruise reportRV Melville 318MWESTW_4 cruise report 318mwestw_4_5.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth Pacific Ocean
Track chartsRV Melville 318MWESTW_4 cruise track — 318mwestw_4_5track.pdf (0.02 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.
5820281994-03-27 20:15  — 1994-05-13 18:39 20° 12' 13" S  149° 36' 6" W — 14° 29' 59" S  70° 9' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 582028